THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S DREAM
( Gems of Magnificent Beauty )
During the sixth year of Hijra, the Prophet (S.A.W) had a dream that he and other Muslims were performing Umra in Makkah, safely and sequrely, with their hair cut or shaved ( which is an Umrah requirement). Telling this dream to his companions, 1500 Muslims went with him that year to perform Umrah. However, they were intercepted by the pagans in a suburb of Makkah called al-Hudaybiyah. A great battle was about to ensue, but Allah (SWT) then instructed His Messenger (SAW) to accept a truce with the pagans of Makkah. This truce would prevent the Muslims from performing Umrah that year, but would allow them to perform it the following year. This truce came to be known as Hudaybiyah truce.
Al-Miswar Bin Makhramah, Sahl bin Hanif, and other companions (r.a) reported that, in the beginning, this truce angered many Muslims who preferred to fight. Umar (r.a) was the most vocal about this, and he came to the Prophet (SAW) objecting. “Are you not truly Allah’s Prophet?” To which the Prophet (SAW) replied, “Yes indeed.” Umar said, “Are we not upon the truth while our enemies are upon falsehood?” The Prophet (SAW) affirmed, “Yes Indeed.” Umar said, Why, then, should we agree to this lower position in regard to our religion?” The Prophet (SAW) declared:
*Indeed, I am Allah’s Messenger: I will not disobey Him, and He will surely give me victory.*
Umar (r.a) said, “But have you not told us that we will come to the house (al-Ka’abah) and perform tawaf around it?” The Prophet (SAW) replied, “Yes, indeed. But did I tell you we will do it this year?” Umar replied, “No.” The Prophet (SAW) then said:
*Indeed, you will surely reach it and perform tawaf around it.*
Allah (SWT) then revealed:
*لَّقَدْ صَدَقَ ٱللَّهُ رَسُولَهُ ٱلرُّءْيَا بِٱلْحَقِّۖ لَتَدْخُلُنَّ ٱلْمَسْجِدَ ٱلْحَرَامَ إِن شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ ءَامِنِينَ مُحَلِّقِينَ رُءُوسَكُمْ وَمُقَصِّرِينَ لَا تَخَافُونَۖ فَعَلِمَ مَا لَمْ تَعْلَمُوا۟ فَجَعَلَ مِن دُونِ ذَٰلِكَ فَتْحًا قَرِيبًا*
*Indeed, Allah will fulfil His Messenger’s dream in all truth: Allah willing, you will surely enter the Sacred Mosque, in security—˹some with˺ heads shaved and ˹others with˺ hair shortened—without fear. He knew what you did not know, and has arranged prior to that (dream) a near conquest. (Suratul Fathi. 48:27)*
So as Allah (SWT) promised, the Muslims perform Umrah on the next year, and they conquered Makkah one year thereafter.
We learn from this Hadith that,
A truthful dream does not necessarily materialize over a short period of time. Rather, it may take scores of years in some cases, as in the case of Prophet Yusuf’s (AS) dream.
copied from: *dreamer’s handbook* Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Aljibaly.