| |Chicken Dream Explanation
— (Bird; Fowl) A chicken
in a dream represents the woman of the house, while the rooster in a dream represents the man of the house. A chicken
in a dream also represents a woman who takes care of orphans and raises charities for their sake, or it could represent a blond woman, or a servant. Owning a chicken
in a dream means dispelling difficulties, or it could be a show of happiness. Hunting a chicken
in a dream means receiving lawful and easy profits. Slaughtering a chicken
in a dream means deflowering a virgin servant. If one sees a chicken
or a female peacock hooting inside his house or garden in a dream, it means a calamity which is met with a belligerent character. Seeing one's house filled with a large number of chickens in a dream means wealth or presiding over people, or it could mean dispelling one's fear and establishing one's rank. (Also see Peacock)
Chicken Dream Explanation
— (Also see Hen.) Dreaming of eating chicken
portends: (1) Benefits from the female side. (2) Patience for the nervous. (3) Healing. (4) The end of worries and sorrow. (5) Obtaining money from foreign sources.
Fowl Dream Explanation
— (See Chicken)
Eggs Dream Explanation
— (Eggs in a basket or a place.) Eggs represent the element of prosperity, or the fear of depleting one's riches. Eggs in a dream also represent marriage for an unmarried person and children for a married one. If one's chicken
lay eggs for him in a dream, it means a new born in his family. Eating a boiled egg in a dream means comfort and income while eating a raw egg means unlawful earnings, adultery or distress. If one sees his wife laying an egg in a dream, it means that she will bear a child who will lack faith in Allah. If the egg breaks in the dream, it means that his newborn will die shortly after birth. If one sees himself raising chicken
for eggs, then if the eggs hatch in his dream, it means that some of his affairs that where unsolvable will rejuvenate with success, and it could mean that he will beget a child who will grow to have true faith in Allah Almighty. He also may beget a child for each egg that hatches in his dream. Eggs in a basket in a dream also represent a family reunion. (Also see Boiled eggs; Omelet)
A Long Coat With a Lining Dream Explanation
— It presents a perbond wife. Similarly a blanket, pyjamas and a sheet on which one sleeps. If any of the above is seen as burnt
or snatched away from him it means he will separate from his wife either by way of a divorce or death. If he is seen as being prevented from acquiring any of the above or if any of the above is seen as being stolen from him it means he will intend divorcing his wife but without success.
A Door Dream Explanation
— It symbolises the head of the household and at other times the one who manages the household affairs which is, in most cases, one's wife. Any pleasant or unpleasant condition in such a door bespeaks of a similar condition in her. For example, a broken, displaced or burnt
door could mean dispute or separation between wife and husband.
Chicks Dream Explanation
— (Baby; Chicken; Fowl) A chick in a dream represents a stolen or a missing child. The sound of chicks in a dream represents the voice of insolent people. Eating chick's meat in a dream means receiving unlawful or stolen money. Chicks in a dream also signify something that will develop fast and produce its results without much effort on the part of the person caring for them.
Vulture Dream Explanation
— The vulture is the most powerful bird and best flyer. It also has the sharpest vision and lives longest. Therefore, owning a vulture means that the dreamer will have tremendous influence and will become a real king, a regent, or some kind of a ruler.
• A vulture rebelling against the dreamer: The king (or supreme authority) will be angry with the dreamer and appoint an unjust man to deal with him (the same as the Prophet Solomon trusted the vulture to take care of the birds that feared it).
• Owning an obedient vulture: Will wield tremendous power, which will enable the dreamer to dominate if not the whole world, at least part of it. He will even subdue the king or a similar authority.
• Owning a disobedient vulture without fearing it much: Will be dignified but become tyrannical and stubborn. Likewise, the dreamer will act as a tyrant in religious matters.55
• Seizing some of the vulture’s feathers or bones: Will be granted a fortune by a great king.
• Receiving a baby vulture as a gift: Will be blessed with a son who will become well noted. Conversely, the same dream during daytime means the dreamer will get so ill as to be nearing death. If he is scratched by the vulture, the disease will last quite a long time.
• Turning into a vulture: Will have a long life.
• Vulture meat: Money and influence. The Egyptian vulture, also called pharaoh’s chicken
, is an impulsive individual. It refers as well to bad people, bastards, or those who dwell in the cemeteries. Likewise, it alludes to the dead’s washhouse.
• Dreaming of an Egyptian vulture during daytime: Will be sick.
• A sick person dreaming of an Egyptian vulture: Will die.
• Capturing a pharaoh’s chicken: War and terrible bloodshed.
• Flocks of Egyptian vultures landing in a city: Mean and immoral soldiers will invade it.
Peacock Dream Explanation
— In a dream, a peacock represents a vain and a strutting person. A peacock in a dream also could represent a beautiful and a wealthy woman, or cheerful looking people. If one sees himself owning a peacock and a pigeon in a dream, it means that he is a pimp. A female peacock in a dream represents a bride, children, or wealth. Owning a peacock in a dream also means wandering, heedlessness, pride, ostentatiousness, backbiting, deceit, lies, confiding into one's enemy, loss of blessings, experiencing poverty after being rich and tightness after plenitude. Seeing a peacock in a dream also means jewelry, clothing, presidency, a beautiful wife, marriage and good children. Eating the flesh of a peacock in a dream means the death of one's wife and inheriting her wealth. To hold the radiant rain-bow colored plumules of a peacock in a dream means profits earned through a woman. To catch the chick of a peacock in a dream means profits through a son from that woman, or it could mean that one may beget a son. (Also see Chicken)
Rooster Dream Explanation
— (Fighter) In a dream, a rooster represents the man of the house and a chicken
represents the lady of the house. If one is offered a rooster in a dream, it means that he will beget a son who will spend his life serving others. A rooster in a dream also represents a man of bad character who also mixes serious talk with joking, and whose words carry no weight. A rooster in a dream also represents a servant who has compassion toward his master. Receiving a rooster as a gift in a dream means making peace with a friend. If one sees himself slaughtering a rooster in a dream, it means that he does not heed the call to prayers. A rooster hence represents the caller to prayers. Seeing a rooster in a dream also denotes increase in one's wisdom and knowledge, or frequenting the circles of knowledge. If one becomes a rooster in a dream, it means that he may die shortly, or it could mean that he will become knowledgeable about setting a timetable for the daily prayers. A rooster in a dream also represents a preacher, a reader of sermons, a singer, a man who commands good but does not practice it, a sexually obsessed person, a broker, a guard, a generous man, a man with good will and determination, or a man with a large family who gives preference to helping others, and contents himself with little.
