| |Prophet Muhammad Dream Explanation
— (Allah's Prophet Muhammad
, blessings and peace be upon him; The Seal of the prophets; The last Messenger) It is related that Allah's Messenger, upon whom be peace, has said; " One who sees me in a dream will see me in his wakefulness, for Satan cannot impersonate me. " He also has said; " One who sees me in a dream, it is as if he has truly seen me, for Satan cannot impersonate me. " He also has said; " One who sees me in a dream will not enter the fire of hell. " Muslim theologians and scholars differ in opinion about the meaning of seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream. Ibn Seerin used to ask someone who tells of such a dream to describe the Prophet, upon whom be peace. If any of the details did not fit his description, reply was; " You have not seen him. " Asim Bin Kulayb once said; " I related to Ibn Abbas, Allah bless his soul and that of his father, that I saw Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream. Ibn Abbas replied; " Describe him to me. " Asim Bin Kulayb added; " I described him as resembling Al-Hassan son of Ali, upon both of them be peace. " Ibn Abbas replied; " Indeed you have seen him. " Ibn Arabi once explained that the essence of seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) is cognizance of his presence and understanding the reality of his character and example. Thus, recognizing the presence of the blessed being is as affirmation of the truth, while seeing the physical form represents his example and attributes, for being earthly does not change the essence of prophethood. When Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) said; " He will see me in wakefulness, " it means; expounding upon what he saw,' for what one sees in such a dream is the truth which resides in the realms of the unseen. In the second saying, when Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, said; " It is as if he has truly seen me, " it means that if one had seen him during the time of delivering Allah's massage, the example will be the same. Thus, the first saying signifies what is real and true while the second saying implies the physical reality and its example. If one sees Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, coming toward him in a dream, it means blessings and benefits, and if one sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) turning away from him in a dream, it means the opposite. Al-Qadi Iyad, Allah bless his soul, interpreted the words of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in his saying; " Has truly seen me, " to mean; " has truly seen my physical form, " that the blessed companions knew, while seeing him in another form in a dream means that one's dream connotes personal interpretations. Following the explanation of Al-Qadi Iyad, Imam Al Nawawi commented by saying; " This is a weak explanation. A stronger interpretation is to say that one who sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream has seen him in reality however his resemblance may appear. Whether the resemblance in the dream is known or not. " In a separate commentary, Sheikh Al-Baqlani added; " What Al-Qadi Iyad has said does not contradict what Imam Al-Nawawi has said. " This is because the first dream does not require interpretation, according to Al-Qadi Iyad. In the second type of dream, that is discussed in Imam Al-Nawawi's comments, one's dream does require interpretation or analysis. This is to mean that since no Satan can impersonate Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp), then whatever appearance he displays in one's dream is true. The meaning of Allah's prophet's saying; " For Satan cannot impersonate me, " implies that since Allah's guardianship (Isma) is inviolable, and since Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, is sacrosanct, then as he was protected during the time of delivering Allah's message to humanity, he is still protected by the same guardianship after Allah Almighty took him back to Himself. Thus, whoever sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in any appearance in a dream, it is as if has seen him in reality, regardless whether one sees him as a young man, or at the time of delivering his message, or as an old person. If one sees him looking old in a dream, it means peace. If one sees him looking young in a dream, it means war. If one sees him smiling in a dream, it means that one is truly emulating his traditions. Seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in his known and recognized appearance in a dream means that the one seeing the dream is a pious person, that his integrity is inviolable, and that his success is unquestionable. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream frowning represents the ill state of the one seeing the dream. Ibn Abi Jumrah once said; " Seeing Him (uwbp) in a beautiful appearance denotes the good religious standing of the person seeing the dream. Seeing him with some disfeatures in a dream, a deficiency or distortion in one's application of his religious duties, for Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) is like a mirror that portrays the one standing before it. " In this sense, the person seeing the dream can recognize his own state. This interpretation is also given by Ibn Hajar Al-Hutaymi, Allah bless his soul. Like that, in the book of " Sharh al-Shamail " of Imam Al Tirmithi, it is also stated that Satan cannot impersonate Allah Almighty, His signs, prophets or angels. If someone suffering from distress sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, it means that his difficulties will be removed. If a prisoner sees him in a dream, it means that he will be released form prison. If one is living at a time of economic chaos, and if high prices are exploiting the people of the land, or if injustice is tyrannizing everyone, then seeing Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream represents an end to such adversities. Seeing him in his beautiful, radiant and impeccable appearance as best described by his companions in a dream means glad tidings of attaining a successful conclusion to one's life in this world and in the hereafter. The state and clarity of one's heart and how well polished is his own mirror determines in what appearance he may see him, upon whom be peace. If Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) comes toward someone in a dream, or leads him in prayers, or if one sees himself accompanying him on the road, or if one eats something sweet from his blessed hand, or receives a cloak, or a suitable shirt, or if Allah's Prophet Muhammad
