Dream: Habib Ali Jifri


I have a brother and sister who are both younger than me. My sister 18 years old sister had this dream last year. She dreamt that three of us were in a room with Habib Ali Jifri. There were other family present in the room. Habib Ali asked me to read Qur’an. I started reading, but started crying and was emotional.nHabib Ali asked me to stop.Then asked my brother (24years) to start reading Quran, he started reading but began giggling whilst he was reading. Habib Ali asked my brother to stop reading. He then asked my younger sister to read and she read well. Habib Ali said that she is the strong one. dream ended. I wanted to ask what significance this dream has more me as the eldest sister, brother who laughed and my little sister, and why was Habib Ali the person asking, we didnt know much about Habib Ali at the time of this dream.


Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajim
Bismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm:

It shows first that your family is blessed to be under the care and guidance of Awliya’ullah.

Reciting the Holy Quran in a dream indicate piety and the different levels of recitation within your family is a teaching about the importance of surrendering to God’s Will in the spiritual path.

In the dream your younger sister is the strongest one because of her complete submission to Allah’s Will represented in the dream by the order of Shaykh Habib Ali al Jifri.

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham explained the important of surrendering in one of his suhba :

If a disciple shows his shaykh surrender above fifty percent, he will train him and send him into seclusion, but no one is yet coming to fifty percent. We are all under that. When you reach that mark and above, you will leave everything and say, ‘I have finished. I am coming to you. I want to stay in your presence, surrendering myself. Whatever is going to happen, let it happen. I do not care about my family nor anything else. I only care about my Lord.’ At that time he will be happy with you. He will raise you quickly and send you back to your family with more support and more power but you have to surrender …

…. A follower once said to his shaykh, ‘O my shaykh, how am I going to surrender to you. Let me surrender to you as a dead person surrenders!’ The shaykh said, ‘No, even a dead person does not surrender completely. In our Sufi Order we do not accept the surrender of a dead person for he still has a will. According to all religions, when God takes the soul away, the dead one still sees and hears and feels everything, but he cannot open his eyes or speak. That power is taken away. I want the surrender of tree-leaves in autumn. When they fall the wind carries them. Wherever the wind carries them, the leaves will never say anything. Go East. Go West. Go North. Go South. It might be that the leaf falls into the fire and is burnt, but it will not say anything. I want such surrender. If you reach such a level, we accept you in our Way.

And Allah knows best.


About Imam Wissam

Imam Wissam is a student of Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani and Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani for the past 15 years.
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