The allegation of the non Ahmadi Muslims is that a Prophet cannot have a wet dream, however Ahmadas God forbid, had a wet dream. Firstly, the narration quoted by the non Ahmadi Muslims which is narration 843, from Seeratul Mahdi is not directly narrated by Dr Mir Muhammad Ismail Sahibra , rather he referred it to an account of Mian Hamid Ali Sahib who was under the impression that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas had a wet dream. The Promised Messiahas did not himself ever say this. Here is the narration of Seeratul Mahdi Page #757:
Right after quoting Mian Hamid Ali Sahibra , Dr. Mir Muhammad Ismail Sahibra further clarifies the subject by differentiating a natural wet dream from a satanic one. Therefore, there cannot be any type of ambiguity left for a person who understands the difference between them. Hazrat Musleh Maudra validated the fact that prophets do not have satanic wet dreams, while the narration of Seeratul Mahdi is related with the natural process of the human body. The Promised Messiahas made it clear that the Prophets do not get satanic wet dreams in this narration from Seeratul Mahdi Page #143:
Ahmadas has basically explained that Prophets cannot have a satanic wet dream as no dirty thought ever crosses their minds, whether asleep or awake.
Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra also made it clear that Prophets are protected from satanic wet dreams, and so was the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas. It is narrated in Anwar Ul Uloom, Volume 4:
Hazrat Musleh Maudra explains that the Holy Prophetsaw never had a wet dream and that the Promised Messiahas also said that I have never had a wet dream. Allah protects his prophets from satanic wet dreams and no Prophet has ever had such a dream. Therefore, there should be no ambiguity or confusion left in anyone who understands the difference narrated above by Dr. Mir Muhammad Ismailra and the other references presented.
The only ones who do not have wet dreams, are those who have not yet gone through puberty or cannot produce sperm. This is an established medical fact. It is something natural, which all human beings experience. Prophets are also human beings, and nocturnal emissions are a part of our body system. A prophet does not get the wet dreams which are the common ones over bad thoughts, but they may have wet dreams which are natural or from a weakness. If we state they did not have wet dreams at all, it would mean their bodies are different than ours and have different systems which we know is not true according to the Qur’an. These points are also agreed to, by the non Ahmadi Muslims. For example, the Official Islam and Psychology website states:
“Wet dreams after a certain time period may come from the nafs (not from Shaitan). At that time, shaitan OR the nafs takes up the opportunity to show indecent images to a person in a dream. Of course, that does not hold true for everyone. There are those who have wet dreams without even the slightest of indecency. It depends on the piety of the person…”
Now when we look at the ahadith, we see that even the Holy Prophet Muhammadsaw had wet dreams, which were not from satan.
It is stated in the ahadith:
وَحَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ جَوَّاسٍ الْحَنَفِيُّ أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الأَحْوَصِ، عَنْ شَبِيبِ بْنِ غَرْقَدَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شِهَابٍ الْخَوْلاَنِيِّ، قَالَ كُنْتُ نَازِلاً عَلَى عَائِشَةَ فَاحْتَلَمْتُ فِي ثَوْبَىَّ فَغَمَسْتُهُمَا فِي الْمَاءِ فَرَأَتْنِي جَارِيَةٌ لِعَائِشَةَ فَأَخْبَرَتْهَا فَبَعَثَتْ إِلَىَّ عَائِشَةُ فَقَالَتْ مَا حَمَلَكَ عَلَى مَا صَنَعْتَ بِثَوْبَيْكَ قَالَ قُلْتُ رَأَيْتُ مَا يَرَى النَّائِمُ فِي مَنَامِهِ . قَالَتْ هَلْ رَأَيْتَ فِيهِمَا شَيْئًا . قُلْتُ لاَ . قَالَتْ فَلَوْ رَأَيْتَ شَيْئًا غَسَلْتَهُ لَقَدْ رَأَيْتُنِي وَإِنِّي لأَحُكُّهُ مِنْ ثَوْبِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَابِسًا بِظُفُرِي .
