Salam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,
I had prayed istekhara about a potential marriage proposal from a mureed. Did not see anything the first half of the night but after qiyam-ul layl and Fajr I dreamt that my grandfather had passed away (in reality he passed away few years ago) and upon hearing the news I was distraught and in my state of sorrow the house filled with different kinds of animals and they were all dying out of starvation or eating each other. Some would try to attack me and I would feed one to the other so they don’t attack me. I did see a man standing in another room who seemed to be interested in me, but he did not come into my room and I was wondering why he was not helping. I don’t know if this is the same man I prayed istekhara about.
Your dream is very beneficial for all of us in this Tariqa. Grandfather represents Mawlana and seeing him means you are under his dua and blessing no matter what in sha Allah. Animals represent those of us murids — bickering, backbiting, taking sides and destroying rather than building up our souls, inside his very house — whose connection is built on nafs, and so it is bound to be starved to death. You and the man in the other room represent the sincere insider and outsider who want to benefit from muridship but end up just trying to navigate fitna and avoid sin. And Allah knows best. May Allah grant you and us wisdom and success here and hereafter.
Hajj Gibril Haddad