| |Lobster Dream Explanation
— In a dream, a lobster
represents a strong and a perfidious person who is untouchable, difficult to deal with and who is difficult to associate with, or who requires delicate handling. Eating lobster
meat in a dream represents earnings from a distant land. Eating his meat also may mean earning unlawful money.
Tail Dream Explanation
— Having a tail
in a dream means having a following of people or students.
A Horse Having a Long or Short Tail Dream Explanation
— A hose with a long tail
means a person will have many followers while a horse with a short or cut tail
means he will have less followers.
Body Dream Explanation
— • Being fat and strong: Strong religious faith.
• Seeing one’s body as that of a snake: The dreamer does not conceal his hostility or animosity.
• Having the tail
of a sheep: The dreamer has a lucky son who will survive him.
• Seeing one’s body made of iron or stone: Will die.
• An increase in the body without harm: Greater prosperity.
Crupper Dream Explanation
— (A leather loop passing under a horse's tail
and is buckled to the saddle.) In a dream, a crupper represents a contemptuous and a lowly guardian who profiteers and takes advantage of his position. A crupper in a dream also represents a servant who has a secret affair with his mistress. A crupper in a dream also means money or a money belt.
Fat Dream Explanation
— (Grease; Lubrication; Money; Prosperity; Tallow) If one sees himself having a fat tail
like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. If one eats the fat of a permissible animal (sheep, cattle, etcetera) in a dream, it means profits or owning a sizeable business. If one eats the fat of a non-permissible animal (beats, vultures, etcetera) in a dream, it means earning unlawful money, committing adultery, rejecting one's religion or fostering forbidden acts. Using fat as medicine in a dream means recovering from an illness. Fat in a dream also means joy, happiness or festivities. In general, fat in a dream also could be interpreted to mean clean money, or net profits from which nothing is wasted.
Horse Dream Explanation
— (Castle; Chivalry; Generosity; Goodness; Merchant; Nobility; Partner; Son; Travels; Wife) Owning horses in a dream means prosperity, or victory over one's enemy. Riding a horse in a dream means dignity, honor and wealth. Perhaps it could mean that one will befriend a noble person, or meet a good companion on the road. Owning a mare in a dream means begetting a beautiful son. If it is a nag or a workhorse in the dream, it means that he will live satisfied, or that he may marry a rich and a noble woman who will bear his children. Seeing a horse in a dream also may connote owning a good house. If it is a blond horse in the dream, it means knowledge, devotion, piety and fear of wrongdoing. A nag in a dream represents a wife or a husband. A saddled horse in a dream means a woman in her menstrual period, during which time it is not permissible for the husband to engage in marital intercourse with her. A gathering of horses in a dream represents a gathering of women for a funeral or a wedding. Owning a herd of horses, or taking care of their feed in a dream means presiding over people, or it could mean managing a business. If a horse dies in one's presence in a dream, it means loss of his house or business. The fit of a horse in the dream represent man's own state. Descending from a horse in a dream means committing a sin that will force one to resign from his position, or be dismissed from his work. A hairy horse in a dream represents a large family. If the tail
of one's horse is cut off at its end in a dream, it means that one may come to see the death of his children and clan before his own eyes. If the tail
of one's horse is simply clipped in the dream, it connotes his own death and that his name will be quickly forgotten. If one is attacked by a horse in a dream, it means that a noble person, or a young boy will stand to him and require a just retribution from him. A flying horse with two wings in a dream means that one may be tried with affections toward a perverted boy or a woman who will tempt him then follow him. If a descendent of the family of Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, sees himself flying on a winged horse in a dream, it means that he will rise in station and preside over people. If one sees horsemen coming through the skies in a dream, it means that a war may take place in that land. Riding a horse and holding a spear in one's hand in a dream means forcing people to do something, or forcing them to pay what they owe. If one sees his horse drowning in a dream, it means that he may die from an illness. Buying a horse and tending the money to the seller in the dream means profits in one's business, or earning money from teaching. Selling one's horse in a dream means doing good and being grateful for it. If one's horse bites him in a dream, it means that he will lead an army in a war. If one kills a horse in his dream, it means that he will be awarded status, rank and money. Slaughtering a horse for other than food in a dream means spoiling one's livelihood. If one sees a horse whose owner is not known entering a town in a dream, it means that a noble person will enter that town and people of his trade will fear his competition or his becoming a danger to their business. If such a horse reverts his course and leaves that town in the dream, it means that a great, though unknown person from that locality will die shortly. Horses running across the streets in a dream represent a destructive rain or devastating floods. A feeble horse in a dream represents the weakness of his owner. (Also see Dung; Horse fright; Nag)
