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  • 1. By: Shafin Verani April 2013 Welcome to the Mysterious World
  • 2. Dreams Welcome to the Mysterious World By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Introduction: • Dreams have fascinated people for centuries. • The reasons why dreams occur are still obscure. When something is not clear, there is always room for speculation. • Dream interpretation is still very popular.
  • 3. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Scientific Enquiry About Dreams: • The search for an understanding of dreams is thousands of years old. • Yet to this day there are disagreements between researchers. • Over the past 100 years, three theories dominated research: • Late 19th century, Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams; • 1950s report of correlation of dreaming and newly discovered rapid eye movement (REM) sleep; • 1970s theory that dreaming was triggered by random neural activity in the brainstem. • New approach to dreaming is to consider it as a memory processing mechanism. Dreams Welcome to the Mysterious World
  • 4. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 • The leading scientific theory is that sleep has a large function in memory processing. • It appears from different research studies that different stages of sleep have different functions with respect to memory processing. • Future research is needed to better identify these functions. • It also remains to be understood, whether dreams have a specific function, or are simply a byproduct of memory processing in sleep. Dreams Welcome to the Mysterious World Sleep Function
  • 5. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 • In quantitative research dream is defined through four base components: oA form of thinking that occurs under minimal brain direction oA form of experience oSomething memorable oHave some interpretation Dreams Welcome to the Mysterious World Conclusion:
  • 6. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dream is a report of a memory of a cognitive experience that happens under the kinds of conditions that are most frequently produced in a state called ‘SLEEP’. Bill Domhoff / Adam Schneider Dreams Welcome to the Mysterious World Summary:
  • 7. By: Shafin Verani April 2013 Welcome to the Mysterious World
  • 8. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 “God takes the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep, then He withholds those on whom He has passed the decree of death and sends the others back till an appointed term; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Surah 39: Verse 42
  • 9. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Death in Islam is not merely an almost instantaneous phenomena of soul being detached from the material body, but it is a period of life and takes some time which may be comparable to the whole person’s life in length, although it would seem like almost instantaneous to us. Sleep is similar to death in that soul is detached from the material body in both of them. So that the souls can experience things and states through dreams as a dead person experiences. Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Sleep: Death’s Sister
  • 10. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 “Nor is there any reason to suppose that thought and intuition are essentially opposed to each other. They spring up from the same root and complement each other. The one grasps Reality piecemeal, the other grasps it in its wholeness. Both seek visions of the same Reality which reveals itself to them in accordance with their function in life. In fact, intuition, as Bergson rightly says, is only a higher kind of intellect.” Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Thought & Intuition Dr. Mohammed Iqbal
  • 11. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Generally, three types of dreams are accepted within the Muslim scholars. They are: a. Bodily Origin b. Satanic Origin c. Divine Origin Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Types of Dreams
  • 12. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 • Dreams with bodily origin, for example some dreams seen after eating heavy meals, or some dreams when the body is not in a comfortable state; although not all dreams in these cases are necessarily fake. Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Types of Dreams: Bodily Origin • Dreams rooted in the happenings experienced by a person before falling asleep, say during the day or the past couples of days; or thoughts that have affected the person much so that intensely engaging his mind such that he cannot stop thinking about them, even the person may be not thinking about the subject but if the subject has affected his mind much, he would recall the issue while asleep in the form of a dream.
