When Dreams Come True
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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to begin after welcoming my brothers and sisters to the house of Allah azza wa jal
Abdullah have now best about the Allahu Anhu Ummah, as was confirmed authentically and Sahil Bukhari he narrates that a man once said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he had a very fascinating dream the night prior. He said, Yeah rasool Allah, I dream of a cloud. And out of this cloud, it was pouring honey and butter.
And the people were are stretching out their palms, trying to gather from it, some got less, some got more differentiators were collected. And then also there was a rope extending between the Earth and the skies, and you grabbed on to it and you got very high. And then another man grabbed onto it and went and another man grabbed onto it. And when they all ascended, and one man grant grabbed onto it, and he felt ripped and he fell, then he got back on and then he was able to reach and so as he's explaining this long, elaborate, detailed dream,
I will look into so the Accra the Allah, Allah has yet also Allah, let me interpret it. Let me try that make an attempt at explaining what the meaning behind this dream is very symbolic, very cryptic. What does it mean exactly? And so he let him Sal, Allahu Allah, he'll salah. And he gave a long explanation for what every part of that dream meant.
And then he turned to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, right or wrong, was I right?
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Assad for bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, you're right in some of it, and you were wrong in some of it.
And so he said, Yeah, rasool Allah. Wala he by Allah's name, I'm insisting on you. I swear, you have to tell me where I was wrong, and where I was right. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam declined, and he said to him, let oxen don't swear.
The scholars actually spoke at great lengths as to why the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam refused to explain what was right and what was wrong about the interpretation that said, we have Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han, on this man's dream.
They gave many reasons.
One of them which I will spend the entirety or the majority of this hotbar on. They said perhaps the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not want people to think that it was that big of a deal to know the meanings of your dreams.
You see, just like in every other issue in Islam, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam charted for us the balanced path, the middle path, in the same way that our deen value dreams and said dreams have a value and we'll explain it in a minute. It's caution people about over estimating and over valuing what dreams are for the utility the use of dreams.
And that can all be summarized basically in in one golden principle the scholars give that rule el min Tehsil guru who while Otago wrote that the visions not all your dreams or visions basically, right. The visions that a believer in particular a believer gets in his dreams are there to please Him, to reassure him to encourage him. They are not there to delude him. You're not supposed to centralize your life based on what you dreamed about last night or last week or last year because some people do that. They are so fixated on their dreams, that they can make major life decisions based on a dream that they had. I dream that this was the right person or dream that so and so was
cheating on me right dream, right? Based on a dream. You wake up and you can't shake it off. Then maybe you say to someone and that someone volunteers and explanation without being qualified. By the way there are qualifications for this, and then you assume they're right. And then it becomes what they call that self fulfilling prophecy. Because you believe that meant this, you lived up to it.
Right? Some people overvalue their dreams. I'm about to tell you. There are many examples of how dreams can be valuable, but no way in the world. Can you get your direction in life from dreams you're not the Prophet? The prophets their dreams will revelation from Allah, your dreams are some uplifting inspiration at best.
For example, if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were to appear to you on your dream, you saw him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah grant all of us that
And he told you this evening is the first night of Ramadan.
Tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan. Is tomorrow the first day of Ramadan? Absolutely not by agreement of every scholar and every Muslim that has a degree of sensibility, you should know that the Quran cannot be overrided overridden by a dream, no way. Yes. If you actually saw him the Sahaba would say you saw the Prophet SAW Selim describe him. When they would describe him if it would match what they knew those who met him. Then they said, Yes, you saw him. But that doesn't mean you heard him you could have actually seen him. And shaitan made you think you heard him say something shaitan whispered something in your ear as you slept, right? And so you are not deluded by your dreams. Your
dreams do not make you a prophet or on equal status of a prophet, let alone the words of Allah azza wa jal, so you don't take your dreams, whatever they are, and you ignore at their expense. What the Quran says some people do this. And the Hadith says some people do this. And what you're good, trustworthy advisors, the experts around you on life and life experience No, and not at the expense of praying that is the hara and not an expense of using your mind using your rationale all those should be held in high regard regarding your life decisions next to dreams.
