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Ibn Sirin’s (rahimahullah) advice during lightning

Question

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.'”

 

Answer

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