Rasul Allah SAWW in dream

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    AssalamoAlaikum warehmatullahe wabarakatuho,
    I was just curious, has anyone been blessed with zyarat of Rasul Allah SAWW in his/her dream? I would just love to hear about it, ofcourse, everyone does :). I know of few people personally, who have had this beautiful experience. and I have heard a few experiences of people tht I dont know.
    even if you have heard of somebody's experience, I would love to hear about it. :)

    JazakAllahu khairun
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    Nasir - Yes; it's true. I'll find the Hadith for you.
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    i have not

    but is true that dreams are blessings from Allah(subhaha wa'tala) i know many of the wives of Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) had dreams fore-telling there marriage to the Prohet(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)
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    Nasir, here is a Hadith talking about it:

    It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Dreams are of three types: glad tidings from Allaah, what is on a person’s mind, and frightening dreams from the Shaytaan. If any of you sees a dream that he likes, let him tell others of it if he wishes, but if he sees something that he dislikes, he should not tell anyone about it, and he should get up and pray.”

    (Saheeh Sunan Ibn Maajah, 3154)

    Here's how to deal with a nightmare:

    It was narrated that Abu Salamah said: I used to see such terrible dreams that that I began to shake and have a fever, but did not cover myself with a cloak until I met Abu Qutaadah, and I mentioned that to him. He said, “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, ‘Good dreams come from Allaah and bad dreams come from the Shaytaan. If anyone sees a bad dream that he dislikes, let him spit drily to his left three times and seek refuge with Allaah from its evil, then it will not harm him.’”

    To the original poster: no, I haven't been blessed with such dreams. But I hope to Allah that I will!
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    Well..hate to tell you this...
    but the reality is that most people who think they saw the Prophet SAW in their dream are going to be mistaken.
    There is a hadeeth stating that if someone sees Prophet SAW in their dream then verily they have actually seen him in their lives.
    That means that too see him in the dream they must have seen him real life as well. So for those of today, there is no way for them to tell that the image they thought was prophet SAW was infact him!!
    So it is mostly a misunderstood concept.

    here is a nice discourse from Abu Ameena Bilal Philips (a reputed Scholar of Sunni faith in the USA)
    Seeing the Prophet (saw) in a Dream
    Abu Ameenah Bilaal Philips
    Article ID: 408 | 1115 Reads






    Seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream is a blessing from Allah because it is a true dream.


    Abu Huraira (ra) narrates: The Prophet (pbuh) said: "Whoever has seen me in a dream, has in fact seen me, for Satan does not appear in my form" (Sahih Muslim, vol. 4 p 1225 no 5635)


    This is an area of visions which has, to some degree, been a source of confusion and trials among muslims. People claim to have seen the Prophet (pbuh) and to have received special guidance from him. Some claim their visions were in dreams while others claim to have actually seen him in a waking state. Those who make such claims are usually revered by the masses. Following such claims, they often introduce a variety of religious innovations and attribute them to the Prophets (pbuh) instructions in their dreams. The basis of these claims rests in the aforementioned hadith. There is no doubt that this hadith is authentic and reliable, and thus cannot be denied or distrusted; but there are, however, some points which should be noted concerning its meaning:


    (a) The hadith indicates that Satan can enter the dreams of human beings in various forms and invite them to misguidance.


    (b) The hadith states that Satan cannot take the actual form or appearance of the Prophet (pbuh)


    (c) The hadith also confirms the fact that the Prophets (pbuh) form may be seen in dreams


    Since the Prophet (pbuh) made this statement about dreams to his companions, who were familiar with his appearance, it means that if one who knows EXACTLY WHAT THE PROPHET (PBUH) LOOKS LIKE, sees something fitting that description in a dream, he can be sure that Allah has blessed him with a vision of the Prophet (pbuh) [Imaam an Nawawee quotes al-Qaadee expressing this opinion. See Sahih Muslim Sharh an Nawawee vol. 8 p30].