promises him something, or prays for him, then if the one seeing the dream qualifies for leadership, and if he is a righteous and a just man who commands what is good and forbids what is evil, and if he is learned and practices what he knows, and if he is a pious worshipper and a devout Muslim, he will then attain the station and company of the blessed ones. If the one who sees the dream is a disobedient servant of Allah Almighty, it means that he will repent for his sins and return to his Lord. If he is living in heedlessness, it means that he will be guided. Perhaps, he might attain his goals in acquiring knowledge, or learn how to reconstruct his innermost being to befit a human being who is grateful to his Lord. If one is fearing oppression, persecution, or loss of his property and wealth sees him (uwbp) in a dream, it means putting an end to such fears, for he is the best of intercessors to restore anyone before Allah Almighty. If one who follows innovations sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, it means that he should fear Allah Almighty, heed to His warnings and correct himself and particularly if he sees Him (uwbp) walking away from him, or turning his back to him. Seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream also means receiving glad tidings and happy news, or it could signify justice, establishing the truth, fulfillment of a promise, reaching a high rank among the members of one's family, or perhaps it could mean that one may suffer from their envy and jealousy, or leave his homeland and migrate to another country, or it could mean that he may lose his parents and become an orphan. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also could mean seeing miraculous events (Karamat), for his companions witnessed and testified to a deer greeting him, a camel who kissed his foot, the broiled leg of mutton talking to him, trees moving to give him cover, pebbles glorifying Allah's praises in his hand, among countless miracles, including his Nocturnal Journey and ascension (Miraj) to the heavens to meet his Lord. If an ophthalmologist sees him in a dream, it means that he will acquire great expertise in his field and become renowned in the land, for Allah's Prophet Muhammad
upon whom be peace, did return the eye of his companion Qutadah to its place and made his sight sharper than it was by Allah's leave, after Qutadah had lost his eye during one of the battles with the unbelievers. If a traveller in the desert sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, or if there is drought somewhere, it means that rain will fall and springs will gush forth, as water gushed from between his blessed fingers when he placed his blessed hand over a half filled cup to quench the thirst of an entire army. If calamities, starvation and drought has befallen a land and someone sees Him (uwbp) in a dream, it means that such calamities will be lifted and life will return to normal in that place. If a woman sees him in a dream, it means that she will reach a high spiritual station, honor, righteousness, chastity, trustworthiness and perhaps be given a blessed progeny, or if she is wealthy, it means that she will spend her wealth on Allah's path. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also means facing adversities, bearing patience and suffering from one's enemy. If an orphan sees him (uwbp) in a dream, it means that he will reach an exalted station and the same goes if a foreigner sees him in his dream. If a physician sees him (uwbp) in a dream, it means that people will benefit from his medicine. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also means victory over one's enemy, or consolidating and paying one's debts, or recovering from an illness, or attending a pilgrimage to Allah's House in Mecca, or triumphing over one's trials, or cessation of one's adversities, or fertility of a barren land, or the pregnancy of a barren woman. If a visitor to his mosque sees himself in a dream coming before Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) and finds him standing up, it denotes one's correct religious standing, and it means that he will have commanding authority over the Imam of his time. If one finds him (uwbp) deceased in the dream, it means that a noble person from the family of the person seeing the dream will shortly die. If one sees the funeral of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, it means that a calamity will befall that country. Following his funeral procession up to his grave (uwbp) in a dream means that the person seeing the dream will yield to innovations. Visiting his grave (uwbp) in a dream means receiving a great treasure. If one sees himself as the son of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, and even if one is not one of his descendents, it denotes one's sincerity, true faith and certitude. Seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) by one person does not exclude the remainder of the believers, but the blessings encompass all of them. Receiving something from him (uwbp) such as food or a drink in a dream means benefits and profits. If one receives food which substance connotes negative circumstances, such as a melon or the like elements in a dream, it means that one will escape from a great danger, though he will toil and suffer from hardships during his trials. If one sees that one of the limbs that belong to Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) has become his own in a dream, it means that he is following innovation and making changes in the laws Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) brought to humankind. If one sees himself in a dream embodying the form of Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, or wearing one of his garments, or receives his ring, or sword, then if the person is seeking to govern, he will attain that and the people will accept his leadership. If one is suffering from persecution, or humiliation in the land, then seeing Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) standing in a dream means that Allah Almighty will grant him victory and make him rise above his enemies. If one is poor, his needs will be satisfied, or if he is unmarried, he will get married. If one