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Kiss Dream Explanation
— (Love; Passion; Rose; Tenderness) A kiss in a dream means satisfying one's need, want or desire, or it could mean subordinating one's enemy. Kissing
a man or embracing him lustfully in a dream means getting hold of what one intends to acquire from him. If it is a lustful kiss, then it means accomplishing one's pursuit of benefits, knowledge, or guidance. If it is an amicable kiss, it means that the one who received the kiss will receive benefits from the one who kissed him, or learn something from him, or reap a new understanding of things through him. Kissing
a child in a dream means love, care and tenderness toward that child. Kissing
a servant in a dream means soliciting the friendship of her master or employer. Kissing
a married woman in a dream means seeking friendship with her husband. Kissing
someone in authority in a dream means replacing him in his function. Kissing
a judge in a dream means that one's testimony will be accepted by the court. If a judge kisses someone in a dream, it means that the latter will win a court case, or benefit from such a judge, and the same interpretation applies if a leader or a boss kisses someone in a dream. Kissing
one's father in a dream also means benefiting from one another. Kissing
one's son with passion in a dream means saving money for him, or building a business for him. Giving one's son a tender kiss in a dream means receiving joy or money from him or from his mother. Kissing
someone between the eyes in a dream means marriage. Kissing
someone's eyes in a dream means pursuing both heterosexual and homosexual life and such a dream carries a warning to cease such loathsome and unlawful practices before contracting unknown illness. Kissing
one's beloved from the mouth in a dream means money. Kissing
a woman in a dream means desiring her, or receiving news from one's beloved. Kissing
an old woman in a dream indicates an excuse or regret for a slip of the mouth. Kissing
a young girl in a dream means drinking a glass of wine. If a scholar kisses a beautiful woman in a dream, it could mean reciting the Quran, or speaking words of wisdom. If such a scholar is known to love the world and its pleasures, then what he has kissed in his dream is the world itself. Kissing
Allah's right Hand in a dream means attending a pilgrimage to Mecca and kissing
the black stone. Kissing
Allah Almighty in a dream means kissing
the holy Quran, or kissing
Allah's holy Name. If one sees Allah Almighty kissing
him in a dream, it means that his deeds are accepted. Kissing
an adorned woman or sleeping with her in a dream means marrying a wealthy widow. Kissing
a known deceased person in a dream means benefiting from his knowledge or inheriting his money. Kissing
an unknown dead person in a dream means that one will receive money from an unexpected source, or perhaps do business with his heirs. If a deceased person kisses someone in a dream, it means that the latter will receive unanticipated benefits. Lustfully kissing
a deceased person in a dream means satisfying one's needs, lust, or completing a project. If a sick person sees himself kissing
a deceased person in a dream, it means his own death. Finally, if a healthy person kisses a deceased person in a dream, it means that his words are not true. (Also see Rose)
Kiss Dream Explanation
— • Kissing: (1) Wishes will be fulfilled and matters settled to the dreamer’s satisfaction. (2) Will triumph over enemies.
God Almighty: Will kiss the Holy Book or God’s Name.
God’s right hand: Will perform the pilgrimage in Mecca (Makkah) and kiss the Black Stone there.
• God kissing
the dreamer: His deeds are blessed.
a powerful or an authoritative person: Will replace that person.
a judge, a king (ruler or boss), or an imam (spiritual leader): That judge, king, or imam will accept the dreamer’s arguments.
• Being kissed by a judge, a chief, or an imam: Will obtain some benefit or recommendation from the latter.
• A kiss from a lady: (1) People’s sympathy and enthusiasm. (2) Greetings from a loved one.
• A kiss from a girl: A cup of wine (or liquor).
• A kiss from an old woman: Apologies for saying something wrong.
• A father being kissed by a son of his who has reached the age of puberty: The father will obtain some benefit from the son or from his own father.
• A father kissing
his son with sexual passion: The former has amassed money, which he wants to give to the latter. If the kiss was without passion, the father would obtain benefits and the boy or his mother would fill his life with joy.
• A man dreaming that another man has kissed his eyes: Marriage is ahead.
or getting sexually involved or sleeping with a man with pleasure, excitement, and passion: Will have matters settled the way you want. The active partner will obtain whatever he wants from the other, in terms of good deeds, knowledge, or proper enlightenment. If there is no passion, it is the kissed one who will get those things from the active partner.
a boy: There is sympathy between the dreamer and the boy’s father.
a slave or a female servant: Will befriend her owner or employer.
a free woman: Will befriend her husband.
• A person kissing
the dreamer’s eye: He is a pimp and should fear God.
a beloved one on the lips: Will obtain one dinar (big money).
a beloved one on the cheek: Will obtain one dirham (a reasonable amount of money).
• A scholar or a savant kissing
a beautiful woman: Will read God’s words. If he is rather the worldly type, he will get what he wants from life.
or going to bed with a highly sophisticated woman with plenty of makeup, et cetera: Will marry a widow, benefit from her wealth, have children by her, and enjoy a prosperous year.
an identified dead person: Will benefit from the latter’s intellectual legacy or money or something he had done during his lifetime.
an unidentified dead person: Will acquire money from an undesirable source.
• Being kissed by a dead person: Benefits from the deceased or his heirs.
• Being kissed by an unidentified dead person: Will accept benefits or charity through an undesirable channel or way.
• Being kissed with intense sexual passion by a dead person, whether known or unknown: Matters will be settled the way you want.
• A patient dreaming that he is kissing
a dead person: Will pass away.
• A healthy person kissing
the dead: The statements the dreamer is making at this time are improper. He had better remain silent. (His words should stop, as the dead have ceased to exist.)
Rose Dream Explanation
— (Blossoms; Kiss) In a dream, a rose represents a noble person, a woman, a newborn son, or it could represent the homecoming of a long awaited traveler. Plucking roses from a rosebush in a dream means harvesting honor, love, prosperity and blessings. Kissing
a white rose in a dream means kissing
a Allah-fearing woman. Plucking a red rose in a dream means kissing
a fun loving woman. Smelling the fragrance of a yellow rose in a dream means kissing
a sick woman. A bouquet of roses in a dream means kisses, one after the other. A rosebud in a dream means a miscarriage. A rose in a dream also represents an estranged wife, or it could mean a dying woman, a losing business, a short lived happiness, or a promise that does not last. Receiving a rose from a young man in a dream means receiving a promise that will not hold too. Seeing a crown of roses over one's head in a dream means getting married. Roses on a tray in a dream signify the pleasure of youth that does not last, or they could denote the temporary joy of this world. Roses in a dream also signify praiseworthiness, or enjoying a good reputation. Rose oil or attar which is made from the petals of damask roses in a dream means intelligence, clarity of mind, a friendly and a gentle person. If a sick person sees himself laying on a bed of flowers in a dream, it means that he might die within forty days, because forty days represent the life span of a rose blossom. Cutting off a rosebush in a dream means distress. Harvesting roses in a dream means joy.
Black Stone Dream Explanation
— (The corner stone of the Kabah; Allah's House in Mecca) Seeing or holding the Black Stone of the Kabah in one's dream means paying allegiance to the ruler, or it could mean repentance from sin at the hand of a pious Imam, or it could mean kissing
one's son, wife or bosom friend. It also means serving people in the government. If one sees himself touching the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he will follow and learn at the hand of one of the Imams of the Arabian peninsula. Seeing the sacred Black Stone in a dream is perhaps an indication of going to perform one's pilgrimage. If one sees himself cutting into the Black Stone in a dream, it means that he wants people to follow his personal opinions. If he sees the pilgrims searching for the Black Stone but cannot find it in a dream, it means that he thinks of himself to be right and the rest of the people to be wrong. It also could mean that he possesses a knowledge which he hides from others. If he touches the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he follows the teachings of an Imam from among the Hijazite Arabs. If he sees the Black Stone being a castle for himself in a dream, it means that he follows religious innovations. If he swallows the Black Stone in his dream, it means that he is a affected person who will mislead people. (Also see Kabah; Corner Stone)
Izrail Dream Explanation
— (The angle of death; Bone-breaker; Death; Longevity) The archangel of death. Seeing him in a dream means martyrdom if one is inspired by it. If one sees the archangel Izrail angry with him in a dream, it means that one will die unrepented. If one sees Izrail standing above him, or battling him in a dream, it means that he will recover from a severe illness. Seeing the archangel Izrail in a dream also means longevity, or going through unavoidable circumstances, or experiencing extreme fear. If one sees himself being Izrail in a dream, it means rising in status to govern and to oppress others, or he might become an executioner, or perhaps that some major events may take place at his hand. Kissing
Izrail in a dream means receiving an inheritance. Seeing Izrail in a dream also means separations, death of sick people, losses, destruction, fire, bad news, forfeiture of properties, stagnation of the economy, losing one's source of livelihood, imprisonment, breach of promise, forgetting one's knowledge, neglecting one's prayers, obstruction of charities, hindrance of alms distribution, negating the rights of others, retreating to one's privacy, rising prices, bad crop, a tyrant ruler, glass blowing, or bankruptcy. As for one who loves to meet his Lord, seeing the archangel Izrail in a dream means attainment of one's goal, fulfillment of a promise, freedom from prison, good news and glad tidings. If an unknown or a common person approaches someone in the street and whispers something in his ear in confidence, the commoner here represents the angel of death. It is said that each human being will see the archangel Izrail three times during his lifetime, and it is the third time that Izrail, upon whom be peace, will ~
Breast Dream Explanation
— (Woman's milk-producing glands) A woman's breast in a dream represents one's wife, progeny and a large property. They also represent honor and prosperity. Their beauty is her beauty, and their ailment is her illness. If one sees a woman hanging down from her breast in a dream, it means that she has committed adultery and that she will give birth to a bastard son. If a man sees milk coming from his breast, and if he is poor, it means that his poverty will end, his life will be a long one, and he will even carry the financial responsibility of caring for two of his brothers. If he is unmarried, it means that he argues about his fertility and doubts his own ability to conceive children. If a young woman sees her breasts in a dream, it means that she will bear a child. Otherwise, if a single young girl sees her own breasts in a dream, it means that she will get married. If a female child sees herself having matured breasts in a dream, it means her death. If a man sees himself suckling milk from a woman he does not recognize in a dream, it means a long sickness. Otherwise, if his wife is pregnant, it means kissing
his wife's breasts. Suckling milk from a woman's breast also means imprisonment and deprivation, stress and sadness. If an old man sees the breast of a woman in his dream, it means that he will hear bad news. If a teenager sees that, it means that he is in love. If a man sees himself having a female milk suckling breast in a dream, it means friends, children, or a wife who are of no benefit to him. If such breasts look hanging tall in the dream, it means either death of one's child, or it could mean that one will commit a sin. If one's breasts are dripping milk in a dream, they represent a woman who cares about her home duty, or it could mean falling into debts. If one's breasts are transformed into iron or copper in the dream, it means loss of a child. A growth in children's bosom or breasts in a dream means an illness, festering wounds, or it could mean an ulcer. The nipple of the female breast in a dream represents one's personal wardrobe. Woman's breasts in a dream also may be interpreted to mean one's father and mother. (Also see Body)
Quran Dream Explanation
— (Also see Quranic Verses and Sarah's.)
• Reading the Holy Quran openly: Trustworthiness, righteousness, virtue, and deterrence from vice in view of certain verses in the Holy Book itself: “They are not alike. Of the People of the Scripture there is a staunch community who recite the revelations of Allah all night long, falling prostrate (before Him). They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency, and vie one another in good work. They are of the righteous.” (“Al-‘Imram” [The Imran Family], verses 113–14.)
• Reading in a Mushaf : Will acquire wisdom, dignity, and good repute and faith will be strengthened. The Mushaf in general, represents wisdom.
• Buying a Mushaf: The dreamer’s religious knowledge will expand and spread, and he will benefit others.
• Selling a Mushaf: The dreamer will indulge in sins and abominations.
• Burning a Mushaf: The dreamer will lose religious faith.
• Stealing a Holy Quran: The dreamer will forget prayer.
• Holding a book or a Mushaf and opening it to find its pages blank: Appearances are deceitful or tricky.
• Eating a Mushaf or the pages of a Mushaf: The dreamer is taking money to transcribe the pages of the Holy Book, which is an illicit or immoral gain.
the Mushaf: No shortcomings in discharging the dreamer’s duties.
• Writing Quranic texts in porcelain or mother-of-pearl or on a dress: The dreamer is interpreting the Quran the way he likes.
• Writing the Quran on the ground: The dreamer is an atheist.
• Reading the Quran without clothes: The dreamer is whimsical.
• Using the Quran as a pillow: The dreamer does not respect and preserve properly his Mushaf, despite the injunction by the Holy Prophet not to do so.
• A person with bad memory having managed to memorize the Holy Quran: The dreamer will become a king (or almost), owing to the verse that reads as follows: “He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled custodian.” (“Yusuf’ [Joseph], verse 55.) In Arabic, the verbs for to “memorize” and “to preserve” are homonyms.)
• Listening to the Holy Quran: Authority will be enhanced and life will end beautifully and will be shielded against all sorts of intrigues, in view of the Quranic verse that reads: “And when thou recites the Quran, we place before thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter a hidden barrier.” (“Bani Israil” [The Children of Israel], verse 45.)
• The Mushaf being taken away from the dreamer: He will be deprived of his science and no longer active in this world.
• The Quran being read out to the dreamer without his being able to understand it: Harm will befall him, either from Heaven or from the sultan (authority), owing to the verse: “And they say: Had we but listened or used our brain, we would not have been among the dwellers of the Blazing Fire.” (“Al-Mulk” [Sovereignty, or Majesty], verse 10.)
Sodomy Dream Explanation
— (Also see Sex, Incest, and Necromancy.)
• Sodomizing a man: (1) Joy and alleviation from grief or trouble. (2) The two parties will do something wrong through ignorance.
• Sodomizing the sultan (ruler or chief): The dreamer will lose his money. The reverse is true.
• Sodomizing a stranger: (1) The dreamer will overspend. (2) The dreamer will render a just judgment.
• Sodomizing one’s father: The dreamer is an obedient and affectionate son; otherwise he could never have such a dream, according to Ibn Siren.
