I am on a journey that is far and long
I know that this isn’t where I belong
No matter what you say
I’ll stay bold and strong
I’m like a bird separated from its nest
No matter what I do, I cannot rest
Because I know that there is
A place which has eternal bliss
I’m like a boat making way through the waves
There are troubles that I face on the way
But they can’t stop me from being
The best person that I can be
Because if only you could see
What lies ahead for you and me!
Then may be
A stranger you would also be…
Whenever a strong wind blew, anxiety appeared on the face of the Prophet (fearing that wind might be a sign of Allah’s wrath).
Strong winds, earthquakes, thunderbolts, hurricanes, floods etc. are all signs of Allah’s anger and wrath. What should we feel/do while experiencing them?
Should we ignore and continue with our work? Or should we be scared and worried? How to react?
Prophet (SAW)’s face would show anxiety whenever a strong wind blew. He would make du`a to Allah.
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’aluka khayrahaa, wa ‘a’oothu bika min sharrihaa.
“O Allah , I ask You for the good of it and seek refuge in You against its evil.”
[Reference: Abu Dawud 4/326, Ibn Majah 2/1228. See also Al-Albani, Sahih Ibn Mjjah 2/305]
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘as’aluka kthayrahaa, wa khayra maa feehaa, wa khayra maa ‘ursilat bihi wa a’oothu bika min sharrihaa, wa sharri maa feehaa, wa sharri maa ‘ursilat bihi.
“O Allah, I ask You for the good of it, for the good of what it contains , and for the good of what is sent with it . I seek refuge in You from the evil of it, from the evil of what it contains, and from the evil that is sent with it.”
[Reference: Muslim 2/616, Al-Bukhari 4/76]
Must learn these du`as and recite them whenever needed inshaAllah.
Whenever Allah’s Apostle saw the rain, he used to say, “O Allah! Let it be a strong fruitful rain.”
For those who are new to this du`a, this is how you say it:
Allahumma sayyiban naafi`an
Plus, when it rains, make all the du`a that you want. Because it’s one of those special times when Allah accepts the du`as of His slaves. :)