Posted on: 2012-02-09 by Guest

MY DREAMS BY ALLAMA MUHAMMAD YOUSUF GABRIEL GHOSIA BOOK DEPOTMAIN BAZAR NAWABABAD WAH CANTT DISTT RAWALPINDI PAKISTAN I was born just I have said on 17th February 1917. Now the 17 February was the date on which the deluge of Noah sprang. But this age in which it was my lot to be born is the age of fire. And therefore the deluge had changed its nature from water to fire. That is the deluge which threatened the mankind in this age of modern science-guided thermo-igneous engine driven materialism is going to be of fire. Thanks to the researches of the scientists, the form of the fiery deluge of this age has assumed utmost charity. The date of my birth, that is the 17th February, which was the date of the appearance of Noah’s deluge of water, proved ominous for me in view of the fiery deluge of this modern age. I am writing these lines in 1995, in this book that was written in 1980, and since my birth except the first three or four years I have been the target of a succession of trials and afflictions. The most important mission of this age of atomism was given to me, a mission which entailed the acquirement of knowledge of a very versatile nature, and of the highest order. That knowledge I did acquire. It took me forty years to attain to the mark required. But can anyone imagine, how did I achieve all that. I started my education in my twenty fifth years. I had not the means to join some educational institute. I had to work for my livelihood all those years. I studied without a teacher, subjects like philosophy, sciences, math, histories, scriptures, four language that is Urdu, Persian, Arabic and English and their literatures, day in day out for decades, can anyone realize how, difficult, how painstaking, how blood curdling was all this process. Has anyone else in the world achieved anything like that. In 1962 I recognized my mission. From 1972 to 1982 I did no other work, but wrote, day and night and produced fourteen manuscripts in English and equal number in Urdu. From 1968 to1995, my more than eight hundred articles in Urdu and in English have been published in Pakistan. Poetical works in Urdu are besides. In 1982 after I finished my manuscripts, I became sick, since twelve years I am in suspension, and still am in January 1995. All this lengthy introduction is only a prelude to what I intend to write now, namely, the dreams which could be called as visions which I saw during my life. Their interpretations have been mostly fulfilled. The dreams I saw during my life are countless. But the dreams which may be called as vision are about fourteen in number. To this day I remember their minutest detail. THE FIRST DREAM The first dream I saw in about 1923 in my early childhood. It was winter and I slept inside a room. In the north east corner of the room were placed three boxes one upon the other. And a few feet from the Boxes towards the south along with the eastern wall lay a water pitcher. My bed was three or four feet to the west. In my dream I saw a young boy which was made of slightly pinkish light, emerge from beneath the lowest box. He slowly approached the water pitcher and there lay his hands on the cup to remove it for filling it with water. On that instance I thought in my mind, that I was awake and beheld the boy. The boy also appeared to realize that I looked at him, and he leaving the cup stealthily moved towards the box from under which he had emerged, and there disappeared beneath it. Regarding some dreams I know the year or the date. But regarding others I have only a vague idea of the period. MY SECOND DREAM My second dream was a few years after first. I was only a boy. In my dream I saw that one of the rooms of our house in Soan Sakaser was in a state of dilapidation. The roof was not there, and, about two feet high walls stood there. The debris of the room was gathered behind the walls like a support. Presently I saw two beams of torch light from south playing on the north wall of the room. The wall appeared as if it was about four feet high and heard then a sound of the word ALARUM repeated a few times, ALARUM, ALARUM, ALARUM issuing from the south, that is the direction from which the beams of torchlight came, at a distance of a hundred years or so. Then I saw two horse-riders on their horses approaching from the place whence thousand of the word Alarum had issued in the south. The beams of the light which played on the wall actually issued from the foreheads of those two riders, and they by and by approached the dilapidated room. The two beams of the light dilly-dallied on the wall in unison with the movement of the foreheads of the two riders, just as the forehead of the rider usually moves up and down in unison with the steps of the walking horse. Without hesitation or pausing or looking on this way or that way, and advancing their horses and climbing up the eastern wall of the room and moving on the walls, and making a round on the three walls, that is the eastern, n