I usually have vivid dreams with lots of random things happening, they are neither pleasant nor unpleasant nor do they feel special. I was having such a dream when I and some other person suddenly find ourselves in front of a big heavy important door, we are able to open it and enter it. We find ourselves on a very highly situate terrace overlooking a wide beautiful landscape from up high as far as the eye can reach. Right near the entrance there is Maulana Sheikh Nazim at a younger age, with a still grey beard, looking full of strength and good spirit. He is talking to someone important, as I pass by his field of vision, I know that he recognizes me as if expecting me but as he is talking to someone very important I hurry past him with the other person like two children who don’t want to disturb the adults. We are just hurrying past maybe to go to play or something else…the dream ends.
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is a descendant of Sayyidina Ali (r), about whom the Prophet (s) said, “I am the City of Knowledge and Sayyidina Ali (r) is its door.” The door symbolises Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s station as inheritor of that “doorship”. Seeing him at a younger age is seeing his spiritual self which is always young and powerful, regardless of his physical age. Going to play means you are still in the station of a lover who has not been burdened with taklif, responsibility, as indicated by his noticing you, which means as the Prophet (s) is doing for the Ummah, Mawlana Shaykh observes the `amal of his murids, and every day implores Allah to forgive them in sajda of Salat an-Najat. That means good tidings that Mawlana Shaykh Nazim is going to be your shafi`ee intercessor, for whatever wrongs you commit in this life. And keep your obligations, that gives Mawlana a means to support you.
w ‘Allahu `alam,
reviewed and approved by Shaykh Hisham Kabbani