In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful
Praise be to Allah.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
I found that Mr. Thiyaa al-Mansuri, may Allah protect him and straighten his footsteps, posted a vision on my page and requested its interpretation, and Allah willing, I will clarify its symbols.
Thiyaa al-Mansuri: In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you Imam Ahmed Alhasan al-Yamani. May Allah protect you and look after you. I hope that you will answer me and interpret my vision for me, as I find it to be a vision with a strong impact on me and the interpreters could not give me a convincing interpretation. And even in the books of vision interpretation, I could not find an answer. I am therefore asking you and Allah willing, I will learn of its interpretation from you, with the help of Allah and His strength.
The vision begins:
“In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful. I saw myself as if standing on a seashore and the sea’s tide was ebbing, but I was in prostration praying without rising from my prostration. I was prostrating on the mud and the ground had small holes in it, and in the holes there was water remaining from the sea. And during one of my prostrations, my hair was of medium length and when I prostrated, my hair went into a hole filled with water. When I lifted my head I found that a crab was clinging to a lock of my hair near my forehead, but I removed it with one blow, then it fell, and it was of a very small size. I prostrated again and when I lifted my head, I saw snow the size of small cotton balls falling down from the sky, and I looked at it and said ‘Subhan Allah [Exalted is Allah], this the first time that I have seen snow falling here.’ And the snow was coming down from the sky from the east, and it fell on my head and on an area behind me, but it did not fall on the entire ground, and there was no sun in the sky and the atmosphere was similar to dawn.”
This is my vision, and I hope that you will benefit me, may Allah increase you with His knowledge and enlighten you with His light. And may the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Thiyaa al-Mansuri from al-Basrah.
Allah willing, I will clarify for you some of the symbols of the vision that you saw so that others will benefit from the interpretation of these symbols. And I believe that you will understand your vision if you learn about its symbols once you collect their meanings within your mind.
The sea: It is an indication of the vicegerents of Allah and their knowledge, and in particular, Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad PBUHAP.
The ebbing of the sea’s tide: It is an indication of the temporary, complete parting of the vicegerent of Allah on His earth and the parting of his knowledge from the people, just as the water falls from the coast in a tide and from where the people live: the land.
The prostration: It is an indication of obedience to Allah and believing in His vicegerents, like the prostration of the angels to Adam PBUH. So whoever sees himself prostrating in front of a sea, this means he will be supported in obeying the vicegerent of Allah and in learning from his knowledge.
The hair: It is an indication of the ideas of the human and what occurs inside of his head, so long hair in opposition to Allah can be dispraised, and long hair in other places can be praised because it represents the knowledge of a human and his ideas. Also, the type of hair in the vision can indicate the organization of these ideas or their confusion or dispersion, whether it is organized and combed or curly. And in the vision you related, the long hair is an indicator of the goodness of the thoughts of a human and his knowledge.
The crab: it represents a human who is deviated from the religion of Allah, and carries the quality of envy. The crab is somewhat similar to the scorpion, who represents the symbol of envy in the kingdom of heaven. And the crab’s claws symbolize that this envious person has the ability to introduce confusion to your ideas and information, and with these claws or confusion, he clung to your hair or let’s say he clung to your ideas, in an attempt by this crab or envious human to prevent you from prostrating like the angels prostrated to the vicegerent of Allah. So even his clinging to your hair was near your place of prostration.
And your quick removal of this crab and your return to prostration indicates the failure of this crab or envious human to move you away from the truth and the prostration just as the angels prostrated to Adam.