|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
Upon Having a Dream (35)
| Abu Salamata bin Abdurrahmãn said: I heard Qatãda
son of Rib`iy say: I heard the Messenger of Allah
say: "Ru'yã (57) is from
Allah, and hulmu is from the shaytãn, 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'yã 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'yãs as cause
for concern, until I heard Aba Qatãda say: I used to see
Ru'yãs and they would make me sick, until I heard the Messenger
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 Shaytãn from the evil
of what he saw, for it will not harm him.
(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
Agreed upon by Bukhãri and Muslim, and Al-Albãni
included it in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #39.
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