    After quoting the hadith on seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream, Ibn Seereen was reported in Sahih al Bukhari as saying: "Only if he sees the Prophet (pbuh) in his actual form" [Bukhari vol.. 9 p104 no 122, Abu Dawood vol. 3 p 1396]


    It was also reported that when someone told Ibn Seereen that he saw the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream, he would ask the person to describe whom he saw. If the person mentioned characteristics known to Ibn Seereen, he would tell him that he had not seen the Prophet (pbuh) [Fath al Baaree vol. 12 p400].


    Kulayb also reported that once he told Ibn Abbas that he had seen the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream and Ibn Abbas asked him to describe whom he saw. When he mentioned that the figure looked like al Hasan ibn Alee, Ibn Abbas told him that he had in fact seen the Prophet (pbuh) [Fath al Baaree vol. 12 p400]


    One of the Quranic transcribers, Yazeed al Faarisee, related that he saw the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) in a dream during the era of Ibn Abbas and informed him. Ibn Abbas said, "Allahs Messenger (pbuh) used to say, 'Satan is unable to imitate my form, so whoever dreamt that they saw me, actually saw me'. Can you describe the person that you saw?" Yazeed replied, "Yes. I saw a man of medium height, of light brown hair, with a nice laugh, black eyes, a nicely rounded face. His beard filled from here to here (from one cheek to another) and almost filled his neck" [at this point the haidth narrator, Awf, interjected that he could not remember the other characteristics Yazeed mentioned]. Ibn Abbas said, "If you saw him while you were awake you wouldn't have been able to describe him better!" [al-Fath ar-Rabbaanee bol 17, p 225, nt1]


    Allah has denied Satan the ability of taking the actual form of the Prophet (pbuh). However it is possible for Satan to appear in the dreams of those unfamiliar with the Prophets (pbuh) appearance, and claim that he is Allahs messenger. [The narration of Ibn Abee Aasim from Aboo Huraira that the Prophet (pbuh) said, 'Whoever sees me in a dream has seen me, for I may be seen in every form' is not authentic according to Ibn Hajar - see fath al-baarree vol. 12 p400]. He may then prescribe religious innovations for the dreamer or inform him that he is the Mahdee (the awaited reformer) or even Prophet Jesus, who is to return in the last days.


    The number of individuals who have started religious innovations or made such claims based on dreams, are countless. People are particularly inclined to accept such claims because of their misunderstanding of the above mentioned hadith.


    Since the sharia (Islamic law) is complete, the claim that the Prophet (pbuh) has come in dreams with new additions must be false. Such a claim implies one of two things:


    (1) Either the Prophet (pbuh) did not fulfil his mission in his lifetime, or


    (2) Allah was not aware of the future of the ummah, and thus did not prescribe the necessary injunctions during the Prophets (pbuh) lifetime.


    Both of these implications are expressions of disbelief which contradict the basic principles of Islam, i.e. the Prophet (pbuh) fulfilled his mission in his lifetime and Allah knows the future.


    [A note from me : Islamic law has 2 sections. Those matters which we take from the Prophet (pbuh) e.g. prayer - we know how he did it so we emulate it. And those matters which did not exist at the time of the Prophet (pbuh) e.g. internet usage. For this we use Islamic principles to determine what is and what isn't acceptable e.g. can visit muslim websites cannot visit playboy website]


    As for seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in the waking state, such a claim may find support in the following narration of the hadith on seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream:


    Abu Huraira stated that he heard the Prophet (pbuh) say, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me when awake, and Satan cannot imitate me in form" [Bukhari vol. 9 p 104 no 122]. Ibn Hajar and other scholars said 'will see me when awake' means that the one who saw the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream will see the interpretation of his dream come true because it was a true dream. [Fath al-Baaree vol. 12 p400].


    An Nawawee stated [in Sharh an Nawawee vol. 8 p30] that it meant either:


    (1) The people of his time would see him. The hadith would then mean 'Whoever saw him in a dream among those who were unable to make the migration (hijrah) to Madeenah, would be blessed by Allah with migration to Madeenah. Then he would see the Prophet (pbuh) with his own eyes,"


    (2) He would see the fulfilment of his dream in the waking state, in the next life, or


    (3) He would have a special opportunity to see the Prophet (pbuh) in the next life and benefit from his intercession


    Futhermore, in other authentic narrations of this hadith,, the Prophet (pbuh) was reported to have said, "(it will be) as if he saw me when awake" [Muslim vol. 4 p1225 no 5636]. This addition emphasises that just as one who sees him while awake, would indeed have seen him, similarly one who sees him during sleep has really seen him.


