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.

Actual recording of above narration

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.

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