The repenter during drought in the era of Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam)

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Is the story about the rain being stopped because of the sinner in the time of Musa (‘alayhis salam) and then rain pouring down because of his repentance authentic?



This incident is cited by Imam Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisy (rahimahullah) in his famous book: Kitabut Tawwabin, pg. 80 without any chain.

It is possibly from the historical (Israely) narrations, which one is allowed to quote as long as it -like in this case- does not contravene our Shari’ah.

In Surah Nuh, Allah Ta’ala promises rain if the people repent.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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