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Dreams in Islam Perspective

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Dreams do have substance in Islam. It has been recorded in the Tradition of The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w that he used to ask his Companions after the Fajr Prayer – early Morning Prayer, whether anyone of them had any dreams, and he would interpret them. The Prophet s.a.w is also reported to have said that dreams are 1/60 of revelation.



The Quran in Surah Yusuf makes mention of the dreams of both the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) and the king. The Quranic word ru'yaa has been invariably translated as vision or dream. This incident in the Quran proves that dreams do have substance and meaning in life.



One of the reasons why dreams have substance in Islam is simply due to the fact that man is made up of both body and soul, and since his soul originated from heaven, man continues to possess a link even as he lives his life out on earth. Dreams as such are an indication of one's state in this world and in the hereafter.



Narrated Abu Razinr.a. : The Prophet s.a.w said : "The vision (dream) flutters over a man as long as it is not interrupted, but when it is interrupted, it settles." And I think he said : "Tell it only to one who loves (i.e. friend) or one who has judgement." (Abu Daud)



Abu Musa r.a.reports : "The Holy Prophet s.a.w said : "I saw in sleep that I was about to migrate from Mecca to a land abounding in palm-trees and I guessed that it would be Yamamah or Hajar, but it as Medina, and I saw in this dream of mine that I was brandishing a sword and its upper end was broken and this is what fell in the form of misfortune to the believers on the Day of Uhud. I brandished it (the sword) for the second time and it became all right and this is what came to be true when Allah granted us victory and solidarity of the believers. And I saw therein cows also and Allah is the Doer of good. These meant the group from amongst the believers on the Day of Uhud and the goodness which Allah brought after that and the reward of attestation of his Truth which Allah had brought to us after the Day of Badr." (Bukhari)



Abu Hurairahr.a.reported : "The Holy Prophet s.a.w. said "When the time draws near (the Resurrection) a believer's dream can hardly be false. And the truest vision will be of one who is himself the most truthful in speech, for the vision of a Muslim is the forty-fifth part of Prophecy, and dreams are of three types : one good dream which in a sort of good tidings from Allah; the evil dream which causes pain is from Satan; and the third one is a suggestion of one's own mind; so if any one of you sees a dream which he does not like, he should stand up and offer prayer and he should not relate it to people, and he said : "I would love to see fetters is (in the dream), but I dislike wearing of necklace, for the fetters is ( an indication of) one's steadfastness in religion." The narrator said : "I do not know whether this is a part of the hadith or the ords of IbnSirin." (Bukhari)



Dreams can be generally categorised into three sections. The first of these is Good Dreams or Good Visions (Ru'yaa). The second is Bad Dreams (Hulum) and the third is Dreams of One's Self. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "There are three types of dreams: a righteous dream which is glad tidings from Allah; the dream which causes sadness is from Satan; and a dream from the ramblings of the mind." (Sahih Muslim)



The Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said that true dreams are from Allah and bad dreams are from Satan – SahihBukhari. According to the Prophet, a person to enjoy true dreams he has to be truthful in speech. This means that a person should not lie or spread slander or create mischief. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "If anyone of you has a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah. He should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others." (SahihBukhari)



Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "Indeed the worst of lies is that of a person who falsely claims to have a dream." (SahihBukhari)



While is quite all right to share one's dream with the others, the Prophet has advised us to only reveal it to those whom we like. Presumably tis can be related to jealousy or ill will from those who would not like to see us prosper. Revelation in the Quran states that Ya'kubsaid :

'o my son! Relate not your vision to your brothers lest they arrange a plot against you. Verily! Satan is to man an open enemy.' (Surah Yusuf 12:5)



Scholars have interpreted this dream to represent his brothers in the form of eleven stars, while the sun and the moon to be that of his mother and father. The conclusion of Yusuf's life shows us that his brothers in the end submitted themselves to him, because by then Yusuf had not only become a Prophet of Allah but he as also placed in charged on managing Fir'aun (Pharaoh) 's resources. The Prophet s.a.w. also said, "Nothing is left of Prophet hood except glad tidings." Those with him asked, "What are glad tidings?" He replied, "Good dreams." (SahihBukhari)



Abu Hurairahr.a.reported : 'Allah's Messenger s.a.w. said, : "He who saw me in a dream in fact saw me, for Satan does not appear in my form." (Bukhari)


So, what kind of dreams have you dream of?? ^,^

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