Dr Umar Azam BA PhD FRSA FRSSA
Dream No. 1 Sunday 10th August 2003
My middle sister needs financial help and I should do what I can to give this help.
I was giving my middle sister £20 but she said it was too much and that she would only accept £10. So I gave her £15 to reach a compromise!
I had been spending quite a lot of money on the mega-crane machine at Manchester Airport, trying to win cuddly soft toys for my nephews. This dream was invaluable because it informed me that my sister desperately needed extra funds in the early days of her marriage. Paying heed to this dream, I visited my sister that evening and left her some money.
Dream No. 2 c. 29th August 2003
I should go and see a former pupil again.
I dreamt that my pupil, Shammi (Feroze) was really missing my presence and company. The dream advised me to meet him, and suggested that I take sweets with me as a gift, just like as in the days of our tuition lessons.
Shammi liked my character as tutor, and we ate meals, and sweets, together. I also used to show him my Islamic letters and tell him of my career plans. This dream told me that he was feeling nostalgic about our tuition days, so I did go to his house and took some sweets with me. Shammi admitted that he had indeed been missing my company. He felt comforted at seeing me again.
Dream No. 3 Saturday 5th September 2003
It is easy for me to re-marry.
I dreamt that it is very easy to get married according to Islamic doctrine – the Nikah! All I need to do is to invite a Maulvi [imam] and arrange a small dinner party to which my former pupils from Gulzar Continental Cash and Carry – Ajaz, Guhar and Noor Ullah- should also be invited. Then the wedding will be done easily. The dream told me that I don't need to worry about the legal necessity of the gora Marriage Certificate etc.
The prospect of marrying seemed like a formidable hurdle to me. After this dream, for the first time in my life, arranging a wedding seemed to be easy. This dream gave me the confidence to think of the concept of marriage without anxiety.
(Later; same date)
I am being unfairly victimised.
I dreamt that others are jealous of me because I am good-looking (handsome, beautiful).
My own family (siblings, parents), as well as members of society (in the Mosque, in shops), look at me with apparent enmity and make me feel that I am guilty of some crime even though I am obviously not. This dream explains the hostility I frequently encounter!
Vision Monday 7th September 2003
I shouldn't have regrets when my mother passes away; I have fulfilled my duties adequately as a son.
I was in distress at not seeing the family. I had the vision of an emotionally very touching piece of paper which documented my good deeds and then I was given a kindly message: ‘All our Yesterdays!'
I didn't know it at the time, but this time was informing me of the death of my mother just one and a half years later! I used to bring takeaway meals for my mother and Urdu newspapers and take her for drives in the countryside in my various cars over many years (my mother was ill with asthma and couldn't walk much; the rides gave her a chance to experience the sights and sounds of the countryside). When my mother did pass away, I did not regret that I could have done more for her, as this vision had already acknowledged that I had been a good son.
Dream No. 4 Thursday 11th September 2003
It is wrong for Muslim females to work as escorts.
I dreamt that I should tell those Muslim girls who are working as escorts that it is wrong to do so.
A news article appeared in a Muslim newspaper about this issue. I wrote a letter to the Editor, making it clear that income earned from being in the company of a non-related man is haram (unlawful) and that girls doing this job will be asked on the Day of Judgement why they preferred materialism over the Hereafter.
Dream No. 5 c. 1st September 2004
My mother's teeth are in danger of becoming infected.
I dreamt that my mother had better use new toothbrush of high quality or she would suffer terrible toothache (I heeded this dream and bought my mum a Wisdom Regular toothbrush after a few days).
Dream No. 6 5th October 2004
I should get ready for problems with the original typescript of the republished “Prayers in Islam”.
I dreamt that Mansour Makki gave me a translation of Arabic verses, which contained some sort of technical defect (e.g., formatting). When I took the translation to someone else (his friend), for the fault to be rectified, the fault persisted. [The atmosphere in this dream was one of trouble or difficulty, like a nightmare.]
I had paid Mansour £50 for two hours' work, collected the invoice and my book Prayers in Islam -compiled in 1984- from The John Rylands University Library of Manchester, and a green floppy disk. I was feeling really pleased that Prayers in Islam would soon be on my Site, re-published after such a long time (twenty years!). This dream warned me to expect difficulties instead!
Dream No. 7 Wednesday 2nd November 2005
I should have patience with my younger brother because his intentions to be a loving brother are sincere, even if at times I get very cross with the way he behaves.
I dreamt that Za looks forward so much to me visiting him in Manchester that he even leaves his dinner to meet me when I arrive at his house!
I had felt cross with the silly noises Za made when talking to me, while eating etc. Also, I didn't like his excessive interest in the festival of Halloween.
Dream No. 8 27th December 2005
Nothing can help a kafir if the kafir wants to do evil deeds and end up in Hell!