sees him (uwbp) in a ruined place in a dream, it means that such a place will be rebuilt. If one enters a room and finds him (uwbp) sitting there in a dream, it means that a miraculous sign, or a major event will take place in such a locality. If one sees him (uwbp) making the call to prayers in a dream, it means that prosperity will spread in that place. If one sees him establishing the prayers (Iqamah) in a dream, it means that the Muslims will reunite and dispel their differences. If one sees him (uwbp) placing kohl over his eyelids in a dream, it means that he will find safety and correct his religious stand, or it could mean that one will study and become a scholar in the field of the prophetic sayings (Ahadith). If a pregnant woman sees him (uwbp) in a dream, it means that she will beget a son. If one sees him (uwbp) having a black beard with no gray hair in it in a dream, it will bring happiness, joy and prosperity to one's life. If Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) is seen as an old man in a dream, it means strength in one's life and victory over one's enemy. Seeing him (uwbp) in his most exalted state in a dream means that the Imam, or the ruler of the country will rise in station and that his authority will expand. If one sees his blessed neck wide, it means that the Imam is holding firmly to his trust. If one sees him (uwbp) having a large chest in a dream, it means that the Imam or the ruler of the country is generous toward his subjects. If one sees his blessed stomach (uwbp) empty in a dream, it means that the treasury of the country is empty. If one sees his right hand closed in a dream, it means that the Imam or the ruler of the country does not pay his employees, or distribute the collected alms tax. If one sees his blessed right hand (uwbp) open in a dream, it denotes the generosity of the ruler and his compliance with the distribution of charities and alms tax as prescribed in Allah's book. If his hands are locked together in a dream, it means complications in the life of the Imam, or the ruler of the country. The same will affect the life of the person seeing the dream, including suffering from distress and adversities. If one sees his blessed leg beautiful and hairy in a dream, it means that one's clan will become stronger, and his tribe will grow. If one sees the blessed thighs of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
tall in a dream, it denotes longevity of the Imam or the ruler of the country. If one sees him (uwbp) standing in the midst of soldiers and everyone is laughing and joking in a dream, it means that the Muslim army will be defeated and humiliated in a war. If he is seen with a small army that is ill equipped and everyone is looking down in the dream, it means that the Muslim army will triumph in that year. If one sees him (uwbp) combing his blessed hair and beard in a dream, It means that one's distress and adversities will be dispelled. Seeing him (uwbp) in his own mosque, or in any mosque, or in his usual place in a dream it means gaining power and honor. If one sees him standing in the midst of his companions delivering a revelation in a dream, it means that one will acquire a greater knowledge, wisdom and spiritual understanding. Seeing the grave of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream means prosperity and profits for a merchant, or the release of a prisoner from his jail. Seeing oneself in a dream as the father of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) means that one's faith will diminish and his certitude will weaken. If a woman sees herself in a dream as one of the wives of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp), it represents her growing faith. If one sees him (uwbp) looking into one's affairs in a dream, it means that Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) is admonishing the one seeing the dream and commanding him to render his wife her due rights. To walk behind him (uwbp) in a dream means following his (Sunnah) traditions in wakefulness. To eat with him (uwbp) in a dream means that one is commanded to pay the annual alms tax (Islamic law) due over one's money making assets, or liquid assets, gold, silver, jewelry, savings, etcetera, excepting one's home or vehicle. If one sees Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) eating alone in a dream, it means that the one seeing the dream refuses to give charities and disdains to help those who ask for his help. In this sense, it is as if Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, is commanding the person to give charities and to help the needy. If one sees him (uwbp) bare footed in a dream, it means that one has neglected to do his regular prayers. To see him (uwbp) and to shake hands with him in a dream means that one is truly his follower. If one sees his blood mixed with that of Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) in a dream, it means that one will marry a woman from among his descendents, or that one will marry the daughter of a great religious scholar. If Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) gives someone some type of greens or herbs in a dream, it means that one will escape from a great danger. If he (uwbp) gives him something fresh or honey in the dream, it means that one will learn the Holy Quran and acquire a great knowledge and wisdom according to the amount he receives in his dream. If one returns the gift to Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) it means that he will follow innovation. To see him (uwbp) delivering a sermon in a dream means that he is commanding people to do good and to eschew evil. If one sees the color of his skin (uwbp) tan in a dream, it means that one will think about repenting from his sins and abstain from young people's ignorance. If the color of his skin is white in the dream, it means that one will repent for his sins and turn to Allah Almighty for acceptance. If he (uwbp) reprimands someone in a dream, it means that one must refrain from innovation and follow the prophetic traditions. If one finds that Allah's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) has died in a specific location in a dream, it means that the person seeing the dream will die in that same place and Allah knows best. (Also see Visiting holy sites)
Reciting Surah Muhammad or Qitaal Dream Explanation
— He will be visited by an angel in its best and most pleasant form.
