The Dream of the Grave

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

I once had some reservations about a certain ‘shaykh.’  So I did my istikharah and left it at that.  I had a long, vivid dream.  I dreamt I was lying down in a shallow grave.  I sat up and I was surrounded by a centre group of people who all belonged to the same majlis.  I saw Shaykh Zakaria Bagharib (q.s.) there and I saw this particular shaykh who visits Singapore often.  I could see right through them to the chair they sat on.  They did not look too pleased.  In the background, there were people.  They were indistinct; although they had turbans and wore the traditional dress of the shuyukh of the Naqshbandi Order.  There were many of them.  I was told that this shaykh whom I could see through, had passed away and I felt great loss in my heart.  This is strange since I never really thought I had a close relationship with him.

I saw this ‘shaykh’ of whom I had doubts and he was smiling broadly.  He looked at me and said, “I love it!”  And he was referring to a certain position of authority he had acquired.  He was sitting down, dressed in the regalia of the Order, with the turban and the walking stick, and a woman unrelated to him came and kissed his hand.  There were several such scenes and he was basking in the attention.

Finally, I saw the shaykh I was told had passed away.  The shaykh had appointed this person.  I asked, “Why him?”

And he replied, “There was nobody else.”


  1. Is Shaykh Gibril Haddad a member of your tariqa?

  2. Assalamu'Alaikum,

    He is a mureed of the Naqshbandi Haqqani.


  3. Assalamu'Alaikum,
    The one shaykh I know as Naqshbandi Haqqani is shaykh Nazim Al Kibrisi.
    He is still alive Alhamdulillah. Who has passed away then?

    1. Wa 'Alaykum as-Salaam,

      Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani al-Qubrusi is the murshid. There are many shuyukh of the order all over the world to lead the various majalis, although many of them would actually be just a wakil instead of an actual shaykh.

      Wa as-Salaam

  4. Shayk nazim kubrisi (q.s) and shaykh hisham kabani (q.s) have said that it is sunnah for ladies to kiss hands of the shaykhs

    1. I am aware of the Sunni ruling on this. I even wrote a post explaining it on this blog. This, however, is a dream and has a different meaning.


  5. Who is the Shaykh in the dream?

    1. I rather not say since he is quite well-known.


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