Thunderbolt Dream Explanation
— Thunderbolts in a dream are signs of punishment, illness or death. If a thunderbolt hits and burns something in the dream, it means false rumours, damages, financial losses, recession, or dumping of merchandise. A thunderbolt in a dream also means a warning for a sinner, the punishment for his crime, devastation, calamities, diseases, tornados, plagues, a blast, a major political shift, tyranny, decapitation, a bad death, incineration, burning people alive, or a robbery. If one is under surveillance, then seeing a thunderbolt in a dream means a crackdown on his house or business. If thunderbolts strike people's homes in a dream, they mean the arrival of covetous and despicable criminals in the company of decent and innocent people who are not aware of the true identity of their companions. If thunderbolts strike the fields and damage the crop in a dream, they represent taxes or an investigation. If one sees a town hit and burnt
with a thunderbolt in a dream, it means that an unjust governor will rise in that town, and his government will bring fear, rising prices, economic chaos, injustice or war. If a thunderbolt does not carry fire in the dream, then it represents a new leader. (Also see Earthquake)
Love Dream Explanation
— Love, especially if ardent, symbolizes temptation; a lust for debauchery; preoccupation; deep worries; all sorts of unhappy and sad events; the inability to keep silent; frustrating; hard tests; scandals that earn the dreamer’s people’s sympathy; blindness; muteness; poverty; hunger; annihilation; various diseases; trips to remote and dangerous areas; and death (in case the subject is ill). Likewise, dreaming of being dead means that the hero of the dream is deeply in love. Resuscitating is a sign that the lover will come back. Going to Paradise means that lovers will be united. Going to Hell is the reverse; it means separation.
• Being fond of or in love with someone: The mind is absent and religious tenets are neglected. However, the same dream could have different interpretations depending on the subject. For a scholar this dream would mean that he will lead people astray and tempt them with his rhetoric. For a small man, it would mean that he would rise, prove his worth and the relevance of his thoughts, and become famous and that his religious faith will be enhanced, earning him the best of two worlds. For a new convert to Islam he would further his knowledge of that religion and his faith would be strengthened. However, if he had broken the resistance of his beloved one and made love, either party is in danger of being flogged in reality. In case the love partner was his wife and he had sodomized her, it would mean that he might commit perjury (break an oath).
• Being ardently in love: Religious corruption and financial losses.
• Loving God Almighty: The dreamer will be proficient in his religion and will observe the Tradition of the Muslims Holy Prophet.
• Doing what the heart desires: The dreamer will start something endless.
• Fulfilling all passions without any barriers or restraints: The dreamer will meet all sorts of trouble and have a bad heart.
• Dreaming of being burnt
or undergoing cauterization, et cetera: The dreamer is deeply in love.
• Somebody telling the dreamer, “I love you”: That person abhors him.
Meat Dream Explanation
— (Also see Grill.)
• Cooked meat: Money.
• Seeing raw meat without eating it: Plenty of pain and disease. Buying it from the butcher means tragedy.
• Tender meat: Death or absence.
• Beef: Trouble, lack of business, or unemployment.
• Meat from a thin, unhealthy, yellow cow: Disease, shrinking wealth.
• Snake meat: Money from an enemy. Eating it raw means the enemy will be absent.
• Lion meat: Money from the sultan (ruler or supreme authority in one’s place).
• Meat of rapacious birds: Money earned by committing sins.
• Pork: Likewise, it means sinful money.
• Dry meat: Slandering the dead.
• Camel meat: (1) Money and other benefits from the supreme authority. (2) Money from a giant man and powerful enemy, as long as the dreamer had not touched it. If he had, it would mean the reverse. Eating it cooked means the dreamer will unjustly eat the wealth of another person, fall ill, then recover.
• Seeing skinned mutton in one’s house, cut in slices: Will contact people never known or seen before and get invited or invite them, and to the dreamer’s delight, they will prove to be real brothers. If such meat was skinned but not in slices, that means sudden tragedy or the death of someone whom the dreamer would inherit from in case the mutton was fat; otherwise he would not inherit anything.
• Eating chicken: (1) Benefits from the female side. (2) Patience for the nervous. (3) Healing. (4) The end of worries and sorrow. (5) Money from foreign sources.
• Eating monkey meat: (1) Terrible worries or ailments. (2) Will obtain new clothes.
• Eating dog meat: Will triumph over your enemy and take a bite at his money.
• Eating venison (deer flesh): Will get money from a pretty woman.
• Eating zebra meat or drinking zebra milk: Will acquire slaves or servants from a noble man.
• Eating cat meat: Will learn magic.
• Acquiring cat meat or grease: Will get money from a thief or obtain something stolen anyway.
• Eating donkey meat: Will earn money without a partner.
• Eating fox meat: Will fall ill and recover very fast.
• Eating duck meat: Will receive money from slave women or servants or will be blessed with a rich woman.
• Eating falcon meat: Money from the king or any supreme authority.
• Vulture meat: Money and influence.
• Eating tortoise meat: Money and knowledge.
• Eating frog meat: Benefit from some friends.
• Eating crabmeat: Financial benefits and news from a distant land.
• Eating cooked ram meat: Fertility and abundance. Fat meat is better than lean.
• Eating raw ram meat: Absence.
Meat Dream Explanation
— (Flesh; Knowledge; Money; Substance; Wealth) Cooked meat in a dream means money. Eating raw meat in a dream means illness and pain. Eating raw meat in a dream also may mean benefits. Seeing raw meat and not eating from it in a dream could have adverse meaning. Eating cooked meat in a dream means increase in one's wealth. Eating a meat dish with an old man in a dream means becoming renowned, or entering the inner circle of a governor. Buying meat from the butcher in a dream means adversities. Tender meat in a dream mean death or backbiting. Eating the flesh of a human being in a dream means backbiting him. Eating one's own flesh in a dream means earning money from one's own sweat. If a woman eats the flesh of another woman in a dream, it means that they are lesbians. If a woman eats her own flesh in a dream, it means that she will commit adultery. The meat of a yellow cow in a dream means illness. The cooked meat of a snake in a dream means receiving money from one's enemy. The uncooked flesh of a snake in a dream means slandering one's enemy. The meat of a lion in a dream means receiving money from a ruler and the same goes for the flesh of all predatory animals or birds. Hog or swine's meat in a dream means unlawful money. Eating sausages or dried meat in a dream means speaking ill of deceased people. Camel's meat in a dream means earning money from a rich and a powerful enemy unless if the one seeing it does not touch it in his dream. However, touching camel's meat in a dream means suffering from such a strong person. Eating it cooked in a dream means defrauding someone, then falling sick and recovering from one's illness. It is also said that eating camel's meat in a dream means earning money from a ruler. Beef in a dream means hardships, toiling and lack of work. Holding a mutton inside one's house in a dream means meeting with a new person, accepting an invitation, or inviting a person one has never met or known to share a meal. Seeing a whole skinned but uncut mutton inside one's house in a dream means a sudden adversity, loss, calamity, or death. If the mutton is fat, it means that one may receive an inheritance from a will which is left by a deceased relative. If it is skinny, it means that one will inherit nothing from him. Eating broiled beef in a dream means standing before a judge or a ruler. Eating a chicken
in a dream means receiving benefits from a woman. Meat in a dream also means forbearance and patience for someone who is hot tempered, or who gets angry easily. Eating meat in a dream also could mean recovering from an illness, an end to one's distress, trouble and adversities. Eating the meat of an unlawful animal in a dream means receiving unlawful money. Eating a suspicious meat in a dream means earning suspicious money, or having an illegitimate marriage. Eating fowls meat in a dream means profits for a traveller. Eating a fish in a dream means easy, lawful and enjoyable earnings. Cooked or broiled fowl meat in a dream means profits and money earned from a woman through deception and dishonesty. If it is uncooked in the dream, then it means backbiting or slandering a woman. Eating the meat of an unlawful bird in a dream means deceiving, defrauding, or stealing money from unjust people. Eating swan's meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people. Eating fired or broiled chicks in a dream means hard earned money. Unknown meat in a dream represents the hidden treasures of past nations, or buried treasures. (Also see Butcher; Flesh; Mutton; Pot)
Grill Dream Explanation
— • The one who grills meat: (1) A tutor or educator of young princes, free children, and young girls or female slaves. He teaches them a profession or a craft. (2) A surgeon. (3) A troublemaker and an antagonist. (4) A torturer using wooden, iron, and other infernal devices. (5) A looter. (6) One who takes people’s lives. (7) The one who captures girls and women as war booty.
