salam, I want to ask whether a loved one can visit us in dreams? According to Islam, do deceased loved ones come in our dreams to convey a message or just remind us of themselves?
It is possible that someone's love one who has already passed away or even alive to appear in their dreams and convey some sort of message. It depends on an individual by individual case. If someone did see a loved one in their dream with a specific message, then it does not become binding to follow the advice or warning delivered through such message. If the message is to do something that is not permissible in Islam then it would not be allowed to follow that advice under any circumstances but if it is about something permissible then it would be upto the choice of the individual.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America