  • 13. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 • A second type of dream is the result of Satanic whisperings or inspirations. Satan, the avowed enemy of man, is ever-present with us and he sees us in ways that we do not see him. Unless we take proper safeguards against him and such inspirations, he may trap us in his nets. He inspires in us all kinds of bad thoughts and suggestions, both in conscious and unconscious states. A person may be predisposed to such Satanic visions and inspirations if he is constantly exposed to sights, sounds and thoughts that are obscene or filthy. Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Types of Dreams: Satanic Origin
  • 14. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 • When we say our prayers we talk to Allah and when we read the Qur'an Allah talks to us. There is another way in which Allah talks to us, that is through dreams. Allah talks to us in dreams, sometimes giving us direct messages and sometimes encoded messages which only the wise can interpret. Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Types of Dreams: Divine Origin
  • 15. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 1:
  • 16. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 1: “Behold, Joseph said to his father: father, I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon; I saw them prostrating themselves before me. He said: O my son, say nothing of this dream to your brothers, lest they should plot evil against you: the devil is the sworn enemy of man. And thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of sayings and make His favor complete to you and to the children of Yaqoub, as He made it complete before to your fathers, Ibrahim and Ishaq; surely your Lord is Knowing, Wise.” (Qur’an: Yusuf:-12:4-5)
  • 17. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 1: The dream of Joseph (a.s.) eventually fulfilled some twenty or thirty years later when his father, mother and all eleven brothers came to Egypt many years later: “Then when they entered the presence of Joseph, He provided a home for his parents with himself, and said: Enter ye Egypt (all) in safety if it please Allah. And he raised his parents high on the throne (of dignity), and they fell down in prostration (all) before him. He said: O my father! This is the fulfillment of my dream of old! Allah has made it come true!” (Qur’an: Yusuf:12:99-100)
  • 18. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 2:
  • 19. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 2: “Two young men went to prison with him (Joseph). One of them said: I saw (in a dream) that I was pressing grapes. And the other said: I saw (in a dream) that I was carrying bread on my head, and that birds came and ate of it.” (And both entreated Joseph) Let us know the real meaning of this. Verily, we see that you are one of those who well know (how to interpret dreams). ” (Qur’an: Yusuf:-12:36)
  • 20. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 2: “(And now) O my companions in the prison! I shall tell you the meaning of your dreams:) As to one of you he will (again) pour out wine for his lord (the King) to drink: but as for the other, he will be crucified, and the birds will eat from his head. (But whatever be your future,) the matter on which you have asked me to enlighten you has been decided (by Allah).” (Qur’an: Yusuf:-12:41)
  • 21. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 3:
  • 22. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 3: “The King said: I saw seven fatted cows which seven lean ones devoured; and seven green ears (of wheat or corn) and seven others dry. O my nobles, tell me the meaning of this dream, if you can interpret dreams. They said: They are confused dreams; nor are we skilled in the interpretation of dreams.” (Qur’an: Yusuf: 12:43-44)
  • 23. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 3: “For seven consecutive years shall you sow. But leave your entire harvest of wheat (or corn) in the ear (the better to preserve it) except a little which you may consume (i.e., consume the minimum amount of food for those seven years). Then there will follow seven years of drought (and thus hardship) which will force you to consume all but a little of the food which you stored. Then there will come a year of abundant rain in which people will press the grape.” (Qur’an: Yusuf: 12:47-49)
  • 24. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 4:
  • 25. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 4: “We gave him the good news of a gentle son. And when he reached the age when he could work with him his father said to him: My son, I dreamt that I was sacrificing you. Tell me what you think (i.e., tell me what is your response). He replied: Father, do as you are bidden. Allah willing, you shall find me one of those who are steadfast. And when they had both surrendered themselves to Allah’s will and Abraham had laid down his son prostrate upon his face, We called out to him, saying: Abraham, you have fulfilled your vision. Thus did We reward the righteous. That wasindeed a trial, clear in itself. We ransomed him with a tremendous sacrifice and bestowed on him(the praise) of later generations. Peace be on Abraham!” (Qur’an: al-Saffat: 37:99-109)
  • 26. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 5:
  • 27. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 5: “Behold We inspired (with wahi) thy mother: Place the child in a basket, and place the basket in the river. The river will cast him up to the bank,and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me, and an enemy to him.” (Qur’an: Ta Ha: 20:39) “So We sent this wahi (inspiration) to the mother of Moses: Suckle (thy child), but when you are concerned about his safety put him down in the river. Have no fear, nor be dismayed; for We shall restore him to you and make him one of the apostles.” (Qur’an: al-Qasas: 28:7)
  • 28. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 6:
  • 29. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 6: “And (remember) when Allah made them appear to you in a dream as a small band. Had He shown them to you as a great army, your courage would have failed you and you would have quarreled over the affair. But this Allah spared you. He knows what is in the hearts. And when you met them He made each appear to the other as few in number, that He might accomplish what He ordained. To Allah shall all things return.” (Qur’an: Al Anfal: 44-46)
  • 30. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 7:
  • 31. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Dream 7: “Allah has in truth fulfilled His Apostle’s vision (i.e., dream). You shall certainly enter the Sacred Masjid in security if Allah so wills, with hair cropped or shaven and without fear. He knew what you did not know; and what is more, He granted you a speedy victory.” (Qur’an: Fatah: 48:27)
  • 32. By: Shafin Verani - April 2013 Dreams in Quran Welcome to the Mysterious World Practical Steps: 1. Try to Sleep as early as possible at night. 2. Try not to sleep after Fajr. 3. Read Farmans and Surah Al Falaq and Surah An Nas before sleeping. 4. When in front of people try to smile, and your tears, sadness etc should be before Allah only or some chosen loved ones. 5. Keep yourself involved in matters that make you 'remember' Allah during the day. 6. Try not to eat just before sleeping