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).
• Kissing 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.
Incident Dream Explanation
— Sheikh Muhammad
bin Isa al-Rikhawi of Aleppo, Syria, once saw in a dream that God's prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, came and gave him forty camels. Shaikh Muhammad
went to Shaikh Ahmad Shahabu Deen Al-Maghribi and told him his dream. Sheikh Shahabu Deen replied: 'You will live forty years from this day." On the thirty-ninth year, Sheikh Muhammad
visited Sheikh Shahabu Deen who encouraged him to perform his pilgrimage that year. Sheikh Muhammad
died three days after his return from Mecca. Sheikh Shahabu Deen led the funeral prayer and buried him beside his father. Shortly after that, Sheikh Ahmad Shahabu Deen died and was buried in their vicinity.
Winged Horse Dream Explanation
— See under Muhammad
Incident Dream Explanation
— Bishr bin Abi Al-'Aliya said: "I asked Muhammad
about someone who saw his jaws fall out in a dream." He replied: 'This is someone who has cut off his ties with his family." Here again, Muhammad
went to the origin, and in this case, it is one's teeth. In Islam, breaking relations with one's family is considered a major sin. Jubair Ibn Mut'in reported that God's prophet (uwbp) has said: "One who breaks his family ties will not enter paradise." (Bukhari & Muslim) Abu Iluraira, God be pleased with him, reported that God's Messenger, upon whom be peace, has said: "Whoever wishes his fortune to increase and his life to be extended, should preserve his family ties." (Bukhari)
Boraq Dream Explanation
— This is the Holy Prophet’s winged horse. (See under Muhammad
Khadija Dream Explanation
— (Mother of the believers, wife of Allah's prophet Muhammad
upon whom be peace.) Seeing her in a dream means happiness in one's life and a blessed progeny.
Shahada Dream Explanation
— (arb. Tashahhud) A sitting posture during one's prayers which includes the proclamation of Allah's oneness (i.e., I bear witness that Allah is one, no associate has He, and I bear witness that Muhammad
is His servant and Messenger.) To see oneself offering the testimony of faith in a dream means the lifting of his adversities and achievement of his goals.
Night of power Dream Explanation
— (The night in which the Holy Quran was revealed.) Seeing and experiencing the night of power in a dream means that one's wish will come true, even if one desired a kingdom or a great treasure. The same interpretation applies for seeing a celebration of the night of the Nocturnal Journey during which the Prophet Muhammad
, upon whom be peace, ascended to the heavens to meet his Lord. The same interpretation is given to seeing the Friday eve in one's dream.
Incident Dream Explanation
— On the eve of the battle of Badr between the believers and the Quraish tribe of Mecca, God's Prophet Muhammad
(uwbp) saw a dream as stated in the Holy Qur'an: "And remember when God showed them to thee as few in thy dream — " (Qur'an 8:43). Later on, when God's Prophet (uwbp) led his companions to Hudaibiyyah, he also saw in a dream that he and his companions were entering the Holy city of Mecca. In this dream, he saw them circumambulating the Sacred House with peace and tranquility. God Almighty confirmed his dream in the Holy Qur'an saying: "Truly did God fulfil the vision for His Apostle, that ye shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God wills, with your minds secured, head shaved, hair cut short, and without fear. For He knew what you do not know, and He granted beside this, a speedy victory." (Qur'an 48:27). Indeed, it was in such a state that God's Messenger and the believers entered the Holy city of Mecca and cleansed God's House from polytheism and idol worship.
Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Dream Explanation
— He was the father-in-law of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
. He became the first caