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The Human mind is equipped with a sense of foresightness but it is a Human’s consciousness, which should be awake enough to grab the opportunity when it is provided by the virtues of one’s Predetermined Destiny (PDD). It will be wrong to say that such qualities are rare, instead such qualities are not realised by every conceivable mind because of superstition, immaturity, ignorance and aloofness. Such a foresightness which helps or warns human instincts do not always come in day time as a feeling in the heart but it is also available to the human mind at night-time envisioning in the form of dreams. The human brain uses dreaming to reinforce learning. The idea that sleep, and in particular dreaming, serves to cement new information and skills in the brain is not just an idea but it has helped transformed people to such a knowledgeable state which helped them achieve their goals materially as well as spiritually. A prolonged sleep of comfortable eight hours brings a favourable resourcefulness than short and hasty sleeping hours.

Dreaming is not an unusual matter but it is experienced by every human mind. Every human being dreams. But most of those dreams are not worth telling because it could be plain without any meaning, evil dreams people could feel ashamed by telling and even wet dreams fall into the same category. Some are hazy, and are soon forgotten. They are really the doings of the human brain as deep sleep fades into light slumber. They are born of physical causes which human experiences during their work schedule and social dealings. They are not real or true. But some dreams are different and carry a huge weight of knowledge, which need explanation, commentaries and intellectual expressions about it. They leave a permanent impact on the mind of the dreamer. They are not forgotten, even until death. The passage of time does not erase their details from one's memory. These are the true dreams, the real ones. Their origin is spiritual, as opposed to the physical origin of false dreams.

Unfortunately, most of the modern folks have lost their steadfastness in the religion of Islam. Their glamour surrounds within the advanced technology of the modern times where they negate and stubbornly nullify even the existence of Almighty The-God. Even such people get glimpse of envisioning moderating their stand but mostly it falls in the deaf ears and blind eyes, which cannot perceive even though they see of their material needs. They do not, therefore, believe that there is such a thing as the human spirit and a human envisioning. But such people ignore the unanimous evidence of Almighty Alloh within their own creation and in the surroundings. Such persons attach no weight to the equally unanimous evidence of all The Prophets, The Messengers and Waliulloh, have said that there is in fact a soul within each human body. These men of religion were known and respected for their truthfulness and fruitfulness and selflessness. They were born at different times, in different regions, and were separated from one another by long distances with no means of communication, so that one another’s thinking did not influence their views. And what about the revealed books? They are equally unanimous about the existence of the human soul in each human body, the former being the more important of the two, and more permanent. Each human being is himself conscious of the fact that he is something more than his body. That extra-physical thing in him is his soul, which is the root of human spiritual dreams.

Throughout time, dreams and visions have served as warnings, as guides and sometimes merely as indications of the condition of the mind. They have been great mysteries to solve, keys to locked doors and hidden treasures from days gone by. Within the world of Islam, dreams and visions have often served as yet another purpose: a link to the mysterious space that separates Human from His Creator Almighty Alloh (The-God). This mysterious space is in the mind of human body which needs to be enriched by spiritual reasoning that is closeness to Creator Lord through understanding The Creator with the divine lines in The Qur’an which in itself develops insights, envisioning and natural instincts to close the gap between human and The-God. Remember, Almighty Alloh has created human in perfection, it is human which never reaches to perfection otherwise Almighty Alloh is as close to human as Jugular vein and even more close than the heart of person itself. Beside the knowledge from The Qur’an, Ahadiths, and wisdom, dreams often play an important role in understanding the matters of knowledge.

Historic Islamic literature dating back to medieval times illustrates a vast interest in the dream world and specifically in the interpretation of the dreams. Manuals were written detailing the art of dream interpretation. That same importance of the supernatural continues to be a part of the Islamic life today. Dreams and visions may provide a unique way for Muslims to seek out future decisions, seek out the relevance of present conditions, and ultimately, seek out truth. Not all Muslims adhere to a belief in communication from Almighty Alloh through dreams and visions, but these supernatural forms of communication have been a part of the Islamic past and today carry over into the lives of popular Islam. Not only did Almighty Alloh use dreams and visions to bring people to piety in the past, but He guides people through internal instincts and spiritual envisioning today as well.

Dreams are important phenomena in virtually all the cultural traditions. Our dreams do tell us something about the past, present and the future but most of us ignore it and cannot milch out conclusive results of these dreams. There is little mystery, then, about why scholars of science, cultural and religious fields are interested in studying dreams: we study dreams to gain valuable insights into the concerns of our endeavours. A dreamer could be from any religion and any culture because when Almighty Alloh created a human, its intellectuality and resourcefulness was not depended on the matter of choice to human but it was predetermined as per the Will of Almighty only. The criteria of such a determination is not in human domain but one’s knowledge, intellectuality and skills could always be enhanced from the kind of available knowledge, training expertise and one’s liking of spiritual foresightness. Humans have been exploring their dreams for millennia, and these explorations have most often been conducted in religious terms and contexts. When we study and discuss such materials, we should avoid the temptation to do nothing but argue over whether they are "right" or "wrong", "advanced" or "primitive".  We can learn the most if we take these materials as further evidence of the extremely diverse range of approaches humans have taken towards dreaming experience. Dreams are vivid, vital, meaning-rich; they provide a direct experience with highly numinous energies. Dreams often speak to our most troubling, conflict-filled concerns, and offer us guidance, inspiration, and hope. In short, dreams are serving many of the same functions in our culture.

