An illusion beyond reality!

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Salaam alaikum, Sister/Brother can someone please tell me why I had these dreams, without praying an istikhara. Why do they seem so real? I had all these dreams, a little while before the Fajar adhan played on my phone at fajar time. The following are the series of dreams I had: 1) This dream came when I had just become a fan of Amir’s. After a long time, Amir came into the kitchen where i was while mine and his parents were in the lounge room talking about i dont know what. He asked me “why dont u love me ?” and hugged me.....he was sad. I startled and woke up, my heart thumping in my chest. 2) Someone came and put their arm around me and a group of boys started laughing when i pushed him away. Amir then said “I told u she only loves me.” I startled and woke up. 3) In my University courtyard, I am sitting down and Amir came and sat down next to me. Not only did he sit next to me he leaned his head against my shoulder and it shocked me to see he was sad. He wanted to say something to me, but he could not. I startled and woke up, yet I was very confused. 4) Near the Holy Kaaba, me and Amir see eachother and he showed me a silver ring on his right finger and just said “My fiance”....he was in despair. I startled and woke up with a couple of tears rolling down my eyes. 5) In this dream my aunty is talking to someone who looks like a shaykh. I think are discussing about me and Amir Khan. The last words I heard were “It’s difficult but not impossible.”.....I startled and woke up, thinking maybe there is a hint of something positive. 6) When I read the comment someone posted on Twitter about Amir being involved with someone, that fateful night I had the dream: that when I was coming out of my University’s restaurant, someone grabbed my wrist so tightly( i cannot see but just feel who they are as they were invisible). I think this is maybe a group of jinns. Suddenly, one voice said “There is no way we will let u reach Amir. U can NEVER be his”......Thunderous heartbeats woke me with sweat dripping down my face. 7) In this dream, Amir, his younger brother and his friend are pointing at something and laughing at it. I woke up startled, yet wondering why i had this dream?? My friend (she is also muslim) suggested that maybe their is a connection of the souls. She told me that one of her aunties used to see a man in her dreams, and she ended up marrying him in real life!! She never met him and did not know who he was!! She thinks there may be a hint of positivity in all this. Wallah I am really heartbroken and sad. Please can you help me? If not, then who should i share this problem with? Who can help me?

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An illusion beyond reality!

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 9.119          Narrated byAbu Huraira I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "Nothing is left of the Prophetism except Al-Mubashshirat."  They asked, "What are Al-Mubashshirat?" He (saws) replied, "The true good dreams (that conveys glad tidings)."

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.144         Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of Prophetism, and whatever belongs to Prothetism can never be false."  Muhammad bin Sirin said, 'There are three types of dreams:

  • The reflection of one's thoughts and experiences one has during wakefulness,
  • what is suggested by the Shaytaan to frighten the dreamer,
  • or glad tidings from Allah.

So, if someone has a dream which he dislikes, he should not tell it to others, but get up and offer a prayer.' "

Al-Muwatta Hadith 52.4

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that AbuSalama ibn Abd ar-Rahman said, "I heard Abu Qatada ibnRibiyy say that he heard the Messenger of Allah, (saws) say, 'The good dream is from Allah, and the bad dream is from theShaytan. When you see what you dislike, spit to your left side three times when you wake up, and seek refuge with Allah from its evil. It will not harm you then, Allah willing.' ”Abu Salama said, "I would see dreams which weighed on me more heavily than a mountain. When I heard this hadith, I was not concerned about it."

Beloved Sister, true or good dreams are something which Allah Subhanah bestows on anyone He Wills.  Human beings have absolutely no control over what kind of dreams they experience.

Dear and beloved sister in Islam, if you experience any dream which is good, rest assured they are glad tidings from the Lord and you should strive to become even more obedient and more subservient to your Lord and His Commands, and be grateful for His favors and the honor which He has bestowed upon you.

The evil or bad dreams from the Shaytaan are mainly concerned with ‘fahesha’, indecency, or something which scares a person like a nightmare, etc.   If a person sees a dream whereby one incurs some loss of life or property, or the person is put in some trial or tribulation, etc.; it does not necessarily mean that it is an evil or bad dream or it is from the Shaytaan!  It may be that this dream is a warning and a reminder from Allah Subhanah, so that one may seek refuge in the All-Mighty and come closer to Him in faith and actions.

If you experience any dream which is scary or frightful, rest assured that it is from the Shaitaan…you should immediately seek refuge in Allah Subhanah from its evil as soon as you wake up, recite the ‘Muawwidhaat’ (Surah 113thAl-Falaq and the Surah 114th An-Naas), spit three times on your left, and should not relate the evil dream to anyone. If you have sought refuge in Allah from its evil, it will never ever be able to harm you in the least

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.119 the Prophet (saws) once advised his daughter, Fatimah, "Say Subhan-Allah thirty three times, Al-Hamdu-lillah thirty three times, and Allahu Akbar, thirty four times."  He (saws) also commended the recitation of Ayatal-Kursi, the Verse of the Throne, Qur'an 2.255 along with the above supplications, and said that he who does so will be under the protection of Allah, Who will assign a protector to protect him.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brothers and well wishers in Islam,


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