Respected Mufti Saheb,
I had a dream last month of a very learned, pious Aalim who is well known for his Fiqh, Hadith and Zuhd. I dreamt that he had given a dars in Masjid Nabawi before either Zuhr or Asr and I had missed the Dars. When I arrived, it was close to Salah time and I saw the Aalim at Bab Bilal in Masjid Nabawi. I wanted to ask some questions but felt shy. Afterwards, I asked him 3 questions, the last question was regarding the Hadith of Umar (rad) which is in the Sunan wherein he informed Nabi (saw) that he was going for umrah and Nabi (saw) told Umar (rad) to make dua for him. Some Ulama have said that this Hadith is Acceptable and others said it is weak, so I asked the Aalim regading the authenticity of the Hadith and if this Hadith proves that we can ask others to make dua for us. The Aalim smiled and told me he would answer me after Salah. I had rose itr in my pocket and i put some on to the Aalim.
After Salah, I went to attend the second part of his lesson but I had forgotten to bring a book with me. We were reading from Muwatta of Imam Malik (rah). I sat next to a colleage of mine. When the aalim arrived, he indicated to me to sit next to him directly, but I felt too shy as the gathering was very large. Another friend of mine was sitting on the left of the Aalim and reading, somehow I ended up next to this friend of mine. He was making some mistakes in his reading and the Aalim was correcting those mistakes. Then I noticed that he had oil(remnants of oil after eating) on his hand and he was turning the pages with his oily fingers so I nudged him telling him that he shouldnt do that. After a while, the Aalim told my friend to sit on his right hand side and called me to sit next to him on his left. At that instance, another friend of mine started asking a question which was totally unrelated to the topic. The question had something to do with Sh. Ahmed Deedat (rah). The Aalim responded to the question and afterwards asked me regarding some person in South Africa. I didnt know who that person was. After a while, the Aalim showed us a poster or picture of the most beautiful gardens that I had ever seen. He told me that these gardens belonged to that particular person who he asked me about.
During this time or afterwards, a box was brought near the aalim, but he seemed to take no notice of it. I heard a hissing and puffing sound from inside the box and saw that there were snakes inside the box, I cant remember 100% whether I shut the lid of the box or I got rid of it by throwing it aside. **as far as I remember, the aalim did not respond to my question, i think I woke up after the snakes bit**
This is all I can remember from the dream. If there is any significance to it please inform me. Jazaakallah khair.