Dream: Black creature like dog trying to attack me


Salam Shaykh Hisham, Shaykh Nazim & all the staff.

I was in my house in the living room and through the glass doors I could see that outside. There was a large black creature which was half like a rabbit and half like a dog. It was growling and making scary noises and was trying to jump forward to attack me but there was something invisible stopping it from moving forward. Its appearance was very frightening.

Later in the same dream I was sitting, and my father stood on my feet as if he was trying to hurt me. He put his fingers in his mouth and then was trying to put them in my mouth and I felt disgusted by it in the dream, like he was trying to abuse me.

Please interpret if possible. Please also make dua for me and family.

JazakAllah Khair


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

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,

wa `alaykum salam,

The terrible creature shows the wildness of the ego which, unchecked, would shred us to pieces.  It was held at bay by spiritual beings responsible for protecting you, and helping you on your way to your destination.  Your father here represents the murshid, and his action shows a spiritual reality being transferred to you, not anything harmful. The precedence for this is seen in the following hadith:

5152. It is related from Asma’ bint Abi Bakr that she was pregnant with ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr in Makka. She said, “I left when I was at full term and I went to Madina and alighted at Quba’ and gave birth to him at Quba’. Then I took him to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and put him in his lap. He called for a date which he chewed and then put some of its juice in his mouth. So the first thing which entered his stomach was the saliva of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Then he rubbed his upper mouth with a date and prayed for him and asked for blessing on him. He was the first child born in Islam… (Bukhari)

Dr. Karim Tourk

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