Desire to dream of Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

An individual wrote,

‘This lowly person has a desire to be blessed with the vision of Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in dream. Please, for the sake of Allah, I request you to prescribe a prayer or salutation (durood) specific for this.’

Hakim al-Umma Hadhrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) replied,

‘ A more needed prayer than this is that Allah makes you active and attentive towards the the essentials (of deen in knowledge and practice).’

Tarbiyet us Salik, volume 1, page 372