So then, what are dreams good for? As we said, the soul rule movement. It pleases the believer, it encourages them to stay on the right track to make the decision that they already know is right. From elsewhere from Quran sunnah, rationale, consulting others, that's what it's there for.
Or to help just keep you grounded, keep you content keep you anchored when life is about to get crazy. Think of the easiest example think of use of Allah, he's Salam. Right before he went through a brutal 3040 years, Allah azza wa jal disclosed to him. This is not revelation, because he's not a prophet as a child, right? This close to him the end of the story, to keep him patient, right. And then he went to his father and his father said to him, your Lord is going to distinguish you in a very special way that helped him brace himself for what was going to happen, and he had no idea what was going to happen. This is the idea. That is the utility of dreams in Islam, that we are guided to
by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. A second example is the famous incident of arithmetic, not fun or not the Allah who won the third caliph and successor of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the rebels had laid siege to his house in Medina.
He was the one trying to keep the rest of the Sahaba from taking up arms and defending him. Because he knew of the spark happens, it will be a bloodbath in Medina, it will be a civil war.
And so he kept telling people go home, stay away, stay back, in hopes that these rebels would just give up and go home already.
And then the night before they actually did the opposite. They stormed into his house and assassinated him but of the Allahu Taala and who they martyred him as he was reading Quran. The night prior, he saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a dream.
And Abu Bakr and Omar, the two previous callups and successors and his lifelong friends. He saw them and he saw in a dream that he was breaking his fast he was having a thought from his cm with them tomorrow.
And so he took this as a sign that I only have to be patient a little bit longer, and I will have a greater reward and that I will be killed. And so he woke up the next morning and he intended to fast intended the CME and that was the day where he held on for a little longer didn't call for the war. And they walked in on his house and killed him for it. He accepted that for the greater good for the collective good. Are they allowed to I know what helped him along how did Allah stabilize him in that unnerving moment through a dream? Oh, yeah.
Another example of this centuries after the Sahaba
Ibrahim Al harbi Rahim Allah a great scholar of Islam, had lost a son of his at 10 years old. The son was 10 years old and was not your average son. He was a half of the Quran. He was someone that was on a trajectory to be a world class scholar. He was a prodigy child genius, very righteous from early very promising.
And then he just dies. When the people came to give condolences to of how to be Rahimullah. They felt some of them felt like he's just to calm there's like you know grieving
But there's just no something's not right. And so they asked him like, why are you so calm and collected? And
he said to them, look at going to a store he melter, Ibni, Hatha, I had at some point for a moment he means desire, the death of this son of mine.
And they're like, What are you talking about? Like, are you crazy? Like, what do you mean? This is your child? It's unnatural. And he was on this, you know, this great track what how? He said, days prior, I saw in my dream that the Day of Judgment had started.
And people were scrambling in every direction, and falling apart from the thirst of the Day of Judgment, from the heat and the thirst of the Day of Judgment. Then there were these little kids
carrying around buckets of water to give people to drink. And so I grabbed these kids and said, Give me Give me and they said, We're not allowed.
We are the children that died young. In the dunya. We are only allowed to give drink to our parents that went through that patiently.
So that was the moment he wished he had that asset. Not that he loves that his child would die no parent would write not that it didn't hurt to be separated from his child. But Allah azza wa jal caused him for a moment to wish he had someone to give him water. So he said to his visitors, because of that dream, I find the peace in me now to get through this tragedy, to get through this devastating moment. It is devastating, but Allah prepared me for it a few days ago through that robia that is the purpose that is the value of the road. The true visions that Allah blesses and gifts and grants and lifts the believers with a whole holy heart that was stuck from all the money
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala mandanna via via the shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa Hola, Shadi Kala, or shadow under Mohammed and Abdullah who, whenever you who are sort of
circling back to the Hadith we began with of the man who saw the fascinating dream that Abu Bakr Sylvia called the Allah who interpreted partially correctly and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam refused to clarify, another reason he could have declined, the scholar said is because he was trying to be agreeable with Eberbach. Like he wasn't trying to upset Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Han. And also not trying or trying not to
have the people look at Abu Bakar in a negative light. The scholar said, maybe what happened was that Abu Bakar, he made a very basic mistake, like an amateur mistake and interpreting the dream, something that if he himself were just to think about a little longer, he would have self corrected, he would have corrected himself. And so he didn't want to point it out so that people don't lose their respect for our buck. And when he is, he is right.
