Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi Wabarakath,
It has been constantly raining in Dubai for the past few days, and I've been falling in love with the weather.
Considering how we get this Weather only once in a blue moon, I've decided to take full advantage of it. I've been out in the car for drives, drinking hot-coffee/tea, spending time with friends, while over-looking the rain. And of course, trying to get my work done, which is hard because of how the weather tends to affect us.
I've been feeling almost lazy and indolent and I'd rather just sit outside in my garden with a hot mug of green tea then do anything productive. But human life is a reality, and we have to get back to work and tackle the little problems life sends us this way and that.
Rain is also a mercy and blessing of Allah subhanna wa ta'ala.
In the famous battle of Badr, in the history of Islam, a battle between truth and falsehood, when the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alayhi wasallam went out to fight the Quraysh, and made dua, Allah subhanna wa ta'ala sent rain as a mercy for the believers.
It was revealed in the Qur'an regarding this in Surah Al-Anfal:
ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ وَلِيَرۡبِطَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِڪُمۡ وَيُثَبِّتَ بِهِ ٱلۡأَقۡدَامَ (١١)
Secondly, there are more chances of your dua being accepted during rainfall.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alayhi wasallam (peace & blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
However, I've realised Dubai, or U.A.E for that matter isn't well equipped to deal with rain. I've been hearing the police sirens going on constantly throughout the day and that means there have been a lot of accidents. I also heard cars flooded and people got stranded. May Allah subhanna wa ta'ala make it easy for the people and I hope everyone gets home safely Insha'Allah.