By Imran N Hosein
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And that was the end of the dream. When he woke from sleep, however, he found to his utter astonishment that the heavenly fragrance he had experienced in the dream was present in the room and continued to linger in the room for a few hours. My teacher of blessed memory, Maulana Dr. Muhammad Fadlur Rahman Ansari al-Qaderi, (1914-1974) told us, his students, of a dream he had of the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam which changed his life. He was 17 years of age and an exceptionally talented and brilliant student.
He sent light with the Qur’an) (Qur’an: al-Maida:-5:15). The Qur’an declares: “O mankind! ” (Qur’an: al-Nisa:-4:174) “O you who believe! Fear Allah and believe in His Messenger, and He will grant you doubly out of His mercy, and He will provide for you a nur (light) by which you shall walk (through the world) . ” (Qur’an: al-’Araf:-7:157) It is only with that nur (light) that one can truly ‘see’: “ . . And Allah guides whomsoever He wills to His light . ” (Qur’an: al-Nur:24:35) “ . . ” (Qur’an: al-Nur:24:40) It is only with that light that an Iqbal is produced.
That was a risk the Jews dared not take. And so the Muslim pilgrims left Madina defenseless and traveled South without any fear of a Jewish attack. The Muslims camped at Hudaibiyah, close to Makkah, with their animals of Qurbani (seventy camels) gaily decorated in accordance with custom. They thus made it abundantly clear to all observers that they had come in peace and for a cause which was universally recognized by all Arabs to be sacred cause. Ibn Ishaq informs us that the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam not only “took the sacrificial animals but he also donned the pilgrim garb (ihram) so that all would know that he did not intend war and that his purpose was to visit the temple and to venerate it”.
Dreams in Islam by Imran N Hosein