What dua should I make when there is extreme weather?

What dua should I make when there is extreme weather?

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be on him) said:

The severe weather in winter and summer is from hell. It is reminder to us when we have extremely hot weather to say I seek refuge from the heat of hellfire, and also when we have cold weather to seek refuge from hell.

Hell is not just hot. It has a variety of punishments. One is fire, which is dominant, but there is also freezing cold. One reason for this is that jinn are created from fire, so freezing cold is their punishment.

Dua to be read on a hot day

لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ مَا أَشَدَّ حَرَّ هٰذَا الْيَوْمِ ، اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِيْ مِنْ حَرِّ جَهَنَّمَ 

La ilaha illallahu, ma ashadda harra hadhal yawm, allahuma ajirni min harri jahannam

Dua for severely cold day

لاَ إلٰهَ إلَّا اللّٰهُ مَا أشَدَّ بَرْدَ هٰذَا الْيَومِ ألَلّٰهُمَّ أَجِرْنِيْ مِنْ زَمْهَريْرِ جَهَنَّمْ

‘La ilaha illalallah ma ashadda barda hadhal yawmi. Allahumma ajirni min zamhareeri jahannam’

Dua when it rains hard

اللَّهُمَّ حَوَالَيْنَا وَلَا عَلَيْنَا اللَّهُمَّ عَلَى الْأَكَامِ وَالْأَجَامِ وَالظِّرَابِ وَالْأَوديَةِ وَمَنَابِت الشَّجَرِ

When it rained the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) would say:

اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا

Allahummaj-‘alhu soyyiban naafi’an

Dua when there are heavy winds

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَهَا ، وَخَيْرَ مَا فِيهَا ، وَخَيْرَ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ ،

وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا ، وَشَرِّ مَا فِيهَا ، وَشَرِّ مَا أُرْسِلَتْ بِهِ

allaahumma innee as’aluka khayrahaa, wa khayra maa feehaa, wa khayra maa ursilat bih, wa a‛oodhu bika min sharrihaa, wa sharri maa feehaa, wa sharri maa ursilat bih

O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, And I seek refuge with You from it’s evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with. (Muslim)

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رَحْمَةً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا عَذَابَاً اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهَا رِيَاحَاً وَلَا تَجْعَلْهَا رِيحَاً

O Allah, let it be a mercy and not a punishment. O Allah make it a beneficial and not a destructive wind. (Mishkat, weak narration)

The Prophet (peace be on him) said:

الرِّيحُ مِنْ روح الله تَأْتِي بِالرَّحْمَةِ وَبِالْعَذَابِ، فَلَا تَسُبُّوهَا، وَسَلُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ خَيْرِهَا، وَعُوذُوا بِهِ مِنْ شَرِّهَا

“The wind comes from God’s mercy bringing blessing and punishment, so do not revile it, but ask God for some of its good and seek refuge in Him from its evil. (Abu Dawoud, Ibn Majah and Al Bayhaqi)

If there is a darkness with the heavy wind, also recite Surah Falaq and Surah Naas. (Mishkat)

Dua during thunder

Abdullah bin al-Zubayr (may Allah be pleased with him) stopped speaking when he heard a thunder-clap and said:

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ، أَنَّهُ كَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ الرَّعْدَ تَرَكَ الْحَدِيثَ وَقَالَ‏:‏ {سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي ‏يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ‏}‏، ثُمَّ يَقُولُ‏:‏ إِنَّ هَذَا لَوَعِيدٌ شَدِيدٌ لأهْلِ الأرْضِ‏.‏. الأدب المفرد للبخاري.

“Glory be to him whose praise the thunderclap sings and the angels glorify in awe of him”. He used to say, then, that the thunder-clap is a stern warning for the dwellers of earth. (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad by Al-Bukhari)

اللَّهُمَّ لَا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ وَلَا تُهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذَلِكَ

“O Allah, do not let us die by Your anger and do not destroy us with Your punishment, but grant us safety”. (Tirmidhi)

We ask Allah Almighty to protect us from extreme weather, His wrath and the punishment of hellfire. Ameen

Shaykh Haytham Tamim

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.