More than two million Muslims converged on Mecca this year on the last day of the Hajj, an annual Muslim pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site and a pillar of the Islamic faith.
Mission Network News (MNN) reports that during the Hajj, Muslims spend several days circling the black cube called the Kaaba and performing other rituals. They earnestly seek Allah’s favor and desire to grow closer to God.
Muslims also seek dreams and vision on the Hajj.
In Western culture, dreams and visions are not as revered as they are in the East. Especially in Muslim contexts, dreams and visions are highly sought.
Perry LaHaie with Frontiers USA told MNN: “Muhammad is said to have had visions when he received the Quran. So, in the tradition of their prophet, they want to have a dream. They want to have a vision. They want to hear from God.”
Some Muslims, like Yusef, end up having a very different dream from what they thought — and they completely change their life.
In LaHaie’s words, “All his life, Yusef, a Muslim in Asia wanted to see the Prophet Muhammad in a dream. This was his longing. One night he had that dream but he was very troubled by it.
“In his dream, Muhammad was kneeling before Jesus, and Jesus was on a throne.”
LaHaie said: “[Yusef] was really troubled and perplexed by this. Why would Muhammad, the greatest prophet, be kneeling before the Prophet Jesus?”
MNN says that often, when Muslims ask their Imams about these dreams of Jesus, their Imams dismiss the dreams as satanic. “But Yusef just was convinced that it wasn’t a satanic dream.”
Yusef had the same dream the following night.
“Jesus is on the throne. Muhammad is kneeling before him. But in this dream, Jesus takes a hold of [Yusef], lifts him up into the air, and they rise up over Yusef’s neighborhood…. Jesus takes him several blocks away and they hover over this building and it’s a church. Inside the church, they can hear believers praying for Muslims — praying that Muslims will come to know Jesus.”
In his dream, Jesus then told Yusef to go to the church and talk to the pastor. Yusef noticed the church in the dream was close to his house, but he didn’t even know a church was there. When he went, sure enough, there was the church from his dream!
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SOURCE: Assist News