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Another version of the du’a to recite when it rains

Question

In the du’a to recite when it rains, is there a Hadith with the words

اللهُمَّ سَيْبًا نَافِعًا

Allahumma sayban nafi’a (with a س)

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Ibn Majah, Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah, Imam Nasai and other Muhaddithun have recorded this version of the du’a.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3889, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29833 and As Sunanul Kubra, Hadith: 1842)

 

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has graded the Hadith authentic (sahih).

(Annotations on Musannaf, Hadith: 29833)

 

Translation for the version in question:

O Allah, let it be a beneficial downpour.

 

See here for the reference of the popular version of this du’a, ‘اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا’ (with a ص)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar