The Seeing Of Rasoolullah In a Dream

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said:
"The one that has seen me in one's dream, has really seen me, as the shaytaan cannot impersonate me".

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ مَهْدِيٍّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ أَبِي الأَحْوَصِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، قَالَ‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي فِي الْمَنَامِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَتَمَثَّلُ بِي‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 1

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 389

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 406

Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said:
"The one who sees me in one's dream, has actually seen me, because the shaytaan cannot imitate my person".

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، قَالا‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ أَبِي حُصَينٍ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ‏:‏ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي فِي الْمَنَامِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي، فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَتَصَوَّرُ أَوْ قَالَ‏:‏ لا يَتَشَبَّهُ بِي‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 2

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 390

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 407

It is narrated from Abi Maalik AI-Ashja'ee (Sa'eed bin Taariq bin Ash-yam) Radiyallahu 'Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said:
"The one who sees me in ones dream, has seen me"

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا خَلَفُ بْنُ خَلِيفَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْجَعِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ‏:‏ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي فِي الْمَنَامِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي، قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى‏:‏ وَأَبُو مَالِكٍ هَذَا هُوَ‏:‏ سَعْدُ بْنُ طَارِقِ بْنِ أَشْيَمَ، وَطَارِقُ بْنُ أَشْيَمَ هُوَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، وَقَدْ رَوَى عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَحَادِيثَ سَمِعْتُ عَلِيَّ بْنَ حُجْرٍ، يَقُولُ‏:‏ قَالَ خَلَفُ بْنُ خَلِيفَةَ‏:‏ رَأَيْتُ عَمْرَو بْنَ حُرَيْثٍ صَاحِبَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، وَأَنَا غُلامٌ صَغِيرٌ‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 3

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 391

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 408

Kulayb bin Shihaab Al-Kufi says that Abu Hurayrah Radiyallahu 'Anhu narrated to me the mubaarak saying of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam, that whomsoever sees me in a dream, has really seen me, because the shaytaan cannot impersonate me. Kulayb says, I mentioned this hadith to Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu and also told him that I was blessed with the seeing of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in my dream. At that moment I thought of Hasan bin 'Ali Radiyallahu 'Anhu. I said to Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu that I found the image in my dream very similar to that of Hasan Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu verified my statement, that truly Hasan Radiyallahu 'Anhu was very similar to Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in appearance.


حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ هُوَ ابْنُ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَاحِدِ بْنُ زِيَادٍ، عَنْ عَاصِمِ بْنِ كُلَيْبٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ، يَقُولُ‏:‏ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي فِي الْمَنَامِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي، فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَتَمَثَّلُنِي، قَالَ أَبِي‏:‏ فَحَدَّثْتُ بِهِ ابْنَ عَبَّاسٍ، فَقُلْتُ‏:‏ قَدْ رَأَيْتُهُ، فَذَكَرْتُ الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ، فَقُلْتُ‏:‏ شَبَّهْتُهُ بِهِ، فَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ‏:‏ إِنَّهُ كَانَ يُشْبِهُهُ‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 4

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 392

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 409

Yazeed Al Faarisi bin Hurmuz, who was a calligrapher of the Qur-aan, once saw Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in his dream during the time of Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu. He related his dream to Ibn 'Abbaas. Ibn 'Abbaas said:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam used to say that the shaytaan cannot imitate him. That person who has seen him in a dream has really seen him'. After mentioning this he asked: 'Can you describe this person whom you have seen in your dream?'. I replied: 'Yes, I can, I will describe to you a man whose body and height were of a medium stature. He had a wheat-coloured complexion with a bit of whiteness in it. Eyes like those that had kuhl on them. A smiling face. Beautiful and round face. A compact beard which surrounded his mubaarak face, and spread on the fore-portion of the chest". 'Awf ibn Abl Jamilah, a narrator of this hadith says: "I do not remember what other feature besides these, my ustaadh Yazeed, who is a narrator of this hadith, described". Ibn 'Abbaas Radiyallahu 'Anhu said: "If you had seen him while being awake, you would not have been able to describe him any further"

