The Interesting Dream of the Prophet
Sallalahu Alahi wa Sallam
Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number 171: [Interpretation
of Dreams ] : Narrated Samura bin Jundub:
Allah's Apostle very often used to ask his companions, "Did anyone of you
see a dream?" So dreams would be narrated to him by those whom Allah
wished to tell.
One morning the Prophet said,
night two persons came to me (in a dream) and woke me up and said to me,
I set out with them and we came across a man Lying down, and behold, another
man was standing over his head, holding a big rock. Behold, he was throwing the
rock at the man's head, injuring it. The rock rolled away and the thrower followed
it and took it back. By the time he reached the man, his head returned to the
normal state. The thrower then did the same as he had done before. I said to my
two companions, 'Subhan Allah! Who are these two persons?' They said,
So we proceeded and came to a man Lying flat on his back and another man
standing over his head with an iron hook, and behold, he would put the hook in
one side of the man's mouth and tear off that side of his face to the back (of
the neck) and similarly tear his nose from front to back and his eye from front
to back. Then he turned to the other side of the man's face and did just as he
had done with the other side. He hardly completed this side when the other side
returned to its normal state. Then he returned to it to repeat what he had done
before. I said to my two companions, 'Subhan Allah! Who are these two persons?'
They said to me, 'Proceed!'
So we proceeded and came across something like a Tannur (a kind of baking oven,
a pit usually clay-lined for baking bread)." I think the Prophet said,
"In that oven there was much noise and voices." The Prophet added,
"We looked into it and found naked men and women, and behold, a flame of
fire was reaching to them from underneath, and when it reached them, they cried
loudly. I asked them, 'Who are these?' They said to me, 'Proceed!'
And so we proceeded and came across a river." I think he said, "....
red like blood." The Prophet added, "And behold, in the river there
was a man swimming, and on the bank there was a man who had collected many
stones. Behold. while the other man was swimming, he went near him. The former
opened his mouth and the latter (on the bank) threw a stone into his mouth
whereupon he went swimming again. He returned and every time the performance
was repeated, I asked my two companions, 'Who are these (two) persons?' They
replied, 'Proceed! Proceed!'
And we proceeded till we came to a man with a repulsive appearance, the most
repulsive appearance, you ever saw a man having! Beside him there was a fire
and he was kindling it and running around it. I asked my companions, 'Who is
this (man)?' They said to me, 'Proceed! Proceed!'
So we proceeded till we reached a garden of deep green dense vegetation, having
all sorts of spring colors. In the midst of the garden there was a very tall
man and I could hardly see his head because of his great height, and around him
there were children in such a large number as I have never seen. I said to my
companions, 'Who is this?' They replied, 'Proceed! Proceed!'
So we proceeded till we came to a majestic huge garden, greater and better than
I have ever seen! My two companions said to me, 'Go up and I went up' The
Prophet added, "So we ascended till we reached a city built of gold and
silver bricks and we went to its gate and asked (the gatekeeper) to open the
gate, and it was opened and we entered the city and found in it, men with one
side of their bodies as handsome as the handsomest person you have ever seen,
and the other side as ugly as the ugliest person you have ever seen. My two
companions ordered those men to throw themselves into the river. Behold, there
was a river flowing across (the city), and its water was like milk in
whiteness. Those men went and threw themselves in it and then returned to us
after the ugliness (of their bodies) had disappeared and they became in the
best shape." The Prophet further added, "My two companions (angels)
said to me, 'This place is the Eden Paradise, and that is your place.' I raised
up my sight, and behold, there I saw a palace like a white cloud! My two
companions said to me, 'That (palace) is your place.' I said to them, 'May
Allah bless you both! Let me enter it.' They replied, 'As for now, you will not
enter it, but you shall enter it (one day)
I said to them, 'I have seen many wonders tonight. What does all that mean
which I have seen?'
They replied, 'We will inform you:
As for the first man you came upon whose head was being injured with the rock,
he is the symbol of the one who studies the Quran and then neither recites it
nor acts on its orders, and sleeps, neglecting the enjoined prayers.
As for the man you came upon whose sides of mouth, nostrils and eyes were torn
off from front to back, he is the symbol of the man who goes out of his house
in the morning and tells so many lies that it spreads all over the world. And
those naked men and women whom you saw in a construction resembling an oven,
they are the adulterers and the adulteresses;,
and the man whom you saw swimming in the river and given a stone to swallow, is
the eater of usury (Riba) and
the bad looking man whom you saw near the fire kindling it and going round it,
is Malik, the gatekeeper of Hell and
the tall man whom you saw in the garden, is Abraham and the children around him
are those children who die with Al-Fitra (the Islamic Faith)."
The narrator added: Some Muslims asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle!
What about the children of pagans?" The Prophet replied, "And also
the children of pagans."
The Prophet added, "My two companions added,
'The men you saw half handsome and half ugly were those
persons who had mixed an act that was good with another that was bad, but Allah
Source:Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 87, Number
171: [Interpretation of Dreams ]