    Any visions of the Prophet (pbuh) in the waking state would no doubt be Satanic appartitions, regardless of the outcome. During the Prophets (pbuh) miraculous journey to Jerusalem and into the heavens, Allah did show him a number of the former Prophets and Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) communicated with them. Those who claim to see the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) in the waking state, in fact, attempt to elevate themselves to his level, since none of the companions or the early generation of the righteous scholars made such claims for themselves. And the Prophet (pbuh) dubbed them the best of generations.


    Any innovations in the religion of Islam, whether based on visions of the Prophet (pbuh) or otherwise are totally unacceptable according to the many statements of the Prophet (pbuh) prohibiting them. For example, Aisha reported that Allahs Messenger (pbuh) said, 'Whoever innovates in this affair of ours (i.e. Islam) something not belonging to it, will have it rejected' [Bukhari vol. 3 p.535 no 861, Muslim vol. 3 p.931 no 4266]
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    shukran for answering my questions now i need to figure out what is actually a good dream and a bad dream...i don't dream often but when i do, i am never really frighten from my dream
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    Nasir
    well..simple rules govern this subject regarding good (from Allah and blessed) or bad (from devil and evil). If it is a pleasant dream and brings you contentment then it may be from Allah SWT. If it is bad, causing you to be fearful like a nightmare, it is definitely from the devil. Why the first one is a maybe? Becuase sometimes we jsut dream of what it is in our subconcious. And if we are peaceful during our lives, nothing troubling us, then the dream from our memories or subconcious might be pleasing as well but not a message from Allah SWT.
    Also, you can discuss your dream with a knowledgeable friend who is your confidante (should be muslim) to get advice. Prophet SAW however advised to stay away from discussing a BAD dream to the effect that he said (SAW) "a dream is like a bird without feet, the moment you tell it and someone interprets it, it begets feet"..meaning that what ever the interpretation is said to be will become reality. So for bad dreams, we are just to say "audhobillah" refuge from Sheytan and not discuss it..

    Wallahu Alam (Allah knows best)
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    AssalamoAlaikum wr wb,
    You said....

    Well..hate to tell you this...
    but the reality is that most people who think they saw the Prophet SAW in their dream are going to be mistaken.
    There is a hadeeth stating that if someone sees Prophet SAW in their dream then verily they have actually seen him in their lives.
    That means that too see him in the dream they must have seen him real life as well. So for those of today, there is no way for them to tell that the image they thought was prophet SAW was infact him!!
    So it is mostly a misunderstood concept.

    here is a nice discourse from Abu Ameena Bilal Philips (a reputed Scholar of Sunni faith in the USA)
    Seeing the Prophet (saw) in a Dream
    Abu Ameenah Bilaal Philips
    Article ID: 408 | 1115 Reads

    Seeing the Prophet (pbuh) in a dream is a blessing from Allah because it is a true dream.

    Abu Huraira (ra) narrates: The Prophet (pbuh) said: "Whoever has seen me in a dream, has in fact seen me, for Satan does not appear in my form" (Sahih Muslim, vol. 4 p 1225 no 5635)



    I would like to correct you here, that the hadith that you have quoted here... clearly states that Prophet SAWW said that " whoever has seen me in a dream, has infact seen me, for shaytaan does not appear in my form"... meaning that yes you can see Prophet SAWW and if someone does see Prophet SAWW it is infact himself (SAWW). and shaytaan cannot take Prophet SAWW form! and who are we to say that most people who see Prophet SAWW in dream are going to be mistaken! you may ask any scholar of any Maslaq (madhab). He will tell you it is true. I am not supporting and no scholar will support that someone can see Prophet SAWW awake.

    I believe when someone says that he/she has seen Prophet SAWW in his/her dream, than they HAVE seen Prophet SAWW in their dream. If I deny them that means Im denying Prophet SAWW's saying. :astag: and Allah swt knows best!
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    First of all, wonderful & very informative post guys.

