Question: Assalamu alikum wa rahmatulla Imaam,
I have two different concerns (I’ll try to make them short):
1-I am a girl, can I do a CPR for a guy if I had to? I would love it if you provide the point view of our beloved Imaams Shafie and Hanafi.
2-I had a dream that I was in a battle between Muslims and non-Muslims, it was dark but a little bright, meaning either Fajir or Magrib time. HORRIFYINGLY enough, I was with the side of non-Muslims. I felt very young when I was fighting the Muslims. The non-Muslim side won, and while I was looking through the dead bodies, :'( I saw the body of my beloved Khalifa Abu Bakir! (I wasn’t able to see his features, but everyone in the dream knew it was the Khalifa) he was laying on the ground, and I stared crying so hard. I screamed for help, I tried to do something, but I wasn’t able because Abu Bakir (may Allah be pleased with him) was with the Muslims side, and I was with the messed up side, I didn’t figure out what were they other than enemies. When I woke up ya Imaam, my tears where all over my face in the middle of the night, and I couldn’t go back to sleep, because I felt like Allah subhanahu is telling me through my dream that I am hurting my Ummah some how. Is that right? can you
tell me what the dream meant? or at least what should I do?
Time: Thursday October 21, 2010 at 7:08 am
A1: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
In cases of life and death cpr can be administered by a qualified (cpr) person to a stranger if no other choice/person exists to perform this (cpr) function in order to save his/her life.
(For students learning this as part of class requirements, they must practice on the same gender.)
A2: Do good actions, follow religion in the manner religion seeks for you to follow it. You are undergoing emotional turmoil. Your heart is unstable and restless. Your income (foods consumed) must be viewed from the vantage point of haram and halal. Take greater pride in what you consume and people you interact with. Resolve your internal issues in a fair and just manner. Do not act on mere emotions. Some of your morals need greater evaluation and scrutiny. This dream is a blessing in that the Creator is seeking better for you. Focus on good things and let distraction move away from you. Do not be distracted from your Higher goals.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.