Question 617: I saw in my sleep that I was reciting Qur’an in a land outside of Medina, when by it a radiant light appeared in the sky, so I became frightened, for it was unnatural and alarming. And after a few moments the lines of the lightning began to transform into words, and I read from them the names of the prophet Muhammad, Ali, Fatimah and many of the Ahlul Bayt and companions of the messenger. Even the names of Umar, Abu Bakr, and Bilal were among them, and many more. So the sky had become filled with names when suddenly my mother awakened me from my sleep.
What is the interpretation of this dream? May Allah reward you with good. Note that this dream took place on Monday.
Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,
Praise to Allah Lord of the worlds. May Allah send peace and prayers upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.
The meaning of the dream is that there exists a new message from the heaven, exactly like the message of the messenger Muhammad pbuhap, and exactly like the previous divine messages, and this is the message of the Mahdi.
And the meaning of the radiant light is the light of guidance from the heaven, meaning a divine message. And the names are equivalent to the characters who are in it, and it is a message just like the prior messages; so just as Muhammad the Messenger of Allah pbuhap had companions and a household, and from among them were those who had faith in him and those who succeed him and those who became hypocrites after him or during the time of his message, it is the same with the message of the Mahdi. Thus, just as there was Samari with Moses, and there was Judas with Jesus, similarly with Muhammad pbuhap the likes of Samari and his associates were present, and similarly there will be a Samari and his associates with the Mahdi. This is the Sunnah (way) of Allah, and you will not find a change in the Sunnah (way) of Allah.
And peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings,
Muharam al-Haram/1432 A.H.