With the arrival of autumn and the approach of winter, many people search for the dua for thunder and rain, which is one of the usual phenomena at this time of the year.
Dua For Thunder In English
The dua for thunder in English is Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.
Dua For Thunder In Arabic
The Dua for thunder can be written in Arabic as:
سُبْـحانَ الّذي يُسَبِّـحُ الـرَّعْدُ بِحَمْـدِهِ، وَالملائِكـةُ مِنْ خيـفَته
Duaa for Thunder and Lightning Transliteration
The doa for thunder is transliterated as Subhaanal lathee yusabbihur ra’du bihamdihi walmalaa’ikatu min kheefatihi.
That is, the supplication that is said when thunder strikes.
This means if you hear the sound of thunder, you should stop talking to others and recite the supplication.
What To Say When There Is Thunder In Islam?
With regard to what you say when hearing thunder in Islam, 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 wal-malaikatu min khifatihi.
Meaning: Glory be to the One whom the thunder glorifies and praises, and so do the angels because of His Awe).
Then he would say: This is a stern warning to the people of earth.
Narrated by al Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (723); Malik in al-Muwatta (3641). Its isnad was classed as sahih by an-Nawawi in al-Adhkar (235) and by al-Albani in Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad (556).
What Does Thunder Represent in Islam?
Thunder is one of the greatest signs of Allah Subhanahu Wata’ala. It is An angel among the angels, who is responsible for the clouds. He has a piece of fire wherever that he drives the clouds wherever Allah wills.
Narrated Ibn Abbas: The Jews came to the Prophet (SAW) and said:
O Abul-Qasim! Inform us about the thunder, what is it?
He said: ‘An angel among the angels, who is responsible for the clouds. He has a piece of fire wherever that he drives the clouds wherever Allah wills.
They said: ‘Then what is this noise we hear?’ He said: ‘It is him, striking the clouds when he drives them on, until it goes where it is ordered.’ They said: ‘You have told the truth.’
Islam also teach us a lot of duas including the:
Details: Unpacking the Dua:
- “Glory is to Him”:
- The phrase “Glory is to Him” sets the tone for the entire supplication, attributing ultimate praise and honor to Allah.
- It establishes the centrality of divine glory in the context of thunder and angelic glorification.
- “Whom thunder and angels glorify”:
- This part of the dua explicitly states that thunder and angels engage in the act of glorification.
- Thunder, as a natural phenomenon, and angels, as celestial beings, collectively magnify the greatness of Allah.
- “Due to fear of Him”:
- The fear mentioned here is not a fear in the conventional sense, but a profound sense of awe, respect, and acknowledgment of Allah’s infinite power.
- The fear of God is a recurring theme in Islamic teachings, emphasizing a healthy reverence that stems from recognizing the Creator’s attributes.
According to Islamqa, there is no any marfu‘ report from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) concerning dua for lightning.
Similarly, there is no proven dhikr or du‘a from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) for seeing lightning, as far as IslamQA. And Allah knows best.