Seeing God in a dream
Fatwa No: 82071

Question

Can any one see God in a dream?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. All the people of the Sunnah and Jama'a (Those who follow the Qur'an and Sunnah as practised by Prophet's Companions and their followers and those who follow them) are agreed that nobody shall see Allah with his/her own eyes during the life in this world. This is made evident in the Hadith narrated by Muslim from Al Nawwas Ibn Sama'an that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) after mentioning the Antichrist said: " Know also that none of you shall see Allah until his death i.e. during one's life in this world". But the believer might see Allah in his sleep in several manners depending on his own belief. If his belief is correct and true, he sees Him only in good state. But if his belief lacks something he sees what is relative to his belief. On the other hand, dreams are interpreted as they include a lot of astonishing symbols that are signs of some facts. al- Termizi narrated from Mou'az Ibn Jabal ( may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him) in a long Hadith in which he said that the prophet Mohammad (Blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: " I woke up at night to pray, I made the Wudu, then prayed what was predestined for me. Then I fell asleep while praying. Then my sleep got heavier. At that time, I found myself before My Lord be He Exalted and Raised far above. He said: " O Muhammad …….." This is a dream as mentioned more expressly from some ways: (it was a dream). What proves this is the fact that the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) didn't see Allah with his own eyes. The majority of the people of the Sunnah are agreed on that. Muslim narrated from Abu Dhar, he said: "I asked the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), Have you seen your Lord? He replied: " A light. How can I see Him". In another narration, he said, " I saw a light ". But there is no doubt that the believers will see Their Lord in the Paradise as agreed by all the scholars of Islam. Allah knows best.

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