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In Islam, why Rain is considered a mercy from God? There are many Hadith/Ayahs where this is explained:

And We send down from the sky rain chartered with blessing, and We produce therewith gardens and grain for harvests. {Quran 50:9}

It is Allah who sends the winds, and they stir the clouds and spread them in the sky however He wills, and He makes them fragments so you see the rain emerge from within them. And when He causes it to fall upon whom He wills of His servants, immediately they rejoice {Quran 30:48}

O Allah! Let it be a strong fruitful rain. {Bukhari 1032}

The people came to the Prophet weeping (due to drought). He said (making supplication): O Allah! give us rain which will replenish us, abundant, fertilising and profitable, not injurious, granting it now without delay. He (the narrator) said: Thereupon the sky became overcast. {Abu Dawud 1169}

We are given rain by Allah’s mercy, Allah’s providence, and Allah’s grace. {Bukhari}

and so on

Question:

Why "Rain" is considered a mercy from God in Islam, why there are Duas/Ayahs/Hadiths for getting "rain" ?? Remember, places where it is always raining, people will consider a sunny day as a huge blessing, so why there are no Duas/Hadith/Ayahs for sunshine?

As Islam began in a desert in 7th century, they had no clue that there are places on earth where it is always raining (like England)... If they knew, they wouldn't have taken rain as a blessing from God... Just like they didn't take 'Sunshine' as a blessing from God as there are no Ayahs/Hadith/Duaa where a supplication for "sunshine" is being depicted ????

Thanks.

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Why "Rain" is considered a mercy from God in Islam, why there are Duas/Ayahs/Hadiths for getting "rain" ?? Remember, places where it is always raining, people will consider a sunny day as a huge blessing, so why there are no Duas/Hadith/Ayahs for sunshine?

Because from water, Seeds can grow, etc there's so many benefits in rain (that i don't think i will type here). We can smell, we have hands etc itself is a blessing and it's not explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an, Doesn't mean it's not a blessing. Anyway, this also happened in the times of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

Narrated Sharik bin `Abdullah bin Abi Namir:

I heard Anas bin Malik saying, "On a Friday a person entered the main Mosque through the gate facing the pulpit while Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) was delivering the Khutba. The man stood in front of Allah's Apostle and said, 'O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! The livestock are dying and the roads are cut off; so please pray to Allah for rain.' " Anas added, "Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) raised both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Bless us with rain! O Allah! Bless us with rain! O Allah! Bless us with rain!' " Anas added, "By Allah, we could not see any trace of cloud in the sky and there was no building or a house between us and (the mountains of) Sila." Anas added, "A heavy cloud like a shield appeared from behind it (i.e. Sila' Mountain). When it came in the middle of the sky, it spread and then rained." Anas further said, "By Allah! We could not see the sun for a week. Next Friday a person entered through the same gate and at that time Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) was delivering the Friday's Khutba. The man stood in front of him and said, 'O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! The livestock are dying and the roads are cut off, please pray to Allah to withhold rain.' " Anas added, "Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) I raised both his hands and said, 'O Allah! Round about us and not on us. O Allah! On the plateaus, on the mountains, on the hills, in the valleys and on the places where trees grow.' So the rain stopped and we came out walking in the sun." Sharik asked Anas whether it was the same person who had asked for the rain (the last Friday). Anas replied that he did not know.

Bukhari 1013

As Islam began in a desert in 7th century, they had no clue that there are places on earth where it is always raining (like England)... If they knew, they wouldn't have taken rain as a blessing from God... Just like they didn't take 'Sunshine' as a blessing from God as there are no Ayahs/Hadith/Duaa where a supplication for "sunshine" is being depicted ????

Rain is a blessing from God , because it has many benefits. Sun is not only a blessing from God, it's one of the SIGNS of God.

"And you would have seen the sun, as it rose, inclining away from their cave to the right, and as it set, declining away from them to the left, while they lay in its open space. That is one of the signs of Allah. Whoever Allah guides is truly guided. But whoever He leaves to stray, you will never find for them a guiding mentor." (Translation by Dr Mustafa Khattab)

Qur'an 18:17

"We also showed Abraham the wonders of the heavens and the earth, so he would be sure in faith. When the night grew dark upon him, he saw a star and said, “This is my Lord!” But when it set, he said, “I do not love things that set.” Then when he saw the moon rising, he said, “This one is my Lord!” But when it disappeared, he said, “If my Lord does not guide me, I will certainly be one of the misguided people.” Then when he saw the sun shining, he said, “This must be my Lord—it is the greatest!” But again when it set, he declared, “O my people! I totally reject whatever you associate ˹with Allah in worship˺. I have turned my face towards the One Who has originated the heavens and the earth—being upright—and I am not one of the polytheists.”" (Translation by Dr Mustafa Khattab)

Qur'an 6:74-79

"Are you ˹O Prophet˺ not aware of the one who argued with Abraham about his Lord because Allah had granted him kingship? ˹Remember˺ when Abraham said, “My Lord is the One Who has power to give life and cause death.” He argued, “I too have the power to give life and cause death.” Abraham challenged ˹him˺, “Allah causes the sun to rise from the east. So make it rise from the west.” And so the disbeliever was dumbstruck. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people." (Translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab)

Qur'an 2:258

"He has ˹also˺ subjected for you the sun and the moon, both constantly orbiting, and has subjected the day and night for you. And He has granted you all that you asked Him for. If you tried to count Allah’s blessings, you would never be able to number them. Indeed humankind is truly unfair(Zalim), ˹totally˺ ungrateful." (Translation by Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Qur'an 14:33-34

The Qur'an also have a surah named :Ash-Shams (The Sun), Sun is one of the signs of Allah greatness.

And Allah knows best.

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  • Have u read the question?
    – user46064
    Jul 16 at 11:54
  • @leth Yes i did. Your question says "Why is Rain is considered a blessing", i answer because Rain has many benefits. Then again your question says "What about the country which is always raining, Sunshine is considered a blessings in that country. WHy there are no hadith on it". Then i answer there is a hadith for it (technically). Then again your questions said "If they knew, they wouldn't consider it a blessing from God", i've answered that they considered both sunshine and Rain as a blessing from God. If i'm wrong, then i apologize and you may elaborate more. Jul 16 at 12:38

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