Dreams Deciphered – Understanding Dreams in Islam
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Name of Allah the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. We begin by praising him we begin by thanking him properly LME in The Lord of all was the exalted the majestic, and we asked him to send his choices to blessings and salutations upon
the final messenger, our noble Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa only he was selling his family members, his companions, and every single individual who embraces the prophets path with the class with sincerity until the end of time.
My dear respected elders, brothers and sisters, I begin by in joining upon myself, and then all of you are gathered here for Salah to Juma on this blessed Friday, to instill and infuse into your lives taqwa, the consciousness of Jamaica,
Allah azza wa jal, he says in Surah NABBA in that Tina Mufasa indeed, for the people of Taqwa is Mufasa victory and success in this world as well as the next. Therefore, you must instill Taqwa into your lives if you wish to attain victory and success in this world, as well as the Hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of Taqwa. And May He make us from the victorious and successful ones I mean.
As the tranquility and the darkness of the night envelops us when the hassle of the day has subsided, and as our tired and aching bones, slit sink into slumber, our minds at times drift into the realm of dreams. As we gather here today for salatu. Juma
I invite you to delve into a world often shrouded by mystery, the world of dreams my title for today's sermon is dreams deciphered dreams, deciphered dreams have captivated human thought since time immemorial.
Dreams serve as bridges between the seen and the unseen, the conscious and the subconscious. And in Islam,
dreams hold a special place. Dreams offer glimpses into the depths of one's soul, and at times, it even carries positive and powerful messages from the Divine from Allah subhanho wa Taala hadith is recorded in the Book of Imam Al Bukhari and Muslim Raheem Muhammad Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said through dreams are one of the 46 parts of Prophethood Allahu Akbar. Gruden dreams are one of the 46 parts of Prophethood hadith is in Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was reported to have said the truthfulness of the dream is related to the sincerity of the dreamer, the one who dreams those who have the most truthful of dreams are
those who are the most truthful in their speech. Another Hadith again recorded in the Book of Imam Al Bukhari and Muslim Brahim Muhammad Allah.
The hadith tells us that towards the end of time, most dreams will come true.
Rasul Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that this will be because the new Goolwa the prophet hood, and its effects will be so far away in time, the believers will be given compensation in the form of dreams which give them or bring them good news glad tidings or will help them to be patient and steadfast in their faith.
Why? Because you're going to be living in trying times and we're going to be far away from the time of the prophet hood, from the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and are we not living in such times you look around so much of darkness, so much of evil, so much of oppression, so much of cruelty, so much of bloodshed, so much of violence. At a time like this, the prophet tells us that for the believers,
and we're hearing so many stories from the lambs of Philistine for example
of our brethren was suffering there
But the witnessing dreams, the witnessing visions, I'm sure you would have come across the videos you would have come across the interviews you would have come across the recordings where they are witnessing angels. They are witnessing beautiful sights, beautiful visions, sometimes in real life and most of the time, why our dreams and the prophet tells us that this is a reward. This is a compensation for the believers because they're going to be living in dark times. And these beautiful dreams these good dreams will serve as glad tidings.
Now, very quickly, I want to give you all the Islamic perspective on dreams. Islam categorizes dreams into three types, three types. We have a hadith again recorded in the Book of Imam Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim Rahim Allah as you can see all of the Hadith because this world if time permits I'm going to touch on this aspect just a bit is often
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You have myths, you have superstitions, you have fables. You have skewed interpretations that shroud this world. So as believers it is of utmost importance that we try to navigate this world, this realm that we try to understand this world through the authentic sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through the light of the Quran. And that is why whatever I'm sharing with you, is from the Quran or the authentic teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet is reported to have said the dreams of three types, you have one type, which is known as Rukmani Raha knee which means that these are the dreams from Allah the Prophet says Rudy Asad Ali have
Bushra Amin Allah. It is a righteous Dream, which is a glad tidings from Allah which is good news from Allah. This is category number one good dreams. Category number two is Neff Sani, Neff Sani naps,
naps, the soul naps is also used to relate to or refer to oneself. So these are dreams that dwell within the psychological nature of that individual. It stems from the subconscious of that individual. At times, you would relate to this. You go through a certain incident, a certain event, you've experienced something and you end up seeing a dream about it. Let's say you're excited about something you're excited about getting something or going somewhere, you end up dreaming about those things, because these are fragments that are embedded within your subconscious. So therefore, you end up dreaming you see dreams, you see fragments of those aspects. So this category is known as
Neff signing, it stems from the psychological nature of an individual. And the third type is known as Chobani shaytani. This type is a type where it comes from Chopin, the devil, plants these dreams to confuse the believer to toy and play with the believer to instill negative vibes into the believer to disturb the believer. Subhanallah three types so this is the type that we categorize as nightmares. We categorize a scary dreams we wake up, you know in a sweat, we wake up full of you know negative thoughts we wake up scared, we wake up disturbed. One of the indicators with regards to nightmares and bad dreams. This is from Shelton words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and my Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam in the Quran.