• Sodomizing a young but unknown man: Triumph over an enemy (young men generally being regarded as enemies) if the dreamer knows him and there is a dispute between the two. In the absence of hostility, it means that the passive partner will receive some benefit from the active one, his homonym (a person sharing the same name), or a counterpart. The same interpretation would apply, but with a lesser victory or less benefits, if impassioned kisses and intercourse in bed between the two men does not culminate in sodomy. If the dreamer sees himself kissing
a man without sexual passion, it means that he will receive some benefit from the one he has kissed inasmuch as he was accepted.
• Being sodomized by one’s adversary: The dreamer will triumph over him.
• Sodomizing a child: Wrongdoing, sorrow, and hardships.
• Being sodomized by a known man: The dreamer will join hands with him for some mischief.
• Sodomizing one’s wife: The dreamer is turning heretical or running after some extraordinary matter involving innovation, which he will fail to obtain. In any case, he is not following the Tradition of the Muslims Holy Prophet.
• A man sodomizing a consenting sheikh (old man, businessman, or tribal chieftain): Something very beneficial will occur.
• Sodomizing an unknown old man: Good omen, that man being, presumably, the dreamer’s own perseverance or struggle in life, in which he is injecting vigour, as the words grandfather and endeavours are homonyms in Arabic.
• An identified dead man sodomizing a living human: The latter will obtain a share from the former’s bequest or from his heirs or kith and kin.
• Sodomizing a dead man: The dreamer will pray for the latter.
• Being sodomized by the caliph (or ruler): The dreamer will rule over a province or be given an important position. Sodomizing a man without problems: Harmony prevails between the two partners during that period, and the passive one will benefit from the other, be he identified or not.
• Penetrating the anus of a prelate: The dreamer will sweep dirt.
• Being sodomized by an animal: The dreamer will be over chivalrous.
• Having sex with or sodomizing an unknown mammal or bird: Victory over an enemy and the dreamer will unduly wrench financial benefits from the vanquished.
• Having sex with or sodomizing an identified animal: The dreamer will be good to an undeserving party and should not expect a reward.
• Having sex with or sodomizing one’s male slave, subordinate, subject, or nation: Escape from trouble and increase in property and wealth (or realm, if the dreamer is a king or a ruler). Or perhaps the dreamer will have more children. The reverse means that the dreamer is underestimated, disregarded, or taken lightly, especially if in the dream he was sodomized by his slave or servant.
• Sodomizing a lion: The dreamer will triumph over his enemy, whoever he may be. The reverse is also true.
• Sodomizing a lioness: The dreamer will be saved from many hardships, rise, and become prestigious, awesome, and highly solicited.
• Sodomizing a tiger: The dreamer will have passion for a woman whose folks are unjust.
• Butchering an ox from the nape of its neck or any place other than the conventional neck: The dreamer will sodomize a man.
Allah Dream Explanation
— Allah Almighty, Lord, Creator and Cherisher of the universes. There is nothing like unto Him and He is the All-Hearing, the Al-Seeing Lord. Seeing Him in a dream can be interpreted according to one's state of being. If one sees Him in His glory and majesty, without descriptive designation, without ascription of human characteristics to Him and without depiction or portrayal in the dream, it is an indication of glad tidings for both this world and the hereafter. These blessings also may continue to affect the lives of one's progeny. If one sees Him otherwise in a dream, it means confusion, and particularly if the Almighty Lord does not address him. If an ailing person sees Him in a dream, it means that he will soon die and come to meet Him. If a straying soul sees Allah Almighty in a dream, it will find guidance. If an oppressed person sees Him, it means that justice will prevail and he will triumph over his oppressors. Hearing Allah's words without designation represents the imagination of the person in the dream. Perhaps hearing His words in a dream appeases one's heart and increases the perbond drive for success. Hearing Allah's words without seeing Him represents the rising of one's station. If one receives revelations from behind a veil in a dream, it means mental confusion and innovation. This is most true if a messenger comes in one's dream and describes the one who spoke as Allah. In this case, the dream is a nightmare, because Allah Almighty cannot be depicted according to human descriptions. If one sees a picture of Allah in his dream, it means that he is a liar who ascribes images to Allah Almighty that do not befit His Majesty and Glory. If one hears Allah Almighty talking to him directly and if he can focus at Him in the dream, it means that he will be encompassed with Allah's mercy and blessings. If one sees Allah Almighty in a dream, it means that he will look at His Divine countenance in the hereafter. Seeing Allah Almighty seated on the Divine Throne in a dream means elevation of one's rank, knowledge and increase in his wealth. If one sees himself running away to hide from Allah Almighty in a dream, it means that he will change the course of his devotion into heedlessness. Seeing a veil separating between the servant and his Lord in a dream means that one will commit major sins and abominable actions. If one sees his Lord frowning at him, whereby he could not bear the effulgence of Allah's light, or if he is seized by a shock and immediately commences to repent and pray for forgiveness in the dream, it means that such a person is indulging in abominable actions, and that he is a despicable sinner who follows his own mind and desires, and that he is an innovator of religious thoughts who misleads the people. If one hears Allah Almighty talking to him in a dream, it represents an admonition and a warning to abstain from sin. If one hears Allah Almighty talking to him in a dream, it also means that one is more assiduous in his recital of the Quran. If one hears Allah Almighty talking to him with words he cannot understand, then if He anoints him and blesses him in the dream, it means that Allah Almighty will bring him nigh unto Himself and exalt his station. If one sees Allah Almighty in a form resembling one's father, a brother or a relative and showing His kindness or blessing him in a dream, it means that he will be afflicted with a calamity and a major illness. If a righteous person sees himself standing before Allah Almighty in reverence and filled with awe in a dream, it means that mercy will encompass him and help him to further his growth. The same interpretation applies if one sees himself prostrating before Him. If Allah Almighty speaks to someone from behind a veil in a dream, it can also represent a good worshipper, but if the Divine address takes place without a veil in the dream, it means falling into sin. If Allah Almighty names someone in his dream with his birth name, then adds another title to it, it means rising in station and rank. If one sees Allah Almighty angry with him in a dream, it means that his parents are displeased with him. This description includes seeing oneself falling from the skies or from the top of a mountain. If a devoted servant sees Allah Almighty kissing
him in a dream, it applies to his growing devotion and reward. Fearing Allah Almighty in a dream reflects eminence, peacefulness, quiescence, wealth of being and disregard for material needs. (Also see Carriers of the Divine Throne; Divine Throne; Educator; Allah's will; King) Allergic disorder (See Hives)
Archangels Dream Explanation
— Azrail (the Archangel of Death)
• Seeing Azrail: (1) Must prepare for death. (2) Death of a sick person. (3) A lurking enemy. (4) Will have a long life.
• Azrail seeming happy: The dreamer will die as a martyr.
• Azrail frowning and looking unhappy: The dreamer will die without repenting.
• Wrestling with Azrail: (1) If he overcomes the Angel of Death, the dreamer will face death, but God will save him. (2) If the Angel of Death gains the upper hand, the dreamer will die.
Azrail or vice versa: (1) Inheritance. (2) Dispersal. (3) Something bad will happen. Israfil (the archangel who will blow the horn to summon mankind on the Day of Resurrection)
• Seeing Israfil: Good tidings and a beneficial trip.
• Israfil bending and blowing the horn and only the dreamer hearing its sound: The dreamer will pass away. Israfil bending and blowing the horn and other people in the area hearing the horn: (1) Death and atrocities will take place in that spot. (2) Justice will prevail and the unjust will perish. Jibril (Gabriel) Seeing Jibril:
• Will embark on a journey to seek knowledge abroad and return successfully. In modern terms, will study and graduate from abroad.
• Will triumph over enemies.
• Will promote virtue and combat vice.
• Being hostile to Jibril or arguing with him: Will arouse God’s wrath and anger and concur with non-Muslims.
• Taking food from Jibril: Will deserve Paradise.
• Jibril looking sad and worried: Will encounter hardships and be punished, for Gabriel is not only the Archangel of Knowledge and Learning but of Chastisement as well.
• Jibril appearing in a city or village: Abundance and cheaper prices, because he is the Archangel of Mercy, too. Malek (the Custodian of Hell)
• Seeing Malek: Will be questioned or arrested by the police.
• Malek smiling: Will be safe from prison.
• Malek seen smiling by a sick person: The dreamer may die.
• Malek giving some nice food to the dreamer: (1) You love God, His Messenger, and the believers. (2) You will have more dignity and power. (3) You will abstain from hypocrisy and sins. (4) You will return to the right path after erring.
• A cordial and enthusiastic Malek: Will be safe from Hell.
• Malek dissatisfied with the dreamer, turning away or staring angrily at him: Will commit something conducive to Hell. Mikail (Michael) Seeing Mikail:
• For a person who fears God: desires will be fulfilled on earth and in the Hereafter; for a disbeliever: A warning!
• Will acquire money, dignity, and power.
• Will be generous and charitable. Radwan (the Custodian of Paradise)
• Seeing Radwan: (1) Felicity, lasting happiness. (2) The fulfilment of promises. (3) The fulfilment of wishes. (3) Achievements. (5) Reconciliation and return of the good favours of the authority, especially if Radwan has given the dreamer a fruit or a cloth from Paradise or has been smiling at him. (6) God’s blessing, prosperity. (7) Nice living. (8) The end of all worries.
• Radwan appearing happy with the dreamer or treating him cordially: God is pleased with the subject and will shower His overt and covert blessings on him. Siddiqoon, Alias Nuriai, Alias Ruhail. (The Archangel of Dreams and Adages Based on the “Guarded Tablets.”)21 Siddiqoon symbolizes excellence, the science of probing and unveiling secrets, the interpreter who translates for kings and knows their secrets, and the erudite.
• Seeing Siddiqoon: (1) Good augury, good tidings. (2) Avid reading in tablets and books, as is the case with those working in the fields of education and writing. (3) Joy. (4) The fulfilment of promises. (5) Life and death. (6) Governing. (7) Marriage and children. (8) Travel and return. (9) Glory and defeat.
• Siddiqoon telling or giving something to the dreamer: It will be so.
Holy Book Dream Explanation
— (Quran; The Last Revelation) In a dream, the Holy Book, or the Quran represents a king or a judge who deals with Islamic jurisprudence. If a king, a ruler, or a judge sees that the Holy Book does no longer exist, or if he sees it burning, or if its contents are washed away in a dream, it means his death. If one sees a ruler or a governor handwriting a copy of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he is a just person who uses the divine laws in making his decision. If a judge sees himself handwriting a copy of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he does not share his knowledge, and that he is audacious about his rank and status. If a religious scholar or a theologian sees himself writing a copy of Holy Book in a dream, it means that he will profit from a business deal. If one sees a king, or a ruler swallowing the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he may die soon. If a judge swallows the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he accepts bribes. If a ruler sees himself erasing what is written in the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he will be exiled. If a judge erases what is written in the Holy Book in a dream, it also means his death. If he erases it by licking it with his own tongue in a dream, it means that he will commit an awful sin. If a witness erases it in a dream, it means that he will deny his own testimony. Carrying the Holy Book, or buying a copy of the Quran in a dream means living by its criterion. Reading from the Holy Book before Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream means that one will commit himself to memorizing it. Eating the pages of the Holy Book in a dream means accepting bribes. If a layman eats the pages of the Holy Book, or few lines from some pages in a dream, it means that he earns his livelihood from reciting the Holy Quran or teaching it. Eating the pages of the Holy Book in a dream also means earning one's livelihood from copying and selling it. Seeing the Holy Book in a dream also mans growing in wisdom. Handwriting copies of the Holy Book in a dream denotes one's piety, or it could represent a religious scholar who lives by the book, act by its commands and shares his knowledge with others. Tearing off the pages of the Holy Book in a dream means ingratitude toward Allah's revelations, or denying Allah's favors, or questioning some of them. If one does something to the Holy Book in his dream that he would abhor to do in wakefulness, it means that he has lost his religious devotion and faith. Carrying a copy of the Holy Book in a dream means attaining power and acquiring knowledge. The Holy Book in a dream also represents a husband, a wife, a son, or wealth. If a sick person sees it in his dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. If the one who sees it in his dream is facing an enemy, it means that he will triumph over him. If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent of his sins and turn to his Lord, or it could mean that he may receive an inheritance. If one sees himself following innovations and he recognizes that in his sleep, his dream denotes a warning from Allah Almighty. Seeing the Holy Book in a dream also could mean seeing wonders, witnessing a miracle, hearing news, receiving happy news, or it could mean longevity for one who browse through it from cover to cover in his dream. The Holy Book in a dream also represents gardens, heavens, places of worship, or a person one is commanded to obey, such as a ruler, or a father, a mother, one's teacher, or sheikh, or it could mean making a true oath, receiving glad tidings, admonition or a warning. Seeing the Holy Book or any of the early divine revelations in a dream means that one may preside over people. If one sees himself carrying the Holy Book, or even any book of revelations, and if when he opens it finds the pages blank with no writing inside it in the dream, it means that he portrays himself to be what he is not, or that he impersonates a scholar, or pretends to be religious. Kissing
the Holy Book in a dream means revering what it contains and adhering to what it commands. If one looks into the pages of the Holy Book and finds its lines crooked in a dream, it means that he lives satisfied with what he has, and fulfils his required duties accordingly. Stealing a copy of the Holy Book and hiding it in a dream means that one cheats in performing his own prayers, or fails to do them properly. If one sees himself looking in the Holy Book, then writing from what he is reading on his own garment in the dream, it means that he interprets the Quranic revelation according to his own liking. If one sees a Holy Book sitting in his lap, then if a chick comes and picks all the words written therein in a dream, it means that one will beget a child who will memorize and read the Holy Quran as an inheritance, and benefit from the piety of his father, and as a trust, a lawful earning and a source of strength in his life. Buying a copy of the Holy Book in dream means benefits, prosperity and becoming a renowned and a distinguished religious scholar. If the Holy Book is snatched away from someone's hands in a dream, it means that he will lose his knowledge, or perhaps lose his employment. If one sees himself spreading the pages of the Holy Book on a flat surface in a dream, it means that he is seeking wisdom which he will get, or that he may receive an inheritance. If one sees himself putting the Holy Book over his shoulders in a dream, it means that he will receive an appointment, or be entrusted with a duty to guard, or that he will memorize the Holy Quran. If one finds himself trying to eat the pages of the Holy Book in a dream, it means that he is a regular reader of the Quran. If one sees himself trying to eat the pages of the holy Book but is unable to do so in a dream, it means that he tries to memorize the Holy Quran from time to time but keeps forgetting what he learns. (Also see Quran)
Women Dream Explanation
— The sight of a woman, in general, is a good augury, especially if she is sprightly, adorned, and complacent, with a smiling face. And the best woman to be seen in a dream is the unknown, young, virtuous, and very dark-skinned Arab woman, according to Ibn Siren. An unknown old and ugly or imperfect woman symbolizes life on earth, which is the essence of temptation and intrigue. Such a life appeared to the Holy Prophet in the shape of a woman when he ascended beyong heaven, one night, to meet Allah. Hence the belief that women are temptation and intrigue. Similarly, worldly life was seen by many people in their dreams as an old, imperfect woman. It follows that a poor man dreaming that such a woman is considering his situation should expect luck to smile on him again. Flowers in his garden will blossom, his dead fields will start greening again, and he will become self-sufficient. If ill, he shall recover. If forgetful of life after death, he shall come back to his senses. The same dream applied to the public means that the people will reap harvest during the year in which they had lost hope or in the year that immediately follows it. It could also mean that a spreading and vicious war will come to an end and that normalcy will be restored.
