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‘Amir ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Az-Zubayr would recite verse 13 of Surah Ra’d when hearing thunder.



This narration is recorded in the Muwatta of Imam Malik. The full narration is as follows:

‘Amir ibn Abdillah, [The son of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Zubayr radiyallahu ‘anhu] when hearing thunder would recite

سبحان الذي يُسَبِّحُ الرعدُ بحمدِهِ والملائكةُ من خِيفَتِه

He would then say, “This is a severe warning for the inhabitants of the Earth”

(Muwatta Imam Malik, Hadith: 2839, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 29824 and Al Adabul Mufrad, Hadith: 723)


‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic.

(Al Adhkar, Hadith: 531)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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