It rained during the funeral of her father
Fatwa No: 136233

  • Fatwa Date:31-5-2010 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 18, 1431
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Question

What is the significance of rain in Islam? When my father passed away, it rained when they placed his body in the van to take him to the masjid for the janazah prayers. Then one year later, on his death anniversary - it rained heavily. Folks are telling it is a good sign. Pls confirm if this has any significance. also, is it true that if you die on Bakrid, all sins will be washed away.
Will the children's prayers help a little also?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Rain is like other signs of Allaah, like the sun and the moon, and since the sun and the moon do not eclipse for the death or life of a person, rain does not as well descend due to the death or life of any person. The descent of rain on the occasion of the death of someone is not a sign of a good end to his life.  Likewise, we do not know that dying on ‘Eed Al-Adhha is of any excellence.

You should know that among being kind and dutiful to the parents, is to benefit them after their death by supplicating for them and the like, as they benefit from these acts of righteousness, like supplication, acts of charity and so forth. For more benefit on how to be kind and dutiful to the parents after their death, please refer to Fataawa 83233, 85086 and 84938.

Finally, it should be noted that celebrating the anniversary of the dead is an innovation as we clarified in Fatwa 87452

Allaah Knows best.

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