True dreams are the greatest honour done to man by his Beneficent Creator. They relate mainly to the future and alert them about the mistakes they made or ought to make. And when they are proved to be true by later events, they help man to understand that there is a Supreme Being Who possesses knowledge of the future, of the unseen, which human does not. They also help man to understand, when the true dreams come in reply to his supplications, that they did not go unheard by the Merciful Providence to whom he supplicated. Thus, true dreams create a living faith in The-Living God. The-Qur’an tells us that Almighty Alloh gives the gift of interpreting true dreams to those who deserve it because of their moral and spiritual purity, and because of their leading a pious life of devotion and prayer to Almighty Alloh alone. But if such a gifted person is not known to the readers of this article, they should themselves turn in prayer and devotion to His Almighty Who sent the true dream, to seek an understanding of the dream.

One must remember that man is answerable to his Creator only in respect of his deeds and faith, the complete guidance of which is contained in clear terms in The-Qur’an. Man is not answerable if he fails to understand the real significance of a true dream. So he should live his life according to the clear directions by his Creator, Who alone knows why He has created man and the way by which man can attain to the object of his creation. True dreams are only incidental evidence of the existence of Almighty Alloh who guides His serving-slaves and His knowledge of the future. That knowledge is not possessed by anyone else unless Almighty Alloh gives it to him/her.

In fact, it is the human soul from which springs the moral and spiritual qualities of man. Shorn of the human soul, man would be no better than animals, which do possess the animal life which keeps their bodies going until death but not the soul which is blown by the Great Creator into each human being during the pregnancy in the womb of the mother. It is because of that soul, which is not given to creatures other than man, that he has superiority over other creatures, which are sometimes physically stronger than man. It is because of the human soul, which comes from Almighty Alloh, that man can acquire the reflection of the divine attributes in him. That is why The-Qur’an exhorts the faithful to acquire Sifghatulloh: Almighty Alloh’s colour, and who has a better colouring than Almighty Alloh? {The Qur’an - 02:138}. The colour of Alloh clearly means the beautiful attributes of Almighty Alloh, which are never separate than His prime name Alloh. The Last Prophet (SAW) also has said: "Learn the attributes of (Almighty) Alloh". Therein lies the greatest honour open to man in the form of Baseerah from Almighty Alloh Al Baseer. Those who deny the existence of the human soul demean man to the level of beasts and deprive themselves of Baseerah which one faithful could envision through true dreams.

Though for a believing Muslim, a dream comes true is a matter of thanks giving to Almighty Alloh, beside it may provide an opportunity to seek closeness with The Creator Lord in order to place an emphasis on more insight vision of his life and a better aspect for the Akqhira. The field of piety is limitless and all efforts to attain piety increase one’s envisioning of prospects for this world and the world hereafter. Though every Muslim believes in the Mercy, Blessing and Gladtidings of Almighty Alloh but its attainment does require certain degree of efforts in this life. That degree of efforts gets extra boost with steadfastness in Islam and rest becomes an easy task for the dreaming believer. The dreams are part of our existence in this world and they should be used as supplement to our success or prevention against evils. It should never form the backbone of our system otherwise, Devil-Jinn (DJ) and Unconscious Mind (UCM) would easily find opportunity to divert dreamers mind from righteousness to vulgarize. Being in a material world, our readiness with materialism, our conviction in our Creator Lord Almighty Alloh and our steadfastness in our Deen would unfurl the knots of tightened loop of our lives through natural divine instincts and true dreams.

That is why, The Last Messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) made a tradition to ask and encourage the companions to come forward to express their dreams, which could fall in the categories of Divine Envisioning or Spiritual Envisioning, and to advise on the nullification of their Evil Envisionings if any.

Narrated Samura Bin Jundab (SAW) that Whenever Almighty Alloh’s Last Messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) finished the Salat Al Fajar, he would face us and ask: "Who amongst you had a dream last night?" So if anyone had seen a dream he would narrate it. The Last Messenger Prophet (SAW) would reciprocate by saying: "Masha-Alloh" [Sahih Bukharie No. 02:468].

It is advised that the dreaming Muslim should not tell anybody about their dream except a very close friend who loves him very much, or who is very wise among the Mo’mineen. He / She should not talk about it except to one who is wise or one who is dear to the dreamer. He / She should not tell of his dream except to a scholar or one who will give sincere advice. Al Qadi Abu Bakr Ibn Al Arabi (RUA) said: as for the scholar, he will interpret it in a good way for him as much as he can, and the one who will give him sincere advice will teach him something that will be of benefit to him and will help him to do the possible. The one who is wise, he is the one who knows how to interpret it, and he will tell him only, which will help him, otherwise he/she will keep quiet about it. The one who is dear, if he knows something good he will say it, and if he /she does not know or he is in doubt, he will keep quiet [Fatah al-Bari - 12: 369].

Imam Al-Baghawi (RUA) said: Know that the interpretation of dreams falls into various categories. Dreams may be interpreted in the light of the Qur’an or in the light of the Sunnah, or by means of the proverbs that are current among people, or by names and metaphors, or in terms of opposites [Sharah al-Sunnah - 12: 220]. He gave examples of this, such as: Interpretation in the light of the Qur’an: such as a rope meaning a covenant, because Almighty Alloh says: "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of (Almighty) Alloh…"{The Qur’an - 03: 103}.

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