Since I have been having a few nice Ru2yahs / dreams thought I would share this with you. Dreams in fall into one of three categories;
Good dreams, in which one sees pleasing things, these are from Allah; they can be good news, warning from evil or just guiding you to Islam or to choices in worldly matters. One should praise Allah for them and to only tell people close and beloved to you and not others. They are clearer to those most truthful in speech and those who are more pious.
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that prophet Muhammad salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Towards the end of time, hardly any dream of a Muslim will be false. The ones who have the truest dreams will be those who are truest in speech. The dream of a Muslim is one of the forty-five parts of Prophethood. Dreams are of three types: a good dream which is glad tidings from Allaah, a dream from the Shaytaan which causes distress, and a dream that comes from what a man is thinking of to himself…”
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen may Allaah have mercy on him said: The meaning of the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “The dreams of the believer are one of the forty-six parts of Prophethood” is that the dreams of the believer come true, because they are like parables that the angel gives to the one who sees them. They may tell of something that is happening or that is going to happen, so it happens in accordance with the dream, so these dreams are like the revelation of Prophethood in that they come true, yet they are different from it. Hence they are one of the forty-six parts of Prophethood. (majmoo3 fatawa 1/327)
Usually good dreams occur after fajr. I never had one at night, and am not sure but I think they don’t come at night time, they usually come for me when I am good on deen and confused about something or sad. Also there are those who can interpret it for you, and there are some better than others in this and they should be aware of the context of your dream as well as the kind of person you are.
Bad dreams, are those from shaytaan, and they made you saddened grieved, distressed etc. if you get one in the middle of the night, you should spit dryly 3 times and turn to the other side and seek refuge in Allah from shaytan. Also you can get up to pray 2 rakas. You should also never tell anyone about your bad dream.
Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If any one of you sees a dream that he likes, this is from Allaah, so let him praise Allaah for it and talk about it to others. If he sees other than that, a dream that he dislikes, this is from the Shaytaan, so let him seek refuge with Allaah from its evil and not mention it to anyone, for it will not harm him.”
If are a sincere and pious bad dreams wont really bother you, but if you are sinful they will be more bothersome, and if you are constantly getting really horrible dreams, and ones you see specific animal/s like a black dog or cat, or snake or scorpion then you are very possibly possessed by Jin which is a whole different story. I will write about it in a future post inshaAllah.
Then you have dreams which do not fall into either category which is just your subconscious talking to itself replaying things you think about. Like you constantly craving cupcakes and didn’t have time to go to the cupcake store and when you did it was closed, so you see yourself in a dream jumping in a lake of yummy cupcakes or going into a house made of a cupcake and you just much on whatever is in front you.
I am to my slave as he thinks of Me, and I am with him if he mentions Me, if he mentions Me in himself I mention him within Myself, and if he mentions Me in a gathering, I mention him in a gathering better than they, and if he comes a span nearer to Me, I go a cubit nearer to him; and if he comes a cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.
We have to think the best of Allah, we should know that His mercy comes before His anger and His forgiveness comes before His punishment, and with the constant remembrance and thikr of Allah, hardships are eased and pains of this world diminish; gradually being replaced with the sweetness of faith and closeness to Allah.
And in the end the world does not matter, and one can leave himself a prey to his desires and the desires of those around him only at their loss and waste of their life and shame on the day of judgment when standing before Allah, when all the signs have been made clear, and the truth has been revealed and all of that which makes us closer to Allah has been said and all of that which makes us further away from Him and displeasing to Him has been said and Allah has warned over and over from the cursed shaytan, and that we should take him as our enemy;
O ye who believe! Enter into Islam whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the shytan for he is to you an avowed enemy.
This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.
There is simply no excuse to stray;
This is the path of thy Lord, a straight path. We have detailed Our revelations for a people who take heed.
And in the end its all our choice, whether we remember, and strive to master our desires and not enslave ourselves to them, glad tidings with pleasure await us, and as for those who neglect Allah, then Allah will punish them for their arrogance and neglect.
Then, as for him who rebelled, And chose the life of the world, Lo! hell will be his home. But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord and restrained his soul from lust, Lo! the Garden will be his home.
Say: Lo! Allah’s Guidance is the (only) Guidance, and we are ordered to surrender to the Lord of the worlds.