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My Writings – Dream Interpretation

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Bilal Philips

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So Alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato my writings, most of which have been in the 90s.

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These include dream interpretation, according to the Quran, and the Sunnah.

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This book, on one hand, I did a test to see how long

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or how short a period of time could I take to write a book. By that time, I had written 20 Odd books in the 90s. And I did it as a test myself, it's still based on need, you know, a book on interpretation of dreams, people are always asking me wherever I went, you know, what is this dream mean? What does that really mean? What is the other dream? Of course, I was not into dream interpretation. So,

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I couldn't advise people, then

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a book was published called even Syrians book on the interpretation of dreams.

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And when I looked into it, and then I did research into

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the writings of women, Syrian, etc. This which was attributed to him is of questionable authenticity, much of the material and it is not based on any authentic traditions, narrations, Hadees, etc. It's massive speculation here, there and everywhere, involves all kinds of

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Miss translations, the one who translated it, you know, translated protective Diaz, etc, as amulets and things like this, which really promoted malpractice in Islam. And of course, as I said, much of the information, most of it was not authentic at all, there was some authentic narrations in there, but most of it wasn't. So since I didn't have a background myself, you know, I love that I wanted to become a dream interpreter. But at least to have good clear understanding, regarding it, I decided to do a work on dream interpretation. And I gave it as a lecture in the UK.

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But from the time that I decided,

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till the time that it was published, I was able to put it together in one month.

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That's not to say that it's something to die for, or whatever, you know, but it was something that gave me an idea how it is people like even Taymiyah and others, wrote

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hundreds

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of books, how,

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where did they find the time, etc. So,

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of course, I didn't have the time to dedicate month after month after month for the rest of my life, writing books. But I just wanted to see what is the minimum time that I could possibly put together a book, I mean, from the thought to deciding on the outline, gathering of research

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typesetting, setting it up,

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designing the cover, and printing the book. If I was able to do that with all my other books, my numbers of books would be far greater than

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what I'm known for. But in any case, it's not just about numbers anyway, in the end, but there was just out of curiosity, but what this book does add to the English speaking library is clarity, clarity on dream interpretation. And it empowers

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all of us to interpret

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to certain degrees based on the methodology of the Prophet Muhammad salah the interpretations which he made

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and how these interpretations can be extrapolated on etcetera, but it provides a clear framework for those who are curious about their dreams.

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It divides according to the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem dreams into true dreams.

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or good dreams, one category. And then bad dreams from Shaytaan, evil, corrupt, etc, scary from Shaytaan, and then dreams which are just the ramblings of our mind.

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Those are the three main categories that the Prophet SAW Selim divided up dreams into. And this is where we have guidance in terms of where to put it. Of course, the book also deals with the idea of dreaming about Prophet Muhammad satsanga. Because he did say, if you see me in a dream, you've seen me, but a lot of people have taken that to mean a lot of different things.

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And what the Sahaba did, from my research, is that whenever people came to them, saying, I saw the Prophet saw some that dream and this and that they were asked, What did you look like?

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And then, when they gave descriptions, which in most cases, was not what he looked like, they told me you didn't see the prophets Allah. You know, you saw something, which may have given you the impression that it was a prophet Muhammad said salah, but no, it wasn't.

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And so on and so forth. But it being an area, and of course, as I mentioned,

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my writings were based on the needs of the OMA, the OMA that I was in contact with not the OMA to hold on now, because of course, those needs are so great. There's no way I could meet or

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even scratch the surface of the great need of the OMA.

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But Shala dream interpretation, according to clients now, hopefully, will be of benefit to those with issues concerning dream interpretation. So that's why they come to LA he or barakato