Prayer for the Rain to Stop – When it rains, every human being has the right to protect himself from rainwater. Either with an umbrella, raincoat, or shelter under a tree or house. Apart from that, Allah SWT also allows people to pray for the rain to stop because only Allah has the power to regulate rainwater.
Basically, rain is a mercy and favor that God gives to humans. However, if it is too excessive, of course it will cause losses, such as floods or landslides. If Sinaumed’s lives in an area prone to flooding, he must often feel anxious when heavy rains fall for a long time.
Not only that, we also feel afraid when it rains heavily accompanied by lightning and strong winds. Therefore, as Muslims we can pray for the rain to stop, so that we can continue our obligations as human beings.
Moreover, when it rains is the right time to say a prayer. As narrated in the Hadith of Al Hakim and Al Baihaqi:
“Two prayers that will not be rejected, the prayer when the call to prayer and the prayer when it rains.”
So, instead of confiding in Allah about the problems you are facing due to rain, it is better for you to ask the rain to stop as exemplified by the king of Rasulullah SAW.
The Story of Rasulullah SAW Asking Allah SWT for Rain to Fall
Anas bin Malik tells a story which explains how the Apostle asked Allah to send rain. He recounted “A man entered the mosque on Friday via the direction of Darul Qodho’ when the Prophet was standing facing the Qiblah before carrying out the sermon. The man said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, many of our livestock have died and it is difficult for us to travel. Ask Allah to send rain on us.’
After that, the Messenger of Allah raised his hands and prayed ‘O Allah, send rain on us. O Allah, send rain on us. O Allah, send rain on us.”
Anas explained, “By Allah, at that time we did not see a cloud in the sky and the weather was still bright, even though there was not a single house between you and Mount Sal’i blocking our view. Then, suddenly a collection of cloudy clouds appeared from behind the mountain. The dark clouds filled the sky, spread, and it rained. By Allah, after that, we did not see the sun for six days.”
“Then the following Friday, another man entered through the Darul Qodho’ door when the Prophet was standing and delivering a sermon. Then the man faced the Apostle and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, at this time many of our livestock have died and it is difficult for us to travel. Ask Allah to stop the rain on us.’
“Then Rasulullah raised his hands and prayed, ‘O Allah, send rain around us, not to damage us. O Allah, rain down on the high ground, hills, mountains, the belly of the valley, and where the trees grow.’ After that, the rain stopped and we walked under the hot sun again.”
From this story, we can at least draw one conclusion that the Apostle never refused rain. He only asked that the rain be moved to another place that needed it more.
So, if Sinaumed’s has plans to carry out an important activity and is worried that it will rain, it’s best to say a prayer for the rain to stop rather than pay the rain handler.
Sinaumed’s can find an interesting story about the life of Rasulullah SAW in the book The Story of the Story of the Prophet Muhammad SAW The Last Messenger of Allah SWT written by Muhammad Vandestra.
How to Make Prayers Answered by Allah SWT?
Maybe some of you think “we are different from Rasulullah SAW whose prayers are automatically answered by Allah SWT, we are only human.” Yes, even though this is true, it turns out that there were also the Prophet’s prayers that were rejected by God.
From Amir bin Said, his father once narrated that “One day after coming from a hilly area, the Prophet prayed two cycles of prayer at the Bani Mu’awiyah mosque. We also joined the congregational prayer with Him and then the Prophet prayed rather long to Allah SWT.
“After finishing praying, the Apostle then turned to us and said, ‘I have asked Allah for three things. Of the three, only two were granted, while the other was rejected. Those three things are, I ask Allah so that He will not destroy my people with a prolonged famine. This request was granted by Him.
“Second, begging my people not to be destroyed by drowning disasters (such as the great flood that befell the people of Prophet Noah as). This request of mine was also granted by Allah SWT. Third, I begged my people to be free from disputes among themselves (such as wars or disputes between fellow Muslims) but this request of mine was not granted by Him.”
From this story, we can understand that Allah SWT clearly knows better what is best for humans. The good news is, it turns out that Sinaumed’s can “seduce” Allah in several ways so that your prayers will be answered more quickly, both prayers for the rain to stop and other prayers.
1. Always Remember Allah Under Any Circumstances
Most people usually only remember Allah when they are in a difficult situation, while when they are happy they tend to forget and neglect Allah. In fact, every human being-especially Muslims-always remember Allah under any circumstances.
