‘Abdullah b. Zaid b. Mazini reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ï·º) went to the place of prayer and prayed for rain and turned round his mantle while facing the Qibla.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1947
Ibn Tamim narrated on the authority of his uncle (‘Abdullah b. Zaid) that the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) went out to the place of prayer and prayed for rain and faced towards Qibla, and turned round his mantle and prayed two rak’ahs.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1948
‘Abdullah b. Zaid al-Ansari reported that the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) went out to the place of prayer in order to offer prayer for rainfall. And when he intended to make supplication he faced Qibla and turned round his mantle.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1949
‘Abbad b. Tamim Mazini heard his uncle, who was one of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (ï·º), as saying:
The Messenger of Allah (ï·º) went out one day in order to pray for rain. He turned his back towards people, supplicated before Allah, facing towards Qibla, and turned his mantle round and then observed two rak’ahs of prayer.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1950
I saw the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) raising his hands (high enough) in supplication (for rain) that the whiteness of his armpits became visible.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1951
Anas b. Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) prayed for rain pointing the back of his hands to the sky.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1952
Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) was not accustomed to raice his hands in any supplication he made except when praying for rain. (He would then raise [his hands] high enough) that the whiteness of his armpits became visible. ‘Abd al-A’la said that (he was in doubt whether it was) the whiteness of his armpit or armpits.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1953
This hadith has been narrated by Anas b. Malik through another chain of transmitters.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1954
Anas b. Malik reported that a person entered the mosque through the door situated on theside of Daral-Qada’ during Friday (prayer) and the messenger of Allah (ï·º) was delivering the sermon while standing. He came and stood in front of the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) and said:
Messenger of Allah, the camels died and the passages were blocked; so supplicate Allah to send down rain upon us. The Messenger of Allah (ï·º) raised his hands and then said: (O Allah, send down rain upon us; O Allah, send dowp rain upon us; O Allah, send down rain upon us. Anas said: By Allah, we did not see any cloud or any patch of it, and there was neither any house or building standing between us and the (hillock) Sal’a. There appeared a cloud in the shape of a shield from behind it, and as it (came high) in the sky it spread and then there was a downpour of rain. By Allah, we did not see the sun throughout the week. Then (that very man) came on the coming Friday through the same door when the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) was standing and delivering the sermon. He stood in front of him and said: Messenger of Allah, our animals died and the passages blocked. Supplicate Allah to stop the rain for us. The Messenger of Allah (ï·º) again raised his hands and said: O Allah, let it (rain) fall in our suburbs and not on us, O Allah (send it down) on the hillocks and small mountains and the river-beds and at places where trees grow. The rain stopped, and as we stepped out we were walking in sun- shine. He (the narrator) said to Sharik: I asked Anas b. Malik if he was the same man. He said: I do not know.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1955
Anas b. Malik reported:
The people were in the grip of famine during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah (ï·º), and (once) as the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) was delivering the sermon standing on the pulpit on Friday, a bedouin stood up and said: Messenger of Allah, the animals died and the children suffered starvation. The rest of the hadith is the same (and the words are) that he (the Holy Prophet) said: O Allah, send down rain in our suburbs but not on us. He (the narrator) said: To whichever directions he pointed with his hands, the clouds broke up and I saw Medina like the opening of a (courtyard) and the stream of Qanat flowed for one month, and none came from any part (of Arabia) but with the news of heavy rainfall.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1956
Anas b. Malik reported that while the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) was delivering the sermon on Friday, people stood up before him and said in a loud voice:
Apostle of Allah, there is a drought and the trees have become yellow, the animals have died; and the rest of the hadith is the same, and in the narration transmitted by ‘Abd al-A’la the words are:” The clouds cleard from Medina and it began to rain around it and not a single drop of rain fell in Medina. And as I looked towards Medina, I found it hollow like (the hollowness of) a basin.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1957
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Anas but with this addition:
” Allah gathered the clouds and as we (were obliged) to stay back I saw that even the strong man, impelled by a desire to go to his family, (could not do so).”
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1958
‘Ubaidullah b. Anas b. Malik heard (his father) Anas b. Malik as saying:
A bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) on Friday as he was (delivering the sermon on his) pulpit; and the rest of the hadith is the same but with this addition:” I saw the cloud clearing just as a sheet is folded.”
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1959
Anas (b. Malik) reported:
It rained upon us as we were with the Messenger of Allah (ï·º). The Messenger of Allah (way peace be upon him) removed his cloth (from a part of his body) till the rain fell on it. We said: Messenger of Allah, why did you do this? He said: It is because it (the rainfall) has just come from the Exalted Lord.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1960
‘Ata’ b. Abi Rabah reported that he heard ‘A’isha, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (way peace be upon him), as saying:
When there was on any day windstorm or dark cloud (its effects) could be read on the face of the Messenger of Allah (ï·º), and he moved forward and backward (in a state of anxiety) ; and when it rained, he was delighted and it (the state of restlessness) disappeared. ‘A’isha said: I asked him the reason of this anxiety and he said: I was afraid that it might be a calamity that might fall upon my Ummah, and when he saw rainfall he said: It is the mercy (of Allah).
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1961
‘Ata’ b. Rabah reported on the authority of ‘A’isha, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (way peace be upon him), who said:
Whenever the wind was stormy, the Messenger of Allah (ï·º) used to say: O Allah! I ask Thee for what is good in it, and the good which it contains, and the good of that which it was sent for. I seek refuge with Thee from what is evil in it, what evil it contains, and the evil of that what it was sent for; and when there was a thunder and lightning in the sky, his colour underwent a change, and he went out and in, backwards and forwards; and when the rain came, he felt relieved, and I noticed that (the sign of relief) on his face. ‘A’isha asked him (about it) and he said: It may be as the people of ‘Ad said: When they saw a cloud formation coming to their valley they said:” It is a cloud which would give us rain” (Qur’an, xlvi. 24).
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1962
‘A’isha, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (ï·º), reported:
I never saw Allah’s Messenger (ï·º) laugh to such an extent that I could see his uvula-whereas he used to smile only-and when he saw dark clouds or wind, (the signs of fear) were depicted on his face. I said: Messenger of Allah, I find people being happy when they ace the dark cloud in the hope that it would bring rain, but I find that when you see that (the cloud) there is an anxiety on your face. He said: ‘A’isha, I am afraid that there may be a calamity in it, for a people was afflicted with wind, when the people saw the calamity they said:” It is a cloud which would give us rain” (Qur’an. xlvi. 24).
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1963
Ibn ‘Abbas reported Allah’s Messenger (ï·º) as saying:
I have been helped by the east wind and the ‘Ad were destroyed by the west wind.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1964
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas through another chain of transmitters.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1965