Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
I wanted to share with everyone a special experience that I had with Shaykh Banaras Owaisi (q). It was an experience I never imagined I would have in my whole life. Although I don’t consider myself to be a good Muslim, my Shaykh still showed me so much that I really believe and have certainty that he can guide me to Allah ﷻ and to our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. My love for Allah ﷻ, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and my Shaykh increased drastically after what he showed me.
One day I called my Shaykh and after our conversation he told me to sit down and close my eyes. He told me that we are going to travel. He asked me if I saw a white light, and indeed I saw a light shining in my eyes while they were closed. He then said that now we have arrived in Madinah and at that moment I saw something green at a far distance and some figures I couldn’t recognize but I didn’t say anything because I thought it was my imagination. Then the Shaykh said we are going to get closer now. And then I saw the green color become the green dome from Madinah Shareef and I saw some minarets, the vision was still a little vague, but I could recognize it now. Then he said that we are going even closer and then he asked me where we were, and then with certainty I said that we are at Masjid An-Nabawi ﷺ. I didn’t see everything like in real life, but I saw enough to know that I was outside Masjid An-Nabawi ﷺ. My Shaykh said indeed.
We were at the entrance of the Masjid and Shaykh asked me what I saw written in golden letters, but I only saw a golden glow and couldn’t recognize any writing. Then he brought me inside and I saw the Rawdah Shareef. Then Shaykh asked me if I saw someone standing there, and indeed I saw someone from his side clothed in white looking at the Rawdah and he really looked like Shaykh Banaras (q) but I was afraid to say it was him because I could be mistaken. Then he asked now do you see someone else, and I responded that someone came but he was shining so bright that I couldn’t see anything else.
My Shaykh then said okay we are travelling somewhere else. I saw the same white light again as when we travelled before. I now also noticed that I was sweating a lot, as if my body was also experiencing the travel. Then he said we arrived and on my left side I could see the Kaaba Shareef and the golden calligraphy near the top and I enthusiastically told him right away that I saw the Kaaba. He asked me if I saw the golden stripe of the Kaabah and I said yes. He asked if I saw someone and I saw the same person from the side who looked like Shaykh Banaras (q) and this time I told him that I saw him. And he said yes that’s me. He asked if I saw someone standing next to him, and I saw the same super bright person from before but this time I saw him more clearly but still shining and I spontaneously began to cry. And then Shaykh said that person is Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Then he asked if there was someone else, and I saw someone wearing a green turban coming and standing next to the Prophet ﷺ. Shaykh told me this person was Gawthul Azam Abdul Qadir Jilani (q). Everything began to shine very brightly and Shaykh said we are finished and I can now open my eyes again. I almost couldn’t believe that I’ve seen all this and that I was in the presence of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Shaykh congratulated me that I could see so much and he laughed and said I want to show you one more thing. Again I closed my eyes and the travel began. Then I saw a lot of shining gold and he asked me if I saw a gate. As we came closer I saw a huge golden gate and it shined so brightly. He asked me if I saw something written above on the gate, but I couldn’t see it because all the gold was shining so much. He told me that we are at the Gate of Jannah and that the gate will now open. I actually saw the gate open in front of me. Shaykh said we are walking through the gate and asked me what I can see, he asked if I can see the grass and trees, but I said I could only see part of a field of grass. Then Shaykh told me to open my eyes.
Shaykh asked if I also wanted to see Jahannam, but I laughed and kindly said no thank you.
After the whole experience I almost couldn’t believe it, and testing to see if the things I saw were just my imagination, I tried to imagine the things I had seen before, but it was definitely not as real as the visions Shaykh showed me, during the visions I could really see things and now it stayed in my imagination. I had really seen lights in my eyes while they were closed.
I hope by reading this you have more trust in Shaykh Banaras Owaisi (q) as a Spiritual Guide and that you will reach out to him if you need guidance.