Answered by Qr Saleh Peck
Question: Assalamu alaykum
My father passed away many years ago and I have had bad dreams about him on and off in the past , but nowadays they appear to to be more frequent. I make dua etc, but I still have them. We had a violent upbringing as a family and these are prevalent in the dreams.
Can you please advise as to what to do?
Answer: Assalamu alaykum
Besides the Prophets of Allah who are ma’soom and infallible, we all have shortcomings, sins and weaknesses.
Allah through His mercy has blessed us with the ability to be of benefit to our family and friends who have passed away.
The dreams you have been seeing are certainly being shown to you for reason.
Firstly,request your family members to pardon your father for the unfortunate events experienced in the past. ( Abuse of any kind can never be condoned and will always be condemned in Shariah but our beloved Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam also demonstrated to humanity how to remove the ill effects of evil and oppression with love , forgiveness and compassion).
There after make abundant dua and ask Allah to forgive him. You may do this by doing good deeds and beseeching Allah to convey the reward to your late father.
We all are in need of our sins being pardoned by Allah and pardoning your father might just be what you need for entrance into Jannah.
May Allah grant your father and all of us forgiveness for our sins and shortcomings.
Qr Saleh Peck