says, “For them are good tidings in the worldly life and in
the Hereafter. No change is there in the words of Allah. That is what is the
great attainment.” (Yunus 10: 64)
Many of the Mufasryn (Qur’an Commentators) said that the
good tidings in the worldly life are dreams and visions. For example, In Kathir
in his commentary said, “For them are good tidings in the worldly life and
in the Hereafter. He said: ‘The good vision is seen by the believer in a dream
or given to him’.” (Tafsir Ibn Kathir)
In his book about dream interpretations Ibn Qutaybah Al-Dinawari
says, “There is nothing in which people deal with from the different sciences
that is more obscure, delicate, exalted, noble, difficult and problematic than
dreams because they are a type of revelation and type of Prophethood.”
Anas bin Malik narrated Allah’s Messenger said, “A good
dream (that comes true) of a righteous man is one of forty-six parts of prophet
hood.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
There are 3 types of dreams: Imam AL-Tirmidhi narrates from Muhammad Ibn Sirin who narrates from Abu Hurairah that Prophet said, “There are three types of dreams: 1) True Dreams 2) A dream in which a person is speaking to himself (i.e. whatever you were thinking about in the day time, you see at night) 3) A dream from Satan (Shaytaan) in which he wants to make you sad”.
Within dreams that come from Allah, there are two
categories. Ibn Battal said, “Dreams are of two types: a clear evident dream
like somebody would dream about himself giving dates to someone and during the
day time he would give somebody dates. This type of dream does not need any
interpretation. Secondly, a dream that comes in symbols and this type you would
understand its meaning unless you get it interpreted by a person who has
knowledge and experience dream interpretation because sometimes the symbols are
very delicate and sophisticated.”
Even we see a clear direction in the Hadith of sharing a
good dream with others, but bad dreams should not be shared, Abu Sa‘id
Al-Khudri reported: The Prophet said, “If anyone of you sees a dream that he
likes, then it is from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it
to others; but if he sees something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then
it is from Satan, and he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and he
should not mention it to anybody, for it will not harm him.” [Sahih Muslim]
True dreams increase towards the end of times. Ibn Sirin said, “I heard Abu Hurairah saying, ‘Prophet said, “When Time approaches, the dream of the believer rarely would lie.’” [Sahih Al-Bukhari].
Ibn Abi Jamrah says,” The reason why the believer sees true dreams at the time is because the believer will be ghareeb (stranger) as was mentioned in the hadith, ‘Islam began as something strange and it will return to the way it began being strange’ so give glad tidings to the strangers.”
Abed Allah ibn Umar reported that some people were shown
dreams in the Night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) the last seven days (of the month
of Ramadan). The Prophet said, “I see that your dreams strengthen each other
that Night of Qadr is in the last seven nights of Ramadhan so whoever searches
for it, would search for it in the last seven days (of Ramadan).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Therefore, Allah is speaking today through dreams and
visions for we are living in the end of times, and the whole world is going
through difficult times.
Dreams and visions were Allah’s direct way of communicating with people both in the Tawrat and Injil. The Tawrat and Injil speak about the prophecy that Allah will talk to people in the last days through dreams and visions.
We read in the Tawrat, “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Tawrat, Joel 2:28).
The Injil says, “And it shall come to pass in the last days,
says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall
dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My
Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy” (Injil, Acts 2: 17-18).
So, if you have a dream from God don’t be afraid sharing it with us.
Allah is speaking today through dreams and visions. When we understand
the true interpretations of these dreams, we can live according to His
purpose. He may be speaking to you right now. What is your response?
Seeking to understand the nature and purpose of your dream is very
important. We are committed to helping you understanding your God-given