Fire Dream Explanation
— In general, any dream involving fire
or Hell means that an intrigue is imminent. But for the ancient Arabs, fire
also symbolized power or the one in power, in view of its essence and properties. Fire
can be beneficial and can be harmful, like the sultan. It also refers to faults and sins and statements or deeds conducive to them. At the same time, it alludes to the return to the right path, that of wisdom, Islam, learning, and the Quran, as it can be used to light the way. Likewise, to the ancient Arabs fire
was a sign of wealth and the good quality of life. Putting it out meant avarice and poverty. But it also symbolized the jinn whom God created from fire
, poisons, the sword, and intrigue if it produced a thunder like sound and had flames and smoke. Sometimes, it represented the torture inflicted by the sultan, because “it is God’s torture.” It also alludes to plagues like swarms of locusts or diseases or epidemics like smallpox or the bubonic plague.
• Being burnt or dreaming that a dead person is being burnt: The subject is doomed to Hell.
• A king throwing the dreamer in the fire: The dreamer must pay some money.
with flames and smoke falling from the sky on the houses and shops: Intrigue, strife, and war or the crossing of swords in such places or a fine will be imposed by the ruler.
falling from heaven and burning the dreamer without really affecting him: Soldiers will invade his house.
• Seeing embers without flames: Diseases, like smallpox, or an epidemic.
• A fire
ravaging plants and cultivated areas: Barrenness will decimate all vegetation, or locusts will devour the crops.
• Lighting a fire
on a path for people to see where they are going: (1) Will receive or dispense teachings, if eligible. (2) Will wield power and influence and benefit people and vice versa.
• Lighting a fire
away from any route and seeing it burning passersby or their clothes or harming them or their eyesight with the smoke it pro duces: (1) The dreamer will come out with or entertain a heresy. (2) A tyrant will seek the dreamer’s services or torture him, depending on whether the dreamer was approaching and fuelling the fire
or fleeing from it.
• Lighting a fire
in a barren land and inviting people to it: The dreamer is promoting a heresy, and whoever responds in the dream will respond in reality.
• A good person dreaming that his enemies have sparked off a terrible fire
, which does not resemble the fire
known on earth, and are preparing to throw him in it: He will triumph and supercede them. If they actually throw him, he will be safe, as was the case with the Prophet Abraham.
threatening the dreamer or those who lit it serving warnings to him: He had better fear God and abstain from the things conducive to Hell in which he is indulging.
• Seeing the fire
in an oven or a furnace, et cetera, in one’s home: Benefits and wealth, especially for people whose profession or craft involves the use of fire
and more particularly if it is in winter.
• A fire
having been put down by water or rain or in any way and turned into ashes: Will become poor or unable to carry out one’s activity or profession.
• A person whose profession does not involve the use of fire
lighting a fire
to cook: He is striving to earn money or obtain other benefits by serving the ruler or a powerful individual or through this individual’s help. He could also be trying to achieve the same goal through brokerage or a dispute or inciting people against each other or slandering someone.
• Seeing one’s home burning: Havoc and destruction or bankruptcy are imminent.
• Seeing some food, oil or any items on sale catching fire: The price of such goods or commodities will rise, or the ruler will buy them from the merchants.
• Eating fire: Will have doubtful sources of income, take dirty money, or eat up the moneys of the orphans, in view of the Quranic verse that says: “Lo! Those who devour the wealth of orphans wrongfully, they do but swallow fire
into their bellies, and they will be exposed to burning flame.” (“Al-Nisae” [Women], verse 10.)
speaking in a jar or a container symbolizing a male or a female: The person whom the pot refers to will be touched or possessed by a jinn who will speak through his tongue.
• Setting a fire
to warm up: Will invent something to conceal or remedy one’s poverty, because cold is poverty.
• The thumb turning into a night-light: The dreamer will go blind and be led by some of his children.
coming out of the dreamer’s finger: He is an unjust writer.
coming out of the dreamer’s mouth: He is a slanderer.
coming out of the dreamer’s palm: He is an unfair craftsman or manufacturer.
• Lighting a fire
under a utensil containing food: The dreamer will do something that will benefit his household. If the container was empty, he would incite someone to do something ugly.
burning the dreamer’s body or clothes: Harm and calamities.
• A burning flame in one’s clothes: Wife will get pregnant.
• Being licked by flames: Will be slandered.
