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Dreams in Islam by Imran N. Hosein

By Imran N. Hosein

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He led the first raka’at of prayer but did not lead the second. The prayer was thus left unfinished. That was the dream! Had he informed Shaikh Alphahim or myself about the dream we might have understood it. The second dream was narrated to me later the same day. An American of Puerto Rican origin resident in Astoria, Queens, New York, came to an Astoria Masjid recently and declared that he had seen Prophet Muhammad sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam in a dream and, as a consequence of that dream, he wanted to become a Muslim.

And he also established the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, where a young man from Trinidad, West Indies, (who is the author of this book) could study Islam. There are many who may read this book and who may, themselves, have had dreams of the Prophet that they may wish to share with others. We may, perhaps, have an opportunity to publish another edition of this book that may include such dreams Insha Allah. I interrupted the printing of this book to include the following two dreams that were narrated to me at the funeral of my beloved friend and brother, Shaikh Alphahim Jobe, which took place on Saturday May 31, 1997.

In the second, the tragic news of execution was conveyed through the symbols of birds eating from a basket of bread held on the head of the dreamer. In both instances, the dreams communicated information of vital personal importance relating, this time, to immediate future events which were to take place in the lives of the individuals who had the dreams: “Two young men went to prison with him (Joseph). One of them said: I saw (in a dream) that I was pressing grapes. ” (And both entreated Joseph) Let us know the real meaning of this.

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