Once Upon A Waking Dream

May 15, 2011 at 8:20 am (Uncategorized)


I woke up from a beautiful dream yesterday; a dream from the One who Created me and Looked after me more than any mother could in this world.

He Knows what I go through and He Knows the writhing of the soul when it is tested- especially at the hands of other humans around them.

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I was a date palm tree and someone was harassing me; they just wouldn’t let go.

You know how some people do that to you?

They hurt you and still hold on to you, claiming that they love you. They take you away from the right path, coercing you with affection and soft words- cursed soft words- to commit sin and spend your time in trifles and vanity. You want to run away and they make you feel like a malevolent monster for doing so.

For leaving them in the midst of the abyss, which they don’t seem to want to get out of anyway.

This is what I go through almost every single day of my life.

In my dream I remember having this helpless struggle- should I snap back at them and tell them to begone, or should I patiently persevere, by the by?

I patiently persevered.

And my leaves prevailed over the tyranny. The tyrant’s presence was siphoned away. And all things were tranquil and serene.

This was surely a message for me; and this will surely be my life’s aim, insha Allaah. As a Muslim.

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Narrated ibn Omar (radiyAllahu anhu):

The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said, “Amongst the trees, there is a tree, the leaves of which do not fall and is like a Muslim.  Tell me the name of that tree.”  Everybody started thinking about the trees of the desert areas.  And I thought of the date-palm tree but felt too shy to answer. 

The others then asked, “What is that tree, O Allah’s Apostle?” 

He replied, “It is the date-palm tree.”


Sahih Bukhari, Book of Knowledge, Hadith #58

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3 Comments

  1. kootehku said,

    may Allah give me meaningful dreams as well Insha Allah ❤ i love the hadith

  2. Maga Waga said,

    I ❤ the hadith!! =D

  3. Mendaxxx said,

    I ❤ Rasulullaah (S.A.W). May Allaah Make us follow His signs, and not fall deaf and blind at them; ameen! May Allaah Give us meaningful and beautiful dreams, ameen!

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