Skin Dream Explanation
— One's skin in a dream represents the element that cloaks the human being, veils his wealth and what he wills for his heirs. Skin in a dream also represents the elements of father, might, wealth, garment, farm, state of worship, faith, polytheism, or it could mean one's enemy, friend, wife, house, beloved, son, or what protects the human being from harm. A healthy skin in a dream represents a healthy life, and a diseased skin means weakness. A discolored skin in a dream means sickness. If a deceased person is seen wearing a healthy and a beautiful skin in a dream, it represents his good state or condition in the life after death. If a sick person sees himself being skinned like a goat in a dream, it means his death. Being skinned in a dream also represents a robbery in one's house, or it may represent a tyrant, or an unjust ruler. If he is healthy, it means that he will become poor and his ill qualities will be exposed. Fat which is collected under the skin represents the strength of one's faith and religious adherence. If one sees himself wearing the skin of a snake in a dream, it means that he will unmask his animosity toward others. In general, wearing animals skin in a dream means receiving an inheritance. If one sees himself having a fat tail
like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. If he sees his body grown, it means that he will prosper accordingly. Being fat in a dream means prosperity and knowledge, and being emaciated means poverty and ignorance. (Also see Body; Body; Shell)
Sheep Dream Explanation
— A herd of sheep in a dream represents a good flock, obedient subjects, or good citizens. Sheep in a dream also signify joy, happiness, festivities, a wife, children, a farmland, properties, prosperity or wealth, and particularly when one pays the due alms tax on his money making ventures and liquid assets. Owning a herd of sheep in a dream represents a growing wealth. Passing by a herd of sheep in a dream means passing a gathering of men who have no brain. If a herd of sheep faces someone in a dream, they represent a group of people who will welcome him with a fight which one will eventually win. Receiving a herd of sheep as a gift in a dream means a political appointment, knighthood, knowledge, the seat of justice, or a blessing in one's life. Shearing off the wool of a sheep in a dream is a warning that one should remain aloof for three days. Both the white sheep and the black sheep in a dream mean profit, though the benefits one draws from a white sheep are greater. Seeing a herd of sheep in a dream means continuous happiness. Walking by a slaughter house or a tripe shop and witnessing the heads and trotters of sheep in a dream mean longevity. To find oneself transformed into a sheep in a dream means a booty or winning something. Seeing a sheep in one's dream also represents an obedient son. If one's wife is pregnant, and if he is presented with a sheep as a gift in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Otherwise, the remaining little domesticated animals represent headache, because of the responsibility involved in caring for and in upbringing the boys, except for the girls, for they represent worldly success and profits. If one sees himself slaughtering a sheep in a dream, it means that one of his boys will shortly die, or perhaps it could be the son of someone he knows. A sheep trader in a dream represents a good man who is intuitive and who spends his money on the path of seeking knowledge, or to propagate the same. If one sees himself having a fat tail
like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. In a dream, a sheep also represents a righteous man. (Also see Counting sheep; Ewe; Ram; Trader)
Sheep Dream Explanation
— Sheep are a booty. Black sheep are Arabs; white ones are aliens. The ewe, or female sheep, is a well-off or rather wealthy woman. The billy goat is an awesome man or, on the contrary, a slave, a Negro, or even an ignorant person, to borrow the expression of Ibn Siren. The same interpretation of dreams involving a ram applies to it. The she-goat symbolizes a humble or humiliated woman or a jobless servant, because her body is uncovered where it should not be, like the poor. It also refers to the average year. The ram symbolizes the huge and invincible man, like the sultan, the imam, the emir (or prince), the army commander, et cetera. It also refers to the Muath-thin (the one who calls people for prayer) or the shepherd. The ram that has lost its horns is a humiliated or impotent man, since the power of the ram resides in its horns. It also represents the isolated person, the deposed ruler, or the disappointed man, despoiled of his weapons and supporters. A black ewe is an Arab woman, a white one, a foreigner.
• Driving many sheep and she-goats: Will rule over or command Arabs and foreigners alike.
• Milking sheep and taking their wool: Money from the subjects.
• Seeing a herd of sheep: Lasting joy.
• Herding sheep: Will govern people.
• Seeing one sheep: Joy will last only for a year.
