Ibn Sirin’s (rahimahullah) advice during lightning

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What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration?

Once a man asked Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah): “What do I say if I see lightning?” He said: ‘Close your eyes and remember Allah.’”



Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah: 30500)


Arabic text

:حدثنا أبو عقيل عن شيخ حدثه قال: سألت ابن سيرين

ما أقول في البرق إذا رأيته؟ قال: تغمض عينيك وتذكر الله


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad 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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