Six Sunnahs to do when it rains

Ever 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 beneficial

  The first thing to do when it starts raining is to say

“اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نَافِعاً”,

which means

“May Allah grant us beneficial rain”.

Sunan An-Nisai

  Perhaps your sincere supplication will ward off any potential harm of the coming rain and instead bring about a great benefit.    

Stand under the rain

  Try 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 Allah

  One 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 protection

  During intense rain, it is recommended to make the supplication

“اللّهُمَّ حَوالَيْنا وَلا عَلَيْنا”,

which means,

“Oh Allah around us and not upon us.”

Sahih Al Bukhari


Recite this Quran verse

  When 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.”

Quran 13:13


Thank Allah for the rain

  Once the rain has come to a stop, say

“مُطِرْنا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَرَحْمَتِه”,

which means

“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