I had a very short dream during the recent shab-e-barat (fifteenth of Sha’ban) night. In which, I was told that the person I vision was the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This happened while I was not doing any ibadat, instead I was at work doing night shift, where sometimes when no work I just sit on sofa and sleep for a while. The detailed get-up etc. of the Prophet (saw) as I saw in the dream was as following:
Medium/smart stature and height, white beard slightly thin from cheeks as compared to the chin, Noorani (hallowed) face, but I do not remember the features, wearing white turban, holding a stick in his hand. I was the only person there and was standing close/left edge on his way. However, there was no conversation or eye contact established between is. The predominant feelings after the dream were that, how this could happen to me while I cannot even offer Prayers regularly, and I occasionally fall into commuting sins? I was also not ritually pure at that time (as I did not have a bath ever since I had an intercourse with my wife few days earlier). I have also found out that the Prophet (saw) had a black beard, than why did I see the white one? Also came across a Hadith that ways that whoever sees the Prophet (saw) in a dream actually sees him. Please tell me about the validity of this dream in the light of the sahih Hadiths. And if it is valid, does it impose any religious/ethical etc. obligations on me for the future life.