• Obtaining fire: Will receive dirty money from the ruler or another influential person.
• Seeing a flame in one’s hand: Will receive plenty of money and gifts from the ruler.
• Lighting a fire
at the gate of the ruler: Will have the power to rule.
• Seeing a fire
over one’s head (like a halo) throwing a bright light that helps everybody: The dreamer is a majestic person who likes to help people.
• Sparking off fire
in a crowded place or setting people ablaze: Will sow the seeds of dissension among people and cause harm.
• A merchant seeing a fire
in the marketplace or in his shop: His merchandise will be sold out or exhausted, but the money he will gain from that exercise will not be a hundred percent pure.
• Sitting with people around a fire
or seeing a bright flame on a dark, moonless night: Blessings and strength in view of verses in the Holy Quran: “ (Remember) when Moses said unto his household: Lo! I spy afar off a fire
, I will bring you tiding thence, or bring to you a borrowed flame that ye may warm yourselves. But when he reached it, he was called, saying: Blessed is whosoever is in the fire
and whosoever is round about it! And glorified by Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!” (“Al-Naml” [The Ants], verses 07–08.)
being driven out of one’s home: Will be given a high post or a province to rule, be successful in trade, or be blessed with special skills in a craft or a profession.
• A person whose wife is pregnant dreaming that fire
has fallen from his head or come out of his hand: Will hear great news, namely that his wife has given birth to a male child.
• Seeing a fire
, a blaze, or sparks having been extinguished: Subversion, riots, and clashes will mark that place.
• Seeing a smokeless flame on one’s house: Will go on hajj (pilgrimage).
• Seeing a smokeless flame in the middle of one’s house: Will be buried there.
• A fire
that the household is using to see all round being put down: The backbone of the house will die. The same dream applied to a country means that its head will pass away. If the fire
is contained in the garden, the children of such a chief will die. If winds enter the house after the flame died down, thieves will do so.
• A warrior or a merchant lighting a fire
that dies down: Will lose and be subdued and humiliated.
• Being in a fire
or surrounded by fire
without feeling the heat: Will have strong friends and supporters, triumph over enemies, and rule, in view of the story of Abraham as related in verses 51–70 in the chapter titled “Al-Anbiyae” (The Prophets) in the Holy Quran. A person told Ibn Siren he dreamed that one of his slippers had fallen in a fire
and the flames only licked part of the other. His interpretation was that the subject had cattle in Persia, which were stolen. Half of them were gone, and the rest were wounded. As usual, Ibn Siren proved to be right.
Worshipping fire Dream Explanation
— (Fire worshipper; Magi; Magus; Mazdaism; Sorcerer) Seeing an old man worshipping fire
in a dream means facing a person who cares little about obliterating his enemy. Seeing oneself worshiping fire
in a dream means apostasy, committing adultery, theft, murder, making a false oath, polytheism, or being an unjust person. Turning away from worshipping fire
to embrace Judaism or Christianity in a dream means experiencing major changes in one's life. Worshipping fire
in a dream means desiring worldly pleasures. Worshipping the fire
in a dream also means desiring to work for the ruler or a king, or it could mean going astray. If the fire
one is worshipping is not lit in the dream, it means that he is seeking unlawful earnings.
Light Given off By Fire Dream Explanation
— To burn a fire
in the dream and see people being guided by the light of such a fire
implies that the person who had enkindled the fire
will, through knowledge and wisdom, become a guiding light for the people.
Fire of the World Dream Explanation
— A fire
in a particular town, suburb or house which is situated on arid land, and such a fire
gives off violent, blazing flames destroying anything in its path ,and it also gives off thunderous, frightening sounds, then such a dream is a bad omen that repression and oppression will become the order of the day in that place where the fire
had been seen. If the place is not arid, it means epidemic, pleurisy or smallpox will break out there or many deaths will occur. If the fire
has no sound and flames in it and it destroys some things and leaves other things unharmed, it symbolizes accidents and deaths occurring in that place.
Fire Worship Dream Explanation
— Seeing oneself worshipping fire
means the observer will become corrupt in matters of religion. If no flames, are seen in the fire
, it suggests he will acquire unlawful (Haraam) wealth.
Eating Fire Dream Explanation
— Eating fire
which has no flames means he will usurp what is due to orphan. But if such a fire
does have flames he will be questioned regarding what is due to orphans. Moreover, people will speak ill of him causing him much agony and mental disturbance.
