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TO WHICH EXTENT OUR DREAMS COME TRUE N WHAT ARE ITS COMPLICATION. TO WHOM SHALL WE EXPLAIN OUR DREAMS.
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Q-1: TO WHICH EXTENT OUR DREAMS COME TRUE N WHAT ARE ITS COMPLICATION.
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.'"
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.119 Narrated by Abu Huraira
I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "Nothing is left of the Prophetism except Al-Mubashshirat." They asked, "What are Al-Mubashshirat?" He (saws) replied, "The true good dreams (that conveys glad tidings)."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.116 Narrated by Ubada bin As Samit
The Prophet (saws) said, "The (good) dreams of a faithful believer is a part of the forty-six parts of Prophetism."
Q-2: TO WHOM SHALL WE EXPLAIN OUR DREAMS.
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 Shaytaan, and spit three times (on his left) and should not tell it to anybody, for it will not harm him."
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Your Brother in Islam,