When it’s hard, humans pray and ask Allah all the time so that their difficulties are lifted or removed. Does this habit apply when you’re feeling good? Not necessarily so. Meanwhile, according to muslim.or.id, the prayers of those who have an open heart will be answered more quickly. This is confirmed by two Hadith, namely:
“Whoever likes Allah to grant his prayer when he is sad and suffering, he should pray more when he is free.” (Narrated by Tirmidzi, Shahihul Jami’ no. 6290)
ﺗَﻌَﺮَّﻑْ ﺇﻟَﻰ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪِ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟﺮَّﺧَﺎﺀِ ﻳَﻌْﺮِﻓُﻑ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟﺸِ
“Know (remember) Allah in times of ease, surely Allah will remember you in times of adversity.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi)
These two hadiths are further strengthened by the statement of Allah SWT regarding the Prophet Yunus who was saved by Him while in the belly of the fish:
فَلَوْلَا أَنَّهُ كَانَ مِنَ الْمُسَبِّحِينَ لَلَبِثَ فِي بَطْنِهِ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ يُبْعَثُونَ
So if he (Prophet Yunus) had not been among those who remembered Allah a lot, he would have remained in the belly of the fish until the Day of Resurrection (Doomsday). (QS. As-Saffat: 144)
2. Always Praising Allah SWT and blessing
The Messenger of Allah once commented on someone praying to Allah without praising Him and praying to him, “This person is in a hurry.” Then he said, “If you pray, you should start by praising and glorifying Allah, then pray to the Prophet SAW. Then pray according to his will.” (Hadith of Ahmad’s History).
3. Pay attention to the Manners of Prayer
Allah SWT has unlimited power, His love is far greater than the love of parents for children. So, when you want to pray and ask for something, you should pay attention to good and right manners, namely:
- Pray using a soft voice (QS. Al-A’raf: 55)
- Pray with khauf and the king’ or fear not being allowed but hope to be granted (QS. Al-Anbiya: 90)
- Pray with a humble heart (QS. Al-Anbiya: 90)
4. Pray at the Time of Rest
Of course, Sinaumed’s may pray to God at any time, but if you want your prayer to be answered quickly, then try praying at istijabah or an efficacious time to pray, such as:
- last ⅓ of the night
- When breaking the fast (for fasting people)
- While prostrating in prayer (praying silently so as not to add to the prayer reading).
- Between the call to prayer and iqamah
- On Friday
- When you wake up at night, but please note that before going to sleep you have to make ablution and dhikr first
- When it rains
- On the day of Arafah
- Before drinking zam-zam water
- On the night of lailatul qadar
After knowing how to “seduce” Allah SWT so that His prayers can be answered, Sinaumed’s then needs to know the various types of prayers to facilitate daily affairs. For that, you can read the Master Book of Prayer and Remembrance by Kasimun.
Kinds of Prayers When It Rains
1. Prayer when it rains
As mentioned above, when it rains is an efficacious time to pray. This means that when it rains, Sinaumed’s may pray to Allah to ask for anything. Whether it’s a matter of mate, making things easier, to asking to go to heaven.
Beyond that, there is a special prayer that is sunnah to be recited when it rains, namely:
اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا
Allahumma shoyyiban nafi’an.
O my Lord, make this rain praiseworthy in its end and a stream of beneficial water.
2. Prayer during heavy rain
When you are in the middle of a heavy and quite heavy rain, you can also pray that the rain will bring goodness. In the Book of the Beginning of Creation narrated by Al-Bukhari, there is a hadith regarding prayer during heavy rain.
Well, it turns out that this prayer was once said by Rasulullah SAW when he experienced a fairly heavy rain. This is the prayer he said:
O Allah, bless and grant him peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon him
Allahumma hawalayna wa la ‘alayna, Allahumma alal akami wad thirobi, wa buthunil audiyyati wa manabitis syajari
O Allah, send down rain around us, and do not send it on us to destroy us. O Allah, send down rain on the plateau, some of the hills, the belly of the valley and some of the land that grows trees.
Sinaumed’s could read the prayer when the rain was getting heavier and heavier. According to Sholih As Sadlan, this prayer can also be said when you start to worry that the rain that falls will bring danger or disaster.
Moreover, for those of you who live in flood-prone areas, high rainfall will certainly bring flooding to where you live
3. Prayer when it rains accompanied by lightning
Sometimes when it rains, you can hear thunder roaring. In a situation like this, according to the hadith of Imam Malik, Rasulullah SAW once read a prayer when he experienced rain accompanied by lightning. Here’s the prayer:
Subhaanalladzii yusabbihur ra’du bihamdihi wal malaaikatu min khiifatih.
The Holy Period of Allah SWT by praising Him, glorify the thunder and also the angels for fear of Him. (HR Malik)
Unlike a prayer when it rains heavily, this prayer means to honor Allah SWT more because he has bestowed grace on humans through the heavy rain that falls. The lightning that accompanies it is a sign that all creatures on earth are afraid of Him. So, if you are afraid to see a flash of light or hear a thunderclap, you should read this prayer, okay!
4. Prayer when it rains accompanied by strong winds
Recently, it has rained several times accompanied by strong winds that can bring down large trees. When Sinaumed’s is in this situation, it is better to recite the prayer that the Rasulullah SAW said when he was in the same situation, namely:
اَللهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَسْئَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا وَخَيْرَ مَا فِيْهَا وَخَيْرَمَا اُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ وَاَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّمَا فِيْهَا وَشَرِّمَا اُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ
Allahumma inni as aluka khairahaa wa khaira maa fiiha khaira maa ursilat bih, wa a’uudzubika min syarrihaa wa syarri maa fiihaa wa khoiro maa ursilat bih.
O Allah, I ask You for the goodness of this wind, the goodness that is in it, and the goodness that You bring with it. And I seek refuge in You from the evil of this wind, the evil that is in it, and the evil that You send with it. (Muslim HR)
Who is not afraid to see the trees fall because they are not strong enough to withstand the strong winds? For those of you who are afraid of this situation, immediately recite the prayer to ask Allah SWT for protection.
5. Prayer for the rain to stop
When the rain doesn’t stop, of course, Sinaumed’s will feel worried about flooding afterward or because your obligations are delayed for quite a while. In addition, flooding will also further hamper the activities of daily life that you normally do.
Situations like this have occurred since the time of Rasulullah SAW, so he recited the following prayer:
ﺍَﻟﻠَّﻬُﻢَّ ﺣَﻮ taste
Allahumma hawalaina wa laa’alaina. Allahumma ‘alal akami wal jibaali, wazh shiroobi, wa buthunil addiyari, wa manaabitisy syajari.
O Allah, send down rain around us, do not damage us. Dear Allah! Send down rain on the plateau, on the hills, in the bowels of the valleys and where trees grow. (Narrated by Bukhari Muslim)
6. Prayer when the rain has finished falling
The rain that falls is a gift and a gift from Allah SWT for which all His people should be grateful. That is why, when the rain has stopped, you can say the following prayer:
مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَرَحْمَتِهِ
Muthirna bi fadhlillahi wa rohmatih
We are given rain because of the grace and mercy of Allah.
“أَصْبَحَ مِنْ عِبَادِى مُؤْمِنٌ بِى وَكَافِرٌ فَأَمَّا مَنْ قَالَ مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَرَحِ فَذَلِكَ مُؤْمِنٌ بِى وَكَافِرٌ بِالْكَوْكَبِ وَأَمَّا مَنْ قَالَ مُطِرْنَا بِنَوْء كَذَا وَكَذَا. فَذَلِكَ كَافِرٌ بِى مُؤْمِنٌ بِالْكَوْكَبِ
In the morning, among My servants there are those who believe in Me and there are those who disbelieve. Who says ‘Muthirna bi fadhillahi wa rohmatih’ (we are given rain because of the grace and mercy of Allah), then he is the one who believes in me and disbelieves in the stars. Meanwhile, those who say ‘Muthirna binnau kadza wa kadza’ (we were given rain because of this and this animal), then he is the one who disbelieves in me and believes in the stars.
Apart from praying for the rain to stop, there are still many prayers taken from the Qur’an and As-Sunnah to help you deal with difficulties in life. You can find these prayers in the book Collection of Prayers from the Al Quran + As Sunnah which are Sahih written by Yazid bin Abdul Qadir Jawas.
Finally, remember, yes, every prayer you say will be a good deed for you and proof that you always ask Allah SWT for help. So, whether the prayer will be answered or not, depends on Allah SWT because He knows better what is best for His people.
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