Tahir ul Qadri


Assalam u alayekum !
There is a person in pakistan, named as Tahir ul Qadri. People call him as Sheikh ul Islam. but he has been very controversial in the past. He has very strong knowledge of Quran, Hadith and other texts but he’s been chiefly controversial due to his dreams in which he claimed to have the vision of Prophet peace be upon Him and he said some things attributed to Prophet and his dream which a practising Muslim rejects at once.Do you have any info that what type of person he is?


Alaykum as-Salam,

There is nothing wrong in seeing the Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, in dream and then informing others. However, the rule is as Imam al-Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him) said in Sharh Sahih Muslim:

“There is agreement among scholars that nothing of what has been decided by the Law can be changed on the basis of what the sleeper saw… This does not contradict the saying of the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace): ‘Whoever sees me in vision or dream sees me truly’ (Sahih al-Bukhari). For the meaning of this hadith is that the dreamer’s vision is true and not from the fantasies of dreams nor the delusions of the devil. However, it is not permissible to establish a legal ruling on the basis of this dream, because the state of sleep is not a state of accuracy and verification for whatever the dreamer is seeing… This all pertains to a dream that contains a ruling that contravenes the judgment of those in authority. As for seeing the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) ordering him something which is recommended, or forbidding him something which is forbidden, or directing him to do something beneficial, there is no disagreement that it is desirable that he go ahead and act according to his dream. For here the ruling does not depend on the dream but on what has been decided from the principles at hand, and Allah knows best.”

Hajj Gibril

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