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، قَالا‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَوْفُ بْنُ أَبِي جَمِيلَةَ، عَنْ يَزِيدَ الْفَارِسِيِّ وَكَانَ يَكْتُبُ الْمَصَاحِفَ، قَالَ‏:‏ رَأَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي الْمَنَامِ زَمَنَ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ فَقُلْتُ لابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ‏:‏ إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي النَّوْمِ، فَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ‏:‏ إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ كَانَ، يَقُولُ‏:‏ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ يَتَشَبَّهَ بِي، فَمَنْ رَآنِي فِي النَّوْمِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي، هَلْ تَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ تَنْعَتَ هَذَا الرَّجُلَ الَّذِي رَأَيْتَهُ فِي النَّوْمِ‏؟‏ قَالَ‏:‏ نَعَمْ، أَنْعَتُ لَكَ رَجُلا بَيْنَ الرَّجُلَيْنِ، جِسْمُهُ وَلَحْمُهُ أَسْمَرُ إِلَى الْبَيَاضِ، أَكْحَلُ الْعَيْنَيْنِ، حَسَنُ الضَّحِكِ، جَمِيلُ دَوَائِرِ الْوَجْهِ، مَلأَتْ لِحْيَتُهُ مَا بَيْنَ هَذِهِ إِلَى هَذِهِ، قَدْ مَلأَتْ نَحْرَهُ، قَالَ عَوْفٌ‏:‏ وَلا أَدْرِي مَا كَانَ مَعَ هَذَا النَّعْتِ، فَقَالَ ابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ‏:‏ لَوْ رَأَيْتَهُ فِي الْيَقَظَةِ مَا اسْتَطَعْتَ أَنْ تَنْعَتَهُ فَوْقَ هَذَا‏.‏‏.‏
قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى‏:‏ سقط من هنا كلام طويل من تعريف يزيد الفارسي وغيره‏.‏‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 5

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 393

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 410


حدثنا أبو داود سليمان بن سلم البلخي، حدثنا النضر بن شميل‏.‏ قال‏:‏ قال عوف الأعرابي‏:‏ أنا أكبر من قتادة‏.‏‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 6

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 411

Abu Qataadah Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said:
"Whomsoever sees me, that is, in a dream, has seen that which is a fact".

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ أَبِي زِيَادٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ سَعْدٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَخِي ابْنِ شِهَابٍ الزُّهْرِيُّ، عَنْ عَمِّهِ، قَالَ‏:‏ قَالَ أَبُو سَلَمَةَ‏:‏ قَالَ أَبُو قَتَادَةَ‏:‏ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي، يَعْنِي فِي النَّوْمِ، فَقَدْ رَأَى الْحَقَّ‏.‏‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 7

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 394

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 412

Anas Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said:
"The one who sees me in a dream has really seen me, because the shaytaan cannot impersonate me". He also said: "A dream of a Muslim (conveyed through an angel) is a portion from the forty six portions of nubuwwah"

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الدَّارِمِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا مُعَلَّى بْنُ أَسَدٍ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ الْمُخْتَارِ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا ثَابِتٌ، عَنْ أَنَسٍ‏:‏ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، قَالَ‏:‏ مَنْ رَآنِي فِي الْمَنَامِ فَقَدْ رَآنِي، فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لا يَتَخَيَّلُ بِي وَقَالَ‏:‏ وَرُؤْيَا الْمُؤْمِنِ جُزْءٌ مِنْ سِتَّةٍ وَأَرْبَعِينَ جُزْءًا مِنَ النُّبُوَّةِ‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 8

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 395

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 413

'Abdullah bin Mubaarak (was a great muhaddith, who is also counted among the jurists and sufis; a great shaykh, 'aabid and a pious and cautious person. He is also among those who memorised the hadith (Hafiz of Hadith). Many of his virtues and capabilities have been mentioned in the book of history. He said:
"If every one becomes a judge or arbitrator, then always follow that which has been narrated".

حدثنا محمد بن علي، قال سمعت أبي يقول‏:‏ قال عبد الله ابن المبارك‏:‏ إذا ابتليت بالقضاء فعليك بالأثر‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 9

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 396

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 414

Ibn Seereen says:
"The knowledge of hadith (in the same manner all other religious subjects) are included in the deen. Therefore before acquiring knowledge, be aware from whom knowledge is acquired".

حدثنا محمد بن علي، حدثنا النضر بن عون، عن ابن سيرين قال‏:‏ هذا الحديث دين، فانظروا عمن تأخذون دينكم‏.‏‏.‏

Sunnah.com reference
: Book 56, Hadith 10

English reference
: Book 55, Hadith 397

Arabic reference
: Book 56, Hadith 415