And out of the feelings of Mr. Bucket as well, I don't want to embarrass you basically. But that whole idea of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the most agreeable person on earth is worth stopping at as well.
And even not just Abu Bakr
being agreeable in terms of just letting people share dreams, like after you know, the Islamic perspective now, of dreams, sometimes they have no value whatsoever, he would still make it very clear to people that you can come approach me with your dreams. That's part of him being the most personable agreeable, approachable person ever, despite being so busy. And despite so many dreams, meaning nothing, they could mean that you should have had a heavier blanket last night or not had food as spicy or not think too hard, or get off your phone before you sleep. It's all it could mean. And still, he would open that door and say, who wants to share a dream with me?
He would do that either. He's salatu salam. And that is a profound lesson being agreeable. I think it's profound for me because I'm so bad at it. I've had so many people perhaps in my life overblow you know, overvalue dreams that I'm sort of dismissive. But the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam understood it's a human need to talk about what I saw last night to talk about what I saw when I'm napping. And it could actually be a huge opportunity as well. You know, think about Jacoba he Salem being approachable enough as the leader of his people in the profit of his time that his son actually comes in, quote unquote, bothers him with his dreams. It's very valuable, very valuable, to
see that I can approach my parents or approach my friends and talk
talk about these things.
It has great, great ramifications positive in sha Allah. And he would always do things like this The ze dibny fabic Radi Allahu Allah He said cannot assume Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam either the current dunya vichara Anna Anna well, either as a colonel accurate as Akira Nana, he SallAllahu. I said, when we would want to talk about dunya this world he will talk with us. You wouldn't just like stop you from talking of what you want to talk about. Of course, it was not primarily dunya. But when we speak about Africa, he would say that's the adverb of Morocco the adverb of being agreeable with people.
And when someone comes to you with their dreams, you don't have to interpret it, to tell them think positive of Allah. The same way, Yakov Allah, He said I'm did so that they can always think positive, Allah of Allah. You know, sometimes someone can have this fascinating, you know, fantastic dream, fantasy dream. But still, it's an opportunity for you to say, you know, have good thoughts of your Lord always whatever life throws at you. And sometimes people can have very wrong dreams. And it could be an opportunity to tell them by the way, Rasulullah saw Salim said nightmares or from Shaytaan educate them, right? They never said it to you wouldn't be able to point that out, right.
And he said other dreams are just from your inner thoughts. And a third category only our role our visions from Allah azza wa jal.
And sometimes with our children in particular, I'll end with this. If you don't validate what they dream about as they sleep, they may not actually dream in terms of having high ambitions when they're awake.
And so it is positive all around. To do this to allow people to speak about what they want to speak about, direct them on how to navigate the middle path on this subject, and use it whatever it may be as an opportunity to cause them to assume the best of Allah azza wa jal throughout whatever they see. Because life will always get more complicated. And at the end of time, I'll close out with this very relevant Hadith. He said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that
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tech VIP ro el movement, when the End of Time comes if the purpose of dreams is to reassure, you encourage you help you, the believers dreams will almost never be wrong, they're going to become more and more useful in that cert in that task in that domain. He said What else DARPA whom Rukia, as daco, whom Hadith, and those that have the truest dreams are those that have the truest speech, and opportunity again, when someone tells you of their dreams, you tell them be truthful in what everything you say. And Allah who will send you the most truthful insights to help you along your path to help you along the way in sha Allah. Allah Who Melinda mine founder and founder beamer
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