Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This is the Latest Tafseer of Surah Yusuf, presented by Sheikh Sajid Umar with Kalemah-Dubai during 2013.
The outline of the Tafseer of Surah Yusuf course was structured based on an intensive weekend programme and tweaked to be covered in just a few hours, nontheless the Tafseer of Surah Yusuf has many thought provoking lessons – in the hundreds – extracted through Taddabbur and Tafakkur, that can be applied to us in the 21st century.
The Tafseer of Surah Yusuf highlights magnanimous lessons derived and extracted from the lives of Yusuf (AS), Ya’coob (AS), the brothers of Yusuf (AS), and other characters in the Best of all Narrations.
Journey through the Life of a young boy thrown into a well, abducted and sold into slavery and then going on to become the Minister of Egypt.
Part 6 from the Tafseer of Surah Yusuf is a continuation of the explanation of the different types of dreams.
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Before the break, we were talking about dreams. And we said this is a phenomenon that we are all interested about. And from a Sharia perspective, based on the narration of the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasallam, we split dreams into three categories. We said there's divine dreams, and then
satanic dream dreams, and then
human dreams or human cognitive thoughts. And as for divine dreams, we split that into two parts. And we said that they make up true dreams and good dreams, right? They make up or divine dreams are split into two categories. The first one is true dreams. And the second one is good dreams. And we've discussed true dreams and said those are specific to the prophets, in the sense that when they see it, it will be true. But we also can experience true dreams. And when are we but we will know that it's true until it It happens until it it happens. The next category was good dreams and we began discussing this. And with regards to good dreams, then this is a dream that makes you happy
when you wake up, you feel happy, you feel you don't feel stressed, you feel good about it. But it doesn't necessarily mean it will come true. It doesn't necessarily mean it will come true. This is considered to be a good dream. It gives you a good feeling. And we said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to or taught us that from the etiquettes of seeing a good dream is that you thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and that you tell this dream to others, but we qualified that statement and said to those who are your true supporters and well wishes, because there is something known as the evil eye and believe it or not, so the use of teaches us about the evil eye surah is
going to really change your understanding of its scope. inshallah, and this is what we did before the break. With regards to good dreams. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam referred to a good dream as an aspect of prophethood that will remain among mankind until the last day. So Pamela, so he says, Allahu alayhi wa sallam that nothing is left of prophethood after he passes away, except
good dreams, except good dreams. Because remember, we said, we know that Prophethood is specific to Revelation, Revelation is closed. But in terms of the communication between Allah subhanho wa Taala and his slaves then this happens in the form of good dreams. But this doesn't mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala will communicate with you and tell you something in your dream about the religion. No, no, it's not going to come to you in a dream. Okay, this is incorrect, that somebody says you know what, now we need to read to the cat, nephew Salah after so for example, say Now where did this come from? Say I saw it in a dream. No, this won't happen. Yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala will
communicate with you but not through, not with regards to that which is which was the task of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. If you say you've seen this, these matters which was specific to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in your dream, then this is a
this is a form of deceit. This is disrespect to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is
a form of denying the Quran because Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said Aloma according to the convener,
the deen is complete. And his disrespect to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because you saying he forgot to teach you something from religion. So now, you won't get any Africa, any rulings or any matters that was specific to the Buddha, but you get a good dream which makes you feel good about something right? You might have seen yourself reading Quran or reading salah and so on and so forth, and you feel good about it. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that nothing is left of prophethood meaning this way that Allah subhanho wa Taala communicates with the bad except good dreams except good dreams and incident it to be the NSE been manic rhodiola and relates that the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that indeed messenger ship and Nobu wa have ended. So, there will be no messenger or profit after me. Right? So we need to understand this. This substantiates what I just said, and NSF around the law and the people found it difficult to bear. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, except glad tidings, meaning they found it difficult to bear this fact that the door
of revelation will be shut.
The door of revelation will be shut this was difficult upon them.
So, they found it difficult to bear so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said except glad tidings meaning except good dreams, except because good dreams are a form of glad tidings. sallallahu alayhi wasallam so they asked or messenger of Allah, what are glad tidings and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the dream of a Muslim
It is one of the parts of prophethood and this is narrated by a man material really early in his German.
