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Calendar Date dream interpretations

Calendar year Dream Explanation — (See Year)

Date spread Dream Explanation — (Jam; Paste; Spread) In a dream, date paste represents a lawful and pleasant wealth which is collected from different sources. Eating date paste in a dream means taking a cure for an illness. (Also see Dates)

Date pit Dream Explanation — (Core; Pit) Having a date pit in a dream means winning one's case in a court of justice.

Date palm Dream Explanation — (See Palm tree)

Incident Dream Explanation — During a pilgrimage to Mecca, a sheikh was told in a dream that he would die on such and such date. When he returned home, he held that dream to himself and waited for the time to come. Once he passed that date stated in his dream, he waited a few more days, then told someone about it, saying: "I would have hot told you about this dream, had the date not passed." The person replied: "Perhaps you miscalculated the date, or maybe it is a confused dream." After returning to his home, the sheikh died during that same night. This is the meaning of God's Prophet's saying: "A dream sits on the wing of a bird and will not take effect unless it is related to someone."

Example of Species Dream Explanation — A specific tree like the date tree or a walnut tree. The date tree may be interpreted as an honorable Arab gentleman since date trees are mainly indigenous to arab countries. As for the walnut tree, it represents a non-Arab person since these trees do not grow in the land of the Arabs. The same applies to birds. If a bird is huge it symbolizes an Arab gentleman; a peacock represents a non-Arab gentleman.

Examples of the Nature and Characteristics of Things Dream Explanation — A date tree. This may be interpreted as total goodness and virtue since the date tree is regarded as a tree constituting total goodness as is known from the hadeeth. One the other hand a walnut tree may be interpreted as a person who is deceptive as well as quarrelsome. Why? Because it is by nature very hard and its core cannot be attained until broken or split open.

Spread Dream Explanation — (See Date Spread)

Core Dream Explanation — (See Date pit; Pith)

Pit Dream Explanation — (Core. See Date pit)

Dates Dream Explanation — (Fruit; Palm tree) In a dream, dates mean money or a good message. Eating dates in a dream means earning lawful income. Dates are like money, they do not have a long shelve life. Unripened dates in a dream indicate the availability of water for those who need it. Red unripened dates in a dream may signify some type of blood disease, whereby the red cells grow to exceed in number the white cells. Dates in a dream also mean rain. Eating dates in a dream means reading the Holy Quran and reaping benefits from one's religion. Buried dates in a dream represent one's savings. If one sees himself burying dates in a dream, it also means stealing from the property and money of orphans. Dates placed to dry in the open represent money which does not last. To harvest dates in a dream in season means that one may get married to a noble and a wealthy woman. It also means acquiring knowledge. Harvesting dates out of season in a dream means that one will learn something good but fail to act upon it. If one see that he is fanning himself with a tender and a wet branch of a palm tree in a dream it means learning something beneficial from a hypocrite, or it may mean relief from distress. If a woman sees herself eating ripened dates that are dripping with juices in the dream, it means that she will receive an inheritance from her husband and that her name will be included in his will, even if she is divorced. If one sees himself taking a date, splitting it in half and extracting the date pit from it in a dream, it means that he will beget a son. Eating fresh dates in a dream means hearing good words beside other benefits. (Also see Bunch of dates; Date spread)

