For you who are currently living in tropical areas especially Indonesia, you should see that the earth is starting its rainy season. We are having noon rains these days. Going home from work in the evening might be tiring, let alone walking home under the rain. These are all depend on our mindset, whether we see rain as a barrier, or as a downpour of limitless blessings. These six things are Sunnahs you can do when it rains, that hopefully can change the way you see rain.
1. Pray for Allah to make it beneficial.
First thing first, say “Allahumma shayyiban nafi’a”, which means “May Allah grant us beneficial rain.” (Sunan An-Nasai)
2. Stand under the rain
Anas bin Malik reported, “Whilst we were with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) 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)
3. Call upon Allah
One of the most likely times of having your du’a and prayers accepted, is when it rains, so don’t miss out on the opportunity. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Two will not be rejected. The du’a after the Adzan and the du’a under the rain”. (Al-Hakim, Sahih)
4. Pray for protection
This is a good chance to ask for protection from any harm. We can say “Allahumma haulayna wa laa ‘alayna” which means “Oh Allah around us and not upon us.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
5. Recite this special Qur’an verse
When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) heard a thunder, he would leave talk and recite Qur’an surah Ar-Ra’d (13) : 13, “And the thunder exalts [ Allah ] with praise of Him – and the angels [as well] from fear of Him.”
6. Send thanks for the rain
Once the rain stops, say “Muthirnaa bi fadhlillahi wa rahmatihi” which means “We have received rain from Allah’s bounty and mercy”. Prophet Muhammad also said “Whoever states this is a believer in me and and a disbeliever in the stars”. (Bukhari and Muslim)
Let’s hope the rain washes out our tears and sorrow, and bring us fortune and prosperity. Amen.
Allah a’lam bi as-shawab.