Abdullah b. Shihab al-Khaulani reported:
I stayed in the house of ‘A’isha and had a wet dream (and perceived its effect on my garment), so (in the morning) I dipped both (the clothes) in water. This (act of mine) was watched by a maid-servant of A’isha and she informed her. She (Hadrat A’isha) sent me a message: What prompted you to act like this with your clothes? He (the narrator) said: I told that I saw in a dream what a sleeper sees. She said: Did you find (any mark of the fluid) on your clothes? I said: No. She said: Had you found anything you should have washed it. In case I found that (semen) on the garment of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) dried up, I scraped it off with my nails. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith #290)
This is also narrated by Imam Tirmidhi:
حَدَّثَنَا هَنَّادٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مُعَاوِيَةَ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ هَمَّامِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ، قَالَ ضَافَ عَائِشَةَ ضَيْفٌ فَأَمَرَتْ لَهُ بِمِلْحَفَةٍ صَفْرَاءَ فَنَامَ فِيهَا فَاحْتَلَمَ فَاسْتَحْيَا أَنْ يُرْسِلَ بِهَا وَبِهَا أَثَرُ الاِحْتِلاَمِ فَغَمَسَهَا فِي الْمَاءِ ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ بِهَا فَقَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ لِمَ أَفْسَدَ عَلَيْنَا ثَوْبَنَا إِنَّمَا كَانَ يَكْفِيهِ أَنْ يَفْرُكَهُ بِأَصَابِعِهِ وَرُبَّمَا فَرَكْتُهُ مِنْ ثَوْبِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِأَصَابِعِي . قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ . وَهُوَ قَوْلُ غَيْرِ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَالتَّابِعِينَ وَمَنْ بَعْدَهُمْ مِنَ الْفُقَهَاءِ مِثْلِ سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ وَالشَّافِعِيِّ وَأَحْمَدَ وَإِسْحَاقَ قَالُوا فِي الْمَنِيِّ يُصِيبُ الثَّوْبَ يُجْزِئُهُ الْفَرْكُ وَإِنْ لَمْ يُغْسَلْ . وَهَكَذَا رُوِيَ عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنْ هَمَّامِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ مِثْلَ رِوَايَةِ الأَعْمَشِ . وَرَوَى أَبُو مَعْشَرٍ هَذَا الْحَدِيثَ عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ عَنِ الأَسْوَدِ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ وَحَدِيثُ الأَعْمَشِ أَصَحُّ .
Hammam bin AI-Harith narrated:
“Aishah had a guest to whom she lent a yellow wrap for him to sleep in. He had a wet dream, and was too embarrassed to send it to her while the traces of the wet dream were present on it. So he submerged it (washing it) in water, then he sent it to her. Aishah said, “Why did he ruin our garment? It would have been sufficient for him to scrape it off with his fingers. Sometimes I would scrape it off of the garment of Allah’s Messenger with my fingers.” (Jami’at Tirmidhi, Hadith #116)
These narrations explain the issue beautifully. It is clear that a Prophet can have a wet dream, but a Prophet never has a satanic wet dream. One may also have a wet dream from weakness or disease. Furthermore, it is narrated in Imam Malik’s Mutawatta:
وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ هِشَامِ بْنِ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ زُيَيْدِ بْنِ الصَّلْتِ، أَنَّهُ قَالَ خَرَجْتُ مَعَ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ إِلَى الْجُرُفِ فَنَظَرَ فَإِذَا هُوَ قَدِ احْتَلَمَ وَصَلَّى وَلَمْ يَغْتَسِلْ فَقَالَ وَاللَّهِ مَا أَرَانِي إِلاَّ احْتَلَمْتُ وَمَا شَعَرْتُ وَصَلَّيْتُ وَمَا اغْتَسَلْتُ قَالَ فَاغْتَسَلَ وَغَسَلَ مَا رَأَى فِي ثَوْبِهِ وَنَضَحَ مَا لَمْ يَرَ وَأَذَّنَ أَوْ أَقَامَ ثُمَّ صَلَّى بَعْدَ ارْتِفَاعِ الضُّحَى مُتَمَكِّنًا .
Yahya related to me from Malik from Hisham ibn Urwa that Zuyayd ibn as-Salt said, “I went with Umar ibn al-Khattab to Juruf and he looked down and noticed that he had had a wet dream and had prayed without doing ghusl. He exclaimed, ‘By Allah I realise that I have had a wet dream and did not know it and have not done ghusl.’ So he did ghusl and washed off whatever he saw on his garment, and sprinkled with water whatever he did not see.Then he gave the adhan or the iqama and prayed in the midmorning.” (Muwatta Imam Malik, Book 2, Hadith #82)
It is clearly said that Hadhrat Umarra also had a wet dream. The Holy Prophetsaw made it clear that Hadhrat Umarra had prophetic qualities. Can any anti Ahmadi dare to say that Hadhrat Umarra had a satanic wet dream? This itself shows that not all wet dreams are satanic. This is just another baseless allegation of the anti Ahmadis.
The classical scholars had a difference of opinion on a Prophet having a wet dream. However, the accurate view is explained by Ibn Hajr in Fathul Bari where he explains that a Prophet can have a wet dream without seeing a dream, and that would not be satanic.
Imam Shams ud-Din al-Ramli has given a third opinion that a wet dream can occur for other reasons which do not relate to satan, rather cold or sickness.