You might be wondering, why am I touching on this topic? We see the profound impact of dreams in the Quran. Consider the story of the Prophet Yusuf alayhi salatu salam Joseph, whose dreams not only foretold His future, but they will also a beacon of hope and resilience during his trials. Now as we ponder about the mysteries of dreams, when you look into the story of use of Alice let wassalam you see a beautiful story that intertwines dreams with Destiny dreams with one's fate. At the very beginning of the story in the beginning of the surah use of wireless networks, Allah witnesses a dream, he sees 11 stars ahead Ashura, coca was shamsur Welcome Aurora, I to whom Lisa GDN he sees he
witnesses 11 stars, he witnesses the sun and the moon, all these celestial objects prostrating unto Him. Now this dream cryptic yet profound, cryptic, symbolic, yet profound.
It was a divine glimpse into his future. One that would entail trials it would entail tribulation, it would entail imprisonment, it would entail seduction. It would entail a lot of problems, but ultimately triumph, ultimate ultimately, victory. Ultimately, respect Allahu Akbar. So the son, the young boy goes to the Father and tells him jacobellis That was salam about the dream, and jacobellis that was salaam, a man of great wisdom, a man of foresight, he cautions his son, he tells his son use of he cautions him against revealing it to his brothers, fearing envy fearing jealousy.
Today, my dear brothers and sisters, it's a tangent, but we tend to overshare
overshare. Why? Because our generation is a generation where we would like to go and spill out everything on on social media, it's good to talk about your emotions, it's good to process, but it's not good to overshare especially when we know the consequences of the rely, when we know the consequences of jealousy, when we know the consequences of envy.
At times, young couples, newly married couples, they cannot fathom, they cannot understand from where is the trouble coming from, from where
is the turbulence coming from. But after having showcased their entire lives, their wealth, on social media, public display of wealth,
through the functions, through the celebrations
Subhan Allah, the Ebola is true as per the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. At times, we tell people, oh, you know what this, I have this I have that we tend to flaunt it. Not everyone is going to look at you with a positive eye, not everyone is going to look at you and make dua that you will be blessed with what you have. They're going to look with envy, they're going to look with acid and jealousy. And that is going to result perhaps not in the immediate destruction of the thing. But eventually your marriage is on the rocks. Suddenly you meet with an accident, a crippling accident, suddenly you start to face financial loss, and you're trying to figure out where
the source of the problem is. You have to understand the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam allow you to have gone, there is no harm in living a good life. There's no harm in living a comfortable life. There's also no need to rub it in the faces of others,
especially in today's time and era.
So jacobellis That wassalam advises his son, not to reveal his dream, to his own siblings through his own brothers his own blood. And we know the story. They were the ones who plotted against him. They were the ones who chucked him into a well, they were the ones who didn't care where he was shipped off.
And then obviously, due to the brevity of time, I can't get into the story. You know what happens towards the end of the story, eventually, after imprisonment, after all of that he is now in a position of authority and the brothers go to him, seeking help, seeking help after many, many years, they go to him seeking help. Literally, they know that he was the young brother young use of that they threw into a realm. They go to him bowing down, seeking His help. And this dream manifest itself the 11 stars prostrating unto us of Ireland salat wa salam. So as you can see, this was not a mere child's fancy, but a promise from Allah subhanho wa taala.
A divine revelation that divine promise from Allah azza wa jal.
So dreams play a pivotal role in the lives of the believers. In the few minutes that I have with you. Well, I want to give you some action steps. Action Items, what are you supposed to do when you experience dreams when you experience good dreams? Now with regards to the psychological subconscious dreams, you can disregard them, they hold no weight, but good dreams Rukmani from Allah and shaytani the evil dreams you have action steps in terms of good dreams if you witness a good dream, three main things number one, you should praise Allah for the good dream, you should feel happy about it and praise Allah that Allah has shown you a good dream. Number one, be grateful.
