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Lives are lost and homes and businesses destroyed when a tropical storm hits the Philippines.
At the time of rain:
اللَّهُمَّ صَيِّبَاً نَافِعَا
Allaahumma Sayyibann Naafi’aa
“O Allaah, (bring) beneficial rain clouds.”
(Bukhari – Fathul-Bari 2/518)
After it has rained:
مُطِرْنَا بِفَضْلِ اللهِ وَ رَحْمَتِهِ
Mutirnaa bifaDlillaahi wa rahmatihi
“It has rained by the bounty of Allaah and His Mercy”
(Bukhari 1/205, Muslim 1/83)
At the time of thunder:
سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي يُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةٌ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ
SubHanalladhii yusabbiHur ra’du bi hamdihi wal malaa-ikatu min kheefatihi
“Glory is to Him Whom thunder and angels glorify due to fear of Him.”
[Whenever Abdullaah bin Zubair radhiyaAllaahu anhu would hear thunder, he would abandon all conversation and say this supplication. See al Muwatta 2/992.
It was graded authentic by Al-Albani as a statement of Abdullaah bin Zubair only.]
Typhoon Rammasun strengthened overnight on Wednesday, leaving at least one person dead and knocking out power in many areas in the Philippine capital, Manila. Rammasun, is the seventh storm to batter the Philippines this year.