Extinguishing a fire Dream Explanation
— Extinguishing a fire
in a dream means putting off or quelling a riot, deterring a war or abolishing innovation. If one sees himself in a dream smothering an already dead fire
, it means that he is trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.
Fire worshiper Dream Explanation
— (See Worshipping fire)
Hell-fire Dream Explanation
— Entering hell-fire in a dream means committing major sins such as murder or adultery. If one comes out of it unharmed in the dream, then it represents worldly adversities. If one sees the fire
of hell coming near him in a dream, it means difficulties, debts, losses, fines and adversities from which one will not be able to escape. If one sees himself entering hell-fire and holding his sword unsheathed in a dream, it means that he speaks evil of others and commits abominable actions against his own soul. The same interpretation applies if one enters it smiling in his dream. Finding oneself prisoner in hell not knowing when was he incarcerated in the dream means constraint, poverty, deprivation, failure to pray, fast or to remember his Lord. Walking across burning coal in a dream means exceeding one's bound regarding people's rights. Eating food from hell means becoming a tyrant and a blood thirsty person. If one sees himself inside hell-fire, where his eyes turn dark-blue and his face charcoal black in the dream, it means that he befriends Allah's enemy and consents to their deception and chicanery. Consequently, he will surely be humiliated and despised by people, and in the hereafter, he will suffer the consequences of his sins. Seeing hell in a dream means that one should avoid incurring the wrath of a ruler. Entering hell in a dream also means notoriety, or becoming known as an evil person. It also means heedlessness and pursuing one's indulgence in abominable actions. Whatever knowledge such a person acquires will bear evil consequences. Hell in a dream also represents loss of one's prestige, status and it means poverty after wealth, despair after comfort, unlawful earnings, insolence, and if it leads to an illness, it will end in a shocking death as a punishment. If it leads to employment, it will be a job serving a tyrant. If it leads to acquiring knowledge, it means inventing vain religious practices. If it leads to bearing a son, he will be the child of adultery. In general hell in a dream means excessive sexual desires, a slaughter house, a public bath, an oven, inventing a new religion, innovation, absence of truth, indulgence in what is forbidden, stinginess, denying the Day of Judgment, a blazing fire
for the devils, joining with a group of evildoers in committing atrocities, denying the sovereignty of Allah Almighty and ascribing human characteristics to Him. Seeing Malik, the guardian angel of hell-fire in a dream means receiving guidance after heedlessness. If one sees Malik coming toward him in the dream, it means his salvation and the restoration of his faith. However, if one sees Malik turning his back to him or going away from him in the dream, it means that he will commit an act that will deliver him to the blazing fire
of hell. The angels in charge of punishing the sinners in hell in a dream represent the authority, soldiers, or tax collectors. If one enters hell-fire then comes out of it in his dream, it means that, Allah willing, his life will culminate in paradise. If he sees his limbs reprimanding him in the dream, it means that one's own body is telling him something, or admonishing and trying to awaken his conscious to the realities of the hereafter and the Day of Reckoning. (Also see Bathhouse; Fire; Malik; Mental hospital)
Branding With Fire Dream Explanation
— Branding with fire
means he will hear people cursing and ridiculing him. The greater the branding the great will be the curse and ridicule.
Basking Before a Fire Dream Explanation
— If someone sees himself or another basking before a fire
it means he will pursue and thus magnify a certain matter to such an extent that he will profit from it. Consequently, his poverty will come to an end. For, cold symbolizes poverty while heat symbolizes wealth.
Scorching by Fire Dream Explanation
— If someone sees that he is surrounded by flames or flames leap towards him, it suggests that people will backbite about him.
Blowing into the fire Dream Explanation
— (Also see Bellows; Blowing)
Cease fire Dream Explanation
— (See Truce)
Fire iron Dream Explanation
— (See Poker)
Fire Descending from the Skies Dream Explanation
descending from the skies is an ominous dream. If such a fire
does not destroy anything it means the people of that place will verbally quareel among themselves without causing physical harm. Smoke in such a fire
reduces the severity of such a quareel.
Fire in the Market Place Dream Explanation
seen in the market place or shop is an indication that much loss will be sustained in business..
Collecting Fire that Does not Burn Dream Explanation
— Collecting fire
which neither burns nor gives off light symbolizes knowledge that is futile and worthless.