• An unveiled and adorned old woman: A sign that success will be quick.
• A grim-faced old woman: Prestige will go.
• An ugly old woman: Things will turn upside-down to the dreamer’s detriment.
• A naked old woman: Scandal.
• A veiled old woman: Regret.
• An old woman entering the dreamer’s house: Luck and success in life.
• An old woman leaving the dreamer’s house: Will lose everything on earth.
• An old Muslim woman: An honest life.
• An old non-Muslim woman: A life full of sins.
• An old woman complying with the dreamer’s desires: Objectives will be fulfilled insomuch as she was complacent.
• An old woman disobeying the dreamer’s orders despite his pleas and insistence: Hurdles. The dream is more likely to come true if the old woman was an unidentified one. However, Sheikh Abdul Ghani Al-Nabulsi has a completely different concept of dreams involving old women, a concept the author of this book finds more rational, since the Arabic word for old woman is ajouz from ajz, which means “incapacity” or “inability.” It follows that an old woman represents: (1) Incapacity, especially if she appears sick. (2) Declining fortune. (3) Sorrow. (4) The Hereafter, since senility is the reverse of liveliness. (5) Wine, since in Arabic the word khamr, or wine, could refer to an old woman.60 (6) A cow, since again in Arabic, an old woman is sometimes referred to as a cow. (7) Wickedness and deceit. (8) Gossip. (9) Fertility after despair. (10) Sterile land.
• A thirsty old woman: Drought.
• A weak old woman: A year of drought. The reverse is also true.
• A rejuvenated old woman: The end of drought.
• An old woman entering a patient’s room: Possible death.
• An old woman coming to a pregnant lady: Good augury, because old women traditionally look after children and mothers after delivery.
• A man handling some important matter dreaming that he was in the company of or having sex with an old woman: Will fail and objectives will not be fulfilled.
• A veiled old woman with only the eyes visible: Hardships and regret.
• An ugly old woman: Intrigue and war.
• An old atheist woman: Illicit gains.
• An armed old woman: Lawful gains and joy.
• A woman dreaming that she had become old: Prestige, respect, and virtue.
• An unknown old woman: A dry year.
• People marvelling at an old woman descending from heaven: The year of the dreamer’s gains.
• An old woman having ceased to have sex dreaming that her vigour and sexual passion are back and that she is having legitimate intercourse: Will be more successful in both religious and worldly matters. In the event of forbidden sex she will be more successful only in earthly matters.
• A smiling and enthusiastic young woman flirting with the dreamer or allowing him to dominate or command her: Marriage or recovery from a stomach or any other disease.
• An unknown young, beautiful, neat, pious, and almost ascetic woman: The Hereafter and whatever is done to merit Paradise, such as honest living, good deeds, et cetera. But she could also symbolize: (1) Ephemeral life. (2) Money or assets that do not stay, as beauty withers away. (3) Dead earth. (4) A devastated house.
• A known woman with the above description: A reference to the person herself, a lady sharing the same name or who resembles her, or her opposite number.
• Seeing a woman so beautiful that the dreamer imagines her to be a creature from Paradise as described in the Holy Quran (houreyyah, or nymph with enormous black and pristine eyeballs contrasting with her skin, like a deer): Will die as a martyr for the sake of God.
• Seeing an earthly creature with that description: Being saved from any kind of trouble, money, a ship, a camel, or a caravan, et cetera, the dreamer will come back from a journey bringing welfare; any wish or request will be granted by the ruler or chief; crops will grow; and so on and so forth.
• A perfect woman: An allusion to what her name refers to on earth or in the other world, for a woman is a world in herself or to whoever enters her life; she is delight and passion and ecstasy. In terms of the Hereafter, she reforms her man on the religious plane. She could also symbolize power or the ruler or chief himself, because she governs her man by enticing him and arousing his passion, making him strive and toil like a slave to try to make her happy. Analogies are also drawn between women and earth and the grave, as man comes from earth and returns to it; gardens, the fruit-bearing tree; the year (in view of what it conceives and delivers); cows (because of the milk) and ewes; the rain; and, revolting as it may seem to contemporary women’s liberation activists, anything that a man rides or steps on or that is hollow like a box, or used for storage, be it a ship, an animal, a sole or a complete shoe, a carpet or rug, or a sink. She is also represented by a glass bottle and by the toilet. Likewise, the woman symbolizes the prison; the partner, as she shares man’s wealth and pleasure; any secret, the underwear; the ink pot; and the seat.
• Talking to or mixing, joking, or playing with a pretty woman who has entered one’s house: (1) A fruitful year. (2) Welfare and joy. (3) An end to poverty and to poor luck. (4) Liberation from prison.
• A woman commanding people and inviting them to obey God: Piety.
• An authoritarian woman addressing the public and telling them what they should and what they should not do: Religious benefit.
• A woman as described above opposing the public or touching or kissing
the audience or showing her private parts: Intrigue or a proving matter in which those seen getting anything from her will perish in view of verse 35 of the Quranic chapter “Al-Anbiyae” (The Prophets), which says: “Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned.”
• A large number of women being moved to a certain place on horse or camelback and carrying weapons or tools: Workers will flock to the area.
• Having a dispute with a woman, especially if she holds a public post or enjoys a high social position, then resenting her: (1) Will lose one’s bread. (2) Will fade out. (3) Well-being and power will wane, but after a while everything will be back to normal.
• Seeing a dishevelled woman—an absolute stranger: Will imminently lose something. But if she is pretty, will find it again.
a lady: Will lose something.
• Having sex with a woman: Bad omen.
• Carrying a beautiful woman: (1) Recovery from a disease. (2) Release from prison. (3) Relief.
• A religious-minded man seeing an adulteress or an atheistic woman: Good augury and blessings.
• A profligate seeing an adulteress or a dissolute woman: His faith will weaken further; he will indulge in sins, vice, and evil.
• A sterile woman becoming pregnant: Welfare and reform in one’s life and in the Hereafter.
• A group of women looking at the dreamer and one of them inviting him to join in: (1) Bad reputation, though innocent. (2) Will obtain what he is aiming for, but later on. (3) His enemies will not have the upper hand.
• A dispute among numerous women: Strange events will disturb some people. The reverse is also true.
• A young man smiling at the dreamer: The revival of dead matters.
• A fat woman: A fertile or fruitful year.
• A slim woman: A poor year.
• An old woman: Nothing good should be expected from such a dream, unless she is unveiled and adorned.
• Negresses61 coming to the dreamer: Lots of legitimate benefits.
• A black woman: A dark night. A bad omen, unless she belongs to someone.
• A white woman: A night softened by moonlight.
• A woman being sold: Power will wane and stability will be shaken, but not forever.
• Seeing a woman other than those the dreamer sees when he is awake: The dreamer will lose some of his assets, then find them again. Killing such a woman would mean that a large chunk of the dreamer’s wealth will go. Having sex with her means all his wealth will be lost.
• A lady seeing an old woman: (1) A reference to her own efforts. (2) Her endeavours will fail.
• A lady seeing a young woman: An enemy, whatever she looks like.
• A young woman dreaming that she has become old: She is a virtuous one.
• A woman dreaming that all her hair has turned white: (1) Her husband is a debauchee. If not, he will swap her for another woman or slave. (2) Somehow she will bring grief and sorrow to her husband.
• A woman with black hair: (1) Her husband loves her. (2) Her husband is a righteous man.
• A married woman dreaming that she has uncovered her hair: Her husband will be absent. If her hair remained uncovered, the husband would never come back.
• An unmarried woman dreaming that she has uncovered her hair: Will never get married.
• A woman seeing her thick hair admired by people: Will have a scandal.
God Dream Explanation
— According to a contemporary Arab author, Saad ibn Khalaf Al-Afnan, whose small book is sold in Saudi Arabia, to see God Almighty in a dream is impossible, since no human being in wakefulness can perceive or imagine what the Creator is like. He backs up his assertion with two verses from the Holy Quran: (1) “Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision” (“Surat Al-Anam” [Cattle], verse 103); and (2) “And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his Lord had spoken unto him, he said: My Lord! Show me (Thy Self), that I may gaze upon Thee. He said: Thou wilt not see Me, but gaze upon the mountain! If it stands still in its place, then thou wilt see Me. And when his Lord revealed (His) glory to the mountain He sent it crashing down. And Moses fell down senseless. And when he woke he said: Glory unto Thee! I turn unto Thee repentant, and I am the first of (true) believers.” (“Surat Al-Araf [The Heights], verse 143.) The author also argues that never has it been reported that the Muslims Holy Prophet—the most deserving human being for such a great honour—or any prophet (according to authenticated Islamic books), or companion of the Messenger of God or Sunni spiritual leaders who follow the Prophet’s Tradition or any person universally recognized as scholar ever saw the Almighty Lord, even when God Almighty lifted Muhammad to Heaven and let him stand before the Throne. He only heard the words of God. The ancient Arabs were more flexible in their interpretation of dreams involving the Almighty, but they cautioned that to see God in a clear shape that the dreamer could describe would mean that the subject was not really dreaming, but simply musing or having a sort of daydream or hallucination. They concurred that God could only be perceived but never described, since nothing resembled Him. To them:
• Perceiving God in all His Glory (as described in religious texts), without change, likeness, or exemplification, meant welfare, good augury, and felicity in the Hereafter. Otherwise it would mean that the dreamer is bad in his innermost heart.
• For a person who has gone astray, dreaming of God means he will return to the right path.
• A sick person seeing God will pass away, because God is the only reality, like the imminence of the sun.
• An oppressed person perceiving God will triumph over his enemies.
• Perceiving God’s speech: (1) Is receiving a warning or being dissuaded from vice. (2) Means one will read the Holy Quran extensively. (3) Means one will be safe from matters one is apprehensive about. (4) Means wishes will be fulfilled. (5) Means promotion and prestige will be enhanced, especially if God’s words were conveyed by a Messenger. (6) Is possible indication of the dreamer’s innovative mind.
• Perceiving God’s speech and comprehending it means the ruler or supreme authority or boss will talk to the dreamer. The reverse is also true.
• Being able to look at God while He is talking to you means God will be beneficent to you and will fill up your wishes to the brim.
• Perceiving God, talking to Him, and being able to look at the Lord and His Throne means you will prosper and become more knowledgeable.
• If a person dreams that God is whispering to him, the Almighty will dignify the dreamer by bringing him closer to Him and will let people love him (verse 52 of the Quranic surah [chapter] on Maryam [Mary], which reads as follows: “We called him from the right slope of the Mount, and brought him nigh in communion”).
• Perceiving God without being able to look at Him or seeing the Lord’s Throne or Seat empty means benefits.
• Looking at God means one might do the same in the Hereafter.
• Being shown a statue or an image and told that it represents the Almighty or believing so and falling prostrate before it means the dreamer is overwhelmed by falsehoods and aberrations or is lying to God.
• Visiting God and praying where He is: (1) Means the dreamer will enjoy His blessings and compassion. (2) Means the dreamer will die as a religious hero or martyr, if the dreamer so desires. (3) Means the dreamer will reach what he aims for in this world and in the Hereafter.
• Embracing or kissing
God or any part of Him means the dreamer will obtain whatever reward or salary he aspires to.
• God promising the dreamer that He will forgive him, admit him in Paradise, and bestow similar bounties upon him means the dreamer is still fearful of the Almighty and observing his duties, and the promise will be fulfilled in view of several verses of the Holy Quran: “And they say: The fire (of punishment) will not touch us save for a certain number of days. Say: Have ye received a covenant from Allah—truly Allah will not break His covenant—or tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not?” (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 80.) “Our Lord! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verse 09.) “And they will bid thee hasten on the Doom, and Allah faileth not His promise, but lo! a Day with Allah is as a thousand years of what ye reckon.” (“Al-Hajj” [The Pilgrimage], verse 47.) “Had it been possible for a Verb (in Arabic Quran) to cause the mountains to move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Quran would have done so). Nay, but Allah is the whole command. Do not those who believe know that had Allah willed, He could have guided all mankind? As for those who believe, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of Allah come to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.” (“Al-Rad” [The Thunder], verse 31.) “It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not.” (“Al-Rum” [The Romans], verse 96.) “But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.” (“Al-Zumar” [The Troops], verse 20.)
• God giving some pleasurable worldly matter to the dreamer means he will be plagued by hardships and a protracted ailment that will earn him God’s sympathy and hence a divine reward greater than usual in the Hereafter.
• A worshiper dreaming that he is running away from God, Who had summoned him, means he will deviate from his piety and obedience and will no longer obey or be good to his father, if the latter is alive. In case the dreamer is a slave, he will rebel and flee from his master.
• Seeing a blinding obstacle between the Almighty and oneself means one will indulge in luxury and commit great sins.
• The dreamer perceiving God in a gloomy or angry mood toward him or being unable to tolerate His Light or astonished or trembling at His Sight or asking to take God’s leave or repenting and begging for the Almighty’s mercy is a sign of numerous severe and minor sins, unruly adventures, and heresy in which the dreamer is indulging.
• God caressing the dreamer’s head and blessing him means the Lord will dignify him and bring him closer to Him, but will not waive from him His proving hardships till his death.
