Lady Zaynab's Dream
Once, Lady Zaynab saw in sleep something horrible; so she hurried to her grandfather to tell her dream. The Prophet (s) seated her in his lap, kissed her repeatedly, and asked her to tell her dream. She began:
"Last night, I saw as if a violent wind made everybody look black and dark. Hence, I ran towards a great tree and hanged strongly to its leaves so that the wind would not take me away. The wing unfortunately tore out that tree, but the wind cut it off. So, I hanged to another, but the wind cut it off. so I hanged to another, but the wind also broke it. I then hurried to hang to one of two leaves from that tree, but the stormy wind broke it. I then woke up."
As he heard the dream, the Prophet (s) burst into tears and said, explaining her dream:
"The tree is your grandfather. The first branch is your mother and the other is your father . The two other branches are your brothers, al-Hasan and al-Husayn. The world will be blackened when they leave it, and you will put on mourning dress for their misfortunes."1
1- See al-Tirmidhi's al-Sahih;2:308.
Adopted from the book : "Lady Zaynab" by : "Ansariyan Publications"
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