In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam specified that the dream of a Muslim, which is a part of prophethood is a good dream. And enamel Bukhari narrates from Abu huraira
that he had the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, nothing is left of prophethood except glad tidings. They asked, What does glad tidings mean? And he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam good dreams, good dreams.
And there are many other ahaadeeth that show good dreams to be a part of prophethood and Allah Subhana Allah knows best in another narration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that good dreams is one of 46 parts of Prophet with one or 46 parts of Prophet. Right? So this is what he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and no one ever tried to explain this, but what does it mean that a good dream is one of 46 parts of prophethood. So some of them have said that six months before he became a prophet, I shall have the law says that he would see a dream. And it would, it would come true, right? And 23 years in months, then divided divided by six gives you 46. So it's one of the 46
if you say 23 years, times 12, it gives you the figure in months. And that divided by six gives you 46. So they say this is what it means. They've tried to explain and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best. So his prophethood was 23 years and six months before prophet to the soul through dreams and good dreams. Right? So and he said that a good dream is one of 46 parts of prophethood. So they've explained it this way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. So you say 23 times 12 and then you divide that by six. And then they have this figure of 46 and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best by him. What are the etiquettes of seeing a good dream? What are the etiquettes? Well, firstly,
you understanding that this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala Are you believing that it's from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'm not just taking it for granted.
Right, using it as a means of building your own Eman and your own Islam and your own character.
It's a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala to you that you saw a dream that when you woke up you really felt good about seeing it don't take it for granted from the etiquette is believing that it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala based on the many narrations that we have shared, also from the etiquettes is that we share it with those who are
trustworthy, those who are trustworthy also from the etiquettes is to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala is from the etiquettes to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for showering you this bounty, and this blessing and inshallah if you think that Allah will give you many more, because Allah subhanho wa Taala says lately Shackleton as he didn't know that if you are thankful, Allah subhanahu Allah will increase for you. And that brings us to satanic dreams. satanic dreams is a consequence of evil genes interfering with you during your dream state. Just like how the shell been whispered to you when you are awake, they interfere in your dream state.
Right? dreaming is a state because Allah subhanho wa Taala lifts your soul when you sleep
on La Jolla to have an adverse heat mot. Well, let me see Miami, Allah subhana wa Jalla lifts your soul from you during two phases during two types. The first one is when you pass away, this is well known. The second one is while you sleep, your soul is lifted. That's why sleep is known as the light of death. And that's why when you wake up in the morning, you say Alhamdulillah Hey lady,
Praise be to Allah who gave me life when I met Anna after giving me death.
Which death, the death of sleep.
The death of sleep
never guarantee waking up in the morning.
Never guarantee I'm sure we all gonna try and stay awake for the rest of our lives.
So when your soul is lifted, you are automatically in a different realm. You in a space between the physical that you see and the non physical so there's a dream state and the Shabbat interfere with you during that state as well during that state as well.
It's a Muslim Abu Salah Maha Viola Who says I used to see dreams which caused me to shiver, but I do not cover myself with a clock. This continues to happen until I met Abu Qatada on the line and told him about it. He quoted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying
a good dream
comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala and a bad dream from the devil. So when one of you sees a bad dream, which he does not like he should spit on his left side three times, and seek refuge with Allah subhanho wa Taala from its evil, then it will not harm him. And there's many other narrations like this once a person came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Accra McCullough, once a person came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was scared, he says, jasola I saw myself running after my head in my sleep.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam laughed and said, Don't tell me how shavon played with you last night.
Right? So this is from shavonne interfering with you in your dream state by what should you do when you see a bad dream?
Well, firstly, understand that those dreams which make you fear they from shape and thus the first etiquette of when you see a bad dream is not to seek interpretation for them. Any dream that makes you scared when you wake up, forget about it. Many people, right and I saw this in my dream, explain it.
Now, you know,
you don't have to do anything. Don't ask anyone to explain it. It's from how Chapin played with you during your sleep. Right. And the one from the etiquettes of seeing a bad dream is to split on your left side three times.
