In the religion of Islam, dreams and visions are very important because through them Allah Most High can give righteous people messages. A dream takes place when the dreamer is asleep, unconscious. However, a vision takes place when the perceiver is still conscious, awake. The image comes before the closed eyes, in the state before sleep.
The author, Zaheer Azam, is very fortunate to have so many excellent visions. The visions in this book relate to the nature of paradise. Mr. Z is the author himself. Mr. X can be any person who has faith and does good deeds. In the holy Quran, Allah Almighty has promised that those who believe in Allah and the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then do good works (righteousness) will get tremendous rewards in the hereafter (life after death).
This reward is stated in the Holy Quran:
1. GARDENS BENEATH WHICH FLOW RIVERS..
2. RIVERS OF HONEY, MILK, WATER, WINE
3. PURE AND HOLY COMPANIONS (WIVES).
4. LOFTY MANSIONS.
5. FRUITS OF EVERY KIND.
6. BRACELETS OF GOLD.
7. CLOTHES OF SILK.
8. WHATEVER THE SOUL DOES DESIRE.
9. PLEASURE OF ALLAH MOST HIGH.
10. TREASURES: GOLD, SILVER, RUBIES, EMERALDS, DIAMONDS, PEARLS, GEMS ETC.
11. CROWNS OF HONOUR.
See the Holy Quran for more REWARDS IN PARADISE.
In the visions, the actual Paradise cannot be seen, because the Holy prophet (peace be upon him) has said:
"In Paradise there is what no eye has seen, no ear has heard of and what the mind of man cannot conceive."
However, the visions in this book are important because they are indications of the reward Allah is able to give. When Zaheer informed me of these visions, I was a little sceptical. However, I myself had three dreams which indicated that the visions were true, so I completely believe them.
The purpose of this book is not to boast, but to make people aware that if they wholeheartedly believe in Allah and his Prophet (peace be upon him) and do good deeds, then Allah Most High will not only reward them with paradise in the life after death, but will also give them glad tidings (AL-BUSHRA) of reward in the hereafter while they are still alive.