Assalamu alaykum Mufti Saheb.
My Father just recently passed away a week ago and last night i had a dream:
“me & my family were all outside the house eating and sitting while my father was sitting left side to my corner, he was wearing a “Songkok” (cap worn by muslims in south asia) and then Jibril (A.S) told him that he’s gonna pass away soon, my father just sat silently, his eyes became red due to tears while i was crying and sobbing while eating upon hearing the news and in front of me was the Map of Makkah and in that map, Makkah was surrounded by water”
Kindly interpret this dream of mine Mufti Saheb, im still devastated by the death of my beloved father he was a good muslim who help saved many lives (muslims and non muslims) and he introduced to me & my sibling Islam, Salah and Fasting which we now grew up practising nonstop. Kindly pray to Allah for my beloved father’s maghfarat and his entrance to Jannatul firdaus.
بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم
الجواب حامداً ومصلياً
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
I apologize for the delay in responding. May Allāh ﷻ give you and your family ṣabr during this difficult time. May He elevate your father’s ranks in Jannah and reunite you all with him there. May He give you all the tawfīq to constantly do good deeds which will continue to benefit him.
Your dream is very blessed and gives many glad tidings about your father.
- It is not a normal occurrence for Jibrīl عليه السلام to inform one about their death because that is not his role. For him to do so shows the lofty status of your father.
- Makkah signifies security. Allāh says: ومن دخله كان آمناً – whoever enters it is safe.
- Surrounding Makkah is a further sign of security.
- Signifies raḥmah (mercy).
These glad tidings show us that, inshāʾ Allāh, your father is a beloved person to Allāh and has nothing to worry about as he embarks on his journey to the Hereafter. As Allāh says:
أَلَا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ لَهُمُ الْبُشْرَىٰ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ ۚ لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ (يونس: ٦٢-٦٤)
“Verily for the friends of Allāh, there is no fear, nor shall they grieve. For those who believe and are conscious of Allāh for them there is good news in this life and in the Hereafter– there is no changing the promises of Allāh– that is truly the supreme triumph.” (10:62-64)
والله تعالى أعلم وعلمه أتم وبه التوفيق
And Allāh Taʿālā Knows Best
Muftī Mohammed Wahaajuddin bin Salauddin
(May Allāh forgive him and his parents)