Hazrat Shaykh Muhammad Mehmet ar-Rabbani 14 March 2018/26 Jumadal Akhir 1439
Sabah Namaz, Akbaba Dargah
Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh
Auzu Billahi Minashaytanir Rajeem. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
Wassalatu Wassalamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin Sayyidul Awwalin wal Akhirin, Madad Ya Rasulallah, Madad Ya As’habi RasuLillah, Madad Ya Mashayikhina, Sheykh Abdullah Daghestani, Sheykh Nazim al-Haqqani. Dastur.
Tariqatunas sohba, wal khayru fil jamiyya.
Let us talk about the subject of dreams again. Some consider dreams an order and say, “I saw such in my dream and I have to do it.” Allah Azza wa Jalla has informed us about what we need to do through the holy tongue of our Holy Prophet (SAW). People are already doing what needs to be done. It is obligatory (fard), necessary (wajib), tradition (sunna), and beloved (mustahab) for a believer (mumin) to do them so he may do them.
Everyone has to do the fard because it is fard. If they do not, there is a punishment for it. Wajib is pretty much the same way. The sunna they can do or not do if they like, but doing the sunna of our Holy Prophet (SAW) means loving him. People who do not do his sunna mean they do not hold our Holy Prophet (SAW) in high esteem. And this is a big deficiency. However, those who do things based on, “I saw such in my dream and will do so,” will have done things in vain.
They say you cannot act based on dreams. This is well known in [religious] science. Dreams are categorized and are according to the person. Some prophets would be inspired in dreams. They would see a dream, and upon it the work he was to do would come from dreams. There is no more prophecy. The last prophet, the final prophet, is our Holy Prophet (SAW). Because there is no prophet after him, do you consider yourself – far from it (hasha) – a prophet? It cannot be.
The dreams normal, common people see is a wisdom (hikma) of Allah. They call it the world of dreams. The world of dreams is different from the world of reality. You can travel the whole world and the Universe in a dream, and you would be staying where you are. Dreams, the world of dreams, and the world of reality are different. You cannot go ahead and say, “They told me not to offer prayer (namaz) in my dream, ‘You have made it. You do not need it anymore.’” You need to do such and such, but if you attempt something you are not be able to do, then you would feel sorry.
We also need to interpret the things we see in dreams as good. As we said, there is no need to act on it. There are some matters that are sunna to do istikhara on (prayer of seeking guidance). You perform it and accordingly you can do whatever you need to do. But the dreams you see every day are different. “I saw such a scary dream. I did such and such.” There is no harm, Allah willing, if you do not tell those scary dreams to anybody.
This is a great mystery (hikma) of Allah and it is a lesson for people. It shows Allah’s power (qudra). You are resting where you are and you may be taken everywhere. Therefore, no matter who it is and no matter how important that one is, he cannot deviate from the commands of Allah. Do not comply with Shaitan! May Allah not make us comply Inshallah. Some people, as we said, constantly get up with dreams and sit down with dreams. May Allah always show us the truth Inshallah.
Wa Minallah at-Tawfeeq. Al-Fatiha.