Thunder and Lightning in Islam

ThunderAssalamu’alaikum,

Saying Subhana Allah when seeing the lightning or hearing the thunder is a supererogatory act.

Abu Dawood reported in his book of ‘Maraseel’ from Ubaidullah Ibn Abi J’afar that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “If you hear the thunder say ‘Subhana Allah’ but do not say ‘Allahu Akbar’“ .

Ibn Jarir also reported from Abu Hurairah (Radiya Allahu Anhu) that he said: “The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) used to say when hearing the thunder:

“سبحان من يسبح الرعد بحمده” (Glorified is He Whom the thunder glorifies and praises)“ . Continue reading

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