What is the wisdom behind turning the cloth in Salat Al- Istisqa' (Prayer for rain)?
Many jurists said that the wisdom behind doing so is (Part No. 8; Page No. 330) being optimistic concerning the alteration of adversity to prosperity.
reported on the authority of
Abu Ja`far Al-Baqir as a Hadith Mursal (a Hadith with no Companion of the Prophet in the chain of narration) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
He turned his cloak inside out so that the drought goes away.
This Hadith was mentioned by Al-Hafiz in his book called Al-Bulugh.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.