Masnun Duas during rain, lightning and wind

Masnūn Duʿāʾs during rain, lightning and wind

Question

Please can you outline the authentic supplications from the Sunnah when it rains or there is lightning or strong wind.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Answer

(1) The following is a masnūn supplication when it rains:

اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا

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

(2) The following is a masnūn supplication when it rains heavily:

اللَّهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلاَ عَلَيْنَا ، اللَّهُمَّ عَلَى الْآكَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ وَبُطُوْنِ الأَوْدِيَةِ وَمَنَابِتِ الشَّجَرِ

“O Allah, [send rain] around us and not on us. O Allah, on the plateaus, on the hillock, in the valleys and on the places where trees grow” (Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, 1014).

(3) The following is a masnūn supplication when there is strong wind:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا فِيْهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ مَا فِيْهَا وَشَرِّ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ

“O Allah, I ask You for its goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I seek refuge with You from its evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, 899).

(4) The following is a masnūn supplication when there is lightning and thunder:

اللَّهُمَّ لَا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ وَلَا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ

“O Allah, do not kill us with Your anger and do not destroy us with Your punishment, but protect us before that happens.” (Ṣunan al-Tirmidhī, 3450; Musnad Aḥmad, 5763; al-Mustadrak, 7772, graded ṣaḥīḥ by Imam Ḥākim and Ḥāfiẓ Dhahabī).

(5) The following is a supplication of ʿAbd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (d. 73/692) (may Allah be pleased with him) when there is thunder:

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيْفَتِهِ

“Glory be to He Whom the thunder glorifies with praise of Him, as do the angels in awe of Him” (al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, 3641; al-Adab al-Mufrad, 723).

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

1 Jumādā al-Thāniyah 1438 / 27 February 2017

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib

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