Oh beloved of the Lord, hear my greeting, hear my call
Abu Al-Qasim al-Subki narrated in al-Durr al-munazzam fi al-mawlid al-mu’azzam that the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said: “Whoever sends prayers upon the soul of Muhammad among the souls, upon his body among bodies, upon his grave among graves, he will behold me in his dream vision. And whoever beholds me in his dream vision will behold me on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever beholds me on the Day of Resurrection shall receive my intercession and whoever receives my intercession shall drink from my basin [Hawd] and Allah will forbid his body from the Fire.”
ON THE MEANS OF BEHOLDING THE PROPHET SallAllahu alaihi wasallam IN A DREAM by Imam Yusuf b. Isma’il al-Nabahani…(click image to enter Ihsanica site)
This unique collection, taken from Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani’s monumental Sa‘adat al-darayn fi al-salat ‘ala Sayyid al-kawnayn (Felicity in the Two Abodes Through Prayers upon the Master of the Two Realms – may Allah bless him and grant him peace), details forty tried and true methods for seeing the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in a dream. Gleaned from the works of the early and later spiritual masters, this collection is a veritable treasury of Gnostic expressions of prophetic love and longing. Each supplication is presented in its original Arabic along with its translation and transliteration.
Whoever beholds the Chosen One (al-Mustafa) in a dream shall receive a good end at death (Husn al-khatima); he shall gain the Prophet’s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) Intercession and win unto Paradise; Allah will forgive him and his parents (if they were Muslims); it will be as if he completed the Quran twelve times; the pangs of death will be made easy for him to bear; the torment of the grave shall be removed from him; he will enjoy security from the terrors of the Day of Standing; and with Allah’s subtle kindness and generosity, all of his needs in this life and the Next will be fulfilled.
Do not be saddened, dear reader, if you implement some of the means presented here and fail to behold the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam: it is enough of an honour for you that Allah has blessed you with the ability and pure intention to invoke blessings and salutations upon His Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. Allah does not make one’s tongue moist with praises for His Beloved SallAllahu alaihi wasallam save that He blesses that person with more and draws him or her near. And what’s more, Allah has blessed you with the intense longing to see His Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and that alone may be the wind in your sail to drive you unto him and be under his standard on the Last Day and to drink of his pure Pond.
…the above three photos are details the Qiblah Wall in Masjid Nabawi…they were received in an email so apologies for not giving credit where credit is due…
…the photo that adorns the cover of the above book is the decorative Mihrab marking the place where our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam led the prayer…the current Mihrab is directly behind this, recessed in the Qiblah Wall…the pillar directly behind the Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam’s Mihrab marks the position where our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam would deliver the Khutbah whilst leaning on the date palm trunk which wept bitterly when a new Mimbar was made…it is called the Perfumed Pillar, as well as al-Hannana,
…off to dream, Insha’Allah…and please excuse this humble speck…a short Rajab hiatus is to begin…
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.