• Going to the cook of grilled meat to buy a well-done steak or the like: The dreamer will hand over his son to a tutor to teach and educate him.
• Buying grilled meat for a sum of money: Will hire a boy or a girl brought up by a man of letters or a shrewd merchant, who will obey and act according to the dreamer’s will.
• Seeing an expert grilling veal: (1) Marriage of a bachelor. (2) Marriage ceremony. (3) New children.
• Seeing oneself grilling meat and selling it: Will collect money for the ruler through injustice and confiscation.
• Grilled meat: (1) A hint about what the future holds. (2) Coming relief. (3) Earnings and prosperity, even if it is poultry meat or sausages. (4) Triumph over enemies. (5) Will have more male children, especially if it was grilled veal. (6) A fat grilled mutton: Less money and earnings the hard way. (8) Eating grilled mutton: The dreamer will nibble at his son’s earnings. (9) Eating underdone meat: Trouble from the son’s side. (10) Grilling cow meat: (a) The end of fear. (b) If the wife is pregnant, she should expect a son. (11) Eating beef: Will meet the ruler. (12) Eating grilled veal: Earnings and fertility. (13) Eating grilled kid (baby goat): Will have a male child. (14) Grilled camel meat: (a) Fear will disappear. (b) A reference to a boy versed in literature and overcoming all obstacles. (c) If the meat is underdone, the boy will not be smart at his job. (d) Joy and prosperity. (e) The marriage of a bachelor. (f) Harmony and love. (g) The return of a traveller. (h) The cutting of one’s bread (end of livelihood). (i) Prison. (j) Complications. (k) The splitting up of families. (l) Fevers. (15) Seeing a grilled part of a camel talking to you: A favourable turn of events and escape from peril.
• Grilled poultry: Money obtained from a woman without treachery or wickedness. But if the meat was not well done, the dreamer will speak ill of her in her absence and be unfair.
• Any poultry, be it grilled or fried: Honest but hard gains.
• Dreaming of something which the dreamer knows is burnt
in real life: Benefits through injustice.
• A grilled flank: Symbolizes women (because Eve is said to have been created from Adam’s rib). It follows that the side stretching from below the head to half the body is a reference to girls and female slaves. The lower part is an allusion to boys.
• Eating a grilled side: Burdens, worries, and sorrow.
• A well-done grilled arm: Gains made by cheating on a woman. If it was underdone, it would mean absence.
• Buying a piece of grilled meat: Will hire someone.
• Eating grilled or cooked meat: (1) Gains, the hard way. (2) Fears, worries, and sorrow. (3) Illicit gains.
• A human being getting grilled: That person will be robbed or his life taken.
• Grilling a ram: Will fall sick and be jailed or tortured by the ruler.
• Grilling a ewe: Wife, mother, or any other female relative will be ill.
• Grilling a sheep or a kid (baby goat): Son or slave will contract smallpox or a similar disease.
Fire Dream Explanation
— In general, any dream involving fire or Hell means that an intrigue is imminent. But for the ancient Arabs, fire also symbolized power or the one in power, in view of its essence and properties. Fire can be beneficial and can be harmful, like the sultan. It also refers to faults and sins and statements or deeds conducive to them. At the same time, it alludes to the return to the right path, that of wisdom, Islam, learning, and the Quran, as it can be used to light the way. Likewise, to the ancient Arabs fire was a sign of wealth and the good quality of life. Putting it out meant avarice and poverty. But it also symbolized the jinn whom God created from fire, poisons, the sword, and intrigue if it produced a thunder like sound and had flames and smoke. Sometimes, it represented the torture inflicted by the sultan, because “it is God’s torture.” It also alludes to plagues like swarms of locusts or diseases or epidemics like smallpox or the bubonic plague.
• Being burnt
or dreaming that a dead person is being burnt: The subject is doomed to Hell.
• A king throwing the dreamer in the fire: The dreamer must pay some money.
• Fire with flames and smoke falling from the sky on the houses and shops: Intrigue, strife, and war or the crossing of swords in such places or a fine will be imposed by the ruler.
• Fire falling from heaven and burning the dreamer without really affecting him: Soldiers will invade his house.
• Seeing embers without flames: Diseases, like smallpox, or an epidemic.
• A fire ravaging plants and cultivated areas: Barrenness will decimate all vegetation, or locusts will devour the crops.
• Lighting a fire on a path for people to see where they are going: (1) Will receive or dispense teachings, if eligible. (2) Will wield power and influence and benefit people and vice versa.
• Lighting a fire away from any route and seeing it burning passersby or their clothes or harming them or their eyesight with the smoke it pro duces: (1) The dreamer will come out with or entertain a heresy. (2) A tyrant will seek the dreamer’s services or torture him, depending on whether the dreamer was approaching and fuelling the fire or fleeing from it.
• Lighting a fire in a barren land and inviting people to it: The dreamer is promoting a heresy, and whoever responds in the dream will respond in reality.
• A good person dreaming that his enemies have sparked off a terrible fire, which does not resemble the fire known on earth, and are preparing to throw him in it: He will triumph and supercede them. If they actually throw him, he will be safe, as was the case with the Prophet Abraham.
• Fire threatening the dreamer or those who lit it serving warnings to him: He had better fear God and abstain from the things conducive to Hell in which he is indulging.
• Seeing the fire in an oven or a furnace, et cetera, in one’s home: Benefits and wealth, especially for people whose profession or craft involves the use of fire and more particularly if it is in winter.
• A fire having been put down by water or rain or in any way and turned into ashes: Will become poor or unable to carry out one’s activity or profession.
