he Recording Angel on the Left Waits…
عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ:”إِنَّ صَاحِبَ الشِّمَالِ لِيَرْفَعُ الْقَلَمَ سِتَّ سَاعَاتٍ عَنِ الْعَبْدِ الْمُسْلِمِ الْمُخْطِئِ أَوِ الْمُسِيءِ، فَإِنْ نَدِمَ وَاسْتَغْفَرَ اللَّهَ مِنْهَا أَلْقَاهَا، وَإِلا كُتِبَتْ وَاحِدَةً”
Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa salim) said, “ The companion (Angel) on the left lifts his pen for six hours for the Muslim slave that errs or sins. If this slave repents and seeks Allah’s forgiveness for that error or sin, the Angel doesn’t record it. And if the slave doesn’t ask Allah for forgiveness, the Angel records it once.
Collected by At-Tabarani in Kabir (7667 ) , Abu Na’eem in Hilya (6/124), Al-Bayhaqi in Shu’ib (6788). Shaykh Al-Albani graded this hadeeth as being Hasan in Saheehah (1209)
Benefits for this topic:
Lifts the pen for six hours: These six hours could refer to astrological time, or another time period.
The Muslim slave that errs or sins: Means the Angel won’t record the sin or error before the six hours passes. He simply delays writing it.
If the slave repents: This refers to the salve seeking sincere repentance for the sin or error he’s done.
The Angel doesn’t record it: Means the Angel on the left ignores writing it.
If the slave doesn’t ask Allah for forgiveness: This means the Angel on the left writes it down as one bad deed, unlike the Angel that records the good deeds. The Angel on the right writes down a good deed ten times.[ Faydul Qadir Al-Manawee]
Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle
Doha, Qatar 1432©
Is seeing the Prophet ﷺ in a dream, glad tidings? Answered by Shaykh Bin Baz
Question: Is a vision of the Prophet ﷺ in his general form, while the person is sleeping considered a glad tiding for the person who sees him or does it mean that he will be from the people of paradise?
Answer: If the person sees him in his form as was mentioned then it is good—Insha’Allah–, but it does not necessitate salvation, or happiness, or taqwa; because there is no doubt he ﷺwas seen during his lifetime by the disbelievers and the hypocrites and their seeing him will not benefit them on the Day of Judgment.
Abu Jahl  saw him and he died upon disbelief in Allah when he was killed during the battle of Badr. Utbah bin Rabeeah and Shaybah bin Rabeeah saw him and they were both killed upon disbelief. His uncle Abu Taalib saw him and he died upon disbelief. His uncle Abu Lahab saw him and he died upon disbelief. Abdullah ibn Ubay, the leader of the hypocrites, saw him and he died upon disbelief.
Therefore seeing him in person while awake did not necessitate guidance or safety or happiness for those who saw him unless they believed in him, accepted him and followed him ﷺ. Therefore this applies even more to the person who sees him in a dream.
The person who sees him in a dream, if he is a believer and righteous; we hope good for him; if he sees him upon his true form. As for the person who sees him while not believing in his legislation and he does not follow that which he came with, then this vision will not benefit him rather it will be an argument against him, whether he saw him in person or while asleep. Just as those disbelievers saw him in person during his lifetime ﷺbut that did not give them success to believing in him thus they became from the wretched. We seek refuge in Allah from that. In a like fashion, the person who sees him in a dream while not believing in him, and not following what he came with then this vision will not benefit him rather it will become an argument against him.
Translated by Rasheed Barbee
 Formerly known as Abul Hakam (the father of wisdom) Amr bin Hisham, but due to his strong rejection of Islam he became known as Abu Jahl (the father of ignorance)
Shaykh al-Albani Crying When Informed of a Ru`yah (Vision in a Dream) Concerning Allaah’s Messenger
Originally sourced from “As-Sayf al-Battaar”, this is a recording of the Muhadith Shaykh Nasir ud Deen Albani rahimuallah, when being informed of a vision in a dream.
Once a sister from Algeria called the Shaykh and said: “O Shaykh! I have news!” The Shaykh said: “I hope Allaah has blessed you with good news”. She said: “One of the sisters had a dream, and I shall narrate it to you”. The Shaykh said: “I hope she saw (something) good”. She said: “O Shaykh! is this confirmed, that someone comes and narrates a dream to you and you say: “I hope you saw (something) good and (hopefully) it is good”? Is this confirmed from the Sunnah?”. The Shaykh said: “No. This is not confirmed, however, there is no harm in using this (term) sometimes”.
She said: “This sister saw herself on a balcony which overlooked a path. And upon this path she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) by his (known) description. Then she saw me standing infront of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiling at me, and I was smiling at him. Then I called her, and said to her: “Come down. Come down with us.” So when she came down she asked me: “Who are you looking at?”
So I said: “Look at the one who looked at me”, and she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), then the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiled, and proceeded along the path. We then walked together along the (same) path (the sister and I) and whilst we were walking we saw a Shaykh upon the (same) path, so we extended our greetings to him, we said: “as-Salaamu ‘alaykum”. So he replied to us: “wa ‘alaykum as-Salaam wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu.” Then this Shaykh asked us: “Did you see the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)?” We said: “Yes, we saw him.” So this sister asked me: “Who is this Shaykh?” So I said to her: “This is Shaykh al-Albaanee.”.” [end of dream]
The sister who had called the Shaykh, then said: “I ask Allaah to make this good news for you O Shaykh, and I wished to inform you O Shaykh, so hopefully it is good news, inshaa.-Allaah, that you are upon the way of the Sunnah, inshaa.-Allaah Ta’aala. So what do you say O Shaykh?”
Here, the Shaykh did not say a thing, rather, tears began pouring down (his face) and he cried profusely. He then asked those of the brothers who were in his gathering to leave.
Added by: [al-athari] [10-Jan-02]
Source: [As-Sayf al-Battaar]