A Dream About Ibn Taymiyyah After his Death

April 19, 2021 § 2 Comments

“A man held as trustworthy by companions of ours such as Shaikh Shamsud-Dīn Muhammad ibn Ruzair and others said that he saw a dream in which a Christian man was going somewhere, so he said to him, ‘To where?’ He replied, ‘To the Messiah عليه السلام.’ So he said, ‘I have more rightful affinity to him [than you],’ and so he went along with him until they saw him and he looked beautiful.

The person in the dream then said to himself, ‘If only I could see our Prophet ﷺ so that I could in fact [really] see him and see in what esteem Īsā عليه السلام holds him.’

So the Prophet ﷺ came and the Messiah عليه السلام stood up and the Prophet ﷺ sat in his place and he looked most magnificent, beautiful in face and appearance, and the Messiah عليه السلام kissed his hand and his head and then sat next to him.

Then the Prophet ﷺ asked the person in the dream, ‘What do you have with you?’ He replied, ‘Ripe dates [ruṭab].’ So he handed them to the Prophet ﷺ who took them and gave some to the Messiah.

So I said to the Christian, ‘Look how your Prophet venerates our Prophet.’ So he said, ‘Yes.’

Then from behind the Prophet ﷺ a group of people approached, the Shaikh [of Islaam Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah] was sitting amongst them or at the front of them. When they got closer the Shaikh came forward and the Prophet ﷺ stood up and said, ‘Welcome, O Ahmad,’ then he gave him some of the dates.

Then another group came from in front of the Prophet ﷺ but he never turned to look at them. So the Shaikh Taqiyud-Din [Ibn Taymiyyah] said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! These people are from your Ummah.’

So he replied, ‘No. If they were from my ummah they would’ve been upon what you were upon.’”

Takmilatul-Jaami li Seerati-Shaikhil-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, p. 72.

Ibn Baaz and the Man who Said He Saw the Prophet In a Dream

March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dr. Muhammad ibn Sa’d ash-Shuwai’ir said, “A man came who wanted to meet his eminence the Shaikh during one of his regular open sittings after maghrib, so we said to him, ‘You want to speak to him in the sitting?’  He said, ‘No, in private.’ When we told the Shaikh, he said, ‘Let him come.’  He did so and said to the Shaikh, ‘I saw a dream.’  So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘And what was it?’

He said, ‘I saw the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and so said to him, ‘O Messenger of Allaah!  I have a problem!’  So he said, ‘Ask Shaikh Ibn Baaz and he will solve it for you!”

So Shaikh Ibn Baaz said, ‘Write this problem down for us, and what is it [anyway]?’ So the man said, ‘My problem is that I don’t have a residency permit [iqaamah] and I want one and I want you to find work for me!’

So the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, started laughing and said, ‘Bring a reference from someone, we fear that you did not really see the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم.’

So the Shaikh did not reject him despite his lie and deception, and that man never did come back because he never found anyone who would attest to his lie.”

Mawaaqif Mudee’ah, p. 171.

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