Salaah And Duas For Drought Or Rain.
Time and Place:
This salaat could be performed at Ishraaq time or any time during the day, barring the Makrooh times of salaat. This salaat should be performed for three consecutive days. It is necessary that the people go out with the Imaam by walking to a place away from the built-up area of the town for Salaatul Istisqa.
Procedure of Salaatul Istisqa:
- There is no Azaan or Iqama in this salaat.
- It begins with the Imaam performing two rakaat jahri (aloud) salaat as is normally done, without any additional takbeers.
- There is no dua after this salaat
- After the salaat the Imaam stands and turns his jubbah or chadar inside – out and then performs the Khutba facing the Qiblah, while the Muqtadis (followers) remain seated in their places of salaat.
- The Khutba begins with the Imaam raising his hands in dua. The Imaam must reverse the position of his palms towards the Qiblah.
- There is one Khutba according to Imaam Abu-Yusuf RA. Which is mainly a dua.
- When the dua begins in the Khutba the Muqtadees will raise their hands in dua, with their palms facing the Qiblah.
- The end of the Khutba implies the end of this dua and the completion of the `Salaatul Istisqa’.
- For the purpose of `Salaatul Istisqa’ it is recommended in Shariah to observe fast for three consecutive days of `Salaatul Istisqa’.
- It is further recommended that sadaqah and charity be given prior to going out for `Salaatul Istisqa’ each day
- It is also recommended that all those rights that one is owing to others, such as having committed backbiting, slandering, debt, severed relationship with relatives, or any other rights of others which have been infringed, they shall have them forgiven by those to whom they are owed.
- At such time it is also highly recommended that one should seek forgiveness and pardon from all brothers against whom any injustice was done, and those who had failed to give their zakah should do so immediately.
- It is finally recommended that one goes out for `Salaatul Istisqa’ in old clothes, or patched clothes and with complete humility in appearance and personal conduct, so as to implore the mercy of Allah.
Dua for Rain:
اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبَاً نَافِعَا
Transliteration: “Allaahumma Sayyibann Naafi’aa”
Translation: “O Allah, (bring) beneficial rain clouds.” (Al-Bukhari,Fath ul-Bari)
اللّهُمَّ اسْقِـنا غَيْـثاً مُغيـثاً مَريئاً مُريـعاً، نافِعـاً غَيْـرَ ضار، عاجِـلاً غَـيْرَ آجِل
Transliteration: “Allahummas-qina ghaythan mugheethan maree-an mureeAAan, nafiAAan, ghayra dar, AAajilan ghayra ajil.”
Translation: “O Allah, send upon us helpful, wholesome and healthy rain, beneficial not harmful rain, now, not later.”
اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا، اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا، اللّهُمَّ أغِثْنـا
Transliteration: “Allahumma aghithna, allahumma aghithna, allahumma aghithna”
Translation: “O Allah, relieve us, O Allah, relieve us, O Allah, relieve us.”
اللّهُمَّ اسْقِ عِبادَكَ وَبَهـائِمَك، وَانْشُـرْ رَحْمَـتَكَ وَأَحْيِي بَلَـدَكَ المَيِّـت
Transliteration: “Allahummas-qi AAibadak, wabaha-imak, wanshur rahmatak, wa-ahyi baladakal-mayyit”
Translation: “O Allah, provide water for Your servants and Your cattle, spread out Your mercy and resurrect Your dead land.”
After It Has Rained:
مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَتِهِ
Transliteration: “Mutirnaa bifadhlillaahi wa rahmatihi”
Translation: “It has rained by the bounty of Allah and His Mercy” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)