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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 got this dream for the third or fourth time regarding baby in my arms or a child i try to rescue but i am helpless as it dies and people around me too are helpless which depress me n i cry that i couldn`t help ,suddenly after an hour or two the baby gets alive subhanallah i was overjoyed with the miracle.i would like to know what does this dream indicate.
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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, "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.'"
In light of the above hadith, if one has a good dream then it is always from Allah Subhanah in the form of good tidings. Whenever one experiences good dreams and good tidings, one must be grateful to Allah Subhanah and redouble his efforts in doing good righteous deeds to make himself more deserving of the honor which their Lord Most Merciful has bestowed upon them.
If one has an evil or frightening dream, it is, without an iota of a doubt, from the accursed Shaytaan. One should immediately take refuge in Allah from the accursed Shaytaan, disregard the dream and never mention the dream to anyone, for it will never be able to harm him.
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."
If you experience any dream which is scary or frightful, rest assured that they are from the Shaytaanyou should immediately seek refuge in Allah Subhanah from its evil as soon as you wake up, recite the Muawwedaat (Surah 113th Al-Falaq and the Surah 114th An-Naas), spit three times on your left, and should not relate the evil dream to anyone. If you have sought refuge in Allah from its evil, it will never ever be able to harm you in the least.
Jabir reported that the Prophet (saws) said: If someone of you sees an unpleasant dream he should spit three times on his left side and seek Allah's refuge from the accursed Shaytaan, and change the side on which he was lying.'
Reported by Muslim, Abu Daw'ud, Nasa-i, and Ibn Majah.
Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, in light of the above guidance, it is more than likely that the dream you experienced was no more than a reflection of the thoughts of fear for the safety of the children.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:
17 If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:
And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,
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