Meaning of dream
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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I have 2 questions, please answer me the following:
1. Recently I was fasting after I finish my office I went home and slept around 2:30 afternoon and while sleeping I was having some chest burn due to gastric problem I believe; I slept and saw a dream where I had a heart attack and i got fainted and while i am getting faint i was reading Kalima loudly and i got up from my sleep while reading Kalima, please tell what does it mean.
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Meaning of dream
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
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 true 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 the Shaytaan 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.'"
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.168 Narrated by Abu Salama
I used to see a dream which would make me sick till I heard Abu Qatada saying, "I too, used to see a dream which would make me sick till I heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "A good dream is from Allah, so if anyone of you saw a dream which he liked, he should not tell it to anybody except to the one whom he loves, and if he saw a dream which he disliked, then he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil and from the evil of the Shaytaan, and spit three times (on his left) and should not tell it to anybody, for it will not harm him."
Because you had chest burns due to gastric problems before you went to sleep and had the dream, it is possible that your dream was a mere reflection of your thoughts which you had during your hours of wakefulness.
Alternatively your dream whereby you declare the shahaadah aloud in your dream could be glad tidings from your Lord Most Gracious regarding your acceptable belief. More often than not when one dreams of a severe disease or death taking place in a dream, it is glad-tidings from Allah Subhanah for a long life. Thus brother, you should be grateful unto your Lord Most Gracious for His glad-tidings unto you and your belief, and strive your utmost for the rest of your life to honor those glad-tidings from your Lord and become a better believer and strengthen and increase your practice of your deen.
Respected brother, if you are indeed sincere of faith, and strengthen your practice of the deen, humble yourself unto your Lord and beg and beseech Him to make your dream come true.it is expected that at the appointed hour of your death, the Angels of Mercy will take your soul when the state of your emaan and faith in your Lord is at its highest! For a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, there is no better or honorable death than one wherein his soul departs his body at the peak of its emaan.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan Verse 102:
102 O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not except in the state of Faith (Islam).
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,