KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
DREAMS AND VISIONS
(THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD SPIRITUAL VISION OF ASCENSION)
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROPHETIC DREAMS AND VISIONS:
There is a very significant difference between Dreams and Visions. Visions can be experienced in either a conscious or unconscious state as they are centered around spiritual travel. This occurs when the Spirit travels independent of the physical body.
Within the realm of a vision the Spirit penetrates and or transcends the physical reality. Therefore one who is experiencing a vision can actually be a witness to events taking place in the physical reality. This is precisely what the Prophet Muhammad had experienced.
In a vision the Prophet Muhammad traveled from the Kaaba in Mecca to the holiest site of the Israelites in Jerusalem. From there he ascended beyond the 7th Heaven.
MUHAMMAD TRAVELS TO JERUSALEM IN A VISION
And when We said to you: Surely your Lord encompasses men; and We did not make the VISION which We showed you but a trial for men
Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 228:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Regarding the Statement of Allah, "And We granted the VISION (Ascension to the heavens) which We made you see (as an actual eye witness)
Another point to consider is that at the time the Prophet Muhammad ascended the Byzantine Church controlled the Temple Mount and used it as a garbage dump. Therefore if the Prophet Muhammad's journey was purely physical he would have been surrounded by masses of filth and garbage which would have rendered him in an unclean state. This would have prevented him from entering the heavenly realms.
EZEKIEL TRAVELS TO JERUSALEM IN A VISION
The best example of a vision is in Ezekiel who in a vision traveled to Jerusalem.
He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in VISIONS OF GOD HE TOOK ME TO JERUSALEM, ...
DREAMS AND VISIONS
THE DREAM of JOSEPH
Dreams occur exclusively in an unconscious state of sleep. Joseph had a dream that the Sun, Moon and Eleven Stars would bow down to him.
When Yusuf said to his father: O my father! surely I saw eleven stars and the sun and the moon-- I saw them making obeisance to me.
Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
GOD DOES NOT SPEAK TO MOSES IN DREAMS OR VISIONS BUT DIRECTLY
Moses holds the distinction as one who Allah spoke to directly:
And Messengers We have mentioned to you before, and Messengers We have not mentioned to you, - and to Musa (Moses) Allah spoke directly
When God corrected Aaron and Maryam for speaking out against Moses He reminded them that He does not speak to Moses in Dreams or Visions bur rather directly '
And the LORD said to them, "Now listen to what I say: "If there were prophets among you, I, the LORD, would reveal myself in VISIONS. I would speak to them in DREAMS.But not with my servant Moses. Of all my house, he is the one I trust. I speak with him directly, openly, and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?"
In the above mentioned verses God makes it clear that Dreams and Visions are two separate and distinct methods of Prophetic communication.