Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 40931
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Aug 18,2018

Title: Physical effects of bad dreams

Question

Muhtram mufti sahab Aslamo alikum My father dies 5 years back due to cancer. I often see him in my dreams and whenever he comes in my dream i suffer some kind of loss. Sometimes its financial loss.three months back i saw him in my dream he was lying somewhere and he asked me to hug him. Few days after that i had asthama and then i developed severe stomach problems to the point that i am unable to digest anything now. Three days back i saw my grandmother nani in my dream who brought some food with her for my mom. She had a plastic bag full of anjeer i ate two anjeers and then during the dream i thought how will i dgest these i wont be able to digest anything. After seeing that dream my stomach problem got even more worse to the point that incould not eat for more than 36 hours just had few sips of water. I was planning to have endoscopy two days back and my father again appeared in my dream and he was holding my neck and was saying nad e Ali ka dam something like that. While he was not into nad e Ali he was sunni.The morning i woke up i had asthama attack and could not go for endoscopy. I am unable to understand all this. Indid not do anything bad to my father or grand parents but they appear as ghosts in my dreams. I dont know how to get rid of this. I am really sick at the moment have lost 13kg weight in three months can not eat anything and now bed ridden. Kindly pray for me my husband is also very worried. Doctors can not understand whats happenng to me.i could not write all the bad dreams because it will be very long. Kindly reply me at you earliest May Allah reward you for helping me Jazak Allah

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Sister in Islaam,

We take note of the contents of your email. We sympathize with you in your unfortunate predicament. May Allaah Ta’aala grant you relief and solace from your situation. Aameen.

Dreams are of the three types: the good ones from Allaah Ta’aala, the evil ones from Shaitaan and those which are expositions of one’s thoughts from throughout the day. If one sees a good dream, one should praise Allaah Ta’aala and pray that it comes to fruition. If one sees a bad dream, he should seek refuge from Allaah Ta’aala.

Do not make dreams the focus of your attention. Dreams are akin to a traveler. A traveler encounters various sceneries while traveling. However, he continues his journey and does not allow the scenery to stop him from traveling further and reaching his ultimate destination. Likewise, one should focus on the aims of one’s life and strive to achieve them.

Nevertheless, the congruent occurrence of the physical losses you refer to, such as the abdominal problems and asthma cannot be associated to your dreams. Rather, they are a coincidence with the dream. At times, it is the anxiety one suffers following to a disturbing dream that makes him paranoid and accede to an action he had dreamt of.

We advise you to seek medical and psychological help from specialists of the field. We pray that Allaah Ta’aala grants you complete recovery from your illnesses. Aameen.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.   

Muajul I. Chowdhury

 

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

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