Umar Azam BA PHD DCL DIP.FJ
people, who lack iman [faith], say that 'dreams are just dreams
- they don't mean anything'. But, in the religion of Islam, belief
in the use of dreams is inherent: the Prophets
themselves received messages from Allah Ta'lah in dreams:
Ibrahim* [sacrificing Ismaeel], Yusuf* [ sun, moon and stars
bowing to him]and Muhammed* [see the Prophet's* dreams
in DREAMS IN ISLAM on this site] all experienced valuable
dreams. My argument in this work is that certain dreams
are definitely useful and I present selected dreams of my own to
support my argument.
PEACE BE UPON THEM ALL
H E D R E A M S*
DREAM NO 1 SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2002
that I went to a leading University and introduced myself as 'Dr
Azam'. I was very impressed with the high standard of work
produced by the academic staff. Then an Arabic member of
staff returned to me an official document, which resembled a
driving license, which pertained to my academic competence and
identified me as a scholar. He informed me that
this document was now outdated and that I would have to renew
it. Then the dream gave me a Message that the misfortune
of the Palestinian people is great and that there are human
rights abuses of Palestinian prisoners by the Israeli army: I
was told that these prisoners aren't even given water to drink,
and Palestine is very hot indeed.
dream made me feel guilty that I had produced nothing about the
Palestinian sufferings inflicted by the Israelis. I therefore
produced my article, PALESTINE [now on this site].
This dream was very effective because my readers had
previously made clear to me that such a piece of work was
needed, but I couldn't get the necessary motivation to produce
DREAM NO 2
MONDAY 15 JULY 2002
dreamt that many of my Website Visitors almost noticed
my Website Address in my research paper DREAMS OF REWARD IN
PARADISE, but in fact they didn't!
dream informed me that the section in which I gave my Website
Address was too far away from the main body of the DREAMS OF
REWARD IN PARADISE text for readers to notice it. I
therefore promoted the http://www.dr-umar-azam.com
Address to a position close to the top of the paper.
DREAM NO 3
SUNDAY 7 JULY 2002
dreamt that a schoolboy was telling his friend [in
front of me!]: 'This daft doctor came to our school........'
He was obviously not aware that it was I who was the
person who had visited their school to do my Islamic work [to
distribute my leaflets promoting my Website and to make the
pupils aware of my Publications]. I showed my DREAMS IN
ISLAM to this cheeky schoolboy and his friend and told him about
my Website. He was no longer cheeky and instead respected
me. Then I was given the Message that there was some
function, involving Muslim schoolchildren, taking place at
the Pakistani Community Centre, Oldham but,
even if I had interrupted that function to distribute my Website
leaflets, the organisers would not have been
In fact, I had wasted a precious opportunity.
DREAM NO 4 THURSDAY
25 JULY 2002
I dreamt that I was in a classroom with someone else, probably a
pupil. As we looked into the sky, we were able to see into
the Universe itself! The moon was full and glowing brightly.
We saw it leave its course [orbit] but maintain its motion, in an anti-clockwise
direction, for some distance [e.g. 30 degrees out of 360
degrees]. The moon seemed to be in trouble, like a train
which had left its tracks and some smoke or steam-like gas was
billowing out of it as well. Then, very fortunately, it
resumed its normal path! [In the next scene] I was
given the Message that all I do is to collect sheets of paper
* after sending DREAMS OF REWARD IN PARADISE via e-mail.
But, in reality, the Rewards which I will, Insha'Allah, be
reaping in the Hereafter are so immense as to be incalculable!
* Readers were delighted to read this work and
sent very encouraging comments which I then filed in my Archive.
This dream is informing me that Allah Most High Considers my work
DREAMS OF REWARD IN PARADISE to be meritorious and I will,
Insha'Allah be rewarded to such a degree that worldly figures
and statistics could not possibly calculate the
quantity, or abundance, of such Celestial Reward!
DREAM NO 5
c. WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2002
I had a dream about my forthcoming honour and status with regard
to my Islamic work. I actually met the King of a certain
country! There were at least two other spectacular
honorary engagements etc. that I was unable to remember when
I woke up from this dream.
