Day 23 – Bite Size Ramadan – 1437 A.H. – Miraath Publications
Rain Translated & Compiled by Abbas Abu Yahya
1 – The Supplication said when it Rains
From Ayesha -radiAllaah anha- that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – used to say when it would rain:
( اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا )
‘O Allaah make this a beneficial downpour.’
Allaahumma Sayyibun Naaf’eeun
[Collected by Bukhari 1032]
In a wording collected by Abu Dawood that the Prophet used to say:
( اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا هَنِيئًا )
O Allaah make it a downpour with ease and comfort.
Allaahumma Sayyibun Haneeun
[Collected by Abu Dawood no. 5099 Authenticated by Albaani]
2 – Wetting Oneself with Rain
It is recommended to let some rain fall upon you as it is affirmed that Anas -radiAllaah anhu – said:
‘We were with the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and some rain fell on us, so the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – uncovered some of his garment so that some rain could fall on him.
We said: O Messenger of Allaah why did you do that?
لأنه حديث عهد بربه
Because it has recently descended from its Lord.’
[Collected by Muslim]
3 – Heavy Downpour of Rain
When the rain would become heavy the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – used to say:
( اللَّهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلاَ عَلَيْنَا ، اللَّهُمَّ عَلَى الآكَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ ، وَبُطُونِ الأَوْدِيَةِ ، وَمَنَابِتِ الشَّجَرِ )
O Allaah make it rain around us and not on us, O Allaah make it rain upon the hills and the country side and in the middle of valleys and where trees grow.’
[Collected by Bukhari]
4 – Asking Allaah for Rain
From Anas bin Malik -radiAllaahu anhu- a man entered the Masjid on the Day of Juma while the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was standing and delivering the Khutbah, and the man said:
‘O Messenger of Allaah wealth is being destroyed and the paths are being unassailable, so pray to Allaah to send us rain.’
The Messenger of Allaah raised his hands and said:
” اللهم أغثنا اللهم أغثنا “
‘O Allaah send us rain, O Allaah send us rain.’
[Collected by Bukhari]
5 – Is a Dua Answered when Rain Falls?
From Makhool from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said:
( اطلبوا استجابة الدعاء عند التقاء الجيوش وإقامة الصلاة ونزول الغيث)
‘Seek the response for a Dua when two armies clash, when the Iqama is said (the call for the start of the prayer) and at rain fall.’
[See Silsilah 3/1469 Authenticated by Albaani due to its supporting narrations.]
In another narration:
(ثنتان ما تردان الدعاء عند النداء وتحت المطر)
‘There are two things which do not repel a Dua being answered, at the time of the call for prayer and being under the rain.’
[Collected in Saheeh al-Jama no. 3078 & declared Hasan by Albaani]
7 – The Amount of Rain every Year is the Same but its Distribution Differs
From Ibn Abbas -RadhiAllaahu anhumma- who said:
ما من عام بأكثر مطرا من عام ولكن الله يصرفه بين خلقه [حيث يشاء] . ثم قرأ: * (ولقد صرفناه بينهم [ليذكروا] )
‘There is no year which has more rain than another year, however, Allaah distributes it between His creation where ever He wills,’ then he recited:
وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَاهُ بَيْنَهُمْ لِيَذَّكَّرُوا
《And indeed We have distributed it (rain or water) amongst them in order that they may remember the Grace of Allaah》[Furqan:50]
Shaykh Albaani collected this hadeeth and said:
Collected by Ibn Jareer in his ‘Tafseer’ and al-Hakim from Ibn Abbas and he said: ‘This hadeeth is authentic upon the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim.’ Dhahabi agreed with him and it is as they said it is.
Baghawi said in ‘Mua’lim at-Tanzeel’ at the end of the hadeeth of Ibn Abbas:
‘This hadeeth as it is narrated is from the Prophet: ‘There is no hour from the day or night except that rain descends from the sky and Allaah distributes it where ever He wills.’
Mentioned by Ibn Is’haaq, Ibn Juraij, Maqatil and they conveyed it from Ibn Mas’ood- marfoo’ : ‘There is no year worse than another year, however Allaah distributes provisions, so He placed it in the sky of the Duniya in this drop (rain). He sends it down every year in a certain portion and a certain weight, if a people committed sins then Allaah sends it to other than them and if they are all sinful then Allaah distributes that to the deserts and the oceans.’
I (Albaani) say: what becomes clear from what has preceded that even though the hadeeth is Mawqoof (limited to the Companion) but its ruling is raised to the Prophet because these type of statements are not said based upon one’s opinion and judgment and this is why it is attributed to the Prophet. And Allaah knows best.
[Taken from Silsilah Saheehah no. 2461]
*An Angel with every Rain Drop
((والإيمان بأنّ مع كلّ قطرة ملكاً ينزل من السّماء، حتّى يضعها حيث أمره الله-عز وجل-)).
Shaykh Rabee bin Hadi al-Madkhali -Hafidhullaah- said:
‘As for the point:
‘Having Eemaan that there is an Angel with every rain drop which descends from the sky until it falls where Allaah -Azza wa Jal – commands it to.’
‘As for what the author -rahimullaah- mentioned that with every rain drop there is an Angel, then this is not inconceivable of Allaah’s capability and the extent of His Dominion and the multitude of His soldiers from the Angels and other than them.
( ولله جنود السماوات والأرض وكان الله عليما حكيما)
《And to Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.》[Al-Fath: 4]
However, I have not come across an evidence from the Qur’aan or the Sunnah and this issue is from the Unseen matters. Something similar has been conveyed from al-Hasan and al-Hakm bin Utayba.
I fear that this has been taken from the Israeliyaat, I fear that this has been taken from the narrations of Israeliyaa, so Allaah knows best, however, there is not a hadeeth established from the Prophet -alayhi as Sallat wa Sallam.
[Awn al-Bari bayan ma Tadumunhu Sharh Sunnah lil-Barbahari 1/390-391]