Dua during heavy rains and floods

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. What Dua should be read during heavy rain and floods?

A. The following Duas and supplications are reported for Rain and Floods in the Hadith:

Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “There was a drought during the time of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. While Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was delivering the sermon on the day of Jumuah, a Bedouin stood up and said: ‘O Rasool of Allah, wealth has been destroyed and our children are hungry; pray to Allah for us. ‘He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) raised his hands and said (in one narration):

اللهمَّ أَغثنا، اللهمَّ أَغثنا، اللهمَّ أَغثنا

‘Oh Allah, bless us with rain, Oh Allah, bless us with rain, Oh Allah bless us with rain’

…and we could not see even a wisp of a cloud in the sky. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, he did not lower (his hands) before clouds like mountains appeared, and he did not come down from his Mimbar before we saw the rain dripping from his beard. It rained that day and the next day, and the day after, until the following Jumuah. Then that Bedouin – (or the narrator said), or Someone else – stood up and said: ‘O Rasool of Allah, buildings have been destroyed and wealth has drowned; pray to Allah for us. He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) raised his hands and said:

اللهم حوالَيْنا ولا علَيْنا

‘O Allah, (send down rain) around us and not on us.’

…He did not point in any direction but the clouds dispersed, until it became like a hole. The valleys ran with water and no one came from any direction but he told us of the heavy rains.” (Bukhari)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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