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Preserving the Jewels of Islaamic Knowledge

Prophet Muhammad’s Dream

Posted by tayybahppn on April 8, 2009

 

I was doing some reading yesterday and I came across this hadith, and it really got to me, so I thought I would share it with all of you so you may attain the same amount of benefit or more. The part that affected me the most is the part that is bolded.

 

Narrated Samura bin Jundub:

 

Allah’s Apostle very often used to ask his companions, “Did anyone of you

see a dream?” So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah wished

to tell. One morning the Prophet said, “Last night two persons came to me

(in a dream) and woke me up and said to me, ‘Proceed!’ I set out with them

and we came across a man Lying down, and behold, another man was standing

over his head, holding a big rock. Behold, he was throwing the rock at the

man’s head, injuring it. The rock rolled away and the thrower followed it

and took it back. By the time he reached the man, his head returned to the

normal state. The thrower then did the same as he had done before. I said to

my two companions, ‘Subhan Allah! Who are these two persons?’ They said,

‘Proceed!’

 

So we proceeded and came to a man Lying flat on his back and another man

standing over his head with an iron hook, and behold, he would put the hook

in one side of the man’s mouth and tear off that side of his face to the

back (of the neck) and similarly tear his nose from front to back and his

eye from front to back. Then he turned to the other side of the man’s face

and did just as he had done with the other side. He hardly completed this

side when the other side returned to its normal state. Then he returned to

it to repeat what he had done before. I said to my two companions, ‘Subhan

Allah! Who are these two persons?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed!’

 

So we proceeded and came across something like a Tannur (a kind of baking

oven, a pit usually clay-lined for baking bread).” I think the Prophet said,

“In that oven t here was much noise and voices.” The Prophet added, “We

looked into it and found naked men and women, and behold, a flame of fire

was reaching to them from underneath, and when it reached them, they cried

loudly. I asked them, ‘Who are these?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed!’

 

And so we proceeded and came across a river.” I think he said, “…. red

like blood.” The Prophet added, “And behold, in the river there was a man

swimming, and on the bank there was a man who had collected many stones.

Behold. while the other man was swimming, he went near him. The former

opened his mouth and the latter (on the bank) threw a stone into his mouth

whereupon he went swimming again. He returned and every time the performance

was repeated, I asked my two companions, ‘Who are these (two) persons?’ They

replied, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’

 

And we proceeded till we came to a man with a repulsive appearance, the most

repulsive appearance, you ever saw a man having! Beside him there was a fire

and he was kindling it and running around it. I asked my companions, ‘Who is

this (man)?’ They said to me, ‘Proceed! Proceed!’

 

So we proceeded till we reached a garden of deep green dense vegetation,

having all sorts of spring colors. In the midst of the garden there was a

very tall man and I could hardly see his head because of his great height,

and around him there were children in such a large number as I have never

seen. I said to my companions, ‘Who is this?’ They replied, ‘Proceed!

Proceed!’

 

So we proceeded till we came to a majestic huge garden, greater and better

than I have ever seen! My two companions said to me, ‘Go up and I went up’

The Prophet added, “So we ascended till we reached a city built of gold and

silver bricks and we went to its gate and asked (the gatekeeper) to open the

gate, and it was opened and we entered the city and found in it, men with

one side of their bodies as handsome as the handsomest person you have ever

seen, and the other side as ugly as the ugliest person you have ever seen.

My two companions ordered those men to throw themselves into the river.

Behold, there was a river flowing across (the city), and its water was like

milk in whiteness. Those men went and threw themselves in it and then

returned to us after the ugliness (of their bodies) had disappeared and they

became in the best shape.” The Prophet further added, “My two companions

(angels) said to me, ‘This place is the Eden Paradise, and that is your

place.’ I raised up my sight, and behold, there I saw a palace like a white

cloud! My two companions said to me, ‘That (palace) is your place.’ I said

to them, ‘May Allah bless you both! Let me enter it.’ They replied, ‘As for

now, you will not enter it, but you shall enter it (one day).

 

*I said to them, ‘I have seen many wonders tonight. What does all that mean

which I have seen?’ They replied, ‘We will inform you: As for the first man

you came upon whose head was being injured with the rock, he is the symbol

of the one who studies the Quran and then neither recites it nor acts on its

orders, and sleeps, neglecting the enjoined prayers. *

 

As for the man you came upon whose sides of mouth, nostrils and eyes were

torn off from front to back, he is the symbol of the man who goes out of his

house in the morning and tells so many lies that it spreads all over the

world.

 

And those naked men and women whom you saw in a construction resembling an

oven, they are the adulterers and the adulteresses;

 

And the man whom you saw swimming in the river and given a stone to swallow,

is the eater of usury (Riba).

 

And the bad looking man whom you saw near the fire kindling it and going

round it, is Malik, the gatekeeper of Hell.

 

And the tall man whom you saw in the garden, is Abraham and the children

around him are those children who die with Al-Fitra (the Islamic Faith).”

 

The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet, “O Allah’s Apostle! What

about the children of pagans?” The Prophet replied, “And also the children

of pagans.” The Prophet added, “My two companions added, ‘The men you saw

half handsome and half ugly were those persons who had mixed an act that was

good with another that was bad, but Allah forgave them.'”

 

 

 

*Allahuma inne asaluka Ilman naafian wa amalan mutabalan wa rizqan tayyibah.

Allahuma innee aoodhubika min ilmin laa yanfau’ wa qalbin laa yakhshau’ wa

min nafsin laa tashba’ wa min dawatin laa yustajaabulaha. Allahumma innee

abduka, ibnu abdika, ibnu ‘amatika, naasiyatee biyadika, maadhin fiyya

hukmuka, ‘adlun fiyya qadhaa’uka, ‘as’aluka bikulli ismin huwalaka ,

sammayta bihi nafsaka, ‘aw ‘ anzaltahu fee kitaabika, ‘aw ‘allamtahu ‘ahadan

min khalqika, ‘awista ‘tharta bihi fee ‘ilmil-ghaybi ‘indaka, ‘an taj’alal –

Qur’aana rabee’a qalbee, wa noora sadree , wa jalaa’a huznee, wa thahaaba

hammee.*

 

O Allah I ask you for knowledge which benefits, deeds which are accepted by You and sustenance which is good and lawful. O Allah I seek refuge in you from knowledge that does not benefit and from a heart which does not fear You and from a soul (desires) which is not satisfied and from prayers which are not answered. O Allah ! I am Your Slave and the son of Your male slave and the son of Your female slave. My forehead is in Your Hand { i.e , you have control over me}. Your judgment upon me is assured and Your decree concerning me is just. *I ask by every Name that you have revealed in Your Book, taught any one of Your creation or kept unto Yourself in the knowledge of Unseen that is with You, to make Qur’an the spring of my heart, and the light of my chest, the banisher of my sadness and the reliever of my distress.*

 

Ameen!

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