Dream: Do the dead give clues to surviving family?


My sister passed away few years ago. She was forty-two, physically weak, had a difficult married life and was childless. After her death, I dreamt that she enters our parental house wearing blue shanghai silk suit, jewelry, makeup and is healthy. Two very well mannered and sophisticated boys, apparently aged 15-16, are accompanying her. She hugs me tight and tells me how her death saddened her initially but gradually happiness surrounded her. On asking, she tells me that the boys are from ‘Zaynal Abideen’s family’ and that now she also belongs to his family. I ask her if she is referring to ‘Imam Zaynal Abideen’ and she confirms that this is the case.

My question: What does this symbolize and can the dead communicate with us in dreams? Also, it may be relevant for you to know that I am a Sunni Muslim.


wa `alaykum salam,

Alhamdulillah, an amazing dream and good tidings about your sister. This dream indicates her excellent state in Akhira. Seeing the two sons of Imam Zaynul-`Abidin, who is a holy figure in our Sunni understanding, and one of the grandsons of the Prophet (s), known as the Noah of the Sayyids because through him the entire ongoing lineage of Sayyidina al-Husayn (as) was saved from destruction, is an indication that she has been entered into the Holy Ahl al-Bayt in the Akhira, if she is not from Sayyid lineage.

Taher Siddiqui

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