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The governor of Alexandria was tried once with extreme attachment and love for his five children. All five were steadfast in their religious commitment. One night, the governor saw in a dream as though his five fingers were cut off. He woke up extremely disturbed and told his five children his dream. The children called in a dream interpreter called Shaikh YusufAI-Karbouni at once. After hearing the dream, Shaikh Yusuf, God bless his soul, smiled and said: “It is not like you think, but if I tell you the meaning of your dream, you must give me a good reward.”
The governor thus obliged. Shaikh Yusuf, then said: “Are you negligent of your five times prayers?” The governor replied in the affirmative. Shaikh Yusuf continued: “This the meaning of your dream, so repent to God Almighty, and be steadfast in your religion.”
A woman said to Imam Ibn Seerin: “I saw myself in a dream sucking on a date and giving my neighbor the rest to eat.” Imam Ibn Seerin replied: ”You will help your neighbor by performing a little deed.” On the following day, the woman washed her neighbor’s garment.
A woman said to Imam Ibn Seerin: “I saw my daughter in a dream after she had died. I asked her: ‘Tell me what is the best of deeds?’ She replied: ‘The walnuts, the walnuts, you must take it out, and distribute it among the poor and the needy, 0 my mother.’
Imam Ibn Seer’in replied: “If you have hidden a treasure in your house, then dig it out, and give poor people their share.”

The woman said: ”You spoke the truth. I hid that money in the past, during a plague.”

A man said to Imam Ibn Seerin: “I saw my hand cut off in a dream.” Imam Ibn Seer’in replied: ”You have the habit of making false oaths.” The man obliged and repented from his wrongdoing. • A man said to Imam Ibn Seerin: “Aman saw himself in a dream piercing eggs from the top, extracting the egg white, and leaving the egg yoke.” Imam Ibn Seerin replied: “Let him come here and tell me his dream in person.” On three different occasions, the man kept on asking about the meaning of that dream, and Imam Ibn Seerin insisted on the same reply. Finally, after taking a promise from Ibn Seer’in, the man confessed that he is the person who saw that dream. Imam Ibn Seer’in asked someone to call the chief of police and to tell him that this man is a body snatcher who digs the graves and steals their contents. The man immediately asked for forgiveness, repented from his doing, and promised never to do it again.
Shaikh Muhammad bin Isa al-Rikhawi of Aleppo, Syria, once saw in a dream that God’s prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, came and gave him forty camels. Shaikh Muhammad went to Shaikh Ahmad Shahabu Deen Al-Maghribi and told him his dream. Shaikh Shahabu Deen replied: ”You will live forty years from this day.” On the thirty-ninth year, Shaikh Muhammad visited Shaikh Shahabu Deen who encouraged him to perform his pilgrimage that year. Shaikh Muhammad died three days after his return from Mecca. Shaikh Shahabu Deen led the funeral prayer and buried him beside his father. Shortly after that, Shaikh Ahmad Shahabu Deen died and was buried in their vicinity.
A man told Imam Ibn Seerin: “I saw myself in a dream digging the bones of God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace.” Ibn Seerin replied, “You will establish his traditions in your life.”
A man said to the prophet Solomon, son of the prophet David, upon both of them be peace: “I saw a garden filled with fruit trees. In that garden, there were many pigs eating from its fruits, and a large pig who was sitting on a chair said to me: ‘0 man, this fruit garden belong to these pigs.” Solomon replied: “The large pig represents an unjust ruler, and the small pigs eating from that garden by his permission are the scholars who receive their reward from him for changing the laws to his liking. These are the people who sell the reward of the hereafter for the price of this world and do not ponder upon God’s punishment for their sins.”

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