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Upon Having a Dream

Upon Having a Dream (35)
Abu Salamata bin Abdurrahmăn said: I heard Qatăda son of Rib`iy say: I heard the Messenger of Allah say: "Ru'yă (57) is from Allah, and hulmu is from the shaytăn, so if one of you sees something he hates, let him spittle(58) to his left three times when he awakens, and let him seek protection in Allah from its evil, for, Allah willing, it will not harm him."

Abu Salamata said: I used to consider a Ru'yă heavier upon me than a mountain, then when I heard this hadeeth, I became disconcerned, and in one narration "He said: I used to see Ru'yăs as cause for concern, until I heard Aba Qatăda say: I used to see Ru'yăs and they would make me sick, until I heard the Messenger of Allah say: "The good Ru'ya is from Allah, so if one of you sees what he likes, then he should not tell anyone about it except those whom he loves, and if he sees something he hates, then he should tell no one of it, and he should spit to his left three times, and solicit Allah's protection from the despicable Shaytăn from the evil of what he saw, for it will not harm him.

Footnotes

(57) This hadeeth seems to be describing a Ru'ya as one might describe the English word "Dream", and a Hulum as the English word "Nightmare". Later in this hadeeth we see that the word Ru'ya can also be used loosely to describe any vision (good or bad) experienced during sleep.

(58) See footnote #45

Reporters

Agreed upon by Bukhări and Muslim, and Al-Albăni included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #39.

 
Upon Having a Dream (36)
It is reported of the Messenger of Allah that he said: "If one of you sees a Ru'yă which he hates then let him spit to his left 3 times, let him seek protection in Allah from the shaytăn 3 times, and let him switch the side of his body that he was sleeping on."
Reporters

Reported by Muslim and in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #40.

© 1993 Waleed Al-Essa

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