• A person whose profession does not involve the use of fire lighting a fire to cook: He is striving to earn money or obtain other benefits by serving the ruler or a powerful individual or through this individual’s help. He could also be trying to achieve the same goal through brokerage or a dispute or inciting people against each other or slandering someone.
• Seeing one’s home burning: Havoc and destruction or bankruptcy are imminent.
• Seeing some food, oil or any items on sale catching fire: The price of such goods or commodities will rise, or the ruler will buy them from the merchants.
• Eating fire: Will have doubtful sources of income, take dirty money, or eat up the moneys of the orphans, in view of the Quranic verse that says: “Lo! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully, they do but swallow fire into their bellies, and they will be exposed to burning flame.” (“Al-Nisae” [Women], verse 10.)
• Fire speaking in a jar or a container symbolizing a male or a female: The person whom the pot refers to will be touched or possessed by a jinn who will speak through his tongue.
• Setting a fire to warm up: Will invent something to conceal or remedy one’s poverty, because cold is poverty.
• The thumb turning into a night-light: The dreamer will go blind and be led by some of his children.
• Fire coming out of the dreamer’s finger: He is an unjust writer.
• Fire coming out of the dreamer’s mouth: He is a slanderer.
• Fire coming out of the dreamer’s palm: He is an unfair craftsman or manufacturer.
• Lighting a fire under a utensil containing food: The dreamer will do something that will benefit his household. If the container was empty, he would incite someone to do something ugly.
• Fire burning the dreamer’s body or clothes: Harm and calamities.
• A burning flame in one’s clothes: Wife will get pregnant.
• Being licked by flames: Will be slandered.
• Obtaining fire: Will receive dirty money from the ruler or another influential person.
• Seeing a flame in one’s hand: Will receive plenty of money and gifts from the ruler.
• Lighting a fire at the gate of the ruler: Will have the power to rule.
• Seeing a fire over one’s head (like a halo) throwing a bright light that helps everybody: The dreamer is a majestic person who likes to help people.
• Sparking off fire in a crowded place or setting people ablaze: Will sow the seeds of dissension among people and cause harm.
• A merchant seeing a fire in the marketplace or in his shop: His merchandise will be sold out or exhausted, but the money he will gain from that exercise will not be a hundred percent pure.
• Sitting with people around a fire or seeing a bright flame on a dark, moonless night: Blessings and strength in view of verses in the Holy Quran: “ (Remember) when Moses said unto his household: Lo! I spy afar off a fire, I will bring you tiding thence, or bring to you a borrowed flame that ye may warm yourselves. But when he reached it, he was called, saying: Blessed is whosoever is in the fire and whosoever is round about it! And glorified by Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!” (“Al-Naml” [The Ants], verses 07–08.)
• Fire being driven out of one’s home: Will be given a high post or a province to rule, be successful in trade, or be blessed with special skills in a craft or a profession.
• A person whose wife is pregnant dreaming that fire has fallen from his head or come out of his hand: Will hear great news, namely that his wife has given birth to a male child.
• Seeing a fire, a blaze, or sparks having been extinguished: Subversion, riots, and clashes will mark that place.
• Seeing a smokeless flame on one’s house: Will go on hajj (pilgrimage).
• Seeing a smokeless flame in the middle of one’s house: Will be buried there.
• A fire that the household is using to see all round being put down: The backbone of the house will die. The same dream applied to a country means that its head will pass away. If the fire is contained in the garden, the children of such a chief will die. If winds enter the house after the flame died down, thieves will do so.
• A warrior or a merchant lighting a fire that dies down: Will lose and be subdued and humiliated.
• Being in a fire or surrounded by fire without feeling the heat: Will have strong friends and supporters, triumph over enemies, and rule, in view of the story of Abraham as related in verses 51–70 in the chapter titled “Al-Anbiyae” (The Prophets) in the Holy Quran. A person told Ibn Siren he dreamed that one of his slippers had fallen in a fire and the flames only licked part of the other. His interpretation was that the subject had cattle in Persia, which were stolen. Half of them were gone, and the rest were wounded. As usual, Ibn Siren proved to be right.
Voice Dream Explanation
— In a dream, the human voice represents one's reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one's state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one's voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility. If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth. If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a sheikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin. A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one's voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility. If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from his job, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct. The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers. The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower. If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end. The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person. The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one's mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man. The bleating of a Billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity. The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier. The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy. The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or it could mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts. The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot. The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships. The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear. The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might. The harking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance. The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness. The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him. The cooing of pigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse. The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person. The croaking of frogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words. The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity. The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one's adversaries. The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts. The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations. The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber. The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one's homeland. The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies. The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief. The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women's cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope . The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money. The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one's business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken
and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone's death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy. (Also see Invisible caller)
Serpent Dream Explanation
— The serpent in the dream symbolizes man’s enemy, in general, since Satan used it to let Adam eat the forbidden fruit. The size of such an enemy is commensurate with the serpent’s length, diameter, strength, venom, et cetera. But no enemy is worse and more terrible than a black snake. The water snake represents support to the unjust and more power to the ruler or chief. The serpent or snake also symbolizes: (1) A powerful and rich enemy (for the venom refers to money) who conceals his hostility and has a strong name and ugly face. (2) Hostility of one’s own family, spouse, or children, in view of verse 14 of the Quranic surah or chapter “Al-Taghabun” (Mutual Disillusion), which reads as follows: “O ye who believe! Lo! among your wives and your children there are enemies for you, therefore beware of them. And if ye efface and overlook and forgive, then lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (3) A demon. (4) An atheist or a heretic. (5) A woman. (6) A boy or an offspring. (7) The dweller in the valley. (8) A high post. (9) A chief. (10) A treasure. (11) One’s bread or livelihood. (12) The dreamer’s endeavours. (13) Waters, streams, or a torrent resulting from heavy rain, in view of the similarity between the movement of snakes and fluids. (14) A highway bandit. (15) A covetous and spiteful neighbour who casts an evil eye on whatever he sees. (16) Evil, covetousness, fraud, deceit, wickedness (like the snake’s tortuous movement), and open animosity. (17) An adulterer or an adulteress, in view of their character and bites. (18) Death.
• Dominating or owning a snake: Will wield tremendous power.
• A snake swallowing the dreamer’s penis: His wife has committed adultery.
• A white snake: A bitter enemy. If the dreamer lifts it up, it means he will be promoted.
• A black snake surrounded by smaller ones: Will have more servants and black slaves.
• A green snake: Beware of two enemies.
• A yellow snake: A sick and weak enemy.
• A red snake: An enemy has the backing of his tribe or clan.
• A snake with paws or feet: Powerful enemies.
• A smooth and slippery winged snake: (1) The treasure of a king or a royal gift, in case the dreamer manages to handle it as he wills. (2) The dreamer’s luck.
• A small snake of whatever color: (1) A weak enemy. (2) A small boy or a son. (3) A hostile family member.
