Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
I was raised as a Christian, but as a child I developed an intuitive dislike and anger for the worship of Jesus and the claim that he is God’s son. So much did I dislike what was being imposed on me that I even started disliking Jesus himself thinking he had claimed so himself. Then, when I was about 11 years old, I saw a dream in which Jesus was in a dark room with some evil people torturing him in invisible ways. Jesus was in great agony, running about the room and screaming, trying to free himself. When I woke up I felt a deep human connection to him and never disliked him afterwards, but adopted the view that he was misunderstood, but I still didn’t subscribe to the Christian doctrine. I didn’t think much of the dream since, only when I read in an article by Maulana Sheikh Nazim that when you see a prophet in a dream it means you really saw him did I remember it. But I’m still unsure as I saw Jesus in a humiliating situation and maybe it would not be fit for a prophet to show himself like that to an ordinary child. Could you please shed some light on it. Thanks and Salam
wa `alaykum salam,
Seeing a Prophet in dream in an inappropriate position is a reflection of the misguidance of either the viewer or the community of that Prophet, and Allah knows best. Alhamdulillah Allah guided you to safety and right belief then connected you with His friend in our time, so it is best for you to focus on Mawlana’s instructions for you and his teachings, namely servanthood, love of Allah and His Prophet (and all Prophets), and service to His creation, without anymore dwelling on the past as Allah Most High has erased it from your record and replaced it with a better outlook.