Dream: A disappearing sheikh


assalam alleikum wrwb,
I am asking this dream on behalf of a Shia/revert brother who is interested in learning more about Sufism. He had this dream after reading a posting on eshaykh.
He was praying next to a red turban/hat wearing sheikh (European looking) whom as they were doing sajda disappeared & had asked another male (Pakistani/Indian looking) to bring food to a big round metal/silver plate with a white square thing, maybe cheese for him to eat but he said, “no thank you I already ate”.


audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem,

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,

wa `alaykum salam,
The cheese shows an unrealized benefit.  In the Sufi way,  “no” is considered as coming from the ego.  “No” was the first sin when Iblis refused to bow to Adam.  If the brother wants to disappear in sajda like the turbaned Shaykh in the dream he must learn to say “yes” and accept what is coming to him for ultimately it is from Allah, the Highest and Wisest.  And Allah knows best.

Dr. Karim Tourk

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