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Reference for the the concern of Nabi (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam) when the weather changed

Question

Kindly provide the reference of the following please: Whenever a strong wind blew, anxiety appeared on the face of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam), out of fear, that the wind might be a sign of Allah Ta’ala’s punishment. JazakAllah khayran

Answer

It was the habit of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) that whenever the winds would blow, his colour would change and he would become worried. Upon enquiry, he would say: “I fear that it could be a punishment for my ummah.” He would also recite the following Duá:

اَللهُم إني أسْألُكَ خيرَها وَخَيْرَ ما فِيها وَخيرَ ما أُرْسِلَتْ به، وَأعُودُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرها وَشر ما فيها وشر ما أُرْسِلَتْ به

Allahumma inni as-aluka khairaha wa khaira ma fiha wa khaira ma ursilat bihi, wa a’uzhubika min sharriha wa sharri ma fiha wa sharri ma ursilat bihi

Translation:

O Allah! I beseech Thee for the good of it, the good in it, the good that it brings, and I seek refuge in you from its evil, the evil that’s in it and the evil that comes with it.

(Sahih Muslim, hadith: 2082 )

Thereafter, if it rained calmly, he would become relieved to such an extent that he would even go into the rain, open his chest or any part of his body and let the rain fall on his body so as to take blessing from it. Upon enquiry, Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) said: “Indeed it (the rain) has just recently come from my lord.” (Sahih Muslim Hadith: 2080)

For a full article on ‘The sunnah response to rain’ see here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar