Dua For Rain

6 Dua For Rain In Arabic, Meaning In English, and Hadith

With the beginning of winter and the season of heavy rain, many Muslims wonder about the dua for rain. This is because it is one of the things that are recommended and mentioned from the Prophet, may peace and blessings be upon him.


1. Dua For Rain In Arabic

The Dua for rain can be written in Arabic as

اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نَافِعاً


The dua of rain transliteration is Allahumma sayyiban nafi‘an.

Dua When It Rains Meaning In English

The Dua when it rains is O Allah, (make it) a beneficial downpour.


Dua For Rain

2. Dua For Heavy Rain In Arabic

اللَّهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلاَ عَلَيْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ عَلَى الآكَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ، وَبُطُونِ الْأَوْدِيَةِ، وَمَنَابِتِ الشَّجَرِ


Allaahumma hawaalaynaa wa laa ‘alaynaa. Allaahumma ‘alal-‘aakaami wadh-dhiraabi, wa butoonil-‘awdiyati, wa manaabitish-shajari.

Dua For Heavy Rain Meaning In English

The meaning of the dua for heavy rain is O Allah, (let the rain fall) around us and not upon us, O Allah, (let it fall on) the small mountains and hillocks, the valley bottoms and places where trees grow.

Dua for heavy rain

3. Dua After Rain In Arabic

مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَرَحْمَتِهِ


Mutirnaa bifadhlillaahi wa rahmatihi.



The meaning of the dua after rain is It has rained by the bounty of Allah and His mercy.

Dua after rain

4. Dua For Rain To Come In Arabic

Here are some invocations for rain to come:

اللَّهُمَّ اسْقِنَا غَيْثاً مُغِيثاً مَرِيئاً مَرِيعاً، نَافِعاً غَيْرَ ضَارٍّ، عَاجِلاً غَيْرَ آجِلٍ



Allaahumma ‘asqinaa ghaythan mugheethan maree’an maree’an, naafi’an ghayradhaarrin, ‘aajilan ghayra ‘aajilin.

Dua For Rain To Come Meaning In English

The Dua for rain to come in English is O Allah, shower upon us abundant rain, beneficial not harmful, swiftly and not delayed.

Reference: Abu Dawud 1/303. See also Al-Albani Sahih Abu Dawud 1/216.

Dua for rain to come

5. Dua For Rain To Come

اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا، اللَّهُمَّ أَغِثْنَا


Allaahumma ‘aghithnaa, Allaahumma ‘aghithnaa, Allaahumma ‘aghithnaa.


O Allah, send us rain. O Allah, send us rain. O Allah, send us rain.

Reference: Al-Bukhari 1/224, Muslim 2/613.

Dua for rain to come

6. Dua

اللَّهُمَّ اسْقِ عِبَادَكَ، وَبَهَائِمَكَ، وَانْشُرْ رَحْمَتَكَ، وَأَحْيِي بَلَدَكَ الْمَيِّتَ


Allaahum-masqi ‘ibaadaka, wa bahaa’imaka, wanshur rahmataka, wa ‘ahyi baladakal-mayyita


O Allah, give water to Your slaves, and Your livestock, and spread Your mercy, and revive Your dead land.

Reference: Abu Dawud 1/305. Al-Albani graded it good in Sahih Abu Dawud 1/218.

Dua for rain to come

Dua During Rain Hadith

It was narrated from Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that when the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) saw rain, he would say: “Allahumma sayyiban nafi‘an {O Allah, (make it) a beneficial downpour).”

Hadith Narrated by al-Bukhari, 1032

According to a version narrated by Abu Dawud (Hadith number 5099), he used to say: “Allahumma sayyiban hanian which means O Allah, (make it) a wholesome downpour).”

Classed as sahih by al-Albani.

The word sayyib (translated here as downpour) refers to rain that flows. Allah, may He be exalted, says on surah Baqarah verse 19:

Or [it is] like a rainstorm (Sayyib) from the sky within which is darkness, thunder and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears against the thunderclaps in dread of death. But Allah is encompassing of the disbelievers.

When it rains, expose your body to the rain

It is recommended (mustahabb) to expose yourself to the rain and let some of it flow over your body, because of the proven report from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

When we were with the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) it rained.

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) lifted part of his garment so that the rain could fall on him.

We said: O Messenger of Allah, why did you do that? He said: “Because it has just come from its Lord, may He be glorified and exalted.” Narrated by Muslim (898).

Dua When It’s Raining Heavily

What to say when the rain grows severe

When the rain grew severe, the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“Allahumma hawalayna wa la ‘alayna; Allahumma ‘ala al-akami wa’z-zirabi, wa butun al-awdiyah wa manabit ash-shajar

(O Allah, (let the rain fall) around us and not upon us, O Allah, (let it fall on) the small mountains and hillocks, the valley bottoms and places where trees grow).” Narrated by al-Bukhari (1014).

Is there a du’a that you can say when hearing thunder and seeing lightning?

With regard to dua when hearing thunder, it is proven from ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr (may Allah be pleased with him) that when he heard thunder he would stop speaking and would say:

Subhan alladhi yusabbih ar-ra‘du bi hamdihi wa’l-malaikatu min khifatihi.


Glory be to the One whom the thunder glorifies and praises, and so do the angels because of His Awe).

Read the full Dua for thunderstorm.

Then he would say: This is a stern warning to the people of earth.

However, there is no proven dhikr or dua from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) for seeing lightning.

And Allah knows best.

Making Dua when it rains

Is it true that du’a gets accepted at the time of rain?

The time when rain comes down is a time of divine bounty and mercy from Allah to His slaves, when the means of goodness are abundant, and it is a time when it is thought that du‘as will be answered.

It says in the sahih hadith of Sahl ibn Sa‘d that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“Two (duas) are not rejected: dua at the time of the call to prayer (Dua after adhan) and dua at the time of rain.”

Sunnahs To Do When It Rains

Here is a quick list to get you started of what to do during all the different stages of rainfall.

  1. Ask Allah SWT To Make It Beneficial The first thing to do when it starts raining is to say

اللّهُمَّ صَيِّـباً نَافِعاً

Which means May Allah grant us beneficial rain.

Perhaps your sincere supplication will ward off any potential harm of the coming rain and instead bring about a great benefit.

  1. Stand under the rain

Try to catch a few raindrops onto your clothing in hopes of receiving some of the blessings of the rain.

  1. Make Dua

One of the most likely times of having your supplications accepted, is when it rains, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

  1. Ask Allah for protection

During intense rain, it is recommended to make the supplication

اللّهُمَّ حَوالَيْنا وَلا عَلَيْنا

Meaning Oh Allah around us and not upon us.

  1. Thank Allah for the rain

Once the rain has come to a stop, say

“مُطِرْنا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَرَحْمَتِه”,

Which means

We have received rain from Allah’s bounty and mercy”.

The Prophet SAW said, “Whoever states this is a believer in me and and a disbeliever in the stars”.


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