Q: Dear Sheikh, I am writing to you to ask you about the interpretation of a dream i had. This is very urgent, I called you but you told me to write to you instead. You also promised that that you would respond in 5 to 7 days maximum.
This dream happened after i woke up at around 6:30 am and went to the hospital for back pain. I came back tired and went back to sleep at around 8 am. Please note that i missed the fajr prayer that morning.The dream starts with me seeing myself sleeping. as i was sleeping, in my dream, i started to feel that something is taking control over me and restraining my body from moving. I woke up from sleep, still in my dream, and i was trying to say the shahada when the dark force i was feeling held my tongue and stopped me from being able to say anything. At that moment i woke up to reality.
When i woke up i was not very scared or terrified. I had heard similar stories from friends who experienced this before. To be honest with you, I was excited to go back to sleep in hope of meeting the jin or shaytan that came to me.
So i went back to sleep and again, in my dream, i saw myself sleeping and the same exact story repeated. However, this time the dark force was not able to restrain my tongue and let me loose after saying some prayers. (If my story is clear until now, you should understand that I am, in reality, still asleep and i just woke up from sleep in the dream). The dream continues of me looking into the pillow i was sleeping on and noticing that it was covered in some blue liquid. i want to add that i remember seeing my brother in the room as well. The dream continues of me opening the door to my room and looking into the living room. The living room was dark and a man walked into my room from the living room and i had to walk backwards to let him in. The man was shirtless, very muscular, tall, brown skinned and bald. At the beginning he showed me the left side of his face, his eye was wide open and he had a smile on his face. he then slowly turned his face to reveal to me his right side of
his face that i did not see until now. His right eye was missing and the same blue liquid that was on my pillow was pouring out of his right eye.
I felt that this person was trying to be my friend, and i can not remember if this person was trying to shake my hand or not. But I shouted Allahu akbar and punched him, however the punch went through him as if he was a ghost. He also punched me back and it went through me. I repeatedly tried to attack him shouting Allahu akbar and for every attack he responded with one like it. I then spat at him but it went through him, and he responded to that by spitting back, and it went through me as well.
After that I woke up and was back to reality. Is there any meaning for this.
Time: Monday May 10, 2010 at 12:08 am
A: The missing of fajr prayer in this case would be due to a valid reason. It would not highly impact this dream. The time based on your circumstance does have validity.
Your faith is being challenged. Upon looking retrospectively at you life, you can know the origins and details of underlining the spiritual challenge you are going through. Deep down, you know what you can do to make yourself a better person. You need to work towards your spiritual empowerment without laziness for a greater level of worldly security and safety. You must let go of matters that are doubtful.
The condition of your room (in the dream) is outlining the condition of your life in this world. This room of yours is also a representation of your character. If it is clean, tidy and spacious, then such would be your outcome to your worldly position.
The shahadah implies that you would gain victory over evil forces. Your struggle would never be easy. The eye represents your faith. The healthier the eye in the dream, the better the outcome of your faith. The more defect seen within the eye, the greater the defect in your imaan. The punching (with power) implies that you would eventually gain control over your spiritual matters.
Spitting refers to your words having an impact on another person. You would say things that would make someone else become better than yourself.
Outcome: your dream connotes a lot of challenge and adversity that you are undergoing. To overcome it, you must get yourself straightened out on multiple levels. You are clouded in your mind, and you need help from your Creator. You need to do some soul searching to not let things pull you down. This requires moments of reflection as to where you are in life and the end point you seeking.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
Admins’ Note: We hope that this response is published within the time frame promised to you. Sincere apologies for the delay, and we do thank you for your patience. May Allah ease your affairs, ameen.