Signs to Know That Someone Has Really Seen Prophet in a Dream
Fatwa No: 429949

Question

What are the signs to know that someone has seen Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam in dream? How to verify that someone has seen him [Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wasallam] in dream?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Whoever sees the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in a dream, then he has truly seen him, because Satan does not assume his image.

The condition for that is that he should see him in his image that was mentioned in the Ahaadeeth.

Whoever sees someone in a dream with descriptions other than this image, and the person in the dream mentioned to him that he is the Messenger of Allah, then it is not definite that it is truly the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

However, whoever saw his honorable person  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) in his image that was reported in Islamic texts, then it is definitely him  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

There is no sign for this except for the person to see him, and he is certain that it is him  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) according to what we mentioned of his image based on his description in Islamic texts.

For more benefit on seeing the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in a dream, please refer to Fataawa 8896, 23595, 23970, and in dreams">91030.

Allah Knows best.

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