Shaykh al-Albani Crying When Informed of a Ru`yah (Vision in a Dream) Concerning Allaah’s Messenger
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Originally sourced from “As-Sayf al-Battaar”, this is a recording of the Muhadith Shaykh Nasir ud Deen Albani rahimuallah, when being informed of a vision in a dream.
Once a sister from Algeria called the Shaykh and said: “O Shaykh! I have news!” The Shaykh said: “I hope Allaah has blessed you with good news”. She said: “One of the sisters had a dream, and I shall narrate it to you”. The Shaykh said: “I hope she saw (something) good”. She said: “O Shaykh! is this confirmed, that someone comes and narrates a dream to you and you say: “I hope you saw (something) good and (hopefully) it is good”? Is this confirmed from the Sunnah?”. The Shaykh said: “No. This is not confirmed, however, there is no harm in using this (term) sometimes”.
She said: “This sister saw herself on a balcony which overlooked a path. And upon this path she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) by his (known) description. Then she saw me standing infront of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiling at me, and I was smiling at him. Then I called her, and said to her: “Come down. Come down with us.” So when she came down she asked me: “Who are you looking at?”
So I said: “Look at the one who looked at me”, and she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), then the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiled, and proceeded along the path. We then walked together along the (same) path (the sister and I) and whilst we were walking we saw a Shaykh upon the (same) path, so we extended our greetings to him, we said: “as-Salaamu ‘alaykum”. So he replied to us: “wa ‘alaykum as-Salaam wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.” Then this Shaykh asked us: “Did you see the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)?” We said: “Yes, we saw him.” So this sister asked me: “Who is this Shaykh?” So I said to her: “This is Shaykh al-Albaanee.”.” [end of dream]
The sister who had called the Shaykh, then said: “I ask Allaah to make this good news for you O Shaykh, and I wished to inform you O Shaykh, so hopefully it is good news, inshaa.-Allaah, that you are upon the way of the Sunnah, inshaa.-Allaah Ta’aala. So what do you say O Shaykh?”
Here, the Shaykh did not say a thing, rather, tears began pouring down (his face) and he cried profusely. He then asked those of the brothers who were in his gathering to leave.
Added by: [al-athari] [10-Jan-02] Source: [As-Sayf al-Battaar] (Translation courtesy :fatwa-online.com)