I dreamt that a kafir had a gun and was threatening to shoot someone. I gave him my booklet Practical Islamic Advice. He glanced at it but couldn't relate to it at all. He continued with the murder and I heard a gunshot!
Dream No. 9 Sunday 19th February 2006
I should not feel guilty that I am still a virgin male at the age of 44.
I dreamt that I received a packet of what seemed to be earth or soil (it was a light-brown-coloured powder) of Pakistan. It had been packed in Pakistan and, because of flimsy packaging, it had burst open a little and the contents were seeping out. Some dua was written on the packet. It began with the same words as darood (salutation on the Holy Prophet, peace be upon him):
“Allahumma Sali alaa…………….Maryam………” The Name of Maryam (A.S.) Mary, mother of the Prophet Isa (A.S.) [Jesus] was mentioned because she was a virgin. When I woke up from the dream, I really appreciated that the true religion is one: i.e. that Islam is a continuation of Judaism and Christianity.
The night before, I had been feeling disillusioned because I have no wife, and have been without one for most of my life (the forced marriage I had was not consummated). But this dream reminded me that it can be a blessing to be a virgin and, therefore, pure in the Sight of Allah Most High.
Dream No. 9 Monday 5th May 2006
I can expect ill health in the future; I shouldn't worry that it will be anything drastic.
I received the message that, as the years pile up in my life, my health will need attention. This will be the result of the usual ‘wear and tear' of life, the impact of time, (not neglect of health by my own self).
Dream No. 10 Saturday 6th May 2006
I should alter the tone of my writing.
Someone tried to steal, or actually stole, my camera! I was going to write a scathing article on this type of employee who, as well as being a thief, was a cheat who just pretended to be interested in, and in complete agreement with, the principles of 'ethnic diversity' and multicultural society' merely to get a job. He didn't really agree with these concepts! But I was advised to tone down my words and not to be as blunt as I was in the article, 'Rushdie's Satanic Verses: an Islamic Response' on my Site www.dr-umar-azam.com as such aggressive writing can have an adverse effect on the reader/human character - the natural reaction is to confront such strong words with hostility, not to agree with them or accept them passively!
Dream No. 11 Friday 26th May 2006
This dream is telling me to go ahead with my plans to set up a new commercial website to sell ready-made private tuition exercises for pupils.
I was telling my youngest sister that I was going to set up my own business or concern. She asked something like: "Is it ethical (safe; crime-free). I replied: 'When have I ever done anything illegal?'
Dream No. 12 Sunday 28th May 2006
I should not assume that my sisters are looking for conflict with me in family discussions; I should take behaviour as a result of difference in gender into consideration.
I dreamt that Naheed and Nafees (my middle and youngest sisters) are females and it is in their nature to give birth. This is the reason why, at times, they become hysterical over the deaths of our parents!
My mother passed away on 21st March 2005 and my father on 31st December 2005. Both deaths were the result of illnesses. I told my sisters to be grateful that Allah Most High had given each parent over sixty years of life. My youngest sister replied: ‘Well many people over 80 are still alive. I said: ‘Allah knows when the time is right to take a soul; when someone dies, that is a Mercy for them because, otherwise, their life would not have been worth living. That is why there is a prayer to be read in times of distress; ‘O Allah! Keep me alive as long as life is good for me and give me death when death is better for me!' (See Prayer No. 1 in Prayers in Islam on www.dr-umar-azam.com)
Dream No. 13 Monday 29th May 2006
I should prepare for changes in my career and private life. So, too, should my younger brother.
I dreamt that mine and Za's lives were coming an end or that the end of our lives was imminent *.
(Another dream) Sunday 9th July 2006
I dreamt that I bought myself a new watch and then, later, bought a new watch for Za.+
Dream No. 14 Thursday 1st June 2006
This dream is reminding me of the enormous potential of the Internet to make business very, very lucrative.
While I was checking my Islamic e-mails, I received 'junk mail' in error. When I clicked on this mail, I discovered that the business* sending these messages (I think it specialised in distributing spare parts –for example, tyres- for vehicles at a bargain price) was getting really very wealthy. This was the second time I had been sent the erroneous e-mail, and it made me realise that the Internet has the capacity to make one a millionaire if its potential can be effectively exploited. I was also given the message that other 'junk mail' that I had been deleting without a second thought (e.g. for Viagra, fake University diplomas, medication etc.) had actually been making their businesses (the source of the e-mails) very, very wealthy!
- There was a suggestion of lawful earnings here, and the owners of the firm were themselves Muslim.
Dream No. 15 Saturday 10th June 2006
This dream is advising me not to sell or part-exchange my Nissan Primera car; the implication was that it can last longer.
I had a pleasant dream about my car. The dream informed me that it was a very capable car. It did not directly inform me so, but gave a subtle hint!
Dream No. 16 Saturday 24th June 2006
This dream is advising me not to teach new pupils.
I had a scary dream that, if I go to the home of new pupils, my Nissan Primera car will be stolen. Severe hardship will follow.
