At the beginning of this week King Abdullah II, on advice from Scholars, made an announcement urging the people of Jordan to fast for three days and pray for rain. This country needs rain, alot of it. It’s been a dry winter; in the four months I’ve been here I can remember it “raining” only two or three times and that too was nothing substantial. About 75% of the country can be described as having a desert climate with less than 200mm of rain annually (www.kinghussein.gov.jo/geo_env1.html).
Water is so precious here so when it rains it truly is a blessing. Last night it rained.
“Allah sends down water from the sky and by it brings the dead earth back to life. There is certainly a Sign in that for people who hear”. (Surat Nahl, 65)
I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see it rain, Alhamdulillah.
“Supplicate to Me, I will answer you” (Surat Ghaafir, 60)
Allah is indeed the Most Merciful the Most Kind and the answerer of prayers.