• Perceiving the Lord in the image of a father, a brother, another relative, or a cordial person alleviating the dreamer’s hardships and blessing him means the dreamer will be plagued by a physical disease that will earn him God’s sympathy in the Hereafter.
• The Lord appearing in a place or a house or descending on a land, a country, or an area means justice and abundance will prevail in such a place. If the Lord looked grim or was accompanied by unjust beings, the place will be destroyed and its inhabitants subjected to an ordeal or plagued by an epidemic or will perish.
• Perceiving God near a sufferer, a prisoner, or a destitute means relief will come and the truth will appear.
• A pious person standing before God and revering the Almighty while looking at Him, indicates compassion. If the subject is a sinner it is a stern warning!
• Falling down prostrate before God means the dreamer’s religious faith will strengthen; he will prove worthy of the trust placed in him, if that is the case, and his power will increase.
• Feeling in the dream as if God were calling the subject by his proper name and adding to it another name (surname) means the dreamer will rise in life and crush his enemies.
• Sensing God’s wrath is an allusion to the parents feelings toward the dreamer and vice versa, in view of a verse of the Holy Quran in the chapter, “Luqman”: “And we have enjoined upon man concerning his parents—His mother beareth him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years—Give thanks unto thy parents, Unto Me is the journeying.” (verse 14.)
• God being angry with the dreamer means he will lose a high position in a free-fall, in view of a verse in the Quranic chapter named “Ta-ha” that says: “Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and transgress not in respect thereof lest My wrath come upon you; and he on whom my wrath cometh, falls in a precipice (is lost).” (verse 81.)
• Perceiving God praying in one place means that Lord’s compassion and mercy will prevail in that place in particular.
• A pious and virtuous person dreaming that God is kissing
him means he will further obey the Almighty and read and/or teach the Holy Book. For a disbeliever it is the reverse or a sign of heresy.
• Being summoned by God and responding means the dreamer will perform the pilgrimage.
• God appearing in a prosperous place means havoc is ahead.
• God appearing in a wasteland or a ravaged place means the latter will be built up and will prosper.
• God appearing in a place means: (1) A great king or a very strong man will take the reins of power, or a useful scholar, wise man, or healer will emerge in that place. (2) If the place was a barren land or wasteland it will be built and flourish. (3) If it is a prosperous area, havoc and destruction are ahead. (4) If the people of that place are unjust, God will avenge the oppressed.
• Fearing God means the dreamer will have peace of mind, tranquillity, prosperity, and wealth after poverty.
• Appealing for God’s protection from Satan means: (1) The dreamer will acquire some useful knowledge, receive divine guidance, and become rich and secure from the evil of enemies. (2) If ill, the dreamer shall recover, especially in the event the appeal was launched while wrestling with the Devil. (3) The dreamer will be safe from a treacherous partner. (4) The dreamer will become pure. (5) The dreamer will embrace Islam after atheism.
• Seeing a strange light that the dreamer can neither understand, nor describe means he will never be able to use his hands throughout his life.
• God offering the dreamer a cloth to wear means worries and illness as long as the person will live, but for which such a person should be very grateful (for it is a test). (This interpretation was once given by Ibn Siren to someone who soon afterward developed leprosy.)
• God calling the dreamer, who responds, means he will go to Mecca (Mecca (Makkah)) for the pilgrimage.
• Insulting the Almighty means the dreamer is ungrateful to God despite His bounty and unsatisfied with his lot.
Beard Dream Explanation
— For a man, a beard in a dream signifies wealth, honor and dignity. If it is moderately long or well trimmed in the dream, it means earning respect, rising in rank, prosperity, beauty and sovereignty. If only the sides of one's beard are long and not the middle section in the dream, it means that one will work to save money for someone else. If one's beard is too long and lacks proper trimming in a dream, it means indebtedness, distress and suffering from depression. If it becomes long to the extent of reaching the floor in the dream, it means death. If one's beard grows long and thick in a dream, it means longevity or increase in one's wealth. If it reaches his belly in the dream, it means that he does not obey Allah's commands. If it grows longer than one's grip in the dream, it means that one lives from the interest he earns from usury. If the hair of one's beard is black in the dream, it means prosperity and satisfaction in one's life. If its color is greenish-black in the dream, it means extended wealth, power and rulership, unless if one is a tyrant, for the color of Pharaoh's beard was greenish-black. If the color of one's beard yields to yellow in the dream, it means poverty and illness. If its color is blondish in the dream, it means a scare. If one grabs his own beard in the dream and if its hair falls into his hand, and if he keeps holding to the hair, it means incurring financial losses then recovering them, unless one discards the hair in the dream. Pulling someone's from his beard in the dream means inheriting him. If one sees a young boy who has not reached the age of puberty having a beard in a dream, it means the child's death. If the child's beard is just starting to grow in the dream, it means that he will grow to lead and command people. If one's beard is shallow and if it makes him look fatuous in a dream, it means payment of one's debts or easing of his trouble or dispelling of his distress. If one's beard looks childish or completely immature in the dream, it means losing people's respect. If the color of one's beard is gold in the dream, it means that he will lose some respect and perhaps half of his wealth. Seeing one-half of one's beard shaved in a dream means poverty. If an unknown young person shaves one's beard in a dream, it means loss of dignity and injury caused by one's enemy or competitor or someone who carries the same name. If an old man shaves his beard in a dream, it means that he will lose his good reputation at the hand of a profiteer and an overpowering enemy. If one's beard is cut off in a dream, it means financial losses valued at how far it is trimmed. Clipping what is longer than man's grip of one's beard in a dream means paying the due alms tax. Cutting off someone's beard in a dream means swindling his inheritance. A white beard in a dream means honor, dignity and good fame. If one's beard turns gray, leaving few black hairs in the dream, it means earning respect. If all its hair becomes gray in the dream, it means poverty and loss of integrity. Seeing one's wife having a beard in a dream means increase in one's wealth or growth of the bond business, or sickness of one's wife, or it could mean that she will no longer be able to conceive children, though if she had a son, it means that he will control the entire family. If a woman sees herself having a beard in a dream, it means losing her husband and if she is a widow, it means that she will marry a hard-working man who is compatible with her. If a pregnant woman sees that in a dream, it means that she will beget a son, and if she has a quarrel with someone, it means that she will win the battle and stand for herself with dignity and courage. Plucking one's facial hair or beard in a dream means wasting money. If one's beard and head is shaved in a dream, it means recovering from an illness, satisfying one's debts or dispelling sorrow and distress. Having an extraordinarily long beard that one can spin and weave as a cloth, then sells it in his dream means that he will forge a testimony. Clipping one's beard in a dream also means losing money. One's beard in a dream also represents his job, business, clothing, gains and losses. Cutting off the hair of one's beard with one's own teeth in a dream means sufferings, distress and trouble. Swearing by the honor of one's beard in a dream may denote either one's truthfulness or lies, his stinginess or generosity. One's beard in a dream also could represent his wife. If a farmer finds the hair of his beard black in a dream, it means that he should start harvesting his crop. A white beard could denote illness or frailty. If one's beard in wakefulness is gray and he sees its color black in a dream, it means strength, determination, firmness, certainty, having great energy and exuberance. If one's beard in his dream seems longer than the usual, it means being a spendthrift, wasting money, engaging in gambling and sporting games, or suffering from depression, or being troubled by circumstances. If a subversive and a sinful person sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means that he will repent of his sins. If a misguided person sees himself having a beard in his dream, it means that he will receive guidance. If a woman grows a beard in her dream, it means that she is trying to be a man, or it could mean insolence or engaging in wrongdoing. If a child sees himself having a beard in a dream, it means longevity. Loving a beard and kissing
it in a dream means lacking determination or will, regardless if it is his own beard or if it is someone else's beard. If a straw or anything sticks to one's beard in a dream, it means hearing bad words. Shaving half of one's beard in a dream means losing one's source of income or loss of one's dignity. Holding the beard of one's uncle in a dream means unjustly inheriting him. If a woman sees herself having a beard like a man in a dream, it means that she will never beget children, unless if she has a reddish beard as the natural color of her hair. However, for a man, to have a reddish beard in a dream means trials and temptation and particularly if some gray hair is also mixed with it. (Also see Face; Scissors; Shaving; Twisting a rope)
Death Dream Explanation
— In a dream, death signifies religious failure, corruption and rising in status in the world. This interpretation applies if one is carried on a bier or on a litter and his funeral is accompanied with crying and lamentation except if he is buried in the dream. If one witnesses his own burial in the dream, then it means that his case is hopeless and that he will be seized by the world. One's followers or assisting entourage will be as many as those who walk in his funeral in the dream. However, he will conquer people and ride over their shoulders. If one dies in his dream but does not have the look of dead people and there is no crying over his death or a funeral in the dream, it means that one of his properties will be torn down, or that a room in his house will collapse, or that a wall will cave in, or it could mean that a pillar will breakdown. Such a dream also may signify weakness in one's religious standing or blindness of his heart. Despite that, he will live a long life. If one dies in a dream and finds himself looking like a dead person, and if his body is washed and wrapped in a shroud, it also means weakness in his religion. All the sorrow and crying one sees in this case, represents his rising in rank and promotion in the world. Death in a dream also signifies travels, or it could mean poverty. One's death and burial in his dream also means that he will die short of repentance. If one comes out of his grave after his burial in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sins before dying. Death in a dream also signifies marriage, for a deceased person is washed and perfumed, and a bridegroom also takes a bath and anoints himself with perfumes on his wedding day. If one dies and is carried over people's shoulders, though they do not bury him in the dream, it means that he will conquer his enemy and should he qualify for leadership, he will attain it. To come back to life after dying in a dream means that one will become rich and dispense with poverty, or it could mean that he will repent for his sins. This dream also means the safe home coming of a traveller. The death of an unknown woman in a dream means absence of rain or dearth, and if she comes back to life in the dream, it means rain. In general, the death of a woman in a dream means the death of a child in wakefulness and vice-versa. If a deceased person tells someone in a dream that he did not die, it means that he is blessed in the hereafter. Carrying a deceased person in a dream means carrying the provisions or ~od supplies of an irreligious and an unallahly person. Carrying a dead person in a different way than one carries a deceased person to bury him in a dream means acquiring unlawful money. Carrying a deceased person to bury him in a dream means working for the governor. If one sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about forsaking his religious attendance during his lifetime. If one sees the dwellers of the graveyards coming out of their grave to eat people's harvest or food supplies in a dream, it means rising of food prices. If he sees them drinking from the wells in a dream, it means that a great plague will befall that town. If one sees a deceased person die, then if he walks in his funeral in the dream, it means that someone among his children or in the family of that person will shortly die. If no crying or sorrow follows his death, then it means that someone in his progeny will get married. What a deceased person says about himself in a dream is true, for he has reached the abode of truth and he can exercise no falsehood in that abode. If a deceased person tells something in a dream, and if it does not take place, then it means that one is experiencing confused dreams. If one sees a deceased person well dressed in a white or a green garment, smiling and happy in a dream, it means that he is in that state one witnessed in his dream. Otherwise, if one sees him dishevelled, dirty, frowning or crying in a dream, this also denotes his condition in the hereafter. If one sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that his condition is contingent upon the satisfaction of his debts and that he is awaiting the Divine justice to take its course. Performing a funeral prayer for deceased people in a dream means asking for forgiveness on their behalf or visiting their graves, or it could mean admonishing someone with a dead heart, or it could mean bidding farewell to travelling people or taking care of needy people. If one's wife dies and returns back to life in a dream, it means making profits from a plantation or a farm. Discovering a body of a deceased in a dream means finding money. Walking behind a deceased person in a dream means following his footsteps or emulating his trade or traditions, whether they be material or spiritual. If the Imam of the country dies in a dream, it means destruction of that city by war. On the other hand, if one sees a city in ruins in a dream, it means that the Imam has died. If one sees that he is immortal in a dream, it means the nearing of his death. Death in a dream also signifies being recalled to account for a major sin or a crime. To die in a dream with no apparent reason or illness and to exhibit no features of a dead person means longevity. To suffer from death-pangs in a dream means being unjust to oneself or to others. To sees oneself dead and naked in a dream means poverty. To see oneself dead and lying on a straw-mat or a carpet in a dream means prosperity and success in the world. If one sees himself dead lying on a litter in a dream, it means rising in rank. If he is lying on a bed in the dream, it means benefits from one's family. If one hears about the death of an unknown person in a dream, it means a warning about his success in the world at the expense of his religious compromises. If one's son dies in a dream, it means that he will escape from an enemy. If one's daughter dies in a dream, it means despair from relief. If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means his freedom. Otherwise, if he is entrusted with something, it means that he will be required to deliver it back to its rightful owner. If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will get married. If a sick person gets married in a dream, it means that he will shortly die. If a married person dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will divorce his wife or break a business partnership or separates from his brothers, sisters and friends, or it could mean that he may emigrate to another country. Otherwise, if he has already migrated from his homeland, it means that he will return to it. Death in a dream has positive connotation for someone in fear of something or a sad person or a sick person. The death of one's brothers in a dream means the death of one's enemies, or it could mean saving one's capital. Walking amidst dead people in a dream means befriending some hypocrites. Walking in the company of a deceased person in a dream means undertaking a long journey, or it could mean profits from one's travels. Eating the flesh of a dead person in a dream means enjoying a long life. If one discovers that he died suddenly in a dream, it means that he will rejoice. If a deceased person eats something in a dream, it means that such a commodity will become expensive. If one sees himself laying on a washing table in a funeral home in a dream, it means that his sins will be washed away and that his debts will be paid. If a deceased person asks someone to wash his cloth in a dream, it means that he needs the prayers and forgiveness of the person who saw him in his dream, or it could mean that one needs him to pay a debt he left behind or to ask people to forgive him his sins or to fulfill his will. If one washes the deceased perbond clothes in the dream, it means that the deceased person will become free from his burdens in the hereafter. Transporting dead people to the cemetery in a dream means that one is doing something right. If he transports them to the marketplace in a dream, it means that he needs something, or that his merchandise will be sold quickly. If one sees that a deceased person has returned to life in a dream, it means that one will recuperate something he considered it dead, or if he happens to be going through difficulties, it means that his adversities will dissipate. If a deceased person comes back to life in a dream, it also means that his progeny will benefit from something he