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It's pretty well-acknowledged that many companions (radiallahu anhum ajmaeen) like Bilal, Uthman ibn Affan, and others saw rasulullah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) in their dreams.

Some authors contend that seeing rasulullah in dreams is not necessarily a bishara, and mention that several of the kuffar saw rasulullah in their dreams, like Abu Jahl (rasulullah's uncle).

Are there any confirmed incidents in the sunnah that mention if any kuffar saw rasulullah in their dreams? Bearing in mind that I'm looking for hadith specifically; Shaytan commonly appears in dreams of certain demographics of Muslims as a clean shaven, green-turban-clad man claiming to be rasulullah. I'm not looking for rhetoric or incidents out of hadith.

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@Noah your comment is very naive. The reality is that Shaytan deceives people by appearing as someone who does not have rasulullah's appearance, and saying "I am rasulullah." In ignorance, they believe it really is him -- like the green turban and shaved beard. –  ashes999 Dec 5 '12 at 18:41
Sorry. Hadn't heard about it. If you think the comment doesn't add any value to the question, I'd be happy to delete it. –  Noah Dec 6 '12 at 4:58
@Noah that's why I explicitly called it out in my question. It's not a naive question. Feel free to delete your comment if you wish, comments are supposed to be "temporary sticky notes." –  ashes999 Dec 6 '12 at 14:08
I have not heard about that before. of course I think the significant point is that totally we can not trust dreams, because ... , Although occasionally we can trust them as truthful dream. hope to see a nice answer. Good luck. –  السید____علی Nov 2 at 10:58

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Just to answer this part: "Shaytan commonly appears in dreams of certain demographics of Muslims as a clean shaven, green-turban-clad man claiming to be rasulullah. " SAW

First it's important to know this hadith (bukhari):

Narrated Abu Huraira RAD : I heard the Prophet SAW saying, "Whoever sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, and Satan cannot imitate me in shape."

Then, we should also know that Ibn Hajar RAH believed that the correct opinion is that a person is considered to have seen the Prophet SAW, if he sees him in any of his images, meaning, in his youth, manhood, early middle age, or during his last days on earth.

The real question for them is: was it the Prophet SAW in their dream or no ?

For the main part of the question, i will say that until today, some very pious people are able to see the Prophet SAW in dreams. Sometimes they are not pious but after the dream became pious... I already heard that some christians have seen Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in dream and converts...

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