Is there any specific Duaa to be recited when it rains?

Rain Duʿā

Question

Is there any specific Duʿā to be read when it rains?

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

The mother of believers ʿĀʾishah (d. 58/678) (may Allah be pleased with her) narrates that whenever the messenger of Allah ﷺ saw the rain, he would say:

اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا

“O Allah, [may it be] beneficial fruitful [rain]” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 1032).

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

5 Rabīʿ al-Thānī 1428 / 22 April 2007