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Du’a when the wind blows

Question

Are these exact words found in a Hadith?

Du’a When the wind blows:

O Allah, I ask You for its goodness and I seek Your protection from its evil

 

Answer

These words are not exactly the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). They are actually formulated from the following Hadith, wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered that we ask Allah for the good and seek refuge from the evil of the wind:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The wind is from the mercy of Allah. It brings mercy and brings punishment. When you see it, do not curse it. Ask Allah for its good and seek refuge in Allah for its evil.”

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5056. See here )

 

Arabic text of the du’a in question

اللهم إني أسألك خيرها وأعوذ بك من شرها

Allahumma inni as-aluka khayraha wa a’udhu bika min sharriha

There is no harm in reciting the above words.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is also reported to have made another du’a using similar words when the wind blew.

(Refer: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 899)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar