A sister from Algeria calls the Shaykh about a dream

Reference: Muhaddith al-‘Asr Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee – Page 40

It has been narrated:

Once a sister from Algeria called the Shaykh and said: “O Shaykh! I have news!”

The Shaykh said: “I hope Allaah has blessed you with good news.”

She said: “One of the sisters had a dream, and I shall narrate it to you.”

The Shaykh said: “I hope she saw [something] good.”

She said: “O Shaykh! Is it correct that someone can come and narrate a dream to you and you can say: ‘I hope you saw [something] good and [hopefully] it is good?’ Is this confirmed from the Sunnah?”

The Shaykh said: “No. This is not confirmed, however, there is no harm in using this [term] sometimes.”

She said: “This sister saw herself on a balcony which overlooked a path, and upon this path she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) by his [known] description. Then she saw me standing in front of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) smiling at me, and I was smiling at him.

Then I called her, and said to her: ‘Come down. Come down with us.’

So when she came down she asked me: ‘Who are you looking at?’

So I said: ‘Look at the one, who looked at me,’ and she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Then the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) smiled and proceeded along the path.

We then walked together along the [same] path [the sister and I], and whilst we were walking we saw a Shaykh upon the [same] path, so we extended our greetings to him by saying: ‘as-Salaamu ‘alaykum.’

So he replied to us: ‘Wa ‘alaykum as-Salaam wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.’

Then this Shaykh asked us: ‘Did you see the Messenger (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?’

We said: ‘Yes, we saw him.’

So this sister asked me: ‘Who is this Shaykh?’

So I said to her: ‘This is Shaykh al-Albaanee.’” [End of dream]

The sister who had called the Shaykh, then said: “I ask Allaah to make this good news for you, O Shaykh, and I wished to inform you, O Shaykh. Hopefully it is good news, in shaa.-Allaah and that you are upon the way of the Sunnah, in shaa.-Allaah Ta’aala. So what do you say, O Shaykh?”

Here, the Shaykh did not say a thing, rather, tears began pouring down (his face) and he cried profusely. He then asked those of the brothers who were in his gathering to leave.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.