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Dreaming of Hazrat Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

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Q: I was going through a website of which the link is provided below –

Maulana Zakariyah mentions in Fazaail-e- Aamaal that “Shaytaan does not have the power to declare himself a Prophet in a dream.”“It is impossible that that the person dreaming may misunderstand Shaytaan as the Holy Prophet.” “If the person does not see the Prophet in a good feature, then that is the fault of the dreamer.” “If the person sees the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) doing an unlawful act, then the dream need interpretation in light of Islamic law even though (the person who dreamt) may be a pious saint.” I have read that it is mentioned in Fazaail Amal that a man had a dream in which Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) (allegedly) asked him to ‘Drink Liquor’. My question is should we not reject the dreams which does not fit the description of the Prophet and is against shariah?


A: Unfortunately, your comments are not in keeping with the preferred standards of the muhadditheen. Hence, you do not have a right to make commentary of the hadeeth.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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