left. If he looks beautiful, happy and well dressed in the dream, it means that such happiness will become the inheritance of his descendants. If one sees a deceased person busy, worried and ill dressed in a dream, it means that he is engaged in a struggle that can only subside by the will of Allah Almighty. If he is sick in the dream, it means that he is answerable to Allah Almighty for his religious negligence. If the deceased perbond face looks dark or opaque in the dream, it means that he died as an unbeliever. If one sees a deceased person sprightly, pleasant and casual in a dream, it means that one's dream is mere hallucination, or that he is experiencing disturbed dreams, for dead people do not joke and have their own duties to respond to. If one's deceased father or mother come back to life in a dream, it means relief from distress and abolishing of his fears. This is particularly stronger when one's deceased mother is seen in the dream. Resurrecting a deceased person in a dream means giving guidance to an unbeliever or admonishing an innovator. This also could mean admonishing heedless people who will repent for their sins. If one sees a deceased person die again in a dream, it means that someone by the same name will shortly die. If a deceased person complains about a migraine headache in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about his religious negligence or his injustices or his abominable attitude toward his father or mother. If the deceased person complains about his eyes in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about what he owes to his wife or about her dower or about a will or a trust he wasted. If he complains about his left arm, it means that he is being questioned about the rights of his brother, sister, son or business partner or a false oath he made. If the deceased person complains about his side in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about cutting off his relations or clan or failing to fulfil his obligations toward his household. If he complains about his legs in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about wasting his life in corruption and falsehood. If he complains about his feet in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about a wealth he spends in falsehood and on the path of heedlessness he walked. A woman and a man in such dreams are the same. Like that, each limb provides for a specific stand one took during his lifetime in this world. (See Body). If a living person gives a deceased person something to eat or drink in a dream, it means loss of money. If he gives a deceased person a garment in the dream, it means adversity or an illness. If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream his own shroud to wear in a dream, it means his death. If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream a cloak or an adorned shirt in a dream, it means gaining what the deceased person acquired of knowledge, wealth, blessings or status during his lifetime. The shirt means livelihood and the cloak means dignity and honor. If the deceased person gives him some food to eat in the dream, it means receiving lawful earnings from an unexpected source. If the deceased person gives him honey in the dream, it means acquiring a booty. Anything one receives from a deceased person in a dream means good news and a blessed gift in general. If a deceased person takes one by the hand and walks with him in a dream, it means receiving money from an unexpected source. Talking with deceased people in a dream means longevity. Kissing
a renowned person who had passed away in a dream means acquiring something from his knowledge, wisdom or inheritance, or it could mean receiving benefits from his descendants. Talking to dead people in a dream means having ingratitude toward one's family or friends. If a sick person sees himself kissing
a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly die. If a healthy person sees that same dream, it means that what he says is false. Having sexual intercourse with a deceased person in his grave in a dream means committing adultery or mixing with an evil person or losing money to a deceitful and a hypocritical person. If one sees that a deceased woman has come back to life, and if he engages in sexual intercourse with her, then finds his body spattered with her ova and semen in a dream, it means that he has committed something which he regrets. Consequently he will suffer losses because of it. To have a wedding with a deceased person and to move to his or her house in the dream means one's own death. Walking behind a deceased person and entering an unknown house from which one does not come out again in the dream means death. If one follows the deceased person and does not enter such a house in the dream, it means that he will near his death, then recuperate from his illness. If a deceased person beats the person seeing the dream, it means that one has displeased his Lord and has committed an abominable act from which he should repent, for in the abode of truth, a deceased person accepts only what pleases Allah Almighty and dislikes what He dislikes. If one sees a living person beating a deceased person who is willingly submitting to his fate in a dream, it represents the spiritual and religious strength and the rank of the living person, his charities, prayers, devotion, piety, or it could mean that he is fulfilling the deceased perbond will. If one sees a deceased person asleep in a dream, it means that the hereafter is the abode of rest and comfort for the believers. Sleeping in one bed with a deceased person in a dream means longevity. If dead people come out of their graves to sell merchandise in a dream, it means stagnation of the markets. A dead mouse in one's food in a dream means tampering with that product. If one sees a deceased person doing something good in a dream, it means that he is ordering him to do the same. If it is a bad thing he is doing in the dream, it means that he is ordering him not to do it. If a deceased person comes in one's dream and tells him about the time of his death, then the day may be one month and the month may be one year and the year ten years. If one sees his mother dying in a dream, it means that he will lose his worldly attainments, comfort and that he may become heedless. If he is a seeker on the path, then it means that he will lose the benefits of his work or fail to perform his obligatory prayers. If a sick person sees his brother die in a dream, it means his own death. Otherwise, it could mean someone in his family. If one is poor in the dream, it means that may lose one of his eyes. If one's wife dies in a dream, it means bankruptcy and loss of one's source of livelihood. Performing the funeral prayer in a dream means interceding on his behalf and praying for his salvation. If one answers the call of a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly follow him. If one sees a deceased person drowning in a dream, it means that one is plunged in abominable sins. If one sees dead people coming out of their graves and going to their homes in a dream, it means a mass release of prisoners during a general amnesty. This dream also may mean that Allah Almighty will give life to a barren land. Death for a believer in a dream means honor, dignity, aloofness and ascetic detachment. The death of a prophet in a dream means weakness in people's religious life, while their coming back to life in a dream means a flourishing spiritual life in that place. The death of a ruler in a dream means the weakness of his army or government. The death of a religious scholar in a dream means the birth of innovation or invalidation of one's proof. The death of a pious worshiper in a dream means failure to attend one's religious obligations. The death of a craftsman mean the end of his craft. The death of one's parents in a dream means tightening of his financial means. The death of one's wife in a dream means the end of a prosperous life. The death of one's son in a dream means the obscurity of one's name after his death. If one sees a deceased person performing the funeral prayer over another deceased person in a dream, it means that one's actions are false, for performing a funeral prayer is a deed and dead people have no more deeds to offer. If a married woman marries a deceased person in a dream, it means her divorce from her husband, while if an unmarried woman marries a deceased person in a dream means that she will get married. In a dream, death also means being inflamed with love or separation from one's beloved, whereby life after death would represent reunion with one's beloved or suffering from separation in a hell-fire. (Also see Agony of death; Funeral prayers; Giving up the ghost; Izrail; Relaxation; Robbery)
Dead Dream Explanation
— (Also see Mortuary, Shroud, and Resuscitate.) Whatever message a dead person conveys about himself or somebody else is true, because he has moved to the realm of reality and truth (death being the only reality), after leaving behind the world of illusions and falsehood. As a general rule, seeing a dead person in your dream doing something good means that you should do the same. If what he does is bad he is deterring you, asking you to desist from doing such a thing. Dreaming of a dead person that one knows means joy, but the best of dreams is that in which parents, grandparents, or others relatives are seen.
• Dreaming of one’s dead father, whatever the scenario, except if there is something disgraceful in his appearance: (1) Relief and benefits from an unexpected source. (2) The end of pain and disease. (3) The return of an absent one.
• An identified dead person greeting or shaking hands with the dreamer and inquiring after his health: Will not die that year.
• A dead person greeting the dreamer: He is well off in the Hereafter.
• A dead person shaking hands with the dreamer: Will receive money from a desperate source.
• The dead embracing the dreamer: Will have a long life.
• The dead holding the dreamer tight in an unfriendly manner: Bad omen.
• Talking to the dead: (1) Long life. (2) Reconciliation following a dispute.
• Going to a grave and digging the earth with one’s nails or trying to unearth the dead: Will probe the life of the dead person dwelling in that grave to follow his pattern.
• Dreaming of having died without seeing any shroud, funeral, or grave or anybody weeping: Relief from worries.
• Dreaming of having died and seeing your corpse without there being any washing, weeping, or shroud: Part of your house will be demolished.
• Being dead without the usual rituals, such as washing, preparation of the body, the carrying of the bier or coffin, the tears and sobbing, et cetera: A portion of one’s house or a wall or some wooden structure in it will tumble or be destroyed. In other interpretations, religious faith and foresight will dwindle and life will stretch. If the rituals and above-mentioned manifestations were there, the case would be more acute.
• Dreaming of having died and been buried without anybody having cried over you or marched in your funeral procession and without having been washed: Some of the parts demolished in your house will never be erected again, unless the hero of the dream was not you.
• Dreaming of having died a very long time ago: Will embark on a distant journey in the company of corrupt and ignorant folk.
• A dead person informing the dreamer that he is alive and well or seeing him wearing a crown or rings or sitting on a couch: He is honoured by God in view of verses in the Holy Quran that read: “Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are living. With their Lord they have provision: jubilant (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that there shall not fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that Allah wasteth not the wage of the believers.” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verses 169–71.)
• A dead person looking well, wearing white or green clothes (green, according to Ibn Siren, being a symbol of martyrdom), and smiling in high spirits: He is so in the Hereafter.
• A dead person laughing: He is forgiven by Allah in view of verses in the Quran that read: “On that day faces will be bright as dawn, laughing, rejoicing at good news …” (“Abas” [He Frowned], verses 38–39.)
• A dead person laughing, then crying or his face turning black: he did not die as a Muslim in view of a verse in the Quran that reads: “On the day when (some) faces will be whitened and (some) faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieve ye after your (profession of) belief? Then taste the punishment for that ye disbelieved.” (“Al-Imran” [The Family of Imran], verse 106.)
• A dead person smiling without talking to the dreamer or touching him: The dead is satisfied with him for having done certain things for him after his death.
• A dead person singing: Bad omen.
• A dead person dancing out of joy: He is happy in the Hereafter.
• A dead person involved in any form of obscene entertainment: Bad omen.
• A dead person turning away from the dreamer or having a dispute with him as if he were beating him: The latter has committed a sin or must honour a debt or an obligation of some kind.
• The dead looking optimistic: God is satisfied with the dreamer.
• The dead looking pessimistic and dissatisfied or turning away from the dreamer: God is not satisfied with him in view of a saying by the Holy Prophet to this effect.
• A dead person appearing richer than he was in his lifetime: Is well off in the other life.
• Identified dead people rising from the grave with new clothes and looking happy: Certain matters will be revived in their favour or that of their successors. The reverse is also true.
• A dead person wearing dirty clothes or looking ill: He was questioned by God about his religious attitude when he was alive.
• A dead person appearing ill: (1) The deceased is overburdened by sins. (2) God is settling His accounts with him.
• A dead person looking poor: He has not done many a good deed during his lifetime.
• Dreaming of a dead person as being naked, except for the pudendum, and smiling: He is enjoying life in the Hereafter.
• A dead person appearing naked: (1) He left the world devoid of good deeds. (2) He is resting in peace.
• Praying for the dead: (1) Will be compassionate in remembering them and will visit their grave. (2) Will preach to a heartless individual. (3) Will give wise advice to a desperate being. (4) Will see off and help travellers. (5) Will give alms to the poor.
• Following in the footsteps of a dead person: Will seek guidance from that person’s memory and will follow his path in the world or his religious trend.
• Following a dead person and tracing his footsteps as he is going to and fro: Will follow his example, whether good or bad.
• A dead atheist looking alive and well, in excellent shape: His successors will be in a better condition, but he is not so well before God.
• Dying and seeing one’s own funeral meeting, washing, winding sheet, et cetera: Will have a great life, but no religion.
• Dying without being ill or appearing like a dead person: Will live long.
• Dying on a bed: Will be dignified and promoted.
• Dying on a mattress: Will be well in life and in the Hereafter.
• Dying on a carpet or a rug: Life will smile on you.
• Dying naked on the ground or the floor: Misery is ahead.
• Carrying a dead person: Will look after the affairs or carry the belongings of an atheist.
• Carrying a dead person the conventional way: Will serve the ruler.
• Carrying a dead person in an unconventional manner or dragging him on the ground: Will achieve illicit gains.
• The dead coming out of their graves to eat people’s food and leaving them nothing: Food prices will soar.
• Eating with the dead: Will have a long life.
• Eating some (a little) of the dead people’s food: Will find a treasure.
• A dead person buying food: The item he bought will become scarce and expensive.
• The dead selling some food or some article: That item will no longer be found easily on the market.
• Discovering a dead person, rat, or animal of any kind in food: That food or whatever article it was will no longer be fit.
• The dead drinking the potable water from the wells: A severe epidemic is ahead.
• A dead person dying again and people weeping and sobbing over him: An old mate or relative of the deceased will die. In the absence of crying, screaming, and sobbing, a relative of the dead person will marry pompously in great joy.
• Dreaming of having reached the pangs of death: Contradictory interpretations, the first being that you are unfair to yourself, in view of the verse of the Holy Quran that reads: “Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forgeth a lie against Allah, or saith: I am inspired, when he is not inspired in aught; and who saith: I will reveal the like of that which
• Allah hath revealed? If thou couldst see, when the wrongdoers reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out, saying: Deliver up your souls. This day ye are awarded doom of degradation for that ye spake concerning Allah other than the truth, and scorned His portents.” (“Al-Anam” [The Cattle], verse 93.) Other interpretations of that dream would be that: (1) God will save you from a debt. (2) Your desire to travel will be fulfilled. (3) You will go bankrupt. (4) Your house will be destroyed, which will compel you to move elsewhere.
• Being dead and abandoned in an isolated place: (1) Bad omen. (2) Will hear that an absent one has lost his faith.
• Dreaming that a living person has died and been laid to rest on a bed or a bier, et cetera: The subject of that dream will enter the service of the highest authority and get plenty of benefits.
• Being dead and lying in the dust: Will receive money.
• Finding a corpse: Will find money.
• Dreaming that an acquaintance has died and that you are wailing over him: Tragedy will befall both of you.
• A dead person hanging onto a hypocrite: Will kill a harmful animal.
• A dead person hanging onto a debauchee: The dreamer will catch a mouse.
• Carrying a dead person (corpse) on one’s shoulders: Money and abundance.
• Bearing a dead person on one’s back: Will support the children and in-laws of the deceased.
• Carrying a dead person to the cemetery: Will be righteous.
• Carrying a dead person to a praying area: Will benefit a religiously corrupt individual.
• Carrying a corpse to the souk (marketplace): (1) Successful business followed by a pilgrimage and appropriate spending. (2) Wishes will be fulfilled and business will prosper.
• The ruler having died: Will be deposed.
• The ruler dead and people sobbing, tearing their clothes, and pouring dust on their heads: That ruler will become a tyrant.