DREAM NO 6
THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2002
I dreamt that my
mother was showing me an exotic species of tree in a place somewhere
far away from Britain [and other 'different' vegetation etc.
which I was unable to recall when I woke up]. Then, in the
next scene, my mother and I were dining at some transient venue:
a roadside cafe or guesthouse or the like.
See 'USE' for the dream
DREAM NO 7 SATURDAY
28 SEPTEMBER 2002
I dreamt that I was packing my suitcase for foreign travel,
just as Ved Mehta had been describing in his autobiography, 'Up
at Oxford ' [I had been 'addicted' to reading Mehta's
book regularly during July and August 2002].
This dream was telling me that the time to travel all over the world
for Islamic work is approaching. In the past, I have
experienced numerous dreams which have mentally prepared me for life
without my [extended] family; I have had dreams of going to: USA,
Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, China, New Zealand, Germany,
India, France, Holland, Italy and many other countries and places.
Such dreams are compassionate because I will not feel lonely without
my family, nor will they be shocked to see me leave, as more than
sufficient 'advance notice' has been provided by Allah Almighty!
DREAM NO 8
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2002 [THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1423
I saw my resplendent golden or diamond wedding carriage [like
in the 'Cinderella' fairy tale!] in a foreign
This dream is informing me that I will marry in a country other than
Britain and both the wedding and married life will ,
Insha'Allah, be happy.
DREAM NO 9
MONDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2002 [THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1423]
I had a stunning dream. I just heard the name of my pupil
Ainee, Noorain Zahid, being mentioned and that of another girl.
Either I heard their names being mentioned or else I saw both of
them - I can't remember which! But the dream was very vivid in
parts: it had an 'electric' atmosphere in it, and there was a
feeling of being blessed.
I had made 11 sets of pages [important duas in Arabic, such as
DUA-E-GANJ-AL-ARSH] from Panjsura Shareef and distributed them
to pupils in this Holy Month, one of whom was Ainee. This
dream confirmed the pleasure of Allah Miah at my good deed.
DREAM NO 10 DATE
I had a dream which instructed me to keep a pen and paper beside
my bed, so that I would not lose valuable time in looking for them
after having a pleasant dream and possibly forget part of the
DREAM NO 11 WEDNESDAY
6 NOVEMBER 2002 [1st NIGHT OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1423]
I dreamt that two really important letters arrived at my parents'
house. My older sister told me that 'They're really
important', or something along those lines. Each letter had
a seal at the back of it, which I opened with my own hands: my
family were so trustworthy that they had not opened the
letters beforehand. One of the letters conveyed good news: I
was going to be formally awarded for my poetry! Then
the scene changed to the Awards Ceremony itself. I was
standing on the right hand side of a podium, like at the Olympic
Games: I had won a Silver Medal, presumably! The audience
were applauding and cheering! My beautiful, unknown wife was
actually one of the members of the audience and she was
looking really impressed with my ability!
This dream is informing me that, in the future, I will win
recognition for my style of Religious/Romantic Poetry. I will
win Awards either for the Poetry I have already written [IN AWE OF
GOD: A COLLECTION OF POETRY; now on this Site] or for
Poetry that I'll formulate in the future.
DREAM NO 12
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2002 [THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1423]
I dreamt that Sharka Mobeen had ceased to be my pupil!
In an e-mail to me she asked, 'Can you make a Q&A
[Question and Answer] Section on your Website?'
At the moment, Sharka is still one of my pupils.
This dream is informing me that, when I do lose her, that
time will be the best time to make a Q&A section on my
DREAM NO 13
experienced the following two comforting dreams in the weeks after Azka
and I learnt that we weren't destined to marry each other in this
world. In great distress, I prayed for the fulfillment
of three wishes from Allah Most High: a] that our
paths to the Hereafter be made easy for us b] that when we think of
each other, we think of each other with happiness, not grief c] that
we communicate with each other through dreams.
EXPERIENCED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO REVELATION OF DREAM NO 13
and I were sitting on a fluffy cloud in a pure, romantic scene.
We were lying on the ground on opposite sides so that our faces were
close to one another. We were lying down so very sylishly, very
relaxed and very delicately. This scene is meant to convey
our blissful company together in the Hereafter.
SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2002
man and a woman were singing a sweet song whose words were soft and
caring and whose rhythm was loving. The romantic rhythm
of drums was especially prominent. The woman who was singing
had a firm [insistent] yet sweet voice. Her voice was in
harmony with the beatings of the soul. I could only remember
the following words of the lyrics [sung in Urdu/Hindi] when I woke
ESSI BHEE KYA SADAA AYEE HAI.....'
my Companion, how [incomparable] the Eternity which has [now]
word 'sadaa' [Eternity] was emphasised
dream makes the Message of the above Vision even stronger
by making it clear that our happiness will last
NO 14 THURSDAY
29 NOVEMBER 2002
I dreamt that I picked Azka up
lovingly. I gave to Azka earrings - large, round ones- that
she really, really wanted. A teapot was made of the same
pliable metal [it looked like copper!]. This teapot was being
warmed in front of the fire. The tea inside it was boiling.
Then I heard a caring, celebratory, romantic song. When I
woke up, I could only remember a few words of the lyrics:
'........SAHARA MILLA HAI.'
'...... now I have been given the refuge [of your love].'
my childhood, I used to listen to a sad Hindi film song by Muhammed
Rafi, whose chorus were the following words:
TERI MUHABBAT KA SAHARA MIL GAYAA HO TA
TOOFAAN NAHEEN AATAA SAHARA MIL GAYAA HO TA.'
OF YOUR LOVE WOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO ME,
REFUGE WOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED TO ME HAD THE TEMPEST NOT [WREAKED
ITS DEVASTATING HAVOC].'
This dream is informing me that, in Eternity, the converse
will be true - that is to say, I will, Alhamdolillah, benefit
from Azka's love [which will be a refuge from past troubles, the
worldly troubles on Earthly life] for ever, without any danger of
storms - when things used to go wrong on Earth.
TUESDAY 14 JANUARY
I had a very caring dream
which gave me the following Message: 'To get lots of children,
stay happy and smell flowers'.
This dream is obviously revealing to me the secret of a happy
marriage [very useful fot my situation when I do get
NO 16 WEDNESDAY
15 JANUARY 2003
I dreamt that all the girls
with whom I have ever been in love now think, after being separated
from me, that that phase of their lives, of which I was a part, was
-in fact- a dream: that is, they had dreamt of meeting, and being
When I have become separated
from those girls I loved [from a distance, pure love], I have
invariably felt an overwhelming sense of grief. This dream is
informing me that the girls themselves feel that that part of their
lives which touched with mine was idyllic, like a Utopian
19 JANUARY 2003
I saw a group of three
capable, Muslim youths walking nearby: they liiked as if they could
really make use of my Website and benefit from it. So
I rushed to take my Website adverts out from the document wallet
folder in the boot of my car; but all the papers were in a mess and
it was a race against time whether I would be able to take out the
adverts before the youths went out of sight!
This dream is advising me
not to neglect to organise my folders better, for greater
TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2003 [EID UL-ADHA 1423]
I dreamt that I went into a
Mosque. In one room of the Mosque, there were lots and lots of
beautiful girls! The room was full of them, and they were so
religious too! I began to regret the fact that I hadn't
brought my Website Leaflets with me, to distribute them to these
dream is telling me of missed opportunities, when I could have
effectively distributed the Leaflets.
NO 19 TUESDAY
22 OCTOBER 2002
dreamt that I saw my beautiful, unknown wife. She had a
very caring face and was an older girl. She was preparing a
meal for me. She guessed that I was hungry and wanted to care
Two of my
tuition pupils were frequently hungry; I felt sorry for them and took
them some food quite regularly. This dream is informing
me that I will, Insha'Allah, be rewarded for my good deed in
Holy dreams are crucial to help a person through the viccissitudes
of life on Earth. This worldly life is not ideal, like the
life in Paradise will be. It is full of problems and
challenges. Dreams which are 'good' [from Allah Almighty] help
a person to cope with the fluctuations in his/her life.
Amongst many fuctions, Holy dreams:
* instil ambition in a person
encourage good deeds through their tidings of celestial reward
* comfort a person when he/she is devastated by problems
make it clear that, at all times, the Inspiration of Allah Most High
and the affection of the Prophet Muhammed [PBUM] are close by.
In a worldly life that can change for the worse at any time, the
reassurance of dreams is always comforting!