Dua after Rainfall

It is a Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (п·є) to recite dua after rainfall. It is narrated by Zaid bin Khalid (Ш±ЩЋШ¶ЩђЩЉЩЋ Щ±Щ„Щ„ЩЋЩ‘Щ°Щ‡ЩЏ Ш№ЩЋЩ†Щ’Щ‡ЩЏ) that the Prophet (п·є) recited this dua after the expedition of Hudaibiya. It had rained during the night and after leading the Fajr prayer, the Prophet (п·є) recited the dua given below (Sahih al-Bukhari 4147). Rain is a blessing from Allah and it is rightful to thank Allah for showering us with blessings and praise His magnificence, and reciting this dua helps Muslims do that.

Hisnul Muslim

After rainfall

Nature Duas

مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَرَحْمَتِهِ

Mutirnaa bifadhlillaahi wa rahmatihi.

It has rained by the bounty of Allah and His mercy

[Hisnul 173] [Al-Bukhari 1/205, Muslim 1/83.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua After Rainfall

Dua after rainfall should be recited after saying Bismillah once the rain has ceased. It can be said indoors or outdoors with hands raised towards the sky.

Benefits of Reciting Dua After Rainfall 

Reciting dua after rainfall is a beautiful way to thank Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى)‎ for the ease and blessings He sends us through the rain. Rainfall replenishes vegetation, land, and livestock, and reciting this dua offers thanks to Him for pouring His mercy upon us. Rain also breaks prolonged spells of heat and drought, and ensures that all living things remain thriving and fresh. Hence, reciting this dua incurs Allah’s (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) mercy and favors.


Although appreciated, perform wudu before offering dua in rainfall is not compulsory.
Reciting dua after rainfall is a way of thanking Allah for His mercy and incurring His blessings and favors.
Yes. A hadith narrated in marfu‘ hadith of Sahl ibn Sa‘d (sahi hadith collection) that the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Two (du‘as) are not rejected: du‘a at the time of the call to prayer and du‘a at the time of rain.”