Dream No. 17 Monday 26th June 2006
This dream is advising me to write more poetry. It is acknowledging that my poems are entertaining (amusing poem), welcome (acceptance for publication) and of a high literary standard (complicated volume).
I was at the first floor of the The John Rylands University Library of Manchester. I picked up a bound volume, which was characterised by an unusual, jolly cover: I think it was a lilac cover. As I browsed through the book, I was most impressed! It was an original collection of actual letters received by an amateur poetry firm. Letters received were filed, their original envelopes having been stapled at the back of each letter. The organisation was the same as the Royal Mail letters filed in my own Archive! I noticed one letter that had arrived from a foreign country – a European country such as 'Czechoslovakia' (a culturally-sophisticated country). Then I was most surprised to see that my own name was printed in the table of contents! I had submitted an amusing poem about 'farms' and it had been selected for publication in the anthology on page 60. But I was unable to find my poem in the book, so complicated was the directory-archive-anthology-book!
Dream No. 18 Saturday 17th June 2006
I will receive awards. This dream is advising me not to get disillusioned when I feel that I am anonymous and do not get public credit for my efforts. Acknowledgements will come!
I dreamt that I was given two public awards and I collected them from the stage.
Dream No. 19 Friday 23rd June 2006
This dream helped me to negotiate a higher rate per hour for tuition lessons.*
I dreamt that my pupils had a gora (materialistic) father. Dreamt of evil characters and being imprisoned in some way.
- The family have a jewellery shop and are very wealthy. Yet they were trying to pay me £40 for five hours' tuition! This would also entail me spending around five hours on three separate days travelling to and from Oldham and Manchester. Ten hours of effort for £40 and I have to pay for petrol too! After I had had this dream, I negotiated £50 for four hours' tuition, entailing me to spend around three hours' travel and petrol expenses!
Dream No. 20 Friday 9th June 2006
The break in friendship with Ismael will not be permanent.
I dreamt that I met Uncle Ismael by chance when going to read Jummah. He was the owner of a ‘people carrier' (SUV), and he cracked a joke about it! We became friends again!
Dream No. 21 Thursday 15th June 2006
The UK offers ample opportunities for earning a lawful income; these opportunities should be taken and a lethargic reliance on state benefits must be avoided.
I dreamt that some UK ethnic minority (I think it was the Greek- Cypriot one) in one of the most vibrant economic regions of the world (probably London) chose to ‘play the system' and claim benefits. But they did this instead of attempting to be successful in lucrative business activity, something which –given the excellent facilities in their immediate surroundings- would have been very simple!
Dream No. 22 Saturday 17th June 2006
I need to plan my research papers carefully (with patience) when writing them up for my Website.
I dreamt that I gave a male secretary typing (Islamic Letters) to do. He told me that he trusted me and did not require payment in advance! The dream was critical of the organisation of my work because the secretary had to ask me the name of the recipient of my letters, as there was no indication of for whom the e-mail was intended! (See Dream No. 23 below).
Dream No. 23 Saturday 24th June 2006
I must not waste time and money duplicating unnecessary work for publication on my Site.
I had a negative dream that I was paying a male computer consultant to type material that was already typed! The dream implied that my strategy was wrong and that I was wasting both time and money!
At the time of this dream, I intended to complete, in the near future, a number of pieces of work: Selected E-Mails of Dr Umar Azam. For this work, I was not sure whether or not to copy and paste original e-mails received and my replies to form my paper myself. The alternative was to give a professional secretary the already-typed electronic correspondence for re-typing in the form of a research paper (is this the duplication referred to in this dream?). Also, I intended to complete 'Prediction' Dreams, Amusing Dreams and Dreams which Advise. Also, I was going to get a number of Website updates uploaded. A different secretary was typing out my English Comprehension Exercises for parents which would hopefully be on sale at a proposed new website aimed at these parents of schoolchildren. I still am not sure which of these tasks my strategy will not complete satisfactorily!
Dream No. 24 Sunday 25th June 2006
I should have patience with the often resentful behaviour of my younger brother; he wishes he was as successful as I am, Masha'Allah.
I dreamt that Za brought to my attention in a spiteful way (because he knew that I had been doing work on Islamic Miracles) an advertisement or news article from an English newspaper. Something had been written on a goldfish (I don't recall the words) and the writing stood out in a dark orange colour against the natural orange colour of the fish. I was quite scornful. This writing was artificial, having been written by man, not the natural writing by Allah Most High, as on the miraculous Oscar fish as in the photograph on the Miracles website of Islam Canada. I believed that the writing would wash off after no more than four hours. But I was impressed to learn that the writing would stay on the fish for approximately three or four days!
Allah's Name Appears on an Oscar Fish
Picture and fish owned by: Mr. Mahmood Ghulam Patel (email@example.com)
Courtesy of www.islamcan.com