There are four Aa’maal (deeds) which we can all perform to attract the mercy of Allah. Insha-Allah, through these acts He will send down beneficial rain.
1. SADAQAH: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “Sadaqah extinguishes the anger of Allah.” A few rands a day will not hurt our pockets in the least. Make it a habit of giving something daily to some needy person. Start with our family first, then our neighbours and then others.
2. SHUKR: Thank Allah Ta’ala from our hearts for giving us water all this while, despite us our constant disobedience. Say, “Alhamdulillah!” The more shukr we make, the more Allah will increase His favours on us.
3. DON’T WASTE WATER: This is gross ingratitude for the great favour and bounty of Allah. Allah Ta’ala dislikes wastage. Wastage is a cause of deprivation.
4. ABUNDANT ISTIGHFAAR: This is a guaranteed solution to our water problem. In Surah Nooh, Allah mentions the lament of Nabi Nooh Alayhi Salaam in the following words, “O Allah, I told them, ‘Make Istighfaar (Seek forgiveness) from Your Rabb, indeed He is Most forgiving. He will send down the skies (rain) upon you in torrents. He will assist you with wealth and children and will make for you gardens and rivers.’”
There is a direct link between Istighfaar and rain. So brothers and sisters, increase our Istighfaar. Say Astagh-firullah, when we are driving, cooking, walking, before and after Salaah and as much as we can. Endeavour to read Astagh-firullah at least 100 times daily. Get our family and friends to do the same. The more people that make Istighfaar, the quicker will Allah Ta’ala send down His mercy, Insha Allah. And most importantly make our Istighfaar, a true Istighfaar by sincerely repenting from sins and turning to Allah in obedience.
Source: Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)