When we went through the encyclopedia on the subject of sleeping, we discusses a bit about dream and what happen in the brain at that time. Here is some simple reading on the subject.
Dream and the Brain
Dreams and REM sleep
Beginning of Creation
Bukhari :: Book 4 :: Volume 54 :: Hadith 513
Narrated Abu Qatada:
The Prophet said, “A good dream is from Allah, and a bad or evil dream is from Satan; so if anyone of you has a bad dream of which he gets afraid, he should spit on his left side and should seek Refuge with Allah from its evil, for then it will not harm him.”
The Book of Vision (Kitab Al-Ruya)
Muslim :: Book 29 : Hadith 5618
Abu Qatada reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The good vision are from Allah and the evil dreams are from the satan. If one sees a dream which one does not like, one should spit on one’s left side and seek the refuge of Allah from the satan; it will not do one any harm, and one should not disclose it to anyone and if one sees a good vision one should feel pleased but should not disclose it to anyone but whom one loves.
Whenever we are disturbed with a bad dream in our sleep
– upon waking up, spit on your left
– say “audzubillah…”
– do not have to wrry and be scared about it nor tell anyone. Syaitan wants us to be scared so we must fight.
– also remembere to read the quls and ayatul kursi before sleeping and have wudhoo on us too. Insya Allah.
This action is a sunnah.
It means you can chose not to do it. but we want to chase for lots of ajr and does we do the as much sunnah as we can in our solah.
It is mustahab (recommended) to say Ameen after finsihing Al fateehah.
It means, “Oh Allah accept our invocation.”
And that is why when we hear someone makes dua’ we say Ameen. For Ameen is also a form of dua.
Coinciding with the angels
Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh))
Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 2
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Imam says: ‘Ghair-il-Maghdubi ‘Alaihim Walad-Dallin (i.e. not the path of those who earn Your Anger, nor the path of those who went astray (1.7)), then you must say, ‘Ameen’, for if one’s utterance of ‘Ameen’ coincides with that of the angels, then his past sins will be forgiven.”
We know the great benefit to say Ameen at the right time. Not before the imam, but together with the imam.
Imam Abu bakr says, ‘this hadith proves that the Imam must say Ameen loudly because the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam would only order the folllowers to say Ameen with the imam if he knew that the imam was saying Ameen. No scholar can imagine that Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasalam would order a follower to say Ameen when he could not hear Ameen from the imam.
1. Don’t say Ameen before the imam
2. If you say ameen at the apropriate time, you will Insya Allah coincide with the angels. May Allah forgive our past sins.
3.If you are the imam, then do say Ameen loud and clear and the right timing too.