Allāh ﷻ created men on different levels. The prophets are the highest and of them the Prophet ﷺ is the highest. Our dreams are not the same as the dreams of prophets. When you dream something you don’t have to follow it. Be happy for good dreams but they are not orders from Allāh ﷻ. You must not follow dreams which are against Sharī‘ah.
Don’t Do Anything According to Your Dream
Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim
Mawlana Shaykh Mehmet Adil Al-Haqqani ق, Sohbet of the 26th of July, 2020.
As-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatu Llāhi wa-barakātuh.
A‘ūdhu bi-Llāhi mina sh-shayṭāni r-rajīm. Bismi Llāhi r-Raḥmāni r-Raḥīm. Aṣ-ṣalātu wa-s-Salāmu ‘alá Rasūlinā Muḥammadin Sayyidi l-awwalīna wa-l-ākhirīn. Madad yā Rasūla Llāh, madad yā Sādātī Aṣḥābi Rasūli Llāh, madad yā Mashāyikhanā, dastūr Mawlānā Shaykh ‘Abdu Llāh al-Fā’iz ad-Dāghistānī, Shaykh Muḥammad Nāẓim al-Ḥaqqānī. Madad. Ṭarīqatuna ṣ-ṣuḥbah, wa-l-khayru fi l-jam’iyyah.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla created people on different levels. The highest level belongs to the prophets. All prophets are on the highest level among people. Allāh ﷻ protected them from sin. They are innocent. Innocent meaning Allāh ﷻ doesn’t let them make a sin. After them come ṣaḥābah, awliyā’ and mashāyikh, mu’mins. They come in levels like this.
What is important here is that prophets have levels too. There are Ūlū l-‘Azm who are on the highest level of them. There are 124,000 prophets, we say ‘alayhimu s-salām. How did prophecy come to them? To some Jibrīl ‘alayhi s-salām came bringing revelation. And there are many prophets who did not have any revelation sent to them. How did they receive orders? They had dreams. And as they were prophets, their dreams were true. Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla gave orders to them through their dreams. And based on the dreams, they shared the message with their people. And our situation now with Islām, our Prophet ﷺ had thousands of revelations through Jibrīl ‘alayhi s-salām. For 23 years continuously Jibrīl ‘alayhi s-salām came to our Prophet ﷺ and gave him messages. Therefore, it was not through a dream but directly by revelation.
The reason we are saying this is that many people among us say, “I saw this in a dream. That happened. We should do so and so.” You cannot act based on a dream. Only prophets act based on their dreams. They see them as their order and sharī‘ah. If everyone acts based on their dreams, things will get confusing because they do not know what is truth, what is imagination, and what is influence. They don’t know this. Say, “Shukr Allāh ﷻ I had a good dream. This dream, in shā’a Llāh, will be the means for good openings and we will be protected from evil.” You should interpret it like this and be content. “I saw such a dream. Such and such order came through it. I should do like that. I should go there and there.” No need to think like this. Because if everyone acts based on their dreams, they will leave sharī‘ah and religion. Because it is just a dream. People often see nonsense things, useless things in their dreams. You should not follow them and lose your way. And if an inspiration comes, you should look at the inspiration. Many people get inspiration from their egos. They don’t succeed in what they do. Then they regret doing it. Everything is clear anyway.
Our Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam said, “Ad-dīnu bayyin.” Everything is clear. But there are doubtful things. They are a few. We should beware of them. So these people at the end of times are living in imagination. They mix their imagination with religion. Therefore, do not act based on your dream. No need to do something according to your dream. Do what you are ordered. That is enough. No need to do more as well. If you carry out Allāh’s ﷻ orders – you make ṣalāh, pay zakāh, go to ḥajj if you can, do these things, the rest, other than dhikr and practices of ṭarīqah, no need to do more. If you do these, you are certainly a beloved servant of Allāh ﷻ.