• The ruler dead and people crying silently in the funeral procession: The ruler will make people happy.
• The ruler dead and people praising him: The ruler will be a good ruler.
• Standing amid the dead: The dreamer is surrounded by hypocrites. He tries to preach virtue, but nobody listens to him, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran that says: “For verily thou (Muhammad) cannot make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee.” (“Al-Rum” [The Romans], verse 52.)
• Lying among the dead: (1) Will die as a heretic. (2) Will travel and never come back.
• Mixing with or touching the dead: Harm will befall the dreamer on the part of thick-skinned and evil persons.
• Sobbing and emitting other funereal sounds behind a dead acquaintance: (1) Will meet with the same fate. (2) Tragedy and horrible worries for the dreamer or his offspring or successors.
• Accompanying a dead person: Will embark on a long journey and reap plenty of benefits.
• A dead person being drunk: Bad omen for both the dead and the dreamer in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “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 though (Muhammad) will 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 2.)
• A dead person washing himself: His heirs or successors will be relieved from worries and see their wealth increase.
• A dead person being washed by a certain individual: An irreligious one will repent at the hands of the washer.
• Praying for a dead person: You are frequently praying for that person and asking God for forgiveness.
• The imam (spiritual leader) praying for a dead person during a funeral service: Will be given a province to rule (or a leading position).
• Standing behind the imam while praying for a dead person: Will attend an obituary service.
• A dead person appearing to be sleeping: He is resting in peace in the Hereafter.
• Sleeping in bed and embracing a dead person sharing the same pillow or simply being in bed with the dead: Will live long.
• A dead person sharing the dreamer’s blanket: Will get ill or have a terrible experience but escape death.
• A departed ruler or governor seen praying in a place other than where he used to pray when he was alive: His offspring will hold the same position.
• A dead person praying in a different place than he used to during his lifetime: (1) He has been rewarded for something good he had done when he was alive. (2) He has been rewarded for a waqf (Islamic trust fund or charity foundation whose assets cannot be sold and can be spent only for specific purposes) he had established during his lifetime.
• The dead seen praying in the same place he used to pray when alive: Piety of his offspring, because the deceased has stopped acting on earth to earn God’s reward for himself.
• Seeing a dead person in a mosque: The deceased is secure from torture in the Hereafter, because the mosque is a sanctuary and a haven.
• A dead person leading the prayers in front of living ones: The lives of those people will be shortened, because they were seen following the dead.
• The dead preaching, giving good counsel, or teaching something to the dreamer: Will become pious.
• A dead person moaning and seeming to be in bad shape: He was an evil-monger and is paying for his sins.
• A dead person complaining of a headache: He was not good to his parents or did some mischief to his superior.
• A dead person moaning from a headache: He was haughty in his lifetime or failed to support his parents and is being punished.
• A dead person moaning because of pain in his eyes: He used to eye children with lust and sexual passion (paedophilia) and is being punished for that.
• A dead person moaning because of pain in his tongue: He was backbiting and is expiating.
• A dead person moaning because of pain in his ears: He used to lend an ear to mischievous statements, and his accounts are being settled.
• A dead person complaining about his neck: He squandered his money or failed to pay alimony to his wife.
• A dead person moaning because of pain in his hand: He betrayed his brothers, friends, or partners and is being chastised for his deed (s).
• A dead person complaining about his stomach: He is responsible for what happened to his father, brother, sister, relatives, or partner or his money or for an untruthful swearing.
• A dead person whining from pain in his stomach: He failed in his duties toward his children, in-laws, and other family members and is getting what he deserves.
• A dead person complaining about his side: He failed to observe the ladies rights.
• A dead person moaning because of pain in his side: He used to assault or somehow violate his women and is being punished.
• A dead person moaning from pain in his genitals: He committed adultery.
• A dead person complaining about one leg: He spent his money in ways other than those that please God.
• A dead person complaining about his two legs: He wasted his money on vice.
• A dead person moaning from pain in his legs or feet: He was misbehaving when travelling or walking around committing sins.
• A dead person complaining about his thighs: He was not good to his tribe and failed to sustain his relatives.
• A dead person moaning from pain in his thigh: He was hostile to his in-laws and other relatives.
• Being called by a deceased person without seeing him and responding and irresistibly following him: Will die of the same cause, from a heart attack, for example, by drowning, or under rubble.
• Following a dead person to a house and failing to leave it: Will die.
• If a dead person tells the dreamer, “You will die on such or such date,” he is to be believed.
• A dead person telling the dreamer that a given person has died suddenly or will die: Dangerous dream for both the dreamer and the person whose name was mentioned. Either of them or both might pass away.
• Following a dead person without as much as entering a house with him, or getting in, then out: Will near death but escape.
• Travelling with the dead: Will be confused.
• The dead giving the dreamer one of the good things of this world: The achievement of aims and benefits from an unexpected source.
• The dead giving the dreamer a Holy Quran or other religious books: Will be a successful worshiper and benefactor.
• The dead giving something to the dreamer, who does not bother to know what it is: Benefits anyway.
• The dead giving a group of persons some unknown item: He is drawing their attention to or warning them against something.
• The dead giving the dreamer something of what he is wearing and the former wearing it in turn: Deep trouble and a severe ailment. If the cloth was left till the dead wore it back, it means that the dreamer will quickly depart from this world.
• A dead person giving the dreamer a tailored cloth that does not belong to the former and the latter taking and wearing it, then returning it to the dead, who wears it in turn: Those who live under the dreamer’s roof will die, unless he had not returned the cloth to the dead, in which case the dreamer’s wealth will increase.
• The dead giving the dreamer two well-washed Arab male robes: Will become prosperous.
• The dead lending his robe to the dreamer then claiming it back: That dead man has but a few good deeds to his credit and cannot hope for much of God’s forgiveness.
• The dead giving the dreamer an old robe: The latter will become poor and miserable.
• The dead giving the dreamer a new robe: The latter will become rich and powerful.
• The dead giving the dreamer a new or clean shirt: The latter will enjoy the same standard of living as the deceased did during his lifetime.
• The dead giving the dreamer a cape or shawl: The latter will be as prestigious as the dead man was.
• The dead giving the dreamer a tattered or dirty robe: The latter will commit abominations. According to Daniel the Wise, often referred to by Ibn Shaheen, failing to eat or drink from anything given you in a dream by a dead person means you will lose money as much as you were given food and drink. The reverse is also true. For Ibn Siren, taking something from the dead is a good augury; giving them something is bad, unless what was given by the dead was a biting reptile or crawling insect.
• The dead giving food to the dreamer: Honest gains from an unexpected source.
• The dead giving honey to the dreamer: Will seize an unexpected opportunity.
• The dead giving a watermelon to the dreamer: Unexpected worries. As a general rule for most if not all dream interpreters, giving anything to the dead is a bad dream, unless the thing given was a watermelon. Such a dream would mean that worries will disappear unexpectedly.
• Giving something to one’s deceased uncle or aunt (on the father’s side): Will pay a fine and perhaps alimony.
• Giving a cloth to the dead, which the latter neither unfolds nor wears: Harm will befall the dreamer’s fortune or health, but recovery will follow.
• Taking off some clothes and giving them to the dead, which become his: Will die. If the dreamer had recovered them, it would be otherwise.
• Holding one’s Arab robe and telling a dead person, “Take this and sew it,” or “Wash it,” without the cloth leaving the dreamer’s hand or becoming the property of the dead: Trouble, hardships, and depression. If the dead had taken it and worn it, the dreamer would die fast.
• Giving a cap to the dead: Will lose money or get sick, but recover.
• Selling something to the dead: The item in question will become expensive on the market.
• Donating something to the dead, who rejects it: Harm and losses will befall the dreamer.
• Finding a dead person alive in his grave: Will become wise and pious and achieve orderly gains.
• Going to a graveyard to unearth the dead and finding some of them alive and others not: Terrible deaths will occur in that spot or country.
• Dreaming that one’s dead parents are alive but looking neither happy nor optimistic: The dreamer is neglecting his own interests. He is not fair to himself.
• The dreamer seeing his dead father alive, smiling, and neatly dressed: Will have honour, dignity, and luck, and business will be smooth and regular.
• Seeing one’s dead mother alive: Will be relieved from trouble.
• Seeing one’s dead wife alive: Will become poor.
• Seeing one’s dead son alive: Will forgive one’s enemy.
• Seeing one’s dead daughter alive: Joy after misery.
• Seeing one’s dead brother alive: More strength.
• Seeing one’s late sister alive: Plenty of joy.
• Seeing one’s dead uncle (from either side) alive: Greater importance and prestige.
• A woman dreaming that her deceased son is alive: Will give birth to a girl.
• A woman dreaming that her late brother is alive: An absent one will come back.
• A woman dreaming that her late sister is alive: Will get weaker.
• Dreaming that one’s dead friend is alive: Will hear some good news.
• A dead person entering one’s house and looking happy: His acumen in performing good deeds and giving alms to the poor is militating in his favour in the Hereafter, and God has heard the prayers of his folk for the repose of his soul.
• A dead person living again, entering the dreamer’s house, and talking to him: The dreamer is wise, healthy, and enthusiastic, and his aspirations will be fulfilled.
• A dead person from the dreamer’s house breaking with him: A friend will forsake the dreamer.
• An irate dead person: His will has not been implemented.
• The dead rising from their graves and looking happy: The revival of dead matters in a chain reaction and renewal of luck.
• Unknown dead persons standing on their graves: Hardships will befall the people of that area, and many hypocrites will emerge.
• A dead person seen doing something praiseworthy: He is well off in the Hereafter. The reverse is also true.
• Dreaming that a person known to be dead has died again and that people are weeping: A relative of the deceased will marry in a pompous ceremony.
• A person known to be dead dying again and people crying and screaming: One of those whom the deceased left behind, his homonym or his opposite number, will die.
• A dead person drowning in the sea or in any way: Will be engulfed by the Eternal Fire in view of a verse of the Holy Quran that reads: “Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of Allah.” (“Nuh” [Noah], verse 25.)
• The dead jumping out of their graves and returning to their homes: (1) Prisoners will be released. (2) Plants will grow again after they were dead in that place.
• A pious man dreaming of cutting off the head of a dead person: (1) Will guide someone back to the right path. (2) Will triumph over an enemy. (3) The dreamer’s views will prevail in an encounter.
• A king or chief dreaming that he has beheaded a dead person: (1) Will restore the freedom of certain members of his family. (2) Will release war captives or prisoners.
• Seeing a dead person looking dead in the dream as well: Aims in the world will not be achieved.
• Showing the dead their way in a crossroads: Will acquire knowledge and wisdom and guide misled people to the right path.
• A dead person sitting in the dreamer’s place: (1) Will be isolated if a ruler or an influential person. (2) Will die. (3) A bad omen anyway.
• A dead person carrying something heavy: His sins are as heavy.
• A dead person riding on the dreamer’s horse, holding his sword, or wearing his clothes: (1) Will lose. (2) Will err. (3) Will be humiliated by an enemy.
• A dead person flying: Will escape danger.
• A dead person running: (1) The danger is already over. (2) The dreamer, having fallen short of achieving a certain aim, feels bitter about it.
• The dead holding a shield or wearing an armour of any kind: (1) Will escape danger. (2) The dead person in question will have nothing to fear on the Day of Judgment.
• The dead wearing some silk clothes: Good dream, because silk, which is prohibited in Islam for living men, is one of the blessings of Paradise.
• A dead person having performed the pilgrimage: Blessings, reformation, and the fulfilment of wishes in the Hereafter.
• Seeing something impossible in a dream involving a dead person: An extraordinary feat will happen, perhaps to the dreamer himself.
• Seeing a dead tyrant alive in a country: The latter’s memory is still alive.
• A dead person harvesting: He is reaping in the Hereafter the harvest of his good deeds on earth.
• Going down in a grave pit: Will commit adultery.
• Someone trying to heal a dead person: The former is giving alms while asking for God’s mercy for the deceased whom he misses.
• Blood, urine, or any secretions or excrement coming out of a dead body: The dream could be considered null and void in view of the impossible nature of what was seen; otherwise its meaning should be given at the interpreter’s discretion. For example, it could relate to the homonym, successor, or opposite number of the deceased.
• Moving to a place where there is a dead person: Religious and worldly ambitions will be achieved.
• Seeing a house crumbling all of a sudden and finding its inhabitants dead under the rubble: Death will occur in that place.
• An animal that has claws or fangs lying dead on the ground: (1) Will be safe and sound. (2) Will triumph over enemies, especially if the animal was of the harmful or ferocious type.
• Scattering the bones of the dead: You are spending your money otherwise than in your interest.
• Gathering the bones of the dead: Money and other benefits.
an identified dead person: Will benefit from the latter’s bequeathed knowledge or money or something he did during his lifetime.
an unidentified dead person: Will receive money from an undesirable or an unexpected source.
• Being kissed by a dead person: Benefits from the deceased or his heirs.
• Being kissed by an unidentified dead person: Will accept benefits or charity from an undesirable source.
• Being kissed with intense sexual passion by a dead person, whether known or unknown: Matters will be settled the way you want.
• A patient dreaming that he is kissing
a dead person: Will pass away.
• A healthy person kissing
the dead: The statements you are making at this time are improper. You had better remain silent. (Your words should stop as the dead ceased to exist.)
• Sodomizing a dead man or a woman dreaming that a dead person had made love to her: Benefits from an undesirable source, the same way as the dead are undesirable sex partners.
• Sodomizing an identified dead man: Will do something good in memory of the latter, such as offering prayers, et cetera.
• Having incestuous sex or making love to a prohibited dead relation: Again, will pray for or give alms in memory of or visit that relative’s grave.
• Making love to one’s mother seen dead in the dream: Will meet her if she is alive. If you had sex with her in the grave, you will die.
• A man dreaming or someone dreaming of him that he is having sex with his mother, sister, brother, or similar prohibited relative, seen dead in the dream: He is not sustaining them as he should, but will change his attitude and be fair to them. It could also mean trouble or worries or, on the contrary, benefit to both parties. If they are alive, it means the reverse and that he does not have much affection for them. In case, according to his dream, the act took place during the Muslims sacred months: He will go to Mecca (Makkah) for the pilgrimage.
• An identified dead person making love to a living one: The latter will get some benefit from the bequeathed or the heirs of the former, be it material or otherwise.
