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Help and suggest what should be done for very scary and bad dreams

Q:

One of my friend is continuously seeing bad dreams . In the month of ramadan. These dreams were not coming but after that these dreams horrifying him badly. He is seeing these dreams more than a month, in between even his health was not good. Ramadan helps him to recovered from health issues. Now he is terrified and scared the type of dreams he is seeing everyday. Please help and suggest. Allah is the best protector and he is reciting duas as well. Guide us to follow the path to worship allah and solve this problem. May allah guide us towards the best one. Thankyou. Please reply Asap

A:

Salaamun alaykum.
There is a hadith from our sixth imam: whenever someone sees bad dreams, they should wake up and turn from one side to the other and recite aya 10 of sura Mujaadilah
إِنَّمَا النَّجْوَى مِنَ الشَّیْطَانِ لِیَحْزُنَ الَّذِینَ آمَنُوا وَلَیْسَ بِضَارِّهِمْ شَیْئًا إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْیَتَوَکَّلِ المومنین.
Indeed the (malicious) secret talks are from shaytan, that he may upset the faithful, but he cannot harm them.in anyway except by Allahs leave and in Allah let all the faithfull put their trust.

Then say:
عُذْتُ بِمَا عَاذَتْ بِهِ مَلَائِكَةُ اللَّهِ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ وَ أَنْبِيَاؤُهُ الْمُرْسَلُونَ وَ عِبَادُهُ الصَّالِحُونَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا رَأَيْتُ وَ مِنْ شَرِّ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ
I seek refuge to what the Angels of Allah,Prophets and His righteous servants seek refuge to, i seek refuge from the bad dream that i have seen and from shaytan.(Al-kaafi V8 p142)

It is also recommended to do the below acts before going to sleep:
– wudhoo
– recite ayat al kursi
– recite quran especially sura jin
– ask Imam Asr for help

And in the case of your friend, it is better if he does not sleep alone in the room.

Regards
Zahra Davdani