Dream: Where is the Imam


Assalam o alaikum,

My name is [private]. I had the honor of visiting you awhile back. A few months after the visit, I had a dream. In it, you finished leading the prayers and all the other people including myself were sitting, not directly behind you but everyone was at some distance. In the dream I was sitting behind you, but at a distance as well. Then you turned around and said, “where is the imam?”.
Can you explain to me what this means? Also, it is difficult for me to focus to things, whether it is studies or trying to meditate. Can you give me any suggestions that might help me? Jazakhallah.


audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem,

Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,

wa `alaykum salam,

Mawlana Shaykh is not seeing himself as Imam even though he just led the prayers in your dream.  The real Imam is Mahdi (a.s.), calling your attention to the importance of believing in and expecting his appearance.  To keep your focus make wudu, pray 2 raka`ats and ask support in whatever you are doing, insha-Allah you will be successful.  And Allah knows best.

Dr. Karim Tourk

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