Kitaab At-Tawheed, Chapter: 55 The Prohibition of Maligning the Wind
Kitaab At-Tawheed, Chapter: 55
The Prohibition of Maligning the Wind
On the authority of Ubayy Ibn Ka'ab (ra ) it is reported that Allah's Messenger (saas ) said:
"Do not malign the wind; if you see that which displeases you, say: "Oh, Allah (swt )! We ask of You the good of this wind and the good that it is commanded to bring with it; and we seek refuge with You from the evil of this wind and the evil that it is commanded to bring with it."(Narrated by At-Tirmizi, who graded it authentic)
Because Islam has ordered us to be of good character and good manners, the Messenger of Allah (saas ) forbade the Muslims from maligning or cursing the wind; this is because the wind is one of Allah's creations: It does not blow or remain still, or harm or benefit except by Allah's Command therefore vilifying it amounts to vilifying Him Who sent it. Then Allah's Messenger (saas ) informs us that the wind may bear good or ill and that it is incumbent upon the Believer to ask Allah (swt ), Most High, for the good and to seek protection with Him from the evil.
Benefits Derived From This Hadith
1. The prohibition of maligning the wind.
2. The virtue of using the above-mentioned supplication when one sees anything disliked brought by the wind.
3. The lawfulness of supplication and its benefit.
Relevance of This Hadith to the Subject of the Chapter
That it proves the forbiddance of maligning the wind.
Relevance of This Hadith to the Subject of Tawheed
That it proves that it is prohibited to curse or vilify the wind because doing so amounts to maligning Him Who sent it and this conflicts with correct Tawheed.