Prayer for Rain: Misc. (Ahadith 834 - 839)


Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 834:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamim
that his uncle (who was one of the companions of the Prophet) had told him, "The Prophet went out with the people to invoke Allah for rain for them. He stood up and invoked Allah for rain, then faced the Qibla and turned his cloak (inside out) and it rained."

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 835:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamim
from his uncle who said, "The Prophet went out to invoke Allah for rain. He faced the Qibla invoking Allah. He turned over his cloak (inside out) and then offered two Rakat and recited the Quran aloud in them."

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 836:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamim from his uncle,
"I saw the Prophet on the day when he went out to offer the Istisqa' prayer. He turned his back towards the people and faced the Qibla and asked Allah for rain. Then he turned his cloak inside out and led us in a two Rakat prayer and recited the Qur'an aloud in them."


Volume 2, Book 17, Number 837:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamlm from his uncle who said,
"The Prophet invoked Allah for rain and offered a two Rakat prayer and he put his cloak inside out."

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 838:
Narrated Abbas bin Tamim from his uncle who said,
"The Prophet went out to the Musalla to offer the Istisqa' prayer, faced the Qibla and offered a two-Rakat prayer and turned his cloak inside out." Narrated Abu Bakr, "The Prophet put the right side of his cloak on his left side."

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 839:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid Al-Ansari:
The Prophet went out towards the Musalla in order to offer the Istisqa' prayer and when he intended to invoke (Allah) or started invoking, he faced the Qibla and turned his cloak inside out.

So we learn that:
  1. Prophet (SAW) did go out in the open to pray for rain,
  2. He did face the qiblah,
  3. He prayed two rak`aat.
  4. He recited Qur'an aloud in them.
  5. And turned his cloak inside-out (putting the right side of his cloak on his left side).
Learn more about the method of performing the Istisqaa' prayer herehere, and here.
Wassalam.