• A horned viper showing its fangs: Beware of a huge and spiteful enemy or: If the dreamer is a minister, he will be given a portfolio. If the dreamer is a merchant, he will achieve gains.
• A metal snake, especially one made of gold or silver: Benefits.
• Snake meat and grease: Legitimate seizure of a foe’s money (i.e., spoils of war) and immunity from the venom of that enemy.
• Eating raw snake meat: Will triumph over the enemy and enjoy seizing his money.
• Eating cooked snake meat: Will triumph over the enemy and gain blessed money through Jihad (holy war).
• Being poisoned and seeing the stomach swelling after eating cooked snake meat: Will be harmed and lose heavily to an enemy after challenging him. If the poison acts till the dreamer’s flesh and bones disintegrate, he will fight an enemy and his children will be scattered all over the country. In case he dies from that food poisoning, he will die at the hands of an enemy.
• Being bitten by a snake: Will sustain as much harm at the enemy’s hands as the bite was strong.
• A snake talking to the dreamer nice and soft: Fantastic welfare.
• A snake talking harshly to the dreamer: Troubles and sorrow are ahead but will ultimately disappear.
• Seeing a dead snake: An enemy that God will remove or keep in awe.
• Mastering a bunch of black serpents: Will lead armies and become a great king.
• Catching and mastering a slippery snake without using any weapon and without any ensuing harm: Will seize a king’s treasure.
• Seeing a snake and getting scared: Fear.
• Fearing a snake without seeing it: Will be safe from enemies.
• Seeing a snake without getting scared, but escaping from it: Pain and sorrow.
• Frightening a snake: Will escape enemy harm.
• Introducing a snake in one’s house: Will be deceived or tricked by an enemy.
• Seeing one’s home full of snakes without fearing them: Will give shelter to the enemies of Muslims and to people of all seasons and whims. Someone told Ibn Siren he had seen his house full of snakes, to which the interpreter replied, “Fear God and do not give shelter to the Muslims enemy.” Likewise, a woman told the great seer that another lady had seen in her dream two burrows from which a couple of snakes had come out. Thereupon two men drew milk from the snakes heads. “Snakes do not give milk, but hood. That woman will be visited by two leaders of the Khawarej who will invite her to join their sect, nay to insult the two sheikhs, God bless them [the caliphs Ali Ibn Taleb and Muawiyah],” said Ibn Siren.
• Snakes getting in and out the dreamer’s house without harm: Enemies from the house or from amongst relatives.
• Snakes getting in and out of a house other than the dreamer’s: Hostile strangers.
• A snake leaving a house: The house will be destroyed or devastated, and its inhabitants will perish.
• Catching a snake: Will challenge the enemy and take a booty in all safety in view of verse 21 of the Quranic surah or chapter “Ta-Ha” which reads as follows: “He (God) said: Grasp it [O Moses!] and fear not. We shall return it to its former state.”
• Fighting and killing a snake: Will overcome an enemy. If the snake’s blood is seen spurting and staining the dreamer’s hands, he will kill that enemy and grab his wealth. In case he has burnt
the snake, the ruler or chief will kill his enemies. But if the snake has managed to escape, the enemies will flee the country or stay away for some time.
• Killing a snake: (1) Death of a young boy. (2) Will marry a woman.
• A man killing a snake in his bed: His wife will die.
• Taking a snake off one’s collar and cutting it in three pieces: The dreamer will divorce his wife three times. A man told Ibn Siren, “I saw myself following a snake that crept till it entered its burrow. There I had a cleaning cloth in my hand, so I sealed the hole with it.” “Are you engaged to a woman?” asked Ibn Siren. “Yes.” “You will marry and inherit from her.” And so it was. The man married the lady, who soon died and left him seven thousand currency units.
• Cutting a snake in two: Will win a case over the enemy’s dead boy. Taking the two parts afterward means that the dreamer will win over to his cause an enemy chief along with his children and followers.
• Cutting a snake in two and finding that its skin is made of gold: Will find one of the treasures of King Chosroe (king of Persia).
• Cutting a snake in three pieces: Will challenge and beat one’s foes and subdue three enemies: A chief, a rich man, and one who has many children and followers.
• The strong rise of the snake’s body and the appearance of its fangs: Enemy power and shrewdness.
• Turning into a snake: Change of attitude. Will become the enemy of Muslims.
• A small white snake in one’s pocket or sleeve that inspires no fear: The dreamer’s efforts and perseverance.
• A snake coming out of one’s sleeve: The dreamer’s son will become hostile to him.
• A snake following the dreamer as he walks: His enemy is trying to outsmart him.
• A snake creeping between the dreamer’s hands or turning around him: His enemies are socializing or mixing with him in one way or another but cannot harm him.
• Snakes fighting each other to the death in a souk, or marketplace: War will break out and the enemies will be crushed.
• Seeing snakes fighting in every direction and killing one of them: (1) If the dead snake is big and strong, the dreamer will control the area where the battle was seen. (2) If it is a common snake, the dreamer will kill one of the king’s soldiers. (3) If the snake is climbing to a certain height, the dreamer will taste comfort, joy, and happiness.
• A snake tumbling from a high place: A leader will die in that place.
• A snake coming out of the earth: Suffering at that spot.
• One’s garden full of snakes: The garden will flourish, its herbs will grow, and flowers will blossom.
• Body snakes (worms): A reference to the dreamer’s children and other relatives who sit at his table and share his meals. Their exodus is a tragedy that will befall the household.
• A snake going in and out of a small town or district: A demon will bring the dreamer grief and sorrow.
• A snake entering the mouth: (1) Enemies will be defeated. (2) Will acquire a great knowledge.
• A snake coming out of a healthy person’s mouth: Will be betrayed or harmed by his own statements or will calumniate someone.
• A sick person dreaming that snakes are coming out of his mouth: Will pass away.
• A snake coming out of the penis s aperture: Will have a boy.
• A snake getting out of the penis, then in, then out again: The organ will fail the dreamer.
• A snake coming out of the dreamer’s nose, breast, back, or penis: Will have a male child who might grow to become an enemy.
• A snake coming out of the dreamer’s ear, belly, vagina, or anus: Will commit a sin and give up religious faith, or the dreamer’s children might turn inimical.
• The dreamer tightening a snake around his waist: Will wear a money belt.
• Grasping snakes and throwing them away: The dreamer’s family or other relatives will bring him a tragedy.
• Killing a snake and lifting it or cutting it and lifting it: Will triumph over enemies and grab their booty.
• Lifting a white snake: Promotion.
• Being surrounded by a large number of snakes: The dreamer’s folk and supporters will turn against him, but none of them will harm him, if no snake has bitten him in the dream.
• A snake coming out of the dreamer’s collar or anus and going into the earth: His time is over.
• Catching a harmless snake as it passes: Money.
• Dominating a big serpent: Will obtain a high post.
• Seeing a snake on one’s head: Will be prominent at the royal court.
• A container full of snakes: Animosity toward Muslims.
