Dream Interpretation Workshop with Imam Bilal Hyde
Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30 AM - about 1 PM
My body pulled my soul from the higher planes
and I lost the company of saints and prophets.
Now wrapped in my prison I¹ve met a Moon
that fills my heart with dreams and visions.
Most people want to escape from prison
but why should I run away when my love is inside,
where else could I be alone with love?
I look at myself and see such painful longing
I look at love and see how pleased she is watching me.
Once you are in that house of Beauty
abundant grace awaits you.
I overheard the stars whispering
that if ever one of them
caught a glimpse of that Beauty,
to tell the others at once.
But the lovers guard their secrets jealously
for they know that when the Moon rises
everything will set.
-- Translation by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi
in "Rumi: Hidden Music"
This is a rare opportunity for small group study of the Sufi tradition of dream interpretation with Imam Bilal. The practice of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.s.) was, after the Fajr dawn prayers, to ask his Companions (r.a.) to tell their dreams for interpretation. This intensive Dream Interpretation Workshop will draw on principles from Hadith and from the traditions of the Knowers and Friends of God.
Remote attendance is planned, subject to final confirmation from Imam Bilal, using Zoom, with video of Imam Bilal. Suggested donation $50 to $100, recordings available only to those attending, whether in person or remotely (dreams shared are private within the workshop). Questions and registration to email@example.com. Shukran.