    My mum saw the Phophet (pbuh) & she said it was announced to her that 'that' is Phophet Muhammad (pbuh). Allah knows best.

    But on the whole, I have to agree with Bilal Phillip that many people introduce bidah with claims that they saw the Prophet.

    :wasalam:
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    Assalam U Aleykum

    i've not read the post of bilal philip but i have to agree with salve.of.AllahSW
    some years ago, my mom was facing health problems and she used to be very ill, and was so much asking help from Allah SWT;
    one night she dreamt she was in Makkah and she saw a light coming, and when the light came closer , she saw someone and she is sure it was Our Prophet Muhammad SAW, Sheytan can't take our Phopeht's Muhammad SAW form , and she was told to be patient and promised that ALL her problems will be solved by the Grace of Allah SWT

    when she woke up , she was feeling sooo different, for her it was The miracle of her life; now whatever happens she remembers of this dream and immediately feels good, because she Know Allah SWT Is seeing her and she trusts in her Lord
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    AssalamoAlaikum wr wb,
    thanx for sharing! Jazakallahu khayrun!
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    AOA WRWB Br.
    PLease excuse my bluntness...but you did not understand what I wrote.
    Look, I said "most" people. Not "all" people. There is a difference.
    Why? the reason is that hadeeth.
    The meaning of the words "have verily seen him" mean they must of seen him in during his life. So for us today who were born after the prophets SAW death need to be cautious of whether we saw him or not.
    1. Many people claim they saw him, but they have no single Sunnah in their lives.
    2. Many people are superstitious and see some one pious looking in their dreams, so they think it was Rasul Allah SAW.
    3. People of bid-ah often claim they saw their "hazrat" or "buzurg" with Rasul Allah SAW so it is a sign of their success.

    So it is not rejecting or denying the hadeeth. May Allah SWT protect us from rejecting any authentic hadeeth or sunnah of the Prophet SAW. Rather it is observing caution in this regard.
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    Here you go ...ISLAMQA answer on the question ...very authentic site of Sh. Saleh Al Munajjid.
    "HAVE YOU REALLY SEEN THE PROPHET SAW or Did Shaytan decieve you!

    Seeing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a dream

    Question:
    Once I saw Muhammad(SAW) in my dream. But he was like a young guy or young children. Of course his(SAW) appearence did not match with what I read about him(SAW).
    But, I think (Hope) that it was HE(SAW). Because I asked him(SAW):' Are you indeed(really) Muhammad(SAW)?' He(SAW) said:'YES'. Who, except him(SAW) himself, can say that?
    In the second time, there was a voice like in old times, when somebody is coming to the castle of the king.This voice said: 'Muhammad(SAW)!' And very handsome men, at the age between 40-45 came and just show me a piece of paper. And that was it.
    How can I know, that in both dreams it was he(SAW)?.

    Answer:
    Praise be to Allaah.

    Firstly:

    It should be noted that it is possible for a person to see the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a dream, and that the Shaytaan cannot appear in the image of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but he could appear in another form and claim that he is the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

    It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever sees me in a dream will see me when he is awake; the Shaytaan cannot take my shape.”

    (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6592; Muslim, 2266).

    According to a report narrated by Ahmad (3400): The Shaytaan cannot resemble me.”

    Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said:

    We have narrated it with a complete isnaad from Ismaa’eel ibn Ishaaq al-Qaadi from Sulaymaan ibn Harb – who was one of the shaykhs of al-Bukhaari – from Hammaad ibn Zayd from Ayyoob who said: If a man told Muhammad (meaning Ibn Sireen) that he had seen the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) [in a dream], he would say, “Describe to me the one whom you saw.” If he gave a description that he did not recognize, he would say, “You did not see him.” Its isnaad is saheeh, and I have found another report which corroborates it. Al-Haakim narrated via ‘Aasim ibn Kulayb (who said), my father told me: I said to Ibn ‘Abbaas, “I saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a dream.” He said, “Describe him to me.” He said, “I mentioned al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali and said that he looked like him.” He said, “You did indeed see him.” Its isnaad is jayyid.

    Fath al-Baari, 12/383, 384.

