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What if bad dreams from Shaitaan come true?

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I`ve heard that all bad dreams are by the Shaitan, and all the good dreams are by Allah. If a person has a bad dream, and ,Allah forbid, it comes true, than does that mean that the Shaitan knows the future? i thought that only Allah knows a persons future. I`m confused about this

 

Another question, Sometimes, when i am praying, i get tongue twisted and i have to say some parts of the verses over and over and over again, i don`t do this intentionally, i only do it so i can get it right, so is that a sin?

Another thing, any du`as i can do to keep my brothers and other Muslims to have strong faith and stay steadfast in prayers? i`ll appreciate it. Jazaak Allah Kheir

 

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What if bad dreams from Shaitaan come true?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: If a person has a bad dream, and ,Allah forbid, it comes true, than does that mean that the Shaitan knows the future? i thought that only Allah knows a persons future. I`m confused about this

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 27 Surah Naml verse 65: Say: None in the heavens or on earth except Allah knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).

 

Indeed, there is none in the heavens and the earth who has the knowledge of the past, present and the future and the perfect knowledge of the seen and the unseen except the One Lord of the Worlds Alone.

 

Al-Muwatta Hadith 52.4

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that Abu Salama ibn Abd ar-Rahman said, "I heard Abu Qatada ibn Ribiyy say that he heard the Messenger of Allah, (saws) say, 'The good dream is from Allah, and the bad dream is from the Shaytan. When you see what you dislike, spit to your left side three times when you wake up, and seek refuge with Allah from its evil. It will not harm you then, Allah willing.' " Abu Salama said, "I would see dreams which weighed on me more heavily than a mountain. When I heard this hadith, I was not concerned about it."

 

The evil or bad dreams from the Shaytaan are mainly concerned with fahesha, indecency, or something which scares a person like a nightmare, etc. If a person sees a dream whereby one incurs some loss of life or property, or the person is put in some trial or tribulation, etc.; it does not necessarily mean that it is an evil or bad dream or it is from the Shaytaan! It may be that this dream is a warning and a reminder from Allah Subhanah, so that one may seek refuge in the All-Mighty and come closer to Him in faith and actions.


 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.144 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of Prophetism, and whatever belongs to Prothetism can never be false." Muhammad bin Sirin said, "But I say this." He said, "It used to be said, 'There are three types of dreams: The reflection of one's thoughts and experiences one has during wakefulness, what is suggested by Satan to frighten the dreamer, or glad tidings from Allah. So, if someone has a dream which he dislikes, he should not tell it to others, but get up and offer a prayer.'"

 

Your Question: Another question, Sometimes, when i am praying, i get tongue twisted and i have to say some parts of the verses over and over and over again, i don`t do this intentionally, i only do it so i can get it right, so is that a sin?

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.459 Narrated by Aisha

The Prophet (saws) said, "Such a person as recites the Qur'an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur'an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward."

 

Beloved sister, the Messenger of Allah (saws) promised that Allah Subhanah will give a double reward for a person who strives to recite the Quran with great difficulty; one for his/her recitation of the Quran and one for the striving they did in reading it right!

 

Thus, if for any reason, you get tongue twisted in striving to recite the Aayahs of the Quran in the prayer or otherwise, and thus have to recite them over and over again to get the pronunciation and the verses correct, rest assured that your double reward is confirmed with the Merciful Lord for your efforts. Praise be to Allah Subhanah Who has been so Merciful towards His believing slaves!

 

Your Question: Another thing, any du`as i can do to keep my brothers and other Muslims to have strong faith and stay steadfast in prayers? i`ll appreciate it.

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verses 40-41:

40 (Ibraheem prayed:)"O my Lord! Make me one who establishes regular prayer and also (raise such) among my offspring, O our Lord! and accept Thou my Prayer.

41 "O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness, me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!"

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verses 191-195:

191 Men who celebrate the praises of Allah, standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth (with the thought): "Our Lord! Not for naught hast Thou Created (all) this! Glory to thee! Give us salvation from the penalty of the fire.

192 "Our Lord! Any whom Thou dost admit to the fire, truly Thou coverest with shame and never will wrong-doers find any helpers!.

193 "Our Lord! We have heard the call of one calling (us) to faith `Believe ye in the Lord' and we have believed. O Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, blot out from us our iniquities, and take to Thyself our souls in the company of the righteous.

194 "Our Lord! Grant us what Thou didst promise unto us through Thine Messengers, and save us from shame on the Day of Judgment: for Thou never breakest Thy promise."

195 And their Lord hath accepted of them and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you be he male or female: ye are members one of another; those who have left their homes, or been driven out therefrom, or suffered harm in My cause, or fought or been slain; verily, I will blot out from them their iniquities, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath; a reward from the presence of Allah and from His presence is the best of rewards."

 

There are literally hundreds of supplications that are declared by Allah Subhanah in the Quran and in the various authentic traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) which one may recite for the well being of oneself and his/her fellow brothers/sisters in faith.

 

Or, one may with a sincere heart invoke the Merciful Lord in his/her own words and in his/her own language, and ask Him for whatever good one desires, for the Generous Lord is eager and ready to hear and accept the supplicants of His believing slaves.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186: And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!

 

Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

 

Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily supplication is worship."

Related by Ahmad and Sunan Abu Dawood.

 

Abdallah b. 'Umar reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart."

Related by Ahmad.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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