Number two, be happy about it. Number three, you should only talk about it to those whom
you love you trust and they love you back in return and most simple
quickly with regards to getting this dream interpreted because not every dream is straightforward. Look at the dream of use of peninsula to Islam. He sees 11 stars, the sun and the moon prostrating unto him. It's a cryptic dream. It's a symbolic dream. You're not always going to see a straightforward dream. Sometimes dreams are cryptic. Sometimes dreams are symbolic. You boy, Maurice, let wassalam he saw a dream straightforward dream him sacrificing his son. And this was divine revelation from Allah. He had to act upon it. Use of Ali's, let wa Salam on the other hand, he witnesses a cryptic dream. So similarly, you and I, we witness cryptic dreams. How are we to
unravel these dreams? Don't go to charlatans. Don't go to scam artists. Don't go to fraudsters go to people with knowledge, go to people with wisdom.
The real people who fear and who are conscious of Allah, they will interpret your dream beautifully and when the interpretation is put forth, you have to bear in mind that eventually that starts to take shape. So if an evil interpretation is put forth Allah forbid, that interpretation can start to manifest itself. So it is of utmost importance that you go to the right people for your interpretations go to the scholars go to people have knowledge and they through the light of the Quran and the Sunnah will interpret your dreams beautifully. Now when you witness of evil dream, what are you supposed to do? You should seek refuge in Allah by saying out the villa you wake up,
you immediately seek refuge in Allah by saying out to be like him in a ship on a regime. Number two, the Prophetic teachings, you should spit dryly towards your left. Now be careful.
Don't take a deep breath and say this is the chance and spit on your wife now.
She's sleeping right next to you. Speak dryly. It's a symbolic spitting symbolic towards your left to drive away the devil. And to also put your mind at ease that you have driven away the devil Subhanallah the teachings of the Prophet by saying oh bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim, spitting dryly towards your left. And if it has really disturbed you, you should try to get up perform ablution and pray two rakaat and seek the protection of Allah from the devil. And are you supposed to now talk about the dream a lot of us we have the habit the next day morning. You tell your wife you know what I had a bad dream. You tell your children you know what I had a bad dream. You tell
your friend you know what I witnessed a horrible nightmare yesterday against the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you should not talk about your bad dreams to anyone to anyone.
There was once a man because the Prophet had the practice after Salah to Fudger he would ask his companions did any of you witness a good dream? And then they would narrate the dream to the prophet and the prophet would interpret it for them beautiful Subhan Allah, but bad dreams do not tell anyone. There was once a man who came to the Prophet and told him Yeah, rasool Allah, I saw a dream where my head, my head had been cut off. And it was rolling. And I was running after it to catch my head. In the sense I was without the head, my head was rolling, and I'm running after my head to catch it. Immediately. The Prophet said this is from the SharePoint along the lines of these words,
do not talk about your dream to anyone. This is from Chevron, he is playing with you. He is toying with you. And when you go around talking to people about the disturb, he laughs He's happy about it, that he has disturbed your mindset. He has disturbed your train of thought. So dismiss, in other words, the,
the essence of the teachings of the Prophet, dismiss these negative dreams dismiss these negative whisperings of shaitaan don't dwell on those dreams. Don't dwell on those dreams. Don't Don't dwell on those negative dreams. just dismiss them and don't give them second thought. Don't talk about these dreams to anyone. So as you can see, these are the clear action steps given to us by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in my Muslim Rahim Allah He also adds one more thing that whilst you're sleeping, try to change your position. If you have witnessed a dream, change your position, try to get up, perform ablution and pray to the cat seeking the protection of Allah. Try
to read I to kursi try to read through a class and super follow up and sort of to nurse these chapters that will protect you these were prescriptions given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam very powerful prescriptions and change your sleeping position and dismiss the dream. Do not give it second thought Allah's protection is over you. When it comes to a good dream. Share it with the right people get interpretations from the right people and be careful with whom you share all these, I would say confidential information about your lives. As we conclude, let us ponder let us reflect over the mystical aspect of our existence that dreams represent. They remind us of the WA
SNESs of Allah subhanho wa Taala as creation they remind us of the day
So far so Subhanallah you're sleeping on your bed and your your soul is traveling your mind is traveling these glimpses of the future that Allah chooses to reveal unto the believers. Let us pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us with the wisdom to understand the faith to understand and the humility to accept these messages, these good messages that we receive in our sleep. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala opens doors of beneficial understanding for all of us and just as how he united us here in this message for Salah Kuru Juma may unite us in the beautiful and lofty gardens of Jana Jana fulfill those in the companionship of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, we pray for our brethren in Philistine May Allah ease their affairs, may Allah ease their affairs, may Allah accept their Shahada. May Allah accept their shahada, may Allah ease their affairs and establish peace for them. I mean, in this world as well as the next and many bless all of us, including our brethren in Philistine to drink from the howl at the fountain through the blessed hands of Mohamed Salah to a beaver salaam, who I like. I mean, I mean, Walker Dawa and in hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen