Are hadith’s regarding Prophet Muhammad dreaming about Aisha before marriage authentic?

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain


Are hadiths regarding Prophet Muhammad dreaming about Aisha before marriage authentic?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Yes the Hadith can be found in Bukhari and Muslim. Imam Bukhari narrates it three times in his Saheeh using the following wordings;

حَدَّثَنَا عُبَيْدُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو أُسَامَةَ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ أُرِيتُكِ فِي الْمَنَامِ مَرَّتَيْنِ، إِذَا رَجُلٌ يَحْمِلُكِ فِي سَرَقَةِ حَرِيرٍ فَيَقُولُ هَذِهِ امْرَأَتُكَ، فَأَكْشِفُهَا فَإِذَا هِيَ أَنْتِ، فَأَقُولُ إِنْ يَكُنْ هَذَا مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ يُمْضِهِ

Narrated `Aisha:Allah’s Messenger said (to me), “You have been shown to me twice in (my) dreams. A man was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I uncovered it; and behold, it was you. I said to myself, ‘If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true[1]

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Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

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[1]Saheeh Bukhari  Ahaadees numbers 3895, 5078 and 7011

Saheeh Muslim 3438 without repetition   Darussalam prints


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