Al-Kāfi - Volume 3 > Salah (prayer) for Rain
Hadith #2

2ـ عَلِيُّ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي عُمَيْرٍ عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ الْسَّلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ صَلاَةِ الاسْتِسْقَاءِ فَقَالَ مِثْلُ صَلاَةِ الْعِيدَيْنِ يَقْرَأُ فِيهَا وَيُكَبِّرُ فِيهَا كَمَا يَقْرَأُ وَيُكَبِّرُ فِيهَا يَخْرُجُ الإِمَامُ وَيَبْرُزُ إِلَى مَكَانٍ نَظِيفٍ فِي سَكِينَةٍ وَوَقَارٍ وَخُشُوعٍ وَمَسْكَنَةٍ وَيَبْرُزُ مَعَهُ النَّاسُ فَيَحْمَدُ الله وَيُمَجِّدُهُ وَيُثْنِي عَلَيْهِ وَيَجْتَهِدُ فِي الدُّعَاءِ وَيُكْثِرُ مِنَ التَّسْبِيحِ وَالتَّهْلِيلِ وَالتَّكْبِيرِ وَيُصَلِّي مِثْلَ صَلاَةِ الْعِيدَيْنِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ فِي دُعَاءٍ وَمَسْأَلَةٍ وَاجْتِهَادٍ فَإِذَا سَلَّمَ الإِمَامُ قَلَبَ ثَوْبَهُ وَجَعَلَ الْجَانِبَ الَّذِي عَلَى الْمَنْكِبِ الأيْمَنِ عَلَى الأيْسَرِ وَالَّذِي عَلَى الأيْسَرِ عَلَى الأيْمَنِ فَإِنَّ النَّبِيَّ (صلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِه) كَذَلِكَ صَنَعَ.

2. Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father from ibn abu ‘Umayr from Hisham ibn af-Hakam who has said the following: “I asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about Salah (prayer) for rain. The Imam said, ‘It is like Salah (prayer) of ‘Idayn (Salah (prayer) for two ‘Sa’id) in which there is Takbir (saying Allah is great) just like in ‘Idayn. The Imam (prayer leader) comes out to a clean place with serenity, dignity, humbleness and a feeling of desperation. People also come with him, they then praise Allah, glorify Him, admire Him and strive to plead before Him. Say a great deal of Tasbih (Allah is free of all defects), Tahlil, (no one deserves worship except Allah), and Takbir (Allah is great beyond description) and perform Salah (prayer) just as in ‘Idayn which has two Rak‘at with supplications and striving. When Salah (prayer) ends with Imam’s saying, “I pray to Allah to grant you peace,” he then wears his gown upside down, places the right shoulder in place of the left shoulder and vice versa; the Holy Prophet would do so.’”