In principle you seem justified as regards your answer. But one question arises that anyhow the dream came true and the sultan in fact picked up the conspiracy and finally saved the Prophet (pbuh) as desired by him (pbuh) in the vision?
It is one thing to acknowledge that a particular vision or dream of a person was realized later to be true and quite another to add a belief in the existing corpus of beliefs of a religion on the basis of vision or a dream alone.
In my previous response, I had actually implied that irrespective of whether or not the Sultan’s vision was later realized to be true, it does not provide us with adequate basis of adding a belief of the continued life of the Prophet (pbuh), in the corpus of Islam. Islamic beliefs and practices are based solely upon the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh). No vision or dream of an individual – however significant it may be – can add or delete to the set of Islamic beliefs, as entailed in the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
I hope this helps.
November 18, 2002