Pray Dream Explanation
— Muslims are duty-bound to pray five times a day: at dawn, at noon, early in the afternoon, at sunset, and at night. Certain devout Muslims perform additional prayers, according to the Tradition of the Holy Prophet. Others pray more on a voluntary basis. In any cases, dreaming of performing any such prayers means promotion, the settlement of debts, and the fulfilment of a promise based on confidence.
• Performing the dawn prayer: The dreamer is embarking on a matter that will improve his livelihood and raise his living standard.
• Performing the noon prayer joyfully on a clear day: Endeavours will be successful inasmuch as the sky looked clear. The reverse is also true.
• Performing the afternoon prayer: Whatever the dreamer is busy doing will soon come to a successful conclusion.
• Performing the noon prayer in the afternoon: The dreamer will settle his dues.
• Dreaming that one of the above two prayers was interrupted: The dreamer will settle half his debts or pay only one half of the dowry.
• Performing the early afternoon prayer: (1) The dreamer will swear. (2) Whatever the dreamer is seeking will be achieved, but not without difficulty (as, in Arabic, the words Asr, early afternoon, and Asr, difficulty, resemble each other). In case the dreamer missed that prayer, nothing at all would be achieved.
• Performing the sunset prayer: (1) The dreamer is discharging his responsibilities toward his children. (2) The dreamer will part from father, mother, or sponsor.
• Performing the sunset prayer after the sun has set: What the dreamer is seeking is already over or has been accomplished or completed. If he concludes that prayer in the dream, the matter he has in mind will be settled as desired.
• Performing the evening prayer: (1) The dreamer is trying his best to satisfy his children and make them happy. (2) Life is over, as the evening prayer is the last thing the Muslim does before going to sleep, which resembles death. (3) Weakening eyesight, again for etymological reasons relating to Arabic.
• Prostrating twice during the noon, afternoon, or evening prayer: The dreamer will travel. The same dream made by a woman will mean that she will have her menses the same day.
• Praying while seated, without an excuse: Whatever the dreamer is doing will not be accepted.
• Praying while lying on one’s side: The dreamer will be terrorized.
• Dreaming that the imam is leading the prayers while seated on a horse, et cetera, and the faithful are also mounted: A war will be won, if one is being fought.
• Praying in a garden: The dreamer is seeking forgiveness from the Almighty.
• Praying in a cultivated land: God will enable the dreamer to settle his dues from the crops produced by that land.
• Praying without a carpet: Will sodomize a boy.
• Praying in the part of the bathroom reserved for slaughtering sheep: The dreamer will sodomize a young boy.
• Praying in an area that pigeons use as a disposal place for their excrement: The dreamer will indulge in vice and perhaps sodomize a young boy.
• Missing one of the five compulsory prayers and failing to find a place to perform it: Difficulties are ahead in fulfilling one’s aspirations.
• Ignoring one of the five compulsory prayers: The dreamer is not heeding the rules of God.
• Praying amid people lining up in a perfect manner: Those people are often using their rosaries and recalling God.
• Praying without prostrating oneself till the prayer time is over: The dreamer is not paying his dues as a Muslim (the zakat).
• Praying and eating honey: The dreamer will have sex with his wife while he is fasting.
• Sitting and attesting that there is no other god but God and that Muhammad is His messenger: Worries will be over and whatever the dreamer is striving for will be achieved.
• Completing the prayer and saluting by turning the head right, then left: No more worries. If the head is turned only to the right side, only part of the dreamer’s problems will be settled.
• Dreaming of having completed one’s prayer and asked God for forgiveness while turning one’s face toward the Qiblah (in the direction of Mecca (Makkah)): Prayers will be answered. If the dreamer faced a direction other than the Qiblah, he would commit a sin and die without repenting.
• Dreaming of praying while turning toward the Kabah (in Mecca (Makkah)): The dreamer is practicing religion in a sound manner.
• Dreaming while headed west in a country other than those situated east of Mecca (Makkah): The dreamer belongs to a mean sect and is singular in his effrontery while committing sins because, says Ibn Siren, that is the direction Jews turn to when they pray. And they are the ones who dared fish on a Saturday.
• Turning east while praying in a country other than those located west of Mecca (Makkah): The dreamer is a heretic and indulging in all sorts of sins because, according to Ibn Siren again, such is the direction of the Christians.
• Praying while turning one’s back to Mecca (Makkah): The dreamer is renouncing Islam by committing abominations.
• Praying without Qiblah or a specific direction: The dreamer is at a loss.
• Praying while turning in a direction other than that of Mecca (Makkah), but wearing white clothes and reading the Quran properly: Will perform hajj (pilgrimage).
• A person eligible to become a ruler but who is not an imam dreaming that he is leading the prayers: The dreamer will become a ruler. If he completes the service, he will be a fair ruler. If, on the contrary, there is something missing, changed, or extra in the prayer, he will be a tyrant. The same dream could mean that the dreamer will become poor and be harmed by thieves.
• Leading the prayers standing up, while the worshipers are seated: (1) The dreamer would be fair and just to his subject, but not to himself. (2) He will take care of sick subjects.
• Leading the prayers seated, while the worshipers are standing: The dreamer will not fulfil a matter he will be entrusted with.
• Leading the prayers with some people standing up and others sitting: The dreamer will take care of both the poor and the rich.
• Leading the prayers seated, while the worshipers are also sitting: Those people will sustain financial losses or fines, will have their clothes burnt
, or will become poor.
• Leading a prayer service for women: The dreamer is looking after the affairs of weak people.
• Leading the prayers on one’s side or lying on a bed and wearing white clothes, without reading anything or saying that God is great: The dreamer will die and people will hold a prayer service for him.
• A woman dreaming that she is leading the prayers: She will die because, says Ibn Siren, a woman takes precedence over men only in death.
• The ruler dreaming that he is leading the prayers: He will be deposed and his money will go.
• Leading a prayer service for both men and women: (1) The dreamer will be a judge of people, if eligible. (2) The dreamer will mediate and reconcile people.
• Having completed a prayer service: The dreamer will complete his mandate as a ruler.
• The prayer service being interrupted: Mandate will be interrupted and orders and advice will not be carried out or observed.
• Praying alone while others pray individually: Those other people are renegades or apostates.
• People making the dreamer their imam: Inheritance in view of a verse to this effect in the Holy Quran: “And We wished to be gracious to those who were being depressed on Earth, to make them leaders [in faith] and make them heirs …” (“Al-Qasas” [The Requital or The Law of Equality], verse 5.)
• Asking God for forgiveness: The dreamer will make honest and blessed gains and have children.
• Completing one’s prayer without asking God for forgiveness: The dreamer is a hypocrite.
• A healthy person performing the special prayer for the sick: The dreamer will no longer be lucky but become reticent in whatever he says or does.
• Praying on an uncovered land without carpet or anything: (1) The dreamer will sodomize people and sleep with women during their menses, especially if the land is soiled or dusty. (2) The dreamer will be humiliated as a result of poverty and need.
• Praying without covering one’s pudenum or private parts: The dreamer will commit abominations while fasting, give alms in an unholy manner, or will yield to heresy and sins while thinking that he is right.
• Speaking or chatting while praying: The dreamer will go back on what he has granted, alms he has given, or a secret he has decided on or promised to keep.
• Praying on a Friday: The dreamer will embark on a fruitful journey.
• Performing the collective prayer on a Friday: (1) Everything will, once again, be in order, and relief will come after having experienced some hard times. (2) The dreamer is mistaken about a matter that he thinks is good for him.
• People performing their Friday prayers at the mosque while the dreamer remains at home, in his shop, or in his village, hearing everything: The ruler will be deposed.
• Having prayed and left the mosque: Benefits and general welfare.
• Performing the special prayer for dispelling fears: Complicated partnership, quandary, and agony of a patient. However, such a dream could have an opposite interpretation, namely harmony, consensus, and the dissipation of fear.
• Performing the taraweeh, additional prayers after the evening one during the month of Ramadan: Toiling, the settlement of debts, and wisdom.
• Performing the rain-seeking prayers: Fear, belt-tightening, high prices, stagnation, and anger and sorrow caused by crops or property matters.
• Performing the prayers relating to the eclipse of the sun or the moon: (1) Endeavours to ensure comfort to whomever the sun or moon symbolizes. (2) Repentance of a corrupt individual. (3) Conversion to Islam. (4) Hardships and fears brought about by kings and ministers. (5) A miracle.
• Performing the funeral ceremony prayer: The dreamer will pray for or intercede in favour of whomever the dead person refers to. In case the dead is unknown, the dream will mean: (1) Fruitful partnership. (2) Shortcomings on the part of the dreamer in the compulsory prayers, such as forgetting to stand up or kneel when required, et cetera.
• Performing the special prayer for a dead person: The dreamer is praying for the repose of his soul and asking God to obliterate his sins. In case the dreamer sees himself as the imam (the one leading the prayers), he will be given influence by a corrupt and hypocritical king. If he stands behind the imam, he will attend a special ceremony to commemorate the deceased.
• Praying before a tomb: The dreamer is making unwarranted gifts, including artifacts.
• A woman dreaming that she is being told, “Ask for forgiveness for your sin”: She will be accused of a sin and an abomination, in view of the story of Zulaikha, the wife of Egypt’s strongman Fitfir (Potiphar), who had tried to entice the Prophet Yusuf.
• Dreaming of marvelling at God: Worries will disappear by miracle.
• Forgetting how to use the rosary to glorify God: The dreamer will go to jail.
• Saying: “There is no god but God”: (1) Relief will come. (2) Will be honoured with martyrdom.
• Saying, “Allahu Akbar” or “God is greater” (than anything): Aspirations will be fulfilled and the dreamer will triumph over foes.
• Thanking God: (1) If a ruler, the dreamer will seize a prosperous country or province. (2) The dreamer will be blessed with religious enlightenment and guidance. (3) The dreamer will have a son.
Sun Dream Explanation
— The sun symbolizes the Greatest King (God), as it is the brightest thing in the sky and it benefits mankind and, in Arabic, sky and heavens are homonyms. It also represents activity, as people wake up when it rises. Likewise it heralds the birth of male children. Any alteration in it is a harbinger of intrigue and plights. Seen by the dreamer alone, it could refer to his king, his lord, his teacher, his son, or his gold. In case the dreamer is a woman, it could allude to her husband. The sun also represents the father as it gives it light to the moon, like the father sponsors his son. However, very significant for the ancient Arabs was the fact that, in their language, sun was feminine and moon was masculine. Thus the former was more often interpreted as the mother. Likewise, it could mean an honest and noble grandmother, mother, wife, mother-in-law, or daughter of a king or a head of state or of the dreamer himself, as was the case with the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph). In other interpretations, it simply refers to a beautiful woman in view of the fact that Arab poets likened pretty women to the sun. The sunlight is the awe and justice of the king. A nice dream would be to see the sun exactly as it is—as it looks and behaves—in reality.
• Being addressed by the sun (or the moon): The dreamer will be dignified by the ruler.
• The sun talking to the dreamer in a comprehensible manner: (1) He will be acquainted with the science of invoking jinn. (2) He will correspond with great personalities. (3) He will become a translator or an interpreter.
• The sun or the moon talking to the dreamer, who then obeys: He will pass away.
• The sun falling: The values of this world will be in jeopardy, or something terrible will happen to the dreamer’s parents. If it falls on the ground, the dreamer’s father will die.
• The sun falling to the ground and being swallowed by a bird, falling in the sea, burning till it is completely consumed, blackening, changing course, and disappearing in the sky or dissolving in the Ursa Major (Great Bear) or Ursa Minor (Small Bear): The person it alludes to will die.
• The sun becoming floppy or falling apart: Quick harm will befall everybody, except those whose work involves secrecy. (1) The dreamer will go blind. (2) The dreamer’s children will die.
• The sun shining on one’s country: The dreamer will return home safe and sound.
• The sun being covered by a cloth or by clouds or smoke, which causes its light to dim or the sun moving hectically in the sky: The person it symbolizes will have an accident, be ill, receive some disturbing news, or experience worries and trouble. If already ill, he will die.
• The sun getting dark without there being an eclipse or for any other reason: The person it represents is unjust. He could also be a tyrant or an atheist. In any case, he is lost.
• Holding the sun or placing it on one’s knees or seeing it enter one’s house and admiring its brightness: (1) The dreamer will have more dignity and strength or a wider realm, if eligible. (2) The master of the house will return, if absent. (3) The dreamer’s pregnant woman will deliver a good-looking boy or girl, depending on other signs in the dream. For instance, if the dreamer had covered the baby with his Arab dress or put it in a container to shelter it, it would be a girl.
• The sun looking dark or colourless: (1) The dreamer will turn against his king, superior, or folk. (2) Influence will wane. (3) A worker will rebel. (4) A sick relative or acquaintance will die. (5) A pregnant woman will have a miscarriage or give birth to a son.
• The sun rising in the west, setting, then returning to where it had risen from: (1) The dreamer’s plans or planned attitude will change for the better or for the worse, depending on other signs in the dream. (2) A sick person the sun alludes to will have a relapse or will die, in view of the disappearance of the shadow often used as a metaphor for the human being. Witness the Quranic verses: “Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade—And if He willed He could have made it still—then We have made the sun its pilot; then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal?” (“Al-Furqan” [The Criterion], verses 45–46.) (3) If ill, the dreamer will recover and become healthy. If suffering from some ailment in the eye, he will not lose his eyesight. (4) The dreamer’s secret will be unveiled, and he will become notorious. (5) Good augury for someone planning to travel west. (6) A stillbirth. (7) The dreamer will return to jail. (8) An absent one will return with money from abroad. (9) An atheist who has embraced Islam or a tyrant who has repented will return to his prior state. (10) Secrecy will be preserved (thanks to the darkness that follows the sunset). (11) A bride, slave or servant, will return to where she came from. (12) Divorce will be cancelled; wife or husband will return. (13) Miscarriage. (14) If engaged in Jihad (holy struggle) or at war, victory will be on the dreamer’s side. (15) If poor, the dreamer would get clothes and money till becoming rich, if the dream occurred in winter. The same dream in summer means troubles, worries, a feverish disease, or an ailment in the eye. (16) Death is near. (17) The dreamer will embrace faith by force.
