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 Arabic
The prayer for thunder can be written in Arabic as
سُبْـحانَ الّذي يُسَبِّـحُ الـرَّعْدُ بِحَمْـدِهِ، وَالملائِكـةُ مِنْ خيـفَته
Subhaanal lathee yusabbihur ra’du bihamdihi walmalaa’ikatu min kheefatihi.
Dua For Thunder In English
That is, the supplication that is said when thunder strikes.
The supplications for thunder in English is:
Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.
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.’