Visions and Dreams are the Path to the Kingdom of Heaven
Are you aware of the importance of dreams especially in the End Times, in which all world religions are expecting a saviour?
Do you believe that a dream is one of the preferred ways of God chooses to communicate with you directly ?
Not only do the stories mentioned in the Holy Quran teach us the importance of dreams but also ahadith like the following point to the importance of dreams especially in the time of the emergence of the Qaim (as):
"We mentioned the emergence of the Qa'im (as) when Abu Abdullah (as) was there, so I said to him: How would we know that? So he (as) said: "You will wake up with a scroll under your head, written in it "known obedience". And it has been narrated that the banner of the Mahdi will have in it "Allegiance is to Allah"." – Kamalul Din waTamamul N'ema page 654, Muntakhab Al-Anwar AlMudhee'a Page 3
And Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) has already clarified in his books that "a scroll under their head" refers to the visions, because no one will wake up with a scroll under their head, it was a symbol which means the visions which are supporting the truth that the people have had and will have.
Imam Ahmed (as) said about dreams
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) said:
„Look in the Kingdoms of Heavens,
and hear from the Kingdoms of Heavens,
and believe in the Kingdoms of Heavens,
for it is the truth which the Prophets and Vicegerents have believed in,
and it is what the non-working scholars in every age,
who fought the Prophets and Vicegerents disbelieved in.“ – Letter of Guidance
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) also said:
"Wash the mud off your eyes and ears so that you see Allah and hear Allah while He talks to you even through a rock … Do not take refuge in the ignorant ones who call themselves knowledgeable, so that they fill your ears and eyes with mud, and pull you into this materialist transitional world, and into its ornaments. Do not listen to what they say, because they cannot see their own hands, and this transitional world is as far as they can go in regards to knowledge. Do not take refuge in them while they disbelieve in the visions, and the visions are the path to the Kingdom of Heaven."
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as) also said:
"You say “we accept the testimony of two just witness.” So here Allah testifies to me, and Muhammad testifies to me, and Ali the Commander of the Believers (pbuh) testifies to me, and Fatima Al-Zahraa’ (pbuh) testifies to me, and al-Hassan (pbuh) testifies to me, and al-Hussein (pbuh) testifies to me, and Ali son of al-Hussein testifies to me, and Muhammad and Ja’far and Ali and Muhammad and Ali and al-Hassan and Muhammad (pbut) all testify to me through the hundreds of visions which the believers have seen. Then do you not accept their testimonies and their words and their advice to you? Did they not inform you that they would gather upon the companion of the truth if he came and they (pbut) said, “So if you see that we have gathered upon [one] man then go to him with weapons.” – Ahmed Al-Hassan, Sermon to the students of the Hawza
Imam Ahmed (as) said about interpreting one's dreams
Question: Is it permissible for us to interpret our dreams or visions? If the answer is no, then how could I tell the people that I have seen a vision that the Black Banners are truthful? Because someone could tell me "you cannot interpret your vision!"
In the Name of Allah, The Abundantly Merciful, The Intensely Merciful
All praises belong to Allah the Lord of the Worlds
O Allah send Your prayers upon Muhammad and the Family of Muhammad the Imams and the Mahdis
It is not permissible to interpret, but the human being can say "my understating for this vision is such and such". If the human being has asked Allah about a certain matter, and then Allah answers him with a vision or with Kashf or with Naqr, then this is the Answer of Allah which Allah is giving to the questioner according to his understating of it, and Allah wouldn't misguide him. Indeed Allah is the most Merciful of Allah and He does not misguide His servants.
Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan's answer to: Why do we forget dreams?
"Why do forget visions??"
"…Forgetting visions has many reasons, the most important of them is the abundance of sins." – answer from 23th June, 2015 on BBS Forum
Dreams and Visions are a Proof
In the article "Comparison of Main Proofs" you will find the paragraph "Dreams and Visions as a Proof", and see that Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan recites dreams and visions among the heavy proofs upon the people:
"[…] The proofs of the Call are many, I came with what the Prophets and Messengers (pbut), Muhammad and the Imams (pbut) have come with. [...] Some of the proofs of the Call are:
- The narrations reported from the Prophet Muhammad pbuhap and the Imams that mentions the name, country and features.
- Knowing the explicit (Muhkam) and allegories (Mutashabah) and the ways of the skies, those are one of the peculiarities and secrets of the Imams (pbuh).
- Mubahala/ oath of disavow/ the call to the truth, etc.
- The revelations during awakeness and the true visions during sleep seen by a very large number of people in the Prophet Muhammed, Ali, Al-Zahra and the Imams as they stress upon the truth of this call, for seeing them is proven, and that it is true by the Quran and narrations (reported) from them […]"
God testifies for me
If you go through some of the "Testimonies of BBS Ansar" you will find, that dreams and visions guided countless to the Dawah of Imam Ahmed Al-Hassan (as).