• Sheep assembled in one place: Men will meet there to take up an issue.
• Sheep heads and trotters: More life.
• Owning sheep: More booty.
• Passing by sheep: A reference to people like herds of sheep without any ambitions or dreams.
• Being met by sheep: Will be met by men who will challenge the dreamer to fight them, and he will emerge victorious.
• Following a ewe that presses ahead, making it impossible for the dreamer to reach her: Everything will be stalled, that year, and desires will not be fulfilled.
• She goats refer to: Noble men. A slave girl or a corrupt woman, because her private parts are uncovered and she has no tail
. A fat she-goat would refer to a booty, a lean one to a poor woman.
• A she-goat hardly one year old: An Arab woman.
• A she-goat talking to the dreamer: Fertility and welfare.
• She-goat wool: Money.
• A man who fears for his life, who is in jail, who has been taken captive, or who is ill dreaming of slaughtering a ram: Will be safe, in view of the legend of the Prophet Ibrahim, who was preparing to slaughter his son to obey God’s orders when the Almighty sent a ram from the sky to substitute for the son and be sacrificed instead. A warrior dreaming of slaughtering a ram: Will emerge victorious.
• Rams slaughtered in a place: People will be slain there.
• Slaughtering a ram without knowing why, but by observing the Islamic slaughtering rites: Will unexpectedly triumph over someone or testify truthfully against him. If the Muslim rituals are not observed, it means that the dreamer will kill, torture, or commit an injustice.
• Slaughtering a lamb not for eating: One of the children of the dreamer or one of his other relatives will die.
• Being sexually assaulted by a ram: Will be harmed by the enemy, especially if it had also tossed the dreamer with its horns—in which case it would mean insult and injury.
• Carrying a ram on one’s back: Will carry or wear something belonging to an honest person.
• A ram horning the vagina of a woman: She will cut off her pubic hair, using a pair of scissors.
• Seizing a ram’s horn: Will become invincible.
• Taking ram wool: Will obtain money from an honest man.
• Taking the tail
of ram: Will handle the affairs of some noble people, will inherit money, or will marry the daughter of high-class people.
• Taking the entrails of a ram: Will seize the safe of an honest man who has something to do with the ram dreamed of.
• Ram and ewe grease, milk, skin, and wool: Money and welfare.
• Receiving a sacrificial ram: Will have a blessed son.
• Buying a ram: Will be needed by an honest man to be saved from disease or destruction.
• Becoming a ram: Will enjoy fame and fortune in the shadow of a rich and influential but honest man or will serve a king.
• Fighting a ram: Will be at loggerheads with a giant of a man. Whoever wins the combat will triumph in reality, because the two are of different kinds.49
• Riding a ram or eating cooked ram meat: Fertility and abundance. In dreams, fat meat is a better symbol than lean.
• Eating raw ram meat: Absence.
• Seeing a skinned ram or any of its limbs at one’s place: Someone will die there.
• Having sex with a ewe: Will obtain undue money and have a fertile but uneventful year.
• Slaughtering a ewe: Will have sex with or marry a woman.
• A ewe giving birth to a baby sheep: Fertility and prosperity.
• A ewe entering a house: A fertile year is ahead.
• Ewe fat: A woman’s wealth. Therefore, slaughtering a ewe to eat its meat means one will inherit from one’s wife and eat-up her wealth. A pregnant ewe: The dreamer is aspiring to something.
• A ewe assaulting the dreamer to rape him: The dreamer’s wife is cheating him.