Dates Dream Explanation — Dates symbolize the reading of the Holy Quran, good religious faith, rain, general and honest welfare, and savings.
• Eating high-quality dates: Will hear something good and useful.
• Buying dates: Will save money or receive money from some safe or treasury.
• Opening a date and removing its pit: Will have a child, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Lo! Allah  (it is) Who splitteth the grain of corn and the date-stone  (for sprouting). He bringeth forth the living from the dead, and is The bringer-forth of the dead from the living. Such is Allah. How then are ye perverted?”  (“Al-Anam” [Cattle], verse 95.)
• Eating dates with tar: Will divorce secretly.
• Seeing a measure of dates: A booty.
• Seeing scattered dates: The dreamer is planning a trip.
• Picking a date from a palm tree during the right season:  (1) Will marry a noble, rich, and blessed woman.  (2) Will obtain money from generous and noble people without effort.  (3) The dreamer’s farm will yield him good money.  (4) Will acquire useful knowledge and benefit from it. If the date was picked in the wrong season, he would acquire such knowledge but not use it.
• Picking nice dates from a dry palm tree:  (1) Will learn something useful from an unholy man.  (2) If in trouble, relief will come.
• Dates being picked for the dreamer: Money will come to the dreamer through dangerous people he will govern. A man said, “I dreamed that I found forty dates.” “You will receive forty lashes,” said the famous dream interpreter Ibn Siren. Sometime later, the same man came to Ibn Siren and told him he found forty dates at the gate of the sultan, to which Ibn Siren said that the man would receive one thousand dirham's. When asked about the contradiction, Ibn Siren said that the first dream was made when the season was over and trees were dry; as for the second, it took place when waters were irrigating the trees. And he was right, on both occasions.

Palm Tree Dream Explanation — The date palm symbolizes the knowledgeable man and his children, tribe, or folk. It specifically refers to a noble, honest, and esteemed Arab who likes to benefit people, perhaps a scholar. It also means long life. However, the trunk of a palm is a bad augury. It symbolizes torture in view of a Quranic verse: “ (Pharaoh) said: Ye put faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he is your chief who taught you magic. Now surely I shall cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of palm tree, and ye shall know for certain which of us hath sterner and more lasting punishment.”  (“Ta-Ha,” verse 71.) One palm tree is a reliable and powerful friend. It could also refer to an honest woman famous for her charity. The palm branches or leaves symbolize more children and progeny. They could also allude to women’s hair. Its clusters mean money in view of the Quranic verses: “And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters, provision  (made) for men; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Even so will be the resurrection of the dead.”  (“Qa,” verses 10–11.) The dry palm tree symbolizes a hypocrite.
• Cutting a palm tree: The death of a great and knowledgeable man and/or his children.
• Owning many date-palms:  (1) For a ruler, an additional province or more power.  (2) Good business for the merchant.  (3) Gains for the market dealer.
• Strong winds uprooting palms: An epidemic will erupt in the area, or God or the ruler will punish the people and make them suffer.
• Becoming a palm: The dispute or bad journey in which the dreamer is involved will worsen.

Incident Dream Explanation — A woman said to Imam Ibn Seerin: "I saw myself in a dream sucking on a date and giving my neighbor the rest to eat." Imam Ibn Seerin replied: 'You will help your neighbor by performing a little deed." On the following day, the woman washed her neighbour's garment.

Buckthorn tree Dream Explanation — (Genus Zizyphus; Jujube tree; Lotus tree; Shrubs) In a dream, this warm climate buckthorn family tree that grows date like fruit represents a noble and a generous woman, or a noble and a generous man. The greener is its color, the greater is such a person. Seeing the buckthorn tree in a dream means rising in station, developing piety and gaining knowledge. Eating its fruit in a dream means that one may fall victim to a sickness. Climbing a buckthorn tree in a dream means depression and adversities.