• Marrying and going into a dead woman: Will revive a dead matter as important as the deceased was beautiful. If the dreamer had not overwhelmed her or gone into her, the fulfilment would not be perfect, as penetration is a higher state than simple touching.
• A woman dreaming of being wedded to a dead man who then goes into her at his or her place: Her wealth will shrink, her condition will worsen, and her life will be unstable. If the act had taken place at the dead man’s unknown residence, she would die.
Penis Dream Explanation
— Basically, the word for penis in Arabic is thakar, a homonym of male. It is almost an homonym of thikr as well, meaning “reputation.” Those are major considerations in interpreting dreams involving the penis. Therefore, the penis refers to the person’s reputation among people; a male child or children; well-being; money; the life span, honour and prestige; or anyone who exerts efforts to ensure other people’s comfort and safety, such as the father, the son who honours his parents name, the attentive boy, the good partner or the messenger. It also alludes to the horse or camel, et cetera. It could refer as well to the bucket or watering can and to any being the dreamer has sex with. For the farmer, the penis symbolizes his plow, and reaping hook; for the carpenter his perforator; for the blacksmith his pair of bellows; for the litter his assay scales; for the butcher his knife; for the writer; the pen that he puts in the ink pot; for the soldier his arrow or spear; for the ship-owner or sailor his mast or pole; and so on and so forth. Sometimes it even refers to the weeping eye or the one-eyed. Most significant as well is the penis symbolizing the animals that roams at night and seek refuge in their burrows.
• The dreamer’s erect penis having become longer, bigger, and more beautiful, in a way as to make him proud of it: The dreamer will have plenty of children and wealth, and his wife and whoever is in charge of gating his land, if any, will enjoy good health. It also means that he will be better off or will recover in case he is ill, that his troubles and worries will go away, and that he will overcome his enemies by using his power and influence, for the simple reason that erection usually occurs only when the person lives and eats well, is satisfied, and is enjoying peace of mind.
• Paradoxically, seeing one’s penis longer than usual: Worries and deep trouble are on the way.
• Seeing a pen coming out of one’s penis: The dreamer will have a son who will be versed in all disciplines (because the pen serves to register and preserve all kinds of knowledge).
• Having lost one’s penis and regretting it: Something will affect the dreamer’s son. (1) If he is a ruler or governor, he will be deposed. (2) If ill, he will pass away. (3) He will be lost. (4) He will travel and no news will come of him.
• The penis having been cut: The dreamer will die, his son will die, he will no longer have male children, he will lose his money, or he will stay away from his country for a long time, during which his folk will forget him.
• Severing or eating someone else’s penis: The dreamer will sever relations with that person.
• Biting someone else’s penis: The dreamer likes or loves that man and speaks very highly of him.
• Someone playing with the dreamer’s penis: Joy and prosperity.
• An intellectual dreaming that he is playing with his penis: Distraction and passion will dominate his mind.
• Seeing another penis or harmless herbs growing out of one’s penis: Children, benefits, and general welfare. If the herbs were harmful it would be otherwise.
• The penis appearing like a tree with many branches: The dreamer will be prolific.
• The penis splitting into three: (1) The dreamer will die. (2) The dreamer will have three sons.
• Having two penises instead of one: The dreamer will be blessed with two sons.
• Having two penises, one on top of the other: If the dreamer is a profligate, he will sodomize his two sons.
• Finding someone else’s penis in your hand: The dreamer will obtain one thousand of something, depending on his social or financial standard.
• Seeing one’s penis having been cut and put on one’s ear: The dreamer will have a daughter who will never get married or will give birth to an illegitimate child.
• The penis having been cut off in the vagina of the dreamer’s pregnant wife: (1) She will have a miscarriage, or the child will die. (2) The water will be cut off from the dreamer’s garden, if any.
• A hot loaf of bread coming out of the penis: Poverty is ahead.
• Seeing one’s testicles having been cut, though the penis is still there: The dreamer will have no more daughters.
• A woman dreaming that she has a penis (or a beard): (1) If married, she will divorce. (2) More power for whoever is supporting her. (3) She is rebelling against the husband’s authority, dominating him, retaliating for any reproach on his part, especially if in the dream she is dressed like a man. (4) If pregnant, she will give birth to a male child. (5) If she is not pregnant but already has a boy, the latter will become the master of his folk. (6) If neither pregnant nor the mother of a boy, she will never have children, in view of her masculinity. (7) It could also indicate that she is a lesbian who uses her clitoris like men do their phallus in making love to the opposite sex. (8) If she is not a lesbian, is not married, and has never conceived, she will get married.
• A pregnant woman introducing her penis in her anus: She will have an abortion or a miscarriage.
• A man introducing his penis in his anus: He will live long.
• The penis having retreated into the body: The dreamer will conceal a testimony.
• The dreamer removing his penis or part thereof with his hand and replacing it: (1) One of his sons will die and another will be born. (2) Lost money will be retrieved. (3) The dreamer will regain his reputation or fame.
• Being busy doing something good or bad in the midst of a crowd, naked, the penis erect, and feeling no shame: (1) Aspirations will be fulfilled. (2) Hardships are over and the dreamer will get what he wanted badly. (3) Social status will improve. (4) Triumph over enemies. (5) If the penis is hard and undistorted, the dreamer will struggle harder till he recovers his lost prestige. (6) If his penis had stretched and widened till surpassing his head or going to bed with him like a sex partner, he will become well-known and highly respected in his country and his work will be appreciated. He will also enjoy all sensual pleasures. The longer cock means more money; its bigger size is excellence in the dreamer’s craft or profession and more energy and power. (7) If the penis had reached his chest: The dreamer will persevere further. (8) Touching the erect penis creeping under one’s clothes: The dreamer himself and his children will become famous and highly appreciated.
• Seeing one’s penis having become weak: (1) The dreamer’s son will become ill. (2) Success and fame are about to cease. (3) Numbness, torpor, and poverty insomuch as the penis appeared weak.
• Bending to one’s own penis and sucking it: The dreamer will bow to his son and do all that the latter wishes to the extent of being subdued by him.
• Sucking the penis of a human being or an animal: The sucker will live in the shadow of the person in question or be remembered for something that has to do with the animal that appeared in the dream.
• Being circumcised: Improved religious faith, for in general the circumcised penis symbolizes the arrow of Jesus (sic).
• A non circumcised penis: The tailor’s spool.
• Seeing a prepuce (foreskin) around one’s penis: The dreamer is indulging in luxury in a way inconsistent with the teachings and the Tradition of the Muslims Holy Prophet.
• A knot on one’s penis: Life will get harder no more easy going, people will laugh or scoff at the dreamer’s son, or he will not marry.
• The urethra, orifice (or hole) of the penis s urinary tract: (1) A reference to the parents and to children, because of the sperm that it ejaculates, which is the direct cause of fathering children. (2) A reference to brothers, sisters, and other relatives. (3) A reference to women, because of the libido. (4) A reference to man’s physical fitness. (5) A reference to the dreamer’s assets because, like them, it expands and shrinks or gets empty and full, alternatively. (6) A reference to logic and literature.
the penis s aperture (hole): (1) The son’s recovery from a disease or better health. (2) The dreamer’s children will return from abroad, and he will be able to see them and kiss them. (3) In case the dreamer is childless, he will have children.
• Seeing plenty of hair in the aperture of one’s penis: The dreamer is profligate, shameless, extravagant, and immersed in debauchery.
• Feeding the orifice of one’s penis: The dreamer will have an awful death.
• Seeing hair growing on the father’s penis: The father is nearing death.
• One’s penis turning into a vulva (female sex organ): The dreamer’s mettle and power will weaken, or he will become impotent.
• A woman’s vulva turning into a phallus while the dreamer’s penis is in it: Her character will change and if she remains so, it means she will always be the dominating, rebellious, and obscene type.
• The penis turning into iron, copper, or any precious metal: The dreamer will lose interest in life, have no more children, and perhaps lose his tranquillity, because such an alteration is of no use whatsoever.
• Seeing one’s penis blackened and hanging slackly: The dreamer is not faring well.
• Seeing wounds or sores on one’s penis: People are saying obscene things about the dreamer.
• A snake swallowing the dreamer’s penis: His wife has committed adultery.
• A snake coming out of the penis s aperture: The dreamer will have a boy.
• A snake going out of the penis, then in, then out again: The dreamer will be disappointed by that organ.
• A snake coming out of the dreamer’s nose, breast, back or penis: The dreamer will have a male child who might grow up to become an enemy.
• Drinking water through one’s penis: The dreamer is a concupiscent and libidinous man.
• Hitting somebody or something with one’s penis: The dreamer will make love.
Sex Dream Explanation
— (Also see Incest, Necromancy, and Sodomy.) In general, sex means successful achievements, the settlement of debts, joy, relief from trouble, and aims that will be reached or a high position that will be attained. It could also be a reference to a most cherished person. Most, if not all, interpreters consider dreams that end up with an orgasm as null and void, for their being more physical than anything else. In such undesired culminations they advise thorough washing after leaving bed. (See Adultery.) For others, a dream concluded with ejaculation means that wishes will be fulfilled. If the sex partner is unknown, the dream is more likely to come true.
• Having sex but being unable to ejaculate: The dreamer is seeking difficult knowledge, concealed wisdom, et cetera. In case his organ is not hard, he will not get what he is after. The reverse is true inasmuch as there are libido and vigour.
• Having sex with a woman: Welfare and good fortune for the man’s family.
• Entrusting a woman with a secret: The dreamer wishes to have sex with her. (See under Secret.)
• Having sex the usual way with one’s wife: The dreamer will be good and generous to her.
• A man dreaming of having sex with his spouse too adorned or sophisticated and more elegant or simply different from what she looks like in reality: The dreamer will have a good and prosperous years as much as his sex partner looked attractive. If the lady was anonymous, he would become powerful, but no guess could be made as to what benefit he will reap during that year.
• Having sex with one’s wife during her menses: The dreamer must abstain from making love to her.
• Having sex with one’s pious wife: Great prosperity.
• Having sex with one’s ill-reputed wife and seeing her vagina during the act: The dreamer will prosper tremendously (but less than in the former case), and the dreamer’s requests will be granted.
• Sodomizing one’s wife: The dreamer is demanding something extraordinary or involving innovation, which he will fail to obtain or he is becoming a heretic and fails to follow the Tradition of the Muslims Holy Prophet.
• Having sex with one’s dead wife: Something bad will happen.
• A man seeing somebody making love to his wife: That person, if known, will beat the husband in business.
• Having sex with an adulteress: Poverty and failure.
• Having sex with the wife of a man whom the dreamer knows: The betrayed husband will obtain riches through his wife.
• Having sex with a Christian lady: Uncertain power.
• Seeing an atheist enemy having sex with a Muslim lady: The enemy will raid the spot where the act was seen. Likewise, a Muslim having sex with a lady from the other camp means the opposite assault.
• A man dreaming of having sex with a known woman: Welfare for the family of either party. If, having failed to overwhelm her, he only fools around (touching, mutual excitement, et cetera) or commits minor sins with her, her family will not be as lucky as in the former case, domination being superior to simple hugging, kissing
, and so on.
• Deflowering a virgin: The dreamer will own a slave or make love to or marry a pretty woman during the year.
• Deflowering a slave: Power and benefits or wealth.
• Going into a black female slave: Worries, but which will quickly disappear.
• A man dreaming of having sex with another: The passive partner will get some benefit from the intruder.
• Having sex with or sodomizing one’s male slave, subordinate, subject, or nation: Escape from trouble and increase in property and wealth (or realm, if the dreamer is a king or ruler). Or perhaps the dreamer will have more children. The reverse would mean that the dreamer is underestimated, disregarded, or taken lightly, especially if he was sodomized by his slave or servant.
• A man sodomizing a consenting sheikh (old man or tribal chieftain): Something very beneficial will happen.
• Sodomizing an unknown old man: Good omen, that man being, presumably, the dreamer’s own perseverance or struggle in life in which he is injecting vigour (semen), as the words grandfather and hard work or endeavours in Arabic are homonyms.
• Being sodomized by the caliph (ruler or chief of any kind): The dreamer will rule over a province or be given an important post.
• Having sex with a teenage boy: Calamity is ahead.
• Having sex with a little boy: The dreamer will suffer moral depression and perpetual worries.
• Having sex with one’s little boy (or little girl): The boy will be ill, and some harm will befall the dreamer.
• A poor man dreaming that he has sex with his young adopted child: He will send the boy to a teacher to seek knowledge.
• A rich man dreaming that he has sex with his young adoptive child: He will donate plenty of things to the boy and write a testament bequeathing all that he owns to the child.
• Having sex with a little girl: The dreamer will deflower a slave (or servant).
• Having sex with one’s grown-up daughter: The girl will get married and the father will generously furnish and equip her new home. Having sex with one’s daughter married to another man: She will be separated from her husband and return to her father’s house. A poor man whose daughter is well off having the same dream will obtain great benefits from or through his daughter.
• Having sex with an unidentified dead woman: Desires will be fulfilled.
• Sodomizing a dead man or a woman dreaming of having been penetrated by a dead person: (1) Benefits from an undesirable source, as the dead are undesirable sex partners. (2) The dreamer will pray for the dead person.
• Sodomizing a man without problems: Harmony prevails between the two partners during that period, and the passive one will benefit from the other, be he identified or not.
• Sodomizing an identified dead man: The dreamer will do something good in memory of the latter, such as offering prayers, et cetera.
• Having incestuous sex or making love to a prohibited dead relative: Again, the dreamer will pray for, give alms in memory of, or visit that relative’s grave.
• Making love to one’s mother seen dead in the dream: The dreamer will meet her if she is alive. Having sex with her in the grave means death.
• A man dreaming or someone dreaming of him that he is having sex with his mother, sister, brother, or similar prohibited relative seen as dead in the dream: He is not sustaining them as he should, but will change his attitude and be fair to them. It could also mean trouble or worries or, on the contrary, benefit to both parties. If they are alive, it means the reverse and that he does not have much affection for them. In case, according to his dream, the act took place during the Muslims sacred months, he will go to Mecca (Makkah) for the pilgrimage.
• An identified dead person making love to a living one: The latter will get some benefit from a bequest or the heirs of the former, be it material or otherwise.