Donkey Dream Explanation
— (Ass; Obstinate person; Steadfastness) In a dream, a donkey means a boy, a child, a wife, livelihood, a man of knowledge without work, or it could mean travels. Riding a donkey in a dream also may mean easing of one's difficulties. Riding any animal without the required saddling in a dream means imposition upon oneself or others or unnecessary and inadequate going out of one's way. Riding a donkey or a mule in a dream also represents one's ornaments, children, a rich wife, wealth or a profitable business. The braying of a donkey, a mule or a mare in a dream may mean evil, excruciating trouble, an illegitimate child born from adultery or evil spirits. Riding a big donkey in a dream connotes a respectable rank. An upright walking donkey represents worldly benefits. A beautiful looking donkey or a white donkey in a dream means adornment. An emaciated donkey in a dream represents poverty, while a fat donkey means money. A black donkey means happiness, honor and prosperity and a green donkey means fear of wrongdoing. A donkey fit with a saddle in a dream represents a respected son. A donkey with a long tail
in a dream represents lasting dynasty. His hoofs represent one's money. The death of a donkey represents the death of its owner, or rupture and breaking of one's relationship with his friends or family, the death of one's supporter, selling a dear property, divorce, travel or death of a husband. A lost donkey with an unknown master in a dream represents an ignorant, obtrusive and a demanding person. To own donkeys in a dream means mixing with a group of ignorant people. If one's donkey becomes obstinate and does not move forward except with beating in a dream, it means that one's sustenance and earnings come only through supererogatory prayers and increased devotion. An obedient donkey in a dream represents the vigilance of its owner. Driving a donkey inside one's house in a dream means bringing new income. Only the braying of a donkey is disliked in a dream, though the rest is generally beneficial. A donkey in a dream represents honesty in seeking one's livelihood and earning clean money. If it indicates the person who is seeing the dream, then it means that he buys and sells impure merchandise, pigs, monkeys, toys or games. (Also see Zebra)
Horse Dream Explanation
— The horse symbolizes power, authority, and prosperity. Its tail
represents the offspring and grandchildren.
• Riding on a tamed horse that goes slowly and perfectly under the horseman’s command: Will enjoy power, authority, prestige, dignity, and wealth as much as the horse was obedient in the dream. Tying up a horse would have the same meaning.
• The longer the horse’s tail
, the more followers the rider has in real life. The reverse applies, in case the tail
was cut off, for example. Every part, every limb, of the horse represents a division of similar importance working under the ruler.
• The horse bolting (taking the bit between its teeth), making it impossible for the horseman to control it: The latter will commit a sin or face a catastrophe inasmuch as the horse was difficult to stop. In other words, it could mean that the dreamer would be carried away by his own whims and passions. It is all the more so if the horse was spoilt as a result of good treatment, dissatisfied, or violent.
• Riding, in general, is good only on earth or in horses tracks. Therefore, riding a horse on the wall, on the roof, or in a sanctuary would be a bad omen, except if it was a winged horse flying between heaven and earth. The latter case would mean dignity in life, travel, and deep religious faith.
• A piebald or spotted horse means fame. A fair-haired one could mean either sorrow or victory, because “the angels horses were blond,” asserts Ibn Siren. A man told Ibn Siren he dreamed that he was on a horse with iron lances. “Then you should expect death,” said the great interpreter.
• A horse dying at a person’s hands or in his house: The death of such a person.
• Riding on a white-footed horse with a white fringe and all white harness while dressed as a full-fledged horseman: Will gain power and prestige, merit praise, and live secure from all enemies. A bay, roan, or reddish brown horse would be best if the dreamer were a combatant. The salamander (a color of Arab horses) refers to dignity and disease.
• Riding on a horse and making it run till it sweats: Will be overcome by passion and commit sins to earn your living. It is noteworthy that sweat emanating from running is an expenditure on some sinful matter, in view of the verse of the Holy Quran that reads: “Run (flee) not, but return to the good things of this life which were given you, and to your homes, in order that ye may be called to account. They said: Alas for us! Woe to us! We were indeed wrongdoers!” (“Al-Anbiyae” [The Prophets], verses 13–14.)
• Seeing a horse of either sex from a distance: Good augury, in view of a saying by the Holy Prophet that welfare accompanies horses till the Day of Resurrection.
• Driving a horse: The dreamer is trying to serve or seeking the service of an honest man.
• Riding on a two-winged horse: The dreamer will become a king or ruler if his stature permits. Otherwise he will simply obtain what he is aiming for.
• The runaway, bolting, or ungovernable horse: An angry and ungrateful man who takes things lightly and unconsciously. The same applies to a stubborn horse.
• A jumping horse: Desires will be fulfilled quickly and abundance is ahead.
• The horse running fast but keeping step: Things will be straight and even.
• Disagreement between the horseman and the beast: Insubordination of a slave or servant, disagreement with a business partner, or incongruity and rebellion of the wife.
• Seeing the pendent of a horse: The enemy will beat the horseman.
• Seeing horsemen flying in the air: Temptation, intrigue, and war will erupt in that place.
• Horses running bare between houses without their saddles and stirrups: Torrential rain.
• Seeing a herd of horses with saddles on their back but no stirrups: Women will gather in a wedding or a funeral.
• Owning or looking after a number of horses: The dreamer will become a governor or have more influence in his sphere.