May Allāh ﷻ let people see the truth. We should be thankful to Allāh ﷻ for the things we are given, first of all īmān. We should make shukr for īmān. No need to run after other things and other people. Because Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla says in Qur’ān if you run after people, they will mislead you. “This man is like this, let’s follow him. This man knows so much…” While saying this, you will have lost your way. Be steadfast on the way of Allāh ﷻ. You will be in profit in the end. May Allāh ﷻ make all of us firm, in shā’a Llāh.
Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla create whole human being and He ﷻ make it level[s] for human being. We are, there was theory of, doctrine of Communist – everybody must be same. And they try. They try. Even in this system there was one up, one down, one… Not all level same because Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla create people [on different] level[s]. Some of them, they have ability to rule people. Some of them ability to do work. Some of them to be soldier. Some of them to be doctor. This is level. Allāh ﷻ make level for people to… Life it must be like this, somebody must help each other. Doctor cannot be butcher, cannot be, he need butcher. Other also, everybody need somebody else. So, they must be happy with their profession, job. Because this life, like this.
But our important thing – human being Allāh ﷻ create them in level. The most highest level they are prophets. Allāh ﷻ create, send for human being, from Sayyidunā Ādam ‘alayhi ssalām until our Prophet Muḥammad ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, 124.000 prophets. This is the highest in between human being. They are the highest level of human being. And many, even in prophets also there is level. The highest level of course – Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, Sayyidunā Muḥammad and Ūlī l-‘Azm, and [then] less and less. And they was… Allāh ﷻ send them message for Book for human being. To teach human being, there is many heavenly Message, Books, sent Holy Books, sent for many of prophets. And this was coming by Jibrīl ‘alayhi s-salām or other angel – by seeing.
And there was prophets also whose level less; some of them maybe once in their life they see angel coming for them to give message. Even there was, they don’t have seeing angel also, only by dream. Many of prophets, Allāh ﷻ sent them message by dream. Here important thing for dream, dream of prophets not like other people’s dream – special dream, shayṭān cannot interfere or give order or to say anything. In dream it is purely, coming clearly and purely, coming for them order from Allāh ‘Azza wa-Jalla what to do, what, how to be with people, how to – instruction Allāh ﷻ give them in dream. So they was following dream, and make hidāyah for people to follow them. But for common people, a dream, especially for, after Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, because Prophet ﷺ thousands of times Sayyidunā Jibrīl coming for Prophet ﷺ and order coming. So it was no need for dream for Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam – directly coming with Jibrīl ‘alayhi s-salām.
After, real believer or awliyā’u Llāh or ṣaḥābah they was seeing dream, real dream, but also, not giving sharī‘ah and what we must do. For this we are saying many people they are dreaming and they following their dream. “I have been ordered in dream to do this, or to do that, or to not do this.” There is many people they are thinking it is order from Allāh ﷻ. But there is rule in Islām, don’t do anything according dream.
So, when you dream, only you can say good tiding for good thing: “Oh I see this dream, I see awliyā’u Llāh, I see, Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam, I see…” All this the most highest dream to see Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam. It is enough. No need to say, to do this, to do that. Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam he ﷺ teach us, saying what you will do. No need for you to say: “In dream Prophet ﷺ say, tell me this, to do this.” Only, you be thank for Allāh ﷻ, you see Prophet ṣallá Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam or you see Mashāyikh. This is good. But now not obligatory to do what instruction in dream. So this is, many people they are living in dream every time. “I see this, I saw that.” No, it is good to see dream of course, but not to follow if it is against Sharī‘ah, against human being, against nature, you mustn’t follow this. If other it’s okay you can be happy. It is blessed to see Mashāyikh, to see relative. All this good. Maybe sometimes you see relative they pass away, they are not happy. This meaning they want you to read for them to take this heaviness from them. But other, to do wrong thing according dream – don’t do this.
Allāh ﷻ make us to be see reality, in shā’a Llāh, every time, not to follow dreams. Wa-min Allāhi t-tawfīq, al-Fātiḥah.