• Marrying and penetrating a dead woman: The dreamer will revive a dead matter as important as the deceased was beautiful. If the dreamer does not overwhelm or penetrate her, the fulfilment will not be perfect.
• A woman having sex with another: She will confide her secrets and share the views and acts of her homosexual partner. If she does not know her lesbian mate, she will do something wrong.
• A married woman dreaming that another female has engaged her in sexual intercourse: She will part from her man, become a widow, and as the days go by share secrets with her lesbian sex partner.
• A high dignitary dreaming that after starting to make love to a woman she turned into a man: He will fail to get a high position he is requesting, or, simply, his aspirations will not be fulfilled. The same dream applied to the public means that life will get tough.
• One’s thigh making love to the other: The dreamer will marry a relative.
• Having sex with a woman from Paradise: The dreamer will become virtuous and knowledgeable in religion as much as she was beautiful.
• Having sex with a woman from Paradise while the children of Paradise are roving around: The dreamer will become a ruler or get some benefit.
• Making love to an unveiled girl from Paradise: The dreamer will hear things about religion that please him and will discreetly do good deeds on the religious plane, such as alms giving and Jihad (struggle for the sake of God).
• Seeing something rotten: Bad vaginal smell. A man told Ibn Siren, “I dreamed that I bought a robe embroidered with the best silk, which was folded up. When I unfolded and hung it, I found it rotten in the middle.” “Did you buy an Andalusian slave?” asked Ibn Siren. “Yes,” said the man. “Did you have sex with her?” “No, for I have not yet checked her.” “Don’t bother to do so, because her genitals stink.” And so it was, when the man had his new slave checked by his women.
• A horseman having stepped down from a mare for some adventitious matter and keeping back provisionally without unsaddling it: His wife has her menses, and he will stay away from her temporarily. But if he stepped down to ride another mare, he will have a second woman. If he turns his face after stepping down, he will stay away from his wife for some time. If, after stepping down, he pisses blood, he is indulging in adultery (because, according to the ancient Arabs, the soil is a woman and pissing is sex, while blood symbolizes what is prohibited).
• Having sex with or sodomizing an unknown mammal or bird: Victory over an enemy and the dreamer will unduly wrench financial benefits from the vanquished.
• Having sex with or sodomizing an identified animal: The dreamer will be good to an undeserving party and will not be rewarded.
• Being sodomized by an animal: The dreamer will be over chivalrous.
• Mixing or having intercourse with a lion: The dreamer will be secure from the enemy’s evil, and hostility will cease, to be replaced by a lasting friendship.
• Sodomizing a lion: The dreamer will triumph over the enemy, whoever he may be. The reverse is also true.
• Sodomizing a lioness: The dreamer will be saved from many hardships, rise, and become prestigious, awesome, and highly solicited.
• Sodomizing a tiger: The dreamer will have passion for a woman whose folk are unjust.
• Having sex with a cow: The dreamer will enjoy a year of undue prosperity.
• Butchering an ox from the nape of its neck or any place other than the conventional neck: The dreamer will be unjust to a man, attack him or betray him, cause him financial and moral or physical damage, or sodomize him, unless he slaughtered the ox to eat its meat or benefit from its grease or skin.
• Having sex with a monkey: The dreamer will commit an abomination.
• Having sex with a ewe: The dreamer will obtain undue money and will have a silent but fertile year.
• Slaughtering a ewe: The dreamer will have sex with or marry a woman.
• Introducing the penis in one’s own rectum: (1) The dreamer is overspending or will do so. (2) Far from being helpful, the dreamer is stingy with those who need his financial assistance and other good deeds. (3) The dreamer will divorce. (4) Severe illness, in case the dreamer is poor. (5) Incest.
• Making love to a packhorse: (1) The dreamer will do a favour for his wife. (2) The dreamer will abstain from complaining of any weakness.
• Making love to a donkey: The dreamer will be super active.
• A donkey making love to the dreamer: The dreamer will get tremendously rich and extremely good-looking.
Muhammad, The Muslims Holy Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him Dream Explanation
— (Also see Companions.) According to the Hadith (Reliable Quotations of the Holy Prophet), Muhammad, Peace be upon him, said, “Seeing me in a dream is like seeing me in reality, because Satan neither incarnates, nor impersonates me. Whoever has dreamt of me has actually seen me. And he who has dreamt of me will not go to Hell.”40 The best of all dreams is to see the Holy Prophet in good shape, because most if not all interpreters agree that the Prophet is, for the dreamer, like a shining mirror. Therefore, his image reflects the state of the dreamer himself. And he is sometimes identified with the imam (spiritual leader) of the place where the dreamer lives. It is also contended that when a person dreams of the Holy Prophet alone, the dream applies to all Muslims. The wives of the Holy Prophet allude to mothers, welfare, blessings, children, mostly girls, trouble, jealousy, and slander. When a woman dreams of Aisha, she will be highly appreciated and respected and have a good reputation. She will also be favoured by her parents and her husband. If she sees Hafsa, it is a sign of wickedness. Seeing Khadija means that she will be happy and have virtuous progeny. The sight of Fatema, daughter of the Holy Prophet, means that the dreamer will lose her husband, father, and mother.
• In general, seeing the Holy Prophet looking good: (1) Good tidings and joy. (2) God will help the dreamer settle his debts. (3) The dreamer will recover from a disease. (4) The dreamer will win a battle and achieve victory. (5) The dreamer will perform the pilgrimage. (6) The truth will appear with related evidence. (7) Truthful statements. (8) Promises will be fulfilled. (9) High prestige among one’s family and unprecedented gifts. (10) Or, on the contrary, hostility, evil eye, and spite on the part of one’s family, whom the dreamer will be forced to part from. He might also emigrate. (11) The dreamer might lose both parents. (12) The dreamer will eventually have supernatural powers. (13) The dreamer will treat the eyes with admirable skill (14) The end of drought, thirst, and hunger and the start of prosperity and abundance.
• The Holy Prophet seen at his best: The leadership and authority of the imam will be enhanced.
• The Prophet seen in his best shape in a barren land: The dreamer will become fertile.
• The Prophet seen in good shape in a place where injustice reigns supreme: Justice will prevail.
• The Prophet seen in good shape in a place studded with dangers: The people of that place will be secure.
• The Holy Prophet looking white-skinned: Repentance, good deeds, and righteousness.
• The Holy Prophet looking dark-skinned: The dreamer will abandon apostasy and repent.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet with an all-black beard, without a single white hair: Joy and fertility in everything.
• The Prophet’s neck looking thicker and stronger than usual: The imam is worthy of the trust of Muslims.
• The Holy Prophet having an admirably big chest: The imam will be extremely generous and, when asked, will provide plenty of soldiers for the army.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet with an empty stomach: The treasury is empty.
• The Prophet looking slender and light-hearted: (1) Relief from worries. (2) Release from prison. (3) The end of a siege. (4) An end to injustice. (5) The end of fears.
• The Prophet’s legs longer than usual: the imam’s life will stretch.
• The Holy Prophet’s thighs looking bigger, more beautiful, and hairier than usual: The dreamer’s folk will become more numerous and get stronger and richer.
• The Prophet appearing pale and weak or with ragged or worn-out clothes: Religious values are deteriorating in that place, and heresy is having its way.
• Seeing a sick Muhammad recovering: The people of that place will commit no more sins and return to the right path.
• The fingers of the Prophet’s right hand sticking to each other: (1) The imam is not distributing any goods or alms. (2) The dreamer will not perform the pilgrimage, will not engage in the Muslims Jihad (holy struggle), and is not spending on his children and in-laws.
• The Holy Prophet gripping the dreamer’s left hand: (1) The imam is withholding what God has bestowed on his followers or soldiers as well as the moneys allocated for the Jihad and the alms destined for the poor. (2) The dreamer is not paying the zakat, or religious dues, and is turning away from those who request his assistance.
• The fingers of the Holy Prophet tightly pressing on the palm of the dreamer’s hand: Complications and worries both for the imam and the dreamer.
• The Prophet’s hand wide open and the fingers widespread: The imam will distribute the goods, and the dreamer will go to Mecca (Makkah) and play his part in the Jihad.
• A cordial Muhammad giving the dreamer something nice to eat or wear, promising him something, or praying for him: (1) The dreamer will become a just ruler, if eligible, promoting virtue and combating vice. (2) If a scholar or an erudite, the dreamer will optimize the use of his science and acquire extraordinary spiritual powers (karamat). (3) If disobeying God, the dreamer will repent and return to the right path. (4) If an atheist, the dreamer will come back to his senses and study religion even if he is illiterate, like the Holy Prophet was, as stated in the Quran. (5) If scared, the dreamer will be secure from the more powerful as someone will intercede in his favour. (6) If a heretic, indulging in innovations, the dreamer had better fear God.
• Seeing oneself in the image of the Holy Prophet, wearing his dress, or receiving his ring or sword: (1) If eligible to become a king or ruler, will become one. (2) Status will radically improve and all wishes will come true.
• The Prophet sitting in a place: The location will become a trend-setting one.
• The Prophet leading the prayers in a place: Muslims will unite.
• The Holy Prophet frowning or looking sad: The dreamer is in bad condition.
• Drinking the Prophet’s blood, in hiding, out of love for him: Will die as a martyr.
• Drinking the Prophet’s blood overtly as a manifestation of love and affection: The dreamer is a hypocrite who speaks ill of his own family or community and will help bring about their doom.
• Seeing one’s blood mixed with that of Muhammad: A marital relationship with someone from the lineage of the Holy Prophet or a ulema (religious scholar).
• Seeing the Holy Prophet riding on a horse or camel, et cetera: Will visit the Prophet’s Mausoleum in this manner.
• The Prophet proceeding by foot: Will head for the Prophet’s Mausoleum by foot.
• The Holy Prophet standing: The dreamer and the spiritual leader of his time will change for the better.
• The Prophet launching the athan, loud but melodious appeal for prayers in a devastated area: Reconstruction.
• The Holy Prophet eating with the dreamer: The latter is called upon to pay his religious dues.
• Dreaming that you are the child of the Prophet but not from his lineage: You are a genuine believer.
• Dreaming that you are the Prophet’s father: Religious faith will weaken.
• Having obtained part of the body of the Holy Prophet: The dreamer is abiding by parts of the Islamic institution and leaving the rest, thereby behaving like a heretic.
• The Holy Prophet smiling: The dreamer is abiding by Muhammad’s Tradition.
• A woman dreaming of the Holy Prophet: (1) Will reach a high degree of virtue, loyalty, and fame. (2) Will have rivals, other wives sharing her husband. (3) Will give birth to pious children. (4) Will spend her money in a way as to please the Almighty. (5) Will endure harm with stoicism.
• A pregnant woman seeing the Prophet: A male child is in her womb.
• Dreaming that one of the Prophet’s wives is your mother: Faith will become stronger.
• The Prophet seen with his companions: Victory for the believers and havoc and destruction for the atheists.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet fraternizing with his companions: Learning, erudition, and jurisprudence.
• An orphan or a stranger seeing the Holy Prophet: Elevation in life.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet in his youth: The dreamer is a warmonger.
• The Holy Prophet looking young and tall: Intrigue will be followed by a massacre.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet in his forties: The dreamer is powerful and will crush his enemies.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet in his relatively old age: The dreamer is looking for peace.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet as an old man: The people are healthy.
• The Holy Prophet standing amid soldiers armed to the teeth and laughing with vanity: The Muslims army will be defeated that year.
• The Holy Prophet standing amid soldiers bearing a minimum number of weapons and looking contemptible: The Muslims will triumph over their enemies in view of the verse of the Holy Quran that says: “God had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force …” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verse 123.)
• The Holy Prophet combing his hair and beard: The dreamer’s worries will disappear.
• Seeing the Holy Prophet in his mosque or Haram or his usual place: Power and prestige.
• Walking behind the Holy Prophet: You are following in his footsteps and Sunnah (Tradition).
• The Holy Prophet looking into the dreamer’s behaviour: The Prophet is enjoining upon the dreamer to be fair to his wife and give her dues.
• The Holy Prophet shaking hands with the dreamer: The latter is observing the Prophet’s Tradition.
• Eating with the Holy Prophet: The Holy Prophet is directing the dreamer to pay his share of zakat, or religious dues.
• The Holy Prophet eating alone: The Prophet wants the dreamer to pay his zakat (religious dues) and sadaqa (alms to the poor), which he is not doing.
• The Holy Prophet without his sandals: The dreamer is not engaging in jamaa (collective prayer), and the Prophet wants him to change his bad habits.
• The Holy Prophet wearing his half-boots or his slippers: The Prophet is ordering the dreamer to engage in Jihad.
• The Prophet giving some lovable earthly matter, food, or drink to the dreamer: The dreamer will receive benefits as much as he was given. If the substance of what was given by Muhammad was negligible, like the contents of a watermelon, some harm will befall the dreamer and he will face hardships, but he will be saved from something terrible.
• The Holy Prophet giving the dreamer some starchy food, legumes, or pulses: The dreamer will escape trouble.
• The Prophet giving something sweet to the dreamer, like dates or honey: The dreamer will memorize the Holy Quran and become knowledgeable inasmuch as the Prophet had given him.
• The Holy Prophet giving anything to the dreamer: The dreamer will acquire knowledge and observe right and justice, but if the dreamer returns that thing to Muhammad, it means that the dreamer would turn heretic.
• The Holy Prophet addressing people: The dreamer will promote virtue and combat vice.
• The Prophet blaming the dreamer, arguing with him, or shouting at him: The dreamer has introduced some innovation in religion (heresy).
the Holy Prophet: The dreamer should check the stories being told about him.
• Reading from a Quran book to the Holy Prophet: The dreamer will memorize the Quran.
• A bachelor dreaming of any of the Prophet’s wives, except Hafsa: He will marry a virtuous woman.
• The Holy Prophet dying in a place: The Prophet’s Tradition will die in that place.
• Dreaming that the Prophet has died: One of the dreamer’s children will die.
• Seeing the Prophet’s funeral: Some terrible tragedy will occur at that spot.
• Marching in the Prophet’s funeral procession to the grave: The dreamer has a penchant for heresy.
• Visiting the Prophet’s Mausoleum: Fabulous financial gains.
• Seeing the Prophet’s Boraq or winged horse (Pegasus, hippogriff): (1) Very high promotion. (2) Will have a round-trip full of health and wealth. (3) Martyrdom.
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