Six Sunnahs to do when it rainsEver wondered what are the Sunnah actions to do when it rains? Here’s a quick list to get you started of what to do during all the different stages of rainfall.
Ask Allah to make it beneficialThe first thing to do when it starts raining is to say
Perhaps your sincere supplication will ward off any potential harm of the coming rain and instead bring about a great benefit.
“اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نَافِعاً”,
“May Allah grant us beneficial rain”.
Stand under the rainTry to catch a few raindrops onto your clothing in hopes of receiving some of the blessings of the rain. Anas Bin Malik reported
“Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ rain fell upon us. The Messenger then exposed part of his garment so that rain fell on his body. When we asked him why he did so, he replied “Because it has just come from the Exalted Lord”. Sahih Muslim
Call upon AllahOne of the most likely times of having your supplications accepted, is when it rains, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.
The Prophet ﷺ said “Two will not be rejected. The Duaa after the Adhan and the Duaa under the rain”. Al-Hakim (Sahih)
Ask Allah for protectionDuring intense rain, it is recommended to make the supplication
“اللّهُمَّ حَوالَيْنا وَلا عَلَيْنا”,
“Oh Allah around us and not upon us.”
Sahih Al Bukhari
Recite this Quran verseWhen the Prophet ﷺ heard thunder he would leave talk and recite the verse:
يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ
“And the thunder exalts [ Allah ] with praise of Him – and the angels [as well] from fear of Him.”
Thank Allah for the rainOnce the rain has come to a stop, say
“مُطِرْنا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَرَحْمَتِه”,
“We have received rain from Allah’s bounty and mercy”.
The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever states this is a believer in me and and a disbeliever in the stars”. Bukhari and Muslim