Alhamdulillah, over about the last
two years I have found my dreams frequently coming true. Once In my dream I was looking at
the first few words of surah 3, verse 17 which I didn't know of before and only recognized
once I bought a copy of The Noble Qur'an and remembered how I had seen a few long words in
one line, all spaced out.
I even distinctly remember seeing the word 'walmunfiqeen' which at the time of my dream,I thought said 'munaafiqeena',subhaan Allah. At another time, I saw myself going up a kind of ramp at the beginning of which was an arrow marked 'prophets'. It led me to an interior where I felt the bodies of prophets were kept and I felt a bit scared.
What came to my mind then was that 25 prophets are mentioned in the Qur'an. And there are other dreams which I cannot all talk about now. But recently I have been seeing myself in my dreams looking at Islamic books in shops and unknown places and asking about books of Hadith.
I feel that I should be doing something for Islaam and showing my gratitude to Allah. Please advise me on what I might have to do and how might be the best way of going about it. At the moment, I am in my final year at university. Your reply is eagerly awaited.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is obvious that your dreams illustrate a strong desire to acquire the knowledge of Quran and Sunnah. It is with no doubt, the best thing a Muslim could spend his time, money and effort pursuing. A Muslim who acquires this knowledge not only benefits himself; he benefits others as well. Our Prophet salla Allah alaihi wasallam told us that Acquiring the knowledge of Quran and Sunnah is a must on every Muslim and that the Angles are so pleased with the Muslim who pursues this knowledge, they put their wings down for him. This indicates how important this issue is. Yet you should make sure that your intention in learning is solely for Allah, and not to show of or to attract attention. Your recall of the word Almunafiqeen, which means the hypocrites, might be a warning sign that you must correct your intention in all acts. Remember that Allah accepts only the deeds that are entirely done for Him alone. Being a good learned Muslim who learns and teaches Islam to others is one of the best ways of showing your gratitude towards Allah, and Allah knows best.