Tree Dream Explanation — The tree symbolizes religion and sects in view of the allegory in the Holy Quran of the good tree  (date palm) and the good words: “Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude: A goodly saying, as a goodly tree, its roots set firm, branches reaching into Heaven.”  (“Ibrahim” [Abraham], verse 24.) Likewise, the Muslims  Holy Prophet likened the good tree to the Muslim. The one he saw himself holding in a spiritual odyssey,52 he said, was the duty of praying, which he had brought to his followers. Ancient Arab dream interpreters said that whereas the tree referred to the man’s deeds, religion, or ego, its leaves symbolizes his character, its beauty his nice shape and clothing, its branches his brothers, relatives, folk, and beliefs, its heart his hidden essence and his secrets, its bark his appearance, skin, and all that he uses to adorn himself with, and its semen his faith, piety, assets, and life. The tree also represents the female kind, for it is irrigated; it bears  (fruits) and delivers. It also refers to various places and persons associated with food, money, and wealth, like shops, warehouses, banquets, slaves, servants, and cattle. A specific number of trees alludes to men showing similitude's with such trees. Giant trees like the cypress tree or life tree or juniper tree or the Oriental plane tree are huge, rigid, and evil men. The good smell of a tree is the good reputation of the man whom the tree alludes to. The tree overladen with fruit symbolizes a man known for his largesse. Trees could also symbolize a quarrel or a fight, in view of their Arabic name, shagar, which is homonym for those words. Here, like in all trees involving plants, the season in which the tree is dreamed of plays an important role in the interpretation.
• Seeing many date palms in an unusual place: Will command as many men.
• Seeing many date palms in a garden or a fertile land and taking their fruits: Will obtain money from honest and noble people.
• A dead person sitting on top of a tree or owning one:
• If the tree is big and beautiful, the dead man is in Paradise.
• If the tree seen in the dream is ugly and full of thorns or black and filthy, like the Zachum oil tree or the thorn tree, he is being tortured in Hell.
• A sick man sitting on top of or owning a tree: His fate will depend on the condition of the tree as witnessed in the dream.
• A healthy person sitting on top of or owning a tree: Will get or fail to get what he wants  (be it sex, marriage, or anything else), depending on the condition of the tree.
• Owning plenty of trees: Will become a leader or a judge of men.
• Plenty of trees in a house: Men and/or women will assemble there for something good or bad:  (1) If the trees bear good and tasty fruits alluding to welfare and prosperity and people are eating from them: A banquet will be given there.  (2) If the fruits are bad or allude to unhappiness: The assembly will be for a funeral rite.  (3) If there is a sick person in the house and the fruits seen in the dream were unknown: The fate of the patient will depend on the season and the condition of the trees.
• Planting a tree or sowing its seeds successfully: The dreamer’s prestige and honour will be enhanced, and he will bring up or train a man who will benefit him.
• Planting trees in one’s garden: Will have male children whose length of life will be commensurate with the height of the trees.
• Planting grape seeds: Honours.
• Seeing a vineyard or a tree ready to deliver in winter: An allusion to a man or woman whose money is gone but whom people still believe to be rich.
• A tree falling, breaking, or being cut or uprooted by a strong wind: A man or a woman will die or get killed. If it is a palm tree, the person in question will be an illustrious man or the wife or mother of a chief. The olive tree refers to a scholar, a preacher, an interpreter, a ruler, or a medical doctor.
• Extracting semen from a tree: Will obtain money from a man whom such a tree refers to.
• Seeing in a house an unknown tree of the type representing women: A fire will be lit in that house in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Who hath appointed for you fire from the green tree, and behold! ye kindle from it.  (“Ya-Sin,” verse 80.)
• Seeing an unknown tree in a house: A possible fight or quarrel, in view of a Quranic verse: “But nay, by thy Lord, they will not believe [in truth] until they make thee judge of what is in dispute  (Arabic: shagara) between them …”  (“Al-Nisae” [Women], verse 65.)
• Picking fruit from a tree while seated: Money will come without effort.

Palm tree Dream Explanation — (Date palm) A palm tree in a dream represents a sire, a scholar, a noble man or a wise man who imparts his knowledge and wisdom to others. Cutting a palm tree in a dream means the death of such a man. Seeing a plantation of palm trees, or an oasis or palm trees in a dream mean leading people and guiding them on the straight path. If a merchant or a trader sees a palm tree in his dream, it means business success. If a shopkeeper sees a palm tree in his dream, it also means profits. A dead and dried out palm tree in a dream represents a hypocrite. To uproot a palm tree in a dream means that a plague will befall that place, or it could mean suffering from the persecution of an unjust ruler. Uprooting a palm tree in a dream also means a dead end to one's plans, or it could mean a dispute. A palm tree in a dream also represents one's paternal aunt. Palm trees in a dream also represent Arab women. If one sees a seedling become a big palm tree in a dream, it means that a child in that community will grow to be a great scholar. It also connotes that a weak person will grow strong. Seeing a palm tree in a dream also means longevity, a scholar, a teacher, children, a wife, a house, a property, a king, a year, new clothing, money, or bearing a child. To prune or trim a palm tree in a dream means that one's adversity at his work or related to his travels will be dispelled. (Also see Palmyra; Tree)