Now, when we say split,
we mean dry splitting,
not the other splitting, where there's a sub there's a sound in your throat as well. because trust me, if you married and you split to your left three times like that, you will see a nightmare while you're awake. By so dry spitting The sun is referring to dry sweating right. Now, some people see nightmares when they awake.
Now, by so dry sweating. This is from the etiquettes and this is reported in the sun. This is reported in the summer. It is also recommended to get up and offer to Raka acts of prayer, as is in the hadith of Abu huraira Allah who is a Muslim and from the etiquette is not revealing this dream to others as we spoke about the man who told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he saw his himself chasing his head. These are the etiquettes So number one, no interpretation should be sought. Number two, when if you wake up and you scared,
dry, spit to your left, retires. Number three, have a look at number four.
What's number four,
do not tell it to anybody do not tell it anybody is this clear. Then after this, we have the third section which is human dreams and this refers to human cognitive thought. And the scientists discussed this they talked about rapid eye movement and non rapid eye movement REM and REM and the whole concept of sleeping in which you have an active brain and so on and so forth. And
they categorize sleep as quiet sleep or non rapid eye movement and active or paradoxical sleep, which is rapid eye movement. And they say during rapid eye movement sleep the brain is active and the eyes are moving about the sleeper is dreaming. The term paradoxical sleep refers to the fact that while the brain is as active as it is, during wakefulness, this is rapid eye movement sleeping. Your brain is this active and they say numerous studies have confirmed that rapid eye movement sleep is more important or is important for brain development, and consolidation of memory and that it improves learning. Interestingly, 50% of a newborn baby sleep consists of rapid eye movement sleep,
and this proportion decreases with age. It has also been discovered that a certain growth hormone is released nocturnal, particularly during rapid eye movement sleep. So this is where you sleep in a way where your mind is active as if you are awake. So as a result of it, you see things at night that you think about during the day.
Right? So somebody says, Oh, I dreamt I got married. I say yes. Did you think about it during the day? How did you know? So because you dreamt about it that night? Right? happens somebody's got a debt somebody something matters to you thinking about it, you stressed you end up seeing parts of it or the theme of your stress and worry or concern in your sleep. Your brain is active as it is whilst you are sleeping. So this is basically it in a nutshell, brothers and sisters now
are all dream interpretations correct? And the answer to that question is no. Because at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked the companions to attempt to interpret
Some gems. And when they did, he would tell them that this part was correct. And this part was incorrect meaning not every dream interpretation is correct.
Right? Not every dream interpretation is correct.
Not every dream interpretation is correct. So that doesn't mean that someone interpret interpreted your dream that this is like an incident or something. It's harmless itself. It's certainty. No, it's not. It's not by for those who attended introduction to finance, are you allowed to be paid for dream interpretation?
You go to a person
he interprets your dream, and then he sends you an invoice
Is this a valid transaction? Yes or no? Why?
Johanna, and Jalla Jalla.
He explained your dream
is the type of Johanna by by then by that means and after that.
For those are gonna watch it on camera afterwards from whichever country you're in. I'm actually in Dubai right now. Not right now when you're watching it. But right now, when it was being recorded, so they understand by then. So sometimes I will say some Arabic words. That's just a message for the camera.
by him, what else?
is the dream going to come true or not?
You don't know. Are you going to receive the product or not?
You don't know. We describe her as a person buying something, not knowing whether they will receive it or not. So if a person charges you for interpreting your dream hamdulillah info kahana you know, if you cough transactions by so this is a point some people, some people they dream whilst they awake.
They see things they hallucinate.
Have you experienced those people, they awaken? It's like they have some goggles on the eyes, they can see something that everybody else doesn't see.
So what's the ruling for those people? The ruling for those people is that they should wake up early in the morning, observe fudger do some exercise. Then after that they should have a nice breakfast with about two eggs, toast. Tea. Yes, because they're not happy. They're not eating well. So they see things. Anyway, that's for those people here.
Everyone was serious and thinking Subhanallah I need this information. What's the ruling here?
We discuss dreams because because use of alaihe salam Allah says it's called the use of the Abbey. We on this ayah right. It's called the use of the Abbey. He's telling his father that he saw in his sleep, the sun the moon and 11 stars prostrating to him