• Riding on a saddled stallion or mare: Dignity and authority, because riding is the privilege of kings and horses are what King Solomon used to ride. Such an authority could come through a woman the dreamer would marry or a slave girl he would buy. However, such a dream would not augur well in any case if the subject rode without reins, which symbolize guidance, wisdom, religion, and command. Losing the reins would also mean that welfare will slip away.
• Falling from the back of a stallion or mare while riding bareback: Authority will wane, conditions will deteriorate, and corruption will encompass the dreamer’s wife.
• Seeing a saddled but unknown stallion or mare in one’s house: A woman will enter the house for sex, marriage, or a simple courtesy call. The same situation involving an unsaddled horse would mean that a man would enter that house for marital purposes and the like. Draft horses or packhorses symbolize man’s perseverance and struggle. They are midway between a mare and a donkey. They represent a low-class wife and a slave or servant. On the other hand, they also refer to energy, luck earned through tears and sweat, and prosperity.
• Seeing one’s draft horse rolling in the dust: Efforts will be stepped up, and wealth will increase.
• A yellow packhorse: Sorrow.
• If someone used to riding mares rides a draft horse, his prestige will fall, his power will wane, and he might abandon his wife to go with a slave girl or a nanny.
• Conversely, if a person used to riding donkeys rides a draft horse, people will talk highly of him and praise him and his income will increase. His sexual standard might also be promoted by going to bed with a free woman, rather than a slave.
• The higher and the stronger the pack horse, the greater and more solid the religious faith.
• Dreaming that one’s draft horse has become insubordinate and one is unable to control it means the wife will have the upper hand.
• The packhorse talking to the dreamer: Plenty of money will come from the wife’s side, and respectability will be enhanced.
• Making love to a packhorse: Will do a favour to one’s wife and abstain from complaining of any weakness.
• Riding on a draft horse: Will embark on a distant journey and get plenty of welfare from the wife’s side.
• Riding and flying with a draft horse: Will travel with one’s wife, who will become somebody.
• The draft horse being angry with the dreamer: His wife is an infidel.
• Death of a draft horse: Death of a wife.
• Theft of a packhorse: Divorce.
• Loss of a draft horse: Wife will be immoral, obscene, and uncontrollable.
• A dog jumping over and making love to the dreamer’s draft horse: A Magus (Magi or Magian) enemy is following the dreamer’s wife. If the one jumping on the packhorse is a monkey, the flirting enemy is a Jew.
• A gray packhorse: A ruler or powerful man.
• A black draft horse: Money and sovereignty or supreme power.
• An unknown packhorse entering one’s hometown without any material: A stranger will step in. The seahorse symbolizes a liar or something that will not materialize. (See under Muhammad for winged horses.)
Donkey Dream Explanation
— The donkey symbolizes man’s endeavours and luck, commensurate with its weight and size. Only the braying of that animal is seen as a bad omen.
• A fat donkey: Money for the owner.
• A lean donkey: Poverty of the owner.
• A tall donkey: Man’s prestige.
• A beautiful donkey: The dreamer will look better.
• A white donkey: The dreamer is pious and has a certain style.
• A black donkey: Joy, sovereignty, awe, and majestic power. The donkey was Ibn Siren's favourite animal and black his favourite color (for dreams).
• A green donkey: Sagacity and religious faith.
• A donkey that goes along well or keeps the pace: The best of this world.
• A saddled donkey: A child with a golden spoon (born and living in prosperity).
• A donkey with a long tail: The dreamer’s empire or tradition will be preserved by his successors.
• Death of a donkey: The owner will die, will be isolated, or will lose his money and his business or his shop will be destroyed or he will be ousted from it. Otherwise, the slave who serves him or his father or grandfather who supported him will pass away, his endeavours will fade, or his master, who was under his spell will die, sell him, or go away. For a woman, her husband will divorce her, die, move away, or travel and leave her behind.
• A donkey whose owner is unknown and which, instead of obeying, keeps braying: An ignorant and loud person in view of a verse of the Holy Quran that reads as follows: “Be modest in thy bearing and subdue thy voice. Lo! the harshest of all voices is the voice of the ass.” (“Surat Luqman,” verse 19.) According to the ancient Arabs, it could also be a reference to Jews: “The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law of Moses, yet apply it not, is as the likeness of the ass carrying books. Wretched is the likeness of folk who deny revelations of Allah. And Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.” (“Surat Al-Jumuah” [The Congregation], verse 5.)
