Assalamualaikum ya Sheikh,
I dreamed that I met a very tall man wearing white robe standing on banks of river/sea. Can’t see his face clearly because it was dawn. I feel so worried because it’s happened for many times..
Firstly, “audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem, Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem, Allahumma salli `ala Sayyidina Muhammaddin wa `ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.” Then, asking help and support from my Shaykh, Allah blesses him and grants him long life, by saying, “Madad, ya Sayyidi! Ayyuha siddiqu, if’ta lana fi . . . “ You know, and I don’t know anything, unless you make me to know.
Allah ta`ala likes for believers to improve and grow in their spirituality. Holy Quran says, “Ya ayyuha’ladhina aamanoo . . . AAMINOO!” “O – you who believe . . . BELIEVE!” In other words, improve your belief (and knowledge) to the next level . . . and then the next, and then the next, and so on. It is an endless order because knowledge of Allah ta`la has no limit.
Therefore, as He Almighty tested and tried His Prophets, peace be upon them, and His beloved ones, Allah ta`la blesses them – believers, whatever their levels, are always being tested. You and I and all of us are going to be sent challenges during our lives, in order that we may grow and improve spiritually by rising to meet them.
When a new situation arises in our lives that poses difficulties, we need to turn to our Lord again and again, asking His help and support. Dhikr and munajat – strong supplication – are necessities for travelers on the spiritual path. I don’t know what is your capacity for reciting, but many people found refuge and inspiration in such books as Dala’il al-Khayrat or Hizb al-`Azham, and prayers such as Hizb al-Bahr. At least, Mawlana used to tell us to recite at least 100 times daily, “La hawla wa la quwwata illa billag al `Aliy al-`Azheem”. And Allah ta`la knows best.
wa `alaykum salam.