Living in the U.K. means I most certainly experience the unpredictable weather carrying an umbrella in my bag each time I step out.
Well, today I almost uttered the words “urgh it’s raining again” as I didnt find it joyful lifting my abaya. Who likes the feeling of a wet garment on their skin anyway? *sigh*
I looked down at my wet boots while struggling to ensure my handbag doesn’t get wet and thought to myself that it could’ve been worse. Atleast I am not walking on muddy soil .
However, the thought of boots in mud (weird I know) made me think about the farmers on the farm. Then it struck me that without the rain, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to eat fresh fruits, crops or vegetables.
I started thinking about all the benefits I could think of from humidifying the air, the water cycle and the construction of buildings. Subhanallah ! Such a divine bounty and mercy from Allah to His slaves.
I looked down at my wet boots again remembering the hadeeth of Rasoullulahصلي الله عليه وسلم : “There are two which will not be rejected: du’aa’ at the time of the call (to prayer) and when it is raining.” Narrated by Abu Dawood and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’ (3078).
This time, I smiled and made du’a while I watched it pour and shook my head but in praise and thanks instead replacing the word ‘urgh’ with ‘Alhamdullilah’.
Alhamdullilah for indeed we have been blessed. Despite all the benefits of rain, Al Wahhab has also given us another opportunity to invoke and call out to Him.
Ungrateful I shall be if I give no thanks
It’s goodness are abundant and my dua’s shall be answered so sabr I bore with my abaya and shukr I gave for every rain drop.
Insha allah lets try and practice that forgotten sunnah. Make dua while it’s pouring !
Barakallahu feekum and Asalamu ‘alaikum
Photo credit: Al Manhaj Al Nabawi telegram channel
Al Wahhab-> the munificent giver . He gives from His bounties without asking for anything in return.
Shukr-> Thanks and Praise