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Jinns and Dream interpretation

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

As salamu alaikum wa rahmatulillah wa barakatuh.

I hope that I will find an answer to my matter as this has been going on since my childhood. I can not find anyone who could help me or have knowledge about this.

I converted to Islam 8 years ago. I was raised as Christian. 

I was always very sensitive person, even as a small child. Till now I have very real and meaningful dreams  and I’d like your answer for  one of them which I’ll explain at the end.

I’ve seen it first time when I was I think 6yrs old. It was even tall same like me. It was night time. He was standing in the middle of the lounge in black garment, long thick black hair, face which resembles half dog without nose and half cat with yellow bright eyes. He didn’t say anything, just staring at me. Second time when I’ve seen him was after few years, I was about 10yrs old. In my dream I found myself on bed in our home, it was night again and the wall at the side of the bed became a big window. I was sitting on the bed looking outside of it, I didn’t see any ground just reddish dark sky. I could see something moving at the back, coming, moving from left to right, when it came closer I realise that it was him, now tall as adult man, sitting on the carriage with two black horses at the front and holding their lead rope. He was in a hurry to get close to my window. When he came too close, he stood side to side of my window trying to look through it to see me. His face was touching that window at the point but he couldn’t see me. 

Third time I’ve seen him was after I converted to islam. In my twenties and pregnant. 

Again, night time. I was at home with my husband. We heard someone banging at the door. I was scared, sitting on the floor, white blanket over my tummy. In this dream I must have been around 5 months pregnant. In reality was just few months. My husband decided to open because banging didn’t stop. He came in like a wind stood in front of my husband, very angry. His face resembled of my husband even his body posture with his yellow eyes and long black thick hair. He was wearing denim jacket and jeans. My husband was arguing with him like what he wants and so and so. He this ‘jinn’ tried to kick my tummy but he couldn’t as I moved back protecting it. After that he pointed at me looking at my husband  saying ‘if you two won’t stop I will come back again’ looking at me afterwards. 

Then he left. 

Few years have passed, till he came into my dream again sitting on  the top of the wardrobe saying and trying to convince me that ‘your mother is a liar’, I told him that ‘I don’t believe you’ then I woke up. 

After few days my mother told me that she has seen him, well she said that she didn’t even sleep, it was like a time between sleeping and being awake, my mum never sleeps in dark so left a door in to the corridor open where was a light on. Only thing she has seen was his shadow, but even seeing that she knew his appearance, even his face.

I didn’t see him for years since then. 

Until yesterday I was at work having night shift. 

I was sitting, lights were dimmed, phone in my hand and I shut my eyes. I didn’t sleep it was too real. I’ve seen my son who is 5 years old as a baby around 1yr old, laying on his tummy, naked in the bath, screaming and crying in pain, his skin darker then usual, having long thick hair same like this ‘jinn’. 

When I opened my eyes my phone display was still on, looked at the time it must have been not even 3 minutes that I had my eyes shut. 

I felt terrible, shocked fearing about my son. 

I recited ayatul kursi and ikhlas but still felt like being watched by something and even at home. I’m listenig to quran always that’s the only thing which keeps me feeling safe and also my kids. 

I’d be so happy if you could tell me what is this and why he always comes. 

In reality after my dream about this ‘jinn’ saying things about my mother, my relationship with her has gone a bit cold. 

Also after a dream with my husband, and years passed by we have been nearly divorced. Alhamdulillah we are back together and things seem to be fine. 

Generally my life has been though, very though but after converting to Islam it was better. I feel blessed to be a Muslim. 

There is one more thing I’d like to ask you about. 

As I said about my relationship with my mother, before few moths it got to a point where a felt very sad and hurt but didn’t tell her anything. 

I was depressed by it, couldn’t sleep properly always thinking about my mum. 

Then I had a dream. I was in a house with my brother and kids. There was my mother too. I wanted to borrow from her something I think something like a perfume (what we normally do), but she was very angry on me and left. 

I felt so hurt in this dream, a pain in my chest couldn’t bear it. I thought that my heart will stop beating. My brother has tried to calm me down. Then my heart stopped and I closed my eyes. I’ve seen myself outside under night sky full of stars and faces in the sky which looked like jesus in Christianity. I told to myself we don’t believe in such a things and then I took of and flew higher towards the night sky, I flew through them and I found myself in the sand desert, above me night sky full of stars, it was warm but not hot night. There was a man standing in front of me, he had a light coloured skin, not very long beard,his hair was brown, little wavy and above his shoulders, around his thirties. This man was wearing a long dress or shirt up to his ankles and sandals, it looked like clothing and sandals at the times of our  prophets (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon them). 

He was looking at me with his brown eyes which had bluish colour because the sky and stars were reflected in them. 

Then he used his right hand to point his index finger into the right direction. 

This man didn’t say anything, his look at me was full of understanding I felt that he feels sorry for me, for my pain which I stopped feeling once coming there. Then he turned and left, leaving me with feel that we’ll see each other again, it wasn’t good bye. He was walking in this sand towards a house, very simple with a hay instead of roof. It didn’t have a light so it was dark. There was nothing but light of the stars  and peace. 

When I woke up I had the name of our prophet Ibraheem in my head (peace and blessings of Allah may be upon him) , tears in my eyes. 

Who was it and what was the message of this dream? 

I’m very sorry for my English. 

May Allah bless you for your help. 

 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

It gives us immense pleasure to hear of your reversion to Islam. We make dua Almighty Allah keep you steadfast on His Deen. Aameen.

As Muslims, we are required to believe that each and every event that takes place in our lives is from Almighty Allah alone, good or otherwise, as Almighty Allah is our Creator and He himself knows what is best for us.

Remember that Almighty Allah does not burden a soul with that which it is unable to bear. Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran, Surah Baqarah, Verse 286,

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا

Translation: “Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity.”

Do not think for even a second that any creature, jinn or shaytaan, can cause you actual harm. Remember that Almighty Allah is close to you and will most definitely reward you abundantly from his infinite treasures. Consider the following ahadith,[i]

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا أحب الله قوما ابتلاهم، فمن صبر فله الصبر، ومن جزع فله الجزع

Translation: “If Allah loves a people, he afflicts them with trials. Whoever is patient, has the reward of patience, and whoever is impatient, has the fault of impatience.”

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من يرد الله به خيرا يصب منه

Translation: “If Allah intends good for someone, he afflicts them with trials.”

Every power lies in Almighty Allah. Strengthen your belief in this and never be afraid of any creature. No one can harm you if Almighty Allah has decreed to protect you.

With regards to the dream you saw of Ibrahim (Alayhis Salaam) and the stars reminding you of Christianity, your aversion to the thoughts of Christianity are proof of your strong faith. The presence of Ibrahim (Alayhis Salaam) further affirms that Almighty Allah is with you. Never lose hope. Turn to Almighty Allah for help.  

A great tool to utilize in your situation is that of dua. Turning to Almighty Allah, crying before him, imploring him as often as you can will certainly cause the mercy of Almighty Allah to descend. Almighty Allah says in Surah Baqarah, Verse 186,

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ

Translation: “And when my bondsmen ask you about me, verily I am close by (so call only on me). I answer the prayer of the caller when he calls. So, they should accept (my commandments and obey them) and always believe in me so that they remain on the right (with valid beliefs).”

Sister, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed by these challenges. Now more than ever must you remain firm on your Deen.

You have experienced first-hand the benefits of Quran recitation. We advise you to make a habit of reciting the following in abundance:

  • Ayatul Kursi.
  • The last two verses of Surah Baqarah.
  • Muawwadhatain i.e. Surah Falaq and Surah Naas.
  • Call out the Adhaan loudly in the house. Try doing so once during the day and once more at night.
  • Try to always stay in the state of Wudhu.
  • Daily recite portions of dua booklets such as the Manzil or Hizbul A’zam.

The Manzil has proven to be a powerful instrument of protection. You many access the Manzil and Hizbul A’zam at:

https://ia801702.us.archive.org/31/items/Manzil_201303/Manzil.pdf

https://jamiat.org.za/manzil-the-remedy-for-black-magic/

https://jamiat.org.za/al-hizbul-azam/

We advise you to obtain a copy of Qaseedah Burdah by my honourable teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb Hafizahullah, for spiritual revival and motivation. You may also access it via the following link: https://daruliftaa.net/qaseeda-burdah/  

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Bilal Yusuf Pandor

Student Darul Iftaa

Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


مسند أحمد ط الرسالة (39/ 41) [i]

حدثنا يونس، حدثنا ليث، عن يزيد، عن عمرو، مولى المطلب، عن عاصم بن عمر بن قتادة، عن محمود بن لبيد، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: ” إذا أحب الله قوما ابتلاهم، فمن صبر فله الصبر، ومن جزع فله الجزع “

 

صحيح البخاري (7/ 115)

5645 – حدثنا عبد الله بن يوسف، أخبرنا مالك، عن محمد بن عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن أبي صعصعة، أنه قال: سمعت سعيد بن يسار أبا الحباب، يقول: سمعت أبا هريرة، يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «من يرد الله به خيرا يصب منه

 

 

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