    With regard to those who say that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) may appear in all forms [in dreams], quoting as evidence the report narrated by Ibn Abi ‘Aasim from Abu Hurayrah, that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever sees me in a dream has indeed seen me, for I may be shown in all forms” – this hadeeth is da’eef (weak).

    Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said:

    Its isnaad includes Saalih the freed slave of al-Taw’amah, who is da’eef (weak) who became confused (in old age), and this is a report from someone who heard it after he became confused.

    Fath al-Baari, 12/384.

    Secondly:

    What is mentioned in the question about having seen the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as a young man or a child is possible, but it is also subject to the conditions mentioned above, which is that he should look as he would have looked at that age.

    Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said:

    The phrase “[the Shaytaan] cannot” indicates that although Allaah gave him the ability to appear in any form he wants, He does not allow him to appear in the form of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This was the opinion of a group who said concerning the hadeeth: What this refers to is when a person sees him as he really looked.

    Some of them restricted it even further and said: He must see him as he looked when he died, so he must even take into consideration the number of his white hairs which was no more than twenty.

    The correct view is that he may be seen at any age or in any condition, so long as he appears as he really looked at any time, whether as a youth, in the prime of manhood, in old age or any other time of his life.

    Fath al-Baari, 12/386.

    Thirdly:

    Once this is understood, it is possible for the Shaytaan to come to a person in his sleep and claim to be the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), if he comes in a form other than the way in which Allaah formed him at all stages of his life.

    The fact that there was a voice like in old times, or very handsome men, or someone who said “Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)” has nothing to do with seeing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in his true form.

    And Allaah knows best.

    Islam Q&A
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    AOA WRWB
    Not trying to flood your thread...but found another q/a...Sorry if you are offended in anyway...that is not the intention....

    What shape can we see the prophet SAW in our dreams?

    It is not possible to see the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) (in a dream) in anything but his true form

    Question:
    Is it possible to see the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in dreams in several forms, i.e., for one person to see him in one form and for another to see him in another form?.

    Answer:
    Praise be to Allaah.

    It should be noted that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever sees me in a dream has indeed seen me, for the Shaytaan cannot imitate me.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6994; Muslim, 2266 – this version narrated by Muslim.

    In their commentary on this hadeeth, the scholars said that this is to be understood as referring to seeing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the physical form that is described in the saheeh ahaadeeth, for the Shaytaan cannot imitate the form of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

    But if the Shaytaan comes in another form, whether one is asleep or awake, then lies and says, “I am the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),” then this is false and does not count as seeing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

    So you should know the physical attributes of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Please see question no. index.php?ln=eng&QR=1512">1512. These attributes have been mentioned in many ahaadeeth which describe his stature, his hands, his forearms, his mouth and teeth, his eyes and his hair – (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

    There were many people who resembled the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Those who most resembled him were al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him), and ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ja’far ibn Abi Taalib. So if you see the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the form that is narrated in the Sunnah, then you have truly seen him, but if you see him in a form that is other than that described in the Sunnah and the Seerah – such as if you see him clean-shaven, or missing a hand or foot – then there are two scholarly points of view in this case:

    1 – That this is indicative of a person’s shortcoming in religious commitment

    2 – The view that Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah thought more likely to be correct, which is that this is a false image that comes from the Shaytaan, especially if one sees it whilst awake. That is definitely a false image, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is alive in al-Barzakh and no one can see him whilst he is awake and he cannot visit anyone or speak to him.

    What some people claim, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to them when they were awake, and spoke to them and told them about things, this undoubtedly comes from the shayaateen (devils) and the jinn, especially since that did not happen to the greatest Sahaabah such as Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan, ‘Ali, al-Zubayr, Talhah, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf, Sa’eed ibn Zayd, Abu ‘Ubaydah and Sa’d, or the people who had been present at Badr or had given their bay’ah (oath of allegiance) beneath the tree, and other great and Allaah-fearing Sahaabah. If anyone claims that he saw the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) whilst he was awake, then undoubtedly the one who appeared to him was a devil or a jinn, and no ruling can be established from that. Something worse than that happened to Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qaadir al-Jilaani (may Allaah have mercy on him), when he saw someone sitting on a throne between heaven and earth, saying, “I am your Lord.” He said: “Be gone, enemy of Allaah, for you are Iblees.” He said: “How do you know that I am Iblees?” He said: “Because Allaah cannot be seen in this world until we die, and because you said, ‘I am your Lord’ but you did not dare to say, ‘I am Allaah.’” So visions of this sort come from the Shaytaan. We should not be deceived by the stories that are narrated by some people who are thought to be righteous, such as stories about seeing the Prophets and sitting with them. We may believe that they sat with them but with whom were they sitting? They sat with the jinn and devils so that that may cause fitnah (tribulation). But those whom Allaah protects by their following the Qur’aan and Sunnah and reciting dhikrs, Aayat al-Kursiy, al-Mi’wadhaat (the soorahs seeking refuge with Allaah) and seeking the help of Allaah, will be protected against that in sha Allaah, as happened with the awliya’ (close friends of Allaah) and those who fear Him – as was narrated by Shaykh al-Islam in his valuable book: al-Furqaan bayna Awliya’ al-Rahmaan wa Awliya’ al-Shaytaan.

    There remains another issue to which we must refer, which is that if a person sees the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the form described in the saheeh Sunnah, this is glad tidings, telling him that he will also see him when he is awake. If he tells him of some shar’i matter that seems to go against the apparent meaning of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, should he follow what he has been told or follow the apparent meaning of the Qur’aan and Sunnah? Or if he tells him about some matter concerning which there has to be proof – such as the people being shown the new moon when they did not see it, and he says that tomorrow is Ramadaan – should he follow that or not? Or if he tells him that So and so stole something from So and so, or that in the case of a dispute So and so is in the right – should he bear witness to that?

    The scholars have stated that if a person sees the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he tells him something that goes against the apparent meaning of the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or tells him of some matter concerning which there has to be proof, he should not act upon it, because what one sees in a dream is not binding; what is binding is the facts that one learns when awake. You should note that the dreams of the Prophets are wahy (revelation), but seeing the Prophets in a dream is not wahy – according to scholarly consensus. Rather it is bushra (glad tidings), as was explained by al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him).

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    Salamz,
    I don't know how true this is but I also heard that if you perceive the Prophet (SAW), in your dream, in away that is misleading His character in anyway, it is a reflection of your own bad doings, as you can not see the Prophet (PBUH) in any other form but His original form.

    My uncle was had a brain hemorrhage and had to have an operation. He had a dream that he was explaining how he was so close to seeing the Prophet (SAW). Due to his heavy operation he would sleep most of the time. He said ‘He tapped me on the shoulder, and I saw this light. As I was just about to turn around, I woke up’…how dream-wrecking is that (how clichéd, I know…hehe), just when you think you’re going to see the Prophet (SAW) you wake up!
    My sister has seen Him. I haven’t heard the full story but when I do I’ll re-tell it when I do.

    Quick question: in post #12 how you said: "Many people claim they saw him, but they have no single Sunnah in their lives."
    Could it be possible that Allah shows them people some form of guidance, to help them achieve the Sunnahs of the Prophet (PBUH)? Because I have heard and witnessed many people that have changed after they have seen a dream that has affected them to become a better person. It is just a question for anyone to answer.
    May Allah be pleased with you.

    Was Salamz
    InshAllah, Allah blesses us all enough to see the Prophet (SAW) in our dreams one day.

    p.s: no hard feelings, its just my opinion and if I have said anything untrue please correct me.
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    I agree with you 100% on your last comment. May Allah SWT bless us enough to see him truly. But to see him or not, we still have to be committed to all his sunnahs and the complete deen of islam no matter what. Right?
    I am sure you agree.
    As regards, that the person not having any sunnahs in his/her life, and the question that the vision might be for their guidance. I cannot say yes or no. But my intent in what I wrote was that many such people make their claim only to prove that they are some one chosen or as if it is a sign of approval from Rasul Allah SAW for them. E.g. a clean shaven guy who did not keep a beard claimed once suddenly how he saw the Prophet sAW in his dream and the prophet was not angry with him. Was it a sign of approval of Rasul Allah SAW of him not keeping a beard and shaving?