• A donkey braying over a mosque or on top of a minaret: An atheist will invite people to go his way, or a heretic will predicate his heresy. Conversely, a donkey crying as a real muezzin does, inviting people to respond to the call of prayer with a loud but melodious voice, means a disbeliever will embrace Islam or will proclaim the truth and serve as a model for others.
• A person dreaming that he has many donkeys: Will befriend some ignorant folk, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran that says: “As they were frightened asses.” (“Al-Muddaththir,” verse 50.)
• Riding on a donkey and going on smoothly and harmoniously: Your endeavours are good and orderly.
• Eating donkey meat: Will earn money without partner.
• Seeing one’s donkey moving ahead only when beaten: The dreamer is a deprived person who is given food only when imploring people to do so.
• If one’s donkey enters a respectable house: The dreamer’s efforts will benefit that house inasmuch as the donkey was carrying a load.
• One’s donkey turning into a mule: Will earn one’s living from a sultan (big chief).
• The donkey changing into a lion: The dreamer will earn his bread by serving an unjust ruler.
• The donkey turning into a ram: You will earn your living with dignity through your remarkable efforts.
• Carrying one’s donkey: You will be given enough strength to make others marvel at the way you are reaching your goals.
• Hearing the cry of a donkey and similar animals without seeing them: Torrential rain.
• For a traveller, it is better to see the donkey going slowly. The trip will be as comfortable as the donkey looked well in the dream.
• Fighting a donkey: Some relatives will die.
• Making love to a donkey: Will be overactive. If the donkey was the active partner, you will become tremendously rich and handsome.
• An obedient donkey: Revival of efforts toward welfare and prosperity.
• Collecting donkey dung or droppings: Wealth will increase.
• Acquiring, tying up, or introducing a donkey in one’s house: God will shower His blessings upon the dreamer and save him from all sorts of trouble, especially if he is a respectable person.
• Falling from the back of a donkey you own: Will become poor.
• Falling from someone else’s donkey: Relations will be broken off with that person, his homonym, or his counterpart.
• Buying donkeys and paying the price in dirham's: Will benefit from people’s praise.
• Owning a blind donkey: The dreamer has wealth but is unable to locate it. A she-ass symbolizes a mean woman, the wife, a servant, or the person’s business. Dreaming of seeing a she-ass means more money and less authority and prestige.
Sun Dream Explanation
— The sun symbolizes the Greatest King (God), as it is the brightest thing in the sky and it benefits mankind and, in Arabic, sky and heavens are homonyms. It also represents activity, as people wake up when it rises. Likewise it heralds the birth of male children. Any alteration in it is a harbinger of intrigue and plights. Seen by the dreamer alone, it could refer to his king, his lord, his teacher, his son, or his gold. In case the dreamer is a woman, it could allude to her husband. The sun also represents the father as it gives it light to the moon, like the father sponsors his son. However, very significant for the ancient Arabs was the fact that, in their language, sun was feminine and moon was masculine. Thus the former was more often interpreted as the mother. Likewise, it could mean an honest and noble grandmother, mother, wife, mother-in-law, or daughter of a king or a head of state or of the dreamer himself, as was the case with the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph). In other interpretations, it simply refers to a beautiful woman in view of the fact that Arab poets likened pretty women to the sun. The sunlight is the awe and justice of the king. A nice dream would be to see the sun exactly as it is—as it looks and behaves—in reality.
• Being addressed by the sun (or the moon): The dreamer will be dignified by the ruler.
• The sun talking to the dreamer in a comprehensible manner: (1) He will be acquainted with the science of invoking jinn. (2) He will correspond with great personalities. (3) He will become a translator or an interpreter.
• The sun or the moon talking to the dreamer, who then obeys: He will pass away.
• The sun falling: The values of this world will be in jeopardy, or something terrible will happen to the dreamer’s parents. If it falls on the ground, the dreamer’s father will die.
• The sun falling to the ground and being swallowed by a bird, falling in the sea, burning till it is completely consumed, blackening, changing course, and disappearing in the sky or dissolving in the Ursa Major (Great Bear) or Ursa Minor (Small Bear): The person it alludes to will die.
• The sun becoming floppy or falling apart: Quick harm will befall everybody, except those whose work involves secrecy. (1) The dreamer will go blind. (2) The dreamer’s children will die.
• The sun shining on one’s country: The dreamer will return home safe and sound.
