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Du’aa during snow

Fatwaa ID: 732

Selam Alejkum va Rahmetullah respected scholars, I pray this question finds you well. I am aware that it is encouraged to make du’a while it is raining, but does this apply to snow as well?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Rain and snow are similar in nature and also in results and benefits. It is hoped that du’aas will also be accepted when it is snowing. The mercy of Allaah Ta’aala is encompassing. A believer should seek different moments and settings and make du’aa. A du’aa is never a loss. However, the scholars advise that if it is snowing excessively, then one should also seek refuge and humbly turn to Allaah Ta’aala with istighfaar and tawbah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق (1/230)
ﺑﻞ ﻳﺘﻀﺮﻉ ﻛﻞ ﻭاﺣﺪ ﻟﻨﻔﺴﻪ، ﻭﻛﺬا ﻓﻲ اﻟﻈﻠﻤﺔ اﻟﻬﺎﺋﻠﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﻬﺎﺭ ﻭاﻟﺮﻳﺢ اﻟﺸﺪﻳﺪﺓ ﻭاﻟﺰﻻﺯﻝ ﻭاﻟﺼﻮاﻋﻖ ﻭاﻧﺘﺜﺎﺭ اﻟﻜﻮاﻛﺐ ﻭاﻟﻀﻮء اﻟﻬﺎﺋﻞ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻴﻞ ﻭاﻟﺜﻠﺞ ﻭاﻷﻣﻄﺎﺭ اﻟﺪاﺋﻤﺔ، ﻭﻋﻤﻮﻡ اﻷﻣﺮاﺽ ﻭاﻟﺨﻮﻑ اﻟﻐﺎﻟﺐ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻌﺪﻭ، ﻭﻧﺤﻮ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻣﻦ اﻷﻓﺰاﻉ ﻭاﻷﻫﻮاﻝ؛ ﻷﻥ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻛﻠﻪ ﻣﻦ اﻵﻳﺎﺕ اﻟﻤﺨﻮﻓﺔ، ﻭاﻟﻠﻪ ﺃﻋﻠﻢ.


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