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Deceptive Guidance: A Dream of Misleading Advice and the Search for Truth

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Q: I dreamed that I was sitting at a window when, as though a dejavu, a woman appears beside me (I don’t know who it could be) and she starts reading from a page. This page apparently advises what I must do with my life and the outcomes following it. I cannot see what is written on the page since she is facing me with the page facing her. Although I trust the woman. Again like a dejavu, suddenly, I appear back at home. It looks bright with noor and a good feeling. A relieved moment but I’m aware of it. My mom tells me that my sister-in-law has given birth to a baby girl. I already know this and what the name would be as I have lived this day before. In reality (waking life) this niece is 9 years old already. As I joke to my mom what ‘I think (because I know) what the girls name would be, an arab man wearing a bright white fez and sallah top walks in to give me a message in arabic (which sounds like a surah of the quraan I don’t know) and I had a message for him too but just one word in arabic (I don’t remember the word but it sounded like ‘robit’ or something with an “r” & a “t”).

Suddenly I became aware of the reason I was sent back in time. It was meant for me to know the message. I looked frantically for the message in my drawer. As if the last time, I overlooked the message. I kept thinking to myself “don’t forget the message”. Then suddenly I was removed from that scene and back to sitting at the window where the woman was. It comes to me somehow that the woman who I had previously trusted had been false. I took the page she was reading from and everything she had said to me was false. She had mislead me. She had previously told me to put my eyelash on a guy and what I must do/follow and that would lead me to happiness. However, when I read the page it was apparent that she had given me the complete opposite info of what was written. Even the guy she said was good for me was false and misleading. Everything she said was a steer into unhappiness, contrary to what is written on the page. In this dream, I felt as though for 9 years I was mislead by someone I trusted. This page had a list of info scribbled down. The only thing I remember from the page when I awoke is the name of a person. I know this person in reale life too. Kindly advise me what this could mean.


A: Ensure that you lead a life conforming to the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Observe purdah from all ghair mahrams (even cousins, etc.). Place your reliance and trust in Allah Ta’ala and not on people. Similarly ensure that you always remain in pious company and not associate with the wrong type of people. 

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

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Mufti Zakaria Makada

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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