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)



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


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar