Sixth Sense

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear Brother Burhan. May Allah Subhanah give you infinite reward for the great service your are doing for the Muslim Ummah. I keep going through the question archive of your web site and i`ve come across some of the threatening, mocking statements sent to you by the dawoodi-bohra people. May Allah Subhanah keep you steadfast on this way and may Allah Subhanah guide the rest of the Muslims specially those who do the heinous sin of `shirk` in the name of Islam.

My present question relates to a matter which is a bit confusing to me. We Muslims know ( and firmly believe) that the knowledge of the unseen lies with Allah swt alone. He is the one and the only who knows exactly what lies ahead in the future for us ,our destinies ,our hopes, our desires etc etc, in short He is the only possessor of every kind of knowledge. But sometimes it so happens that just a little before some important incident ,we get alarmed. We have a premoniton that something is gonna happen in near future. Infact, this is my own personal xperience that mostly, if not always, my 6th sense starts beeping about a particular happening. if its not the 6th sense then its my dreams and a lot of my dreams have come true over the last few years. How is it so ?? Howcome i get hints about a future happening ??? What is this 6th sense which gives us signals prior to some happening ???
Waiting for an xplicit reply with references to the Quran and the Hadith. 


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Sixth sense

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 no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best in this world and in the Hereafter for your kind comments and your encouragement of our humble efforts.   May Allah Subhanah accept our humble and weak efforts,  forgive us our short-comings,  and save you,  us,  and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire.  Ameen.


It is indeed true that none other than Allah Subhanah has the Absolute Knowledge of the Unseen and what is going to transpire in the future.   At times,  Allah Subhanah,  if He wills,  portrays something of the unseen to mankind either through good dreams or putting a thought in the person’s mind.   What modern terminology has termed as the ‘sixth sense’ is nothing more than a thought or premonition that Allah Subhanah puts in the hearts of man,  either as a test,  or a warning,  or to give glad tidings or good news.   Allah Subhanah puts these thoughts into the hearts of any person He Wills.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.119         Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard  the Messenger of Allah (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 9.116        Narrated by Ubada bin As Samit



The Prophet (saws) said, "The (good) dreams of a faithful believer is a part of the forty-six parts of Prophetism."


 Al-Muwatta Hadith 52.4

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Salama ibn Abd ar-Rahman said, "I heard Abu Qatada ibn Ribiyy say that he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say,  'The good dream is from Allah,  and the bad dream is from shaytan.   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.'”


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


Your Brother in Islam,





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