• The sun being covered by a cloth or by clouds or smoke, which causes its light to dim or the sun moving hectically in the sky: The person it symbolizes will have an accident, be ill, receive some disturbing news, or experience worries and trouble. If already ill, he will die.
• The sun getting dark without there being an eclipse or for any other reason: The person it represents is unjust. He could also be a tyrant or an atheist. In any case, he is lost.
• Holding the sun or placing it on one’s knees or seeing it enter one’s house and admiring its brightness: (1) The dreamer will have more dignity and strength or a wider realm, if eligible. (2) The master of the house will return, if absent. (3) The dreamer’s pregnant woman will deliver a good-looking boy or girl, depending on other signs in the dream. For instance, if the dreamer had covered the baby with his Arab dress or put it in a container to shelter it, it would be a girl.
• The sun looking dark or colourless: (1) The dreamer will turn against his king, superior, or folk. (2) Influence will wane. (3) A worker will rebel. (4) A sick relative or acquaintance will die. (5) A pregnant woman will have a miscarriage or give birth to a son.
• The sun rising in the west, setting, then returning to where it had risen from: (1) The dreamer’s plans or planned attitude will change for the better or for the worse, depending on other signs in the dream. (2) A sick person the sun alludes to will have a relapse or will die, in view of the disappearance of the shadow often used as a metaphor for the human being. Witness the Quranic verses: “Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade—And if He willed He could have made it still—then We have made the sun its pilot; then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal?” (“Al-Furqan” [The Criterion], verses 45–46.) (3) If ill, the dreamer will recover and become healthy. If suffering from some ailment in the eye, he will not lose his eyesight. (4) The dreamer’s secret will be unveiled, and he will become notorious. (5) Good augury for someone planning to travel west. (6) A stillbirth. (7) The dreamer will return to jail. (8) An absent one will return with money from abroad. (9) An atheist who has embraced Islam or a tyrant who has repented will return to his prior state. (10) Secrecy will be preserved (thanks to the darkness that follows the sunset). (11) A bride, slave or servant, will return to where she came from. (12) Divorce will be cancelled; wife or husband will return. (13) Miscarriage. (14) If engaged in Jihad (holy struggle) or at war, victory will be on the dreamer’s side. (15) If poor, the dreamer would get clothes and money till becoming rich, if the dream occurred in winter. The same dream in summer means troubles, worries, a feverish disease, or an ailment in the eye. (16) Death is near. (17) The dreamer will embrace faith by force.
• The sun rising from the earth and getting very bright as usual: (1) Recovery from a disease. (2) Return of an absent one, healthy and wealthy.
• The sun rising from the south and heading north, appearing dark or looking blood red: Bad omen for everybody. (It would be a good augury only for someone who is trying to conceal something.) It could mean: (1) Unemployment. (2) Sickness of the dreamer’s children. (3) Hardships. (4) Eye disease.
• A bright sun rising in a clear sky: (1) If the dreamer is a ruler or a governor, he will gain strength. (2) If the dreamer is a prince, he will be blessed by God. (3) If the dreamer is a commoner, he will receive legitimate benefits. (4) If the dreamer is a woman, she will be spoiled by her husband.
• The sun rising in the dreamer’s house: (1) If the dreamer is a merchant, he will make business profits. (2) If the dreamer is a suitor, he will obtain the favours of a beautiful woman or will marry a relative and become prosperous. (3) If the dreamer is a woman, she will get married to a rich and generous man. (4) Beware of someone you esteem.
• The sun rising in somebody else’s house: The dreamer will marry an alien woman and benefit from her folk.
• The sun rising on the dreamer’s head: The dreamer will obtain something big and almost everything else he aspires to in this life.
• The sun rising on one’s feet: The dreamer will achieve hefty and honest gains from agriculture.
• The sun rising on the dreamer’s stomach or any other part of his body, under his clothes, without anybody knowing about it or noticing it: The dreamer will contract leprosy.
• The stomach splitting open and the sun rising in it: The subject will die.
• A woman dreaming that the sun has slipped from her pocket (which is a metaphor of her capacity) unto her body and gone out from the tail
of her dress: The dreamer will marry a king who will stay with her for one night. If he divorces her afterwards, she will become an adulteress.
• The sun rising on a woman’s vagina: She will commit adultery.
• The sun rising from the aperture of the penis: The dreamer will be blessed with a male child who will become a king or a minister.
• Sitting in the sun: Prosperity and blessings from Heaven.
• A dead person sitting on the sun in summer: A hint of the suffering and sorrow he is enduring.
• Turning into a sun: The dreamer will have a realm as great as the sunshine.
• Seizing a sun hanging on a chain: The dreamer will become a just governor.
• Sitting on the sun and taking medication: The dreamer will be blessed by the ruler.
• The sunlight spreading from east to west: The dreamer will own as much land as the area covered, or control it, if eligible.
• Dreaming that the sun rays and light are beamed from east to west: (1) The dreamer will have a great realm, if eligible. (2) The dreamer will be renowned for his knowledge all over the world.
• Seizing or controlling the sun: Prayers will be heard by the Almighty, the King of Kings.
• Being burnt by the sun: (1) The dreamer will die for the love of a beautiful face. (2) Whoever the sun refers to will have a calamity. (3) Corrupt religious faith. (4) The dreamer is making a vow to God in connection with a sin. For a lady, she will be blessed with a good-looking husband or a child, if pregnant.
• The sun disappearing completely and the dreamer tailing it: He will die. Following the sun, which does not set: The dreamer will be taken captive with the king.
• The sun turning into a man in his forties: The ruler will become humble before God and reign with justice, thus gaining power and improving the Muslims lot.
• The sun turning into a young man: The Muslims will become weak and their ruler a tyrant.
• Fire coming out of the sun and burning what is around it: The king will destroy some members of his court or entourage.
• The sun turning red: Corruption.
• The sun turning yellow: The king will be ill.
• The sun turning black: The dreamer will be defeated and plagued.
• The sun withering away: A reference to the dreamer’s aspirations.
• The sun lying on the ground without shining: The king will be deposed.
• Fighting the sun: The dreamer will rebel against the king.
• Seizing the sunlight: God will reveal a treasure to the dreamer or will bestow upon him tremendous riches.
• Sun rays getting weaker: The king’s awe will decline.
• The sun splitting in two, half of it going and the other half remaining: Someone will rebel against the king. If the other had gone, too, and mixed with the part already gone to make a new, complete sun, the dissident or renegade would take over the entire country. The reverse is also true. But if the two halves remain apart, the renegade will control half the king’s realm, thus becoming his opposite number.
• Swallowing the sun: The dreamer will have a life full of troubles and worries.
• A king dreaming that he has swallowed the sun: He will die.
• The sun setting in the dreamer’s bedding: He will have a high fever or an infection in the body, unless some benefits are perceived in the dream, in which case this means that the dreamer will have abundant means.
• The sun taking or giving something to the dreamer: Bad omen.
• Running away from the heat of the sun to take shelter in a shadow: The dreamer will escape sorrow.
• Finding the shadow too cold and moving to sit in the sun: Poverty will go (because, says Ibn Siren, cold is poverty).
• Taking hold of the sun or controlling it while it is intensely dark: The king will confide a secret to the dreamer.
• The sun, the moon, and the stars all assembled, shining and emitting rays in a place under the dreamer’s control: Kings, ministers, and chiefs will lend an ear to the dreamer and endorse his views. If, on the contrary, they were neither shining nor emitting rays, that is a bad omen. The sun and the moon rising before the dreamer: His parents are contented with him. If the sun and moon are shining, the parents are unhappy with him.
• Seeing a sun and a moon on the right, on the left, right in front, or behind one: Worries, fears, calamities, and defeat, which will compel the dreamer to flee in view of the Quranic verses: “And sun and moon are united. On that day man will cry: Wither to flee!” (“Al-Qiyamah” or [The Resurrection], verses 9–10.)
• The sun, the moon, and the stars becoming black, troubled, or agitated: Livelihood will take a bad turn.
• A solar eclipse: Something will happen to the king.
• A cloud enshrouding the sun and blocking its light: The king will be ill.
• A cloud enshrouding the sun and blocking its light, then moving away: A scholar will experience some worries, which will ultimately disappear.
• The sun remaining still behind the clouds: The king will die.
• The sun rays staying away from the dreamer: (1) The dreamer will be disregarded by his superior. (2) The dreamer will be overthrown. (3) The dreamer will lose his means of living. (4) If a woman, she will be wedded to a man who will fail to support her.
• The sun burning crops and parks or its heat hurting people: (1) Diseases and epidemics. (2) Tyranny and injustice. (3) Plagues. (4) Higher food prices.
• Prostrating oneself before the sun (or the moon): The dreamer will commit a great sin or a crime.
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