Gain in the Rain
It’s been a few cold weeks and the weather’s getting more and more erratic this month. Other than keeping your sweaters and umbrellas in your bag at all times, we’d like to share some Sunnahs that you can remember at all times when it’s raining.
Here are 5 sunnahs that might not be well-known, but something you can start implementing during the rainy season to reap more blessings and rewards!
1. Ask Allah s.w.t. to make it beneficial
The first thing to do when it rains is to say:
“اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نَافِعاً”,
Which means, “May Allah grant us beneficial rain”.
2. Call Upon Allah s.w.t.
One of the best times to make Dua and one of the most likely times of having your supplication accepted, is when it rains. So don’t miss out on this opportunity to make supplication towards the One who grants you righteousness if He wills.
Prophet Muhammad s.a.w said: "There are two which will not be rejected: dua’ at the time of the call (to prayer) and when it is raining.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood)
The next time it’s raining, make as many dua as possible for yourself, your family, friends and the Ummah. Insya-Allah, this is a blessed time in which your supplications will not be rejected.
3. Turn complaints into Dua
Some of us might view the rainy season as a gloomy period. Personally for me, I’m guilty of complaining when it’s raining at times, especially when I forgot my umbrella or when it disrupts the plans that I had.
But never complain again when it rains, instead if you’re like me, we should aim to supplicate during this blessed time and reap all the rewards and benefits. The next time it rains, be happy and thankful that Allah s.w.t. is sending down His blessings on you!
4. Standing under the rain and catching the raindrops
It is Sunnah to stand in the rain and expose a portion of your body, so that rain will fall on it.
From the hadith of Anas r.a., he said: It rained upon us as we were with the Messenger of Allah PBUH. The Messenger of Allah PBUH unveiled his garment (from a part of his body) until the rain fell on him. We said: Messenger of Allah, why did you do this? He said: “Because it (the rainfall) has just come from the Exalted Lord.” [Muslim]
You can expose yourself to the rain by unveiling a portion of your body, no matter how small, but keep in mind to not expose your ‘awrah!
5. Asking for Allah’s protection from the rain
During intense rain, it is recommended to recite,
“اللّهُمَّ حَوالَيْنا وَلا عَلَيْنا”,
which means, “Oh Allah around us and not upon us.” (Sahih Bukhari)
We hope that you have learned something new from this article and hopefully like us, start implementing these when it starts to rain!