Dear brother in islaam had a bad dream yesterday i am having this dream very often.
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Dear brother in islaam had a bad dream yesterday i am having this dream very often that there is some spirit or presence that comes and tries to possess me i keep reading
Ayat ul kursi and lahaula valakuvat and then this thing goes away i need to know what this dream means i hope you show me right path .i get full cold in my dream and get scared that it will get me .the dream which igot yesterday was same but i felt that it tried to touch me and sit next to my bed and i just shook myself and it was gone i hope you understand this dream and tell me the meaning of this .i am getting this dream from past 8 to 9 years not every day but some times and it is scary please help as soon as you can .
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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.'"
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."
Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, from the contents of the dream it is evident that the dreams you experience are evil dreams with which the Shaytaan tries to despair, frighten, and scare mankind. All you need to do is keep your full and absolute trust and belief in your Lord Most Merciful, remain constant in seeking refuge in your Lord Most High from the evil of the accursed Shaytaan, and never ever fear the approaching of some evil because of such dreams….it is expected that your Lord Most High, Most Majestic will protect you and your family from every harm and every evil.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,