On Asking for Rain

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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On Asking for Rain (178)
It is reported by way of Jãbir bin `Abdillãh that he said: Some weeping women came to the Prophet , so the Prophet said: Allãhumma sqinã ghaythan mugheethan, maree'an, maree`an, nãfi`an, ghayra dhãrrin, `ãjilan, ghayra 'ãjilãn (191)
whereupon the sky covered them (192)

(191) O my ilah water us with a rain that will rescue us, be to our health, be abounding in herbage, be benificial to us not harmful [not destructive to pasture, etc.] and in haste not delay.

(192) The above was a literal translation. Dr. Mohammad Khaleel Harras said in his authentication of Al-Kalim At-Tayyib that it means that the gates of the sky opened with pouring showers.


Al-Albãni said it was of sound ascription and that it was reported by Abu Dawood, and Al-Hãkim who said that it was sound according to the conditions of both Al-Bukhãri and Muslim. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #124

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