    Sorry to create confusion. May Allah SWT bless all of us with the true deen and the status so that we drink from the river of Kauthar on the day of judgement InshAllah!!

    (ameen)
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    I dont agree with what one of the brother said that you cant see the prophet SAW in your dream unless you have seen him in real life. I dreamt of the prophet SAW. He said who he was and read Surah from the quran. The day was friday that day. They say if he says his name then it is indeed him cause shaitan cant say he is Prophet SAW cause Allah will not allow that to happen.
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    AOA WRWB Br./Sr. Basics of Islam,
    Please read the question/answers I posted. It is true that the sheytan cannot come in the real shape of RAsul Allah SAW but he can come in another shape like him and still say he is Rasul Allah sAW.
    We have to understand the hadeeth completely to understand what it means.
    As for your dream Allah SWT knows best. Can you be sure who you saw was the real image of Rasul Allah SAW? no. So that is what the hadeeth says. And for people like us from todays era, we can only pray we don't get misguidance from Sheytan through any such image.
    Here is an example. It is a true account of my own.
    I once had a dream that people were gathered and a man with a white beard had a stamp in his hand. I went to the man and he stamped my thumb. When I looked at waht he stamped it read "janatee" in urdu language meaning "dweller of paradise".
    So what should I make of this dream? I am glad the man in the dream did not say he is RasulAllah SAW otherwise I would be really confused..right?
    It was the sheytan trying to misguide me into thinking that I am forgiven or something.

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    AssalamoAlaikum wr wb,
    I still dont agree with you. the scholars I have asked and talked to about this, they support that who so ever sees Prophet SAWW in his/her dream has infact seen Prophet SAWW. and shaytaan cannot take any kind of form of Prophet SAWW. may be it is a matter of ikhtilaaf (difference of opinion) amoung scholars. Allah SWT knows best!
    brother I do want to request you one thing. dont interpret your dreams on your own. it is a whole new study. what ever tabeer you think about it, will come of it. I can support this with ahadith. I cant remember them word to word at the moment. by the way I have a book of dreams by Imaam Ibne Sireen. it is the actual translation of the book of Imaam Ibne Sireen from arabic to urdu. its called "Tabeer-e-Rowya". in the begining it talks about dreams and how different Imaam (Ibne Sireen and others) interpret dreams. it describes it in much detail. also it has a lot of information about seeing Prophet SAWW in dream. I did not find it in that book most people who see Prophet SAWW didnt really see him. also when you mentioned in one of your post that why did the sahabas RZ did not see Propeht SAWW in their dreams. Allah knows best why All of them did not see Prophet SAWW in their dream. but I know that Hazrat Bilal RZ saw Prophet SAWW in his dream. then Hazrat Umme Salama RZ (Ummahatul Momineen) saw Prophet SAWW in her dream.



    and how can you judge somebody on this. Only Allah swt can judge us! just because a man has a clean shave... that means according to you, that this person cannot see Rasul Allah SAWW in his dream? how can you say that? Im not saying that a man should not keep a beard. we should all try our bestest to follow Quran and sunnah at all times, but who knows Allah swt gives him hidayah and he does keep a beard later on. I just dont agree with you.

    May Allah swt guides us all with his mercy and blessings and gives us the best of this world and here after. InshaAllah AAAMEEEN!
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    AOA WRWB SLAVE OF ALLAH
    I don't think it is a difference of opinion. Rather a difference of understanding the same opinion.
    And where did you get that I am interpreting dreams on my own. I do not want to sound arrogant, but Alhamdolilalah I have read Ta'abee-ur-Ru'ya many times for various issues. And I know of the hadeeth you mentioned.
    In the same context read the q/a I posted from ISlam QA. In it you will see the method of Imam Ibn Sireen (Rehmatullah Aleh) quite clearly regarding seeing RAsul Allah SAW in the dream. He would ask the claimant to describe what they saw. And if it did not fit the right description he would say "you did not see the prophet SAW"
    Enough said. Wama Alaina Illal Balagh. Read the 2 q/a I posted. Then respond please.
    JAZAK ALLAHU KHAIRAN!

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