• The sun rising from the earth and getting very bright as usual: (1) Recovery from a disease. (2) Return of an absent one, healthy and wealthy.
• The sun rising from the south and heading north, appearing dark or looking blood red: Bad omen for everybody. (It would be a good augury only for someone who is trying to conceal something.) It could mean: (1) Unemployment. (2) Sickness of the dreamer’s children. (3) Hardships. (4) Eye disease.
• A bright sun rising in a clear sky: (1) If the dreamer is a ruler or a governor, he will gain strength. (2) If the dreamer is a prince, he will be blessed by God. (3) If the dreamer is a commoner, he will receive legitimate benefits. (4) If the dreamer is a woman, she will be spoiled by her husband.
• The sun rising in the dreamer’s house: (1) If the dreamer is a merchant, he will make business profits. (2) If the dreamer is a suitor, he will obtain the favours of a beautiful woman or will marry a relative and become prosperous. (3) If the dreamer is a woman, she will get married to a rich and generous man. (4) Beware of someone you esteem.
• The sun rising in somebody else’s house: The dreamer will marry an alien woman and benefit from her folk.
• The sun rising on the dreamer’s head: The dreamer will obtain something big and almost everything else he aspires to in this life.
• The sun rising on one’s feet: The dreamer will achieve hefty and honest gains from agriculture.
• The sun rising on the dreamer’s stomach or any other part of his body, under his clothes, without anybody knowing about it or noticing it: The dreamer will contract leprosy.
• The stomach splitting open and the sun rising in it: The subject will die.
• A woman dreaming that the sun has slipped from her pocket (which is a metaphor of her capacity) unto her body and gone out from the tail of her dress: The dreamer will marry a king who will stay with her for one night. If he divorces her afterwards, she will become an adulteress.
• The sun rising on a woman’s vagina: She will commit adultery.
• The sun rising from the aperture of the penis: The dreamer will be blessed with a male child who will become a king or a minister.
• Sitting in the sun: Prosperity and blessings from Heaven.
• A dead person sitting on the sun in summer: A hint of the suffering and sorrow he is enduring.
• Turning into a sun: The dreamer will have a realm as great as the sunshine.
• Seizing a sun hanging on a chain: The dreamer will become a just governor.
• Sitting on the sun and taking medication: The dreamer will be blessed by the ruler.
• The sunlight spreading from east to west: The dreamer will own as much land as the area covered, or control it, if eligible.
• Dreaming that the sun rays and light are beamed from east to west: (1) The dreamer will have a great realm, if eligible. (2) The dreamer will be renowned for his knowledge all over the world.
• Seizing or controlling the sun: Prayers will be heard by the Almighty, the King of Kings.
• Being burnt
by the sun: (1) The dreamer will die for the love of a beautiful face. (2) Whoever the sun refers to will have a calamity. (3) Corrupt religious faith. (4) The dreamer is making a vow to God in connection with a sin. For a lady, she will be blessed with a good-looking husband or a child, if pregnant.
• The sun disappearing completely and the dreamer tailing it: He will die. Following the sun, which does not set: The dreamer will be taken captive with the king.
• The sun turning into a man in his forties: The ruler will become humble before God and reign with justice, thus gaining power and improving the Muslims lot.
• The sun turning into a young man: The Muslims will become weak and their ruler a tyrant.
• Fire coming out of the sun and burning what is around it: The king will destroy some members of his court or entourage.
• The sun turning red: Corruption.
• The sun turning yellow: The king will be ill.
• The sun turning black: The dreamer will be defeated and plagued.
• The sun withering away: A reference to the dreamer’s aspirations.
• The sun lying on the ground without shining: The king will be deposed.
• Fighting the sun: The dreamer will rebel against the king.
• Seizing the sunlight: God will reveal a treasure to the dreamer or will bestow upon him tremendous riches.
• Sun rays getting weaker: The king’s awe will decline.
• The sun splitting in two, half of it going and the other half remaining: Someone will rebel against the king. If the other had gone, too, and mixed with the part already gone to make a new, complete sun, the dissident or renegade would take over the entire country. The reverse is also true. But if the two halves remain apart, the renegade will control half the king’s realm, thus becoming his opposite number.
• Swallowing the sun: The dreamer will have a life full of troubles and worries.
• A king dreaming that he has swallowed the sun: He will die.
• The sun setting in the dreamer’s bedding: He will have a high fever or an infection in the body, unless some benefits are perceived in the dream, in which case this means that the dreamer will have abundant means.
• The sun taking or giving something to the dreamer: Bad omen.
• Running away from the heat of the sun to take shelter in a shadow: The dreamer will escape sorrow.
• Finding the shadow too cold and moving to sit in the sun: Poverty will go (because, says Ibn Siren, cold is poverty).
• Taking hold of the sun or controlling it while it is intensely dark: The king will confide a secret to the dreamer.
• The sun, the moon, and the stars all assembled, shining and emitting rays in a place under the dreamer’s control: Kings, ministers, and chiefs will lend an ear to the dreamer and endorse his views. If, on the contrary, they were neither shining nor emitting rays, that is a bad omen. The sun and the moon rising before the dreamer: His parents are contented with him. If the sun and moon are shining, the parents are unhappy with him.
• Seeing a sun and a moon on the right, on the left, right in front, or behind one: Worries, fears, calamities, and defeat, which will compel the dreamer to flee in view of the Quranic verses: “And sun and moon are united. On that day man will cry: Wither to flee!” (“Al-Qiyamah” or [The Resurrection], verses 9–10.)
• The sun, the moon, and the stars becoming black, troubled, or agitated: Livelihood will take a bad turn.
• A solar eclipse: Something will happen to the king.
• A cloud enshrouding the sun and blocking its light: The king will be ill.
• A cloud enshrouding the sun and blocking its light, then moving away: A scholar will experience some worries, which will ultimately disappear.
• The sun remaining still behind the clouds: The king will die.
• The sun rays staying away from the dreamer: (1) The dreamer will be disregarded by his superior. (2) The dreamer will be overthrown. (3) The dreamer will lose his means of living. (4) If a woman, she will be wedded to a man who will fail to support her.
• The sun burning crops and parks or its heat hurting people: (1) Diseases and epidemics. (2) Tyranny and injustice. (3) Plagues. (4) Higher food prices.
• Prostrating oneself before the sun (or the moon): The dreamer will commit a great sin or a crime.
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