Mouse Dream Explanation — The mouse symbolizes the dreamer’s household: those who dwell in his house—his wife and children, et cetera—a debauched woman, or, some say, a devilish Jewish woman or a Jew, as related by Al-Nabulsi. It could also refer to a thief. Many mice means profit and welfare. Mice of the same color allude to women. The rat is a digging thief.
• Dreaming of a mouse playing in one’s house: Prosperity will increase because, according to the ancient Arabs, mice invade only those places that are prosperous. And only people who are not hungry can afford to play.
• Seeing mice in one’s house: Dangerous women will enter that house.
• A mouse leaving one’s house: Livelihood and blessings will decrease.
• Owning a mouse: Will have a servant because, like servants, mice share the food of the master.
• White and black mice coming and going: Long life, as the white indicate the days and the black the nights. To borrow the expressions of Ibn Siren, the black and white mice are the nights and days silently nibbling our life and body.
• Plenty of white and black mice in an inclined or jeopardized location or a well: Life will be shortened.
• Dreaming of a mouse during an afternoon nap: Will have a long life.
• Seeing a mouse in one’s clothes or bedding: Will have intercourse with an evil woman.
• A mouse gnawing on a person’s clothes: The time that passes and erodes everything.
• A mouse digging and searching: Beware of a searching thief.
• Killing a mouse: Will win over or subdue an evil or corrupt woman.
• Obtaining mouse skin: Will get some money, not much, from a debauched woman.
• Throwing arrows or stones at a mouse: Will backbite a licentious woman or exchange correspondence with her on an unholy matter.
• Catching a mouse: Will outsmart a woman and sleep with her. A man who saw himself penetrating a mouse and coming out with a date from its ass asked Ibn Siren about the meaning of such a dream. “Are you married to a corrupt woman?” asked Ibn Siren. “Yes,” said the man. “She will give birth to a devout son.”
• A mouse coming out of one’s rectum: A thankless woman will get out of the dreamer’s life.
• A mouse coming out of the dreamer’s nose or penis: Wife will give birth to a corrupt and ungrateful girl.

Wine Dream Explanation — The ancient Arabs interpretation of dreams involving wine and drunkenness was mainly based on relevant verses in the Holy Quran. “And the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink and also good nourishment. Lo! therein, is indeed a portent for people who have sense.”  (Al-Nahl” [The Bees], verse 67.) “They question thee about wine and gambling. Say: in them is great sin, and  (some) benefit for men; but the sin is greater than profit…  (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 219.) “O ye who believe! Wine and gambling,  (dedication of) stones, and  (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satan’s handiwork: Eschew such  (abominations), that ye may prosper.  (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 90.) “Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of wine and gambling, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from  (His) worship. Will ye then have done?  (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 91.) “A similitude of Paradise with that which those who keep their duty  (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk of which the taste never changes, and rivers of wine—a joy to the drinkers—, and rivers of clear-run honey. There are for them all kinds of fruits, and Grace from their Lord.  (Can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell forever in the Fire and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels  (to pieces)?”  (“Muhammad,” verse 15.) “And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I was carrying upon my head bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto us the interpretation, for we see thee of those good  (at interpretations) … “He said: The food which ye are given  (daily) shall not come unto you, but I shall tell you the interpretation are it cometh unto you. This is of that which my Lord hath taught me. Lo! I have forsaken the religion of folk who believe not in Allah and are disbelievers in the Hereafter … “O my two fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which ye did inquire.”  (“Yusuf” [Joseph], verses 36–37 and 41.)59 “And the drunkenness  (stupor) of death will bring truth  (before his eyes): This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!”  (“Qaf’ [A letter with an enigmatic meaning], verse 19.) A description of those who will deserve Paradise: “For them there is a known provision: fruits! while they are honoured in the Gardens of Delight  (Paradise), on couches facing one another; a cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them, white, delicious to the drinkers, wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby. And with them are those  (women) of modest gaze, with lovely eyes,  (pure) as they were hidden eggs  (of ostrich).”  (“Al-Saffat” [Those Who Set The Ranks], verses 41–49.) In another description: “Nay but the record of the righteous is in ‘Illiylin’. Ah, what will convey unto thee what ‘IIIyin’is! A written record attested by those who are brought near  (unto their Lord). Lo! the righteous verily are in delight. On couches, gazing, thou wilt know in their faces the radiance of delight. They are given to drink of a pure wine, sealed,  (and) whose aroma is musk—For this let  (all) those strive who strive for bliss—And  (that wine is) mixed with water from Tasnim’, a spring whence those brought near to Allah drink.”  (“Al-Mutaffifin” [Defrauding], verses 18–28.) “O ye who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when ye are drunken, till ye know that which ye utter, nor when ye are polluted save when journeying upon the road, till ye have bathed. And if ye be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have touched women, and ye find not water, then go to high clean soil and rub your faces and your hands  (therewith). For God doth blot out sins and forgive again and again.”  (“Al-Nisae” [Women], verse 43.) “On the day when ye behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursing and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and thou  (Muhammad) wilt see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of Allah will be strong  (upon them).”  (“Al-Hajj” [The Pilgrimage], verse 02.) It follows that wine in a dream symbolizes easy and sinful gain and power and secret marriage. And there is a marked distinction between drinking wine, getting drunk, and being drunk without having absorbed anything.
• Pressing wine:  (1) Will serve a lord and handle great matters.  (2) Someone will die in the house where the wine was pressed.
• Drinking wine: Will make big profits but not without committing a grave sin.
• Drinking wine without anybody trying to share it with the dreamer has two diametrically opposed interpretations:  (1) Will make plenty of money through sin.  (2) Will make legal profits.
• Competing with someone over wine and drinking it: Someone will oppose the dreamer and have a strong argument with him inasmuch as he was getting from the wine.
• Drinking much or being in the midst of a large party of people drinking wine: Enmity and conflict. Bad dream anyway, because too much drinking leads to drunkenness, which is cursed for being the underlying cause of troublemaking, antagonism, and deadly fights or battles.
• Wine for a person seeking partnership or marriage: Consent, because of the idea of mixing and blending.
• Obtaining date wine: Suspicious money.
• Drinking date wine: Opportunistic gain.
• Drinking wine mixed with water is a controversial dream.  (1) Profit of which some is lawful and the rest illicit.  (2) Thorny gains.  (3) Will take money from a woman and fall victim to a conspiracy or some sort of intrigue.
• Selling wine:  (1) The sale of something illegal.  (2) Usury.  (3) Lack of benefit.
• Selling wine whose flavour and smell are changed: Bad omen.
• Wine dealer: Symbolizes the intriguer and hostile person.
• Manufacturing wine that ferments: The dreamer is trying to earn money legally, but will fail and resort to unholy practices.
• Discovering a river of wine flowing without interruption and drinking from it without getting drunk: A perpetual source of income. If the flow is halted, nothing good should be expected from such a dream.
• Discovering a wine river: intrigue. If the dreamer dives in it, he will be the victim of such an intrigue inasmuch as he ventured into that river. But it could also mean that authority will undergo certain changes.
• Being drunk without having taken anything: Worries, fear, and terror.
• Getting drunk: •  (1) The dreamer has money and power but is ungrateful.  (2) No more fear, because nothing can frighten a drunken person.  (3) Ignorance.
• Getting drunk and tearing one’s clothes: The dreamer is a prosperous and wealthy person who cannot cope with blessings and exercise self-restraint.
• Spilling wine on the ground: The dreamer is squandering money.
• Discovering some hidden wine: Will find a treasure. A man told Ibn Siren that he saw himself drinking wine, his face blackened and his head shaved. “Your face looked black because you are the master of your folk,” said Ibn Siren.  (The words aswad and Muswadd in Arabic, which mean “black” and “blackened,” resemble sayyed or sada, which mean “master” or “has become master.”) “Your head being shaved,” he continued, “means that your folk will desert you and you will no longer command. “As for drinking wine, you will have a woman.” Once a governor told Ibn Siren he dreamed that he was holding a cup of wine in one hand and a glass of milk in the other, to which the great interpreter replied, “Milk means justice, but for you wine means that you will lose your post.” And the dream came true.
• Dreaming of a wine store signifies:  (1) Energy after weakness or laziness.  (2) Grief, sorrow, and worries or deep trouble, in view of the irresistible yet unnecessary spending that takes place in it and the items therein, which could bring about the kind of severe punishment prescribed by Islam.  (3) Paradoxically, it could also mean the end of grief, sorrow, worries, et cetera.  (4) The time has come for whatever the dreamer had been promised to be fulfilled.  (5) For the sick, the hour has come.  (6) The dreamer will immediately start exercising his authority.  (7) Will go astray after finding the right path.  (8) Possible intrigue if the person is in trouble. The etymology of the word khamr, or fermentation, whence comes khamira, or yeast, in Arabic plays a great role in interpreting related dreams, in view of the notion of fermentation, the thing that matures, or the process of mixing or blending. For instance, in the mind of Al-Nabulsi,  (6) above is interpreted the way he did because the time is ripe for the sultan  (or titular head) to exercise or start the familiarization process with his new office.

Grape Dream Explanation — Grape juice, especially wine, symbolizes women, in view of its delicious taste. It also represents sex, because it is like the semen. Likewise, it refers to a generous and useful man, a good-doer, owing to the multifarious benefits of grape. He could be a ruler, a scholar, or a person who gives money to the needy. White grapes in the right season allude to the best of this world, like money that will come earlier than expected. In winter, grapes allude to rain. To the ancient Arabs, every bunch of grapes was one thousand dirham's  (currency units). Black grapes during the right season symbolize fear and disease; otherwise they mean trouble and worries. They are also a harbinger of cold weather. Grapes were believed by the ancient Arabs to be harmful. They also thought that no benefit could be derived from the black color and hated black grapes in any case. Among other things, they argued that the grape was originally white, placed near the son of Nuh  (Noah). When his father cursed him, it suddenly turned black. Certain dream interpreters felt that the black grape meant nothing but money that will not last. Separate from the bunch, it symbolized extreme fear or chills. Others regarded the black grape as a not so bad dream, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “And of the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink and  (also) good nourishment. Lo! therein, is indeed a portent for people who have sense.”  (“Al-Nahl” [The Bees], verse 67.) They also thought so because the Prophet Zakareyyah  (Zacharia) used to find it at Mariam’s  (Mary’s) place. However, in interpreting such dreams special care should be given to the season in which the dream took place. Was it the time when vineyards blossom? Was it the harvesting season? Was it the period of the year when the vineyards go dry? The fate of the dream or of the person dreamed of will depend on those vagaries.
• Having a dream involving grapes and a certain woman during the bad season:  (1) If that woman is ill, she will die.  (2) If pregnant, she will give birth to a girl.
• A bachelor dreaming of owning a vineyard:  (1) Will marry a nice woman.  (2) Will be in the good books of a philanthropist.
• Dreaming of grape or a vineyard during the bad season:  (1) If newly wedded, wife will have difficulty getting to her husband.  (2) If rich, dreamer will become poor or business will be sluggish.
• Dreaming of black grapes: Flogging or lashes as much as there were seeds in the grapes.
• Picking a bunch of black grapes from a tree: Wife will give birth to a boy fathered by a black bondsman.
• Picking a bunch of grapes: The dreamer will take his wife’s savings.
• Pressing grape to obtain juice and turning the latter into wine: The dreamer will win the favours of the chief, along with unblessed money, in view of the story of the Prophet Yusuf as related in the Holy Quran: “And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I was carrying upon my head bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto us the interpretation, for we see thee of those good [at interpretation]. He said: The food which ye are given [daily] shall not come unto you but I shall tell you the interpretation ere it cometh unto you. This is of that which my Lord hath taught me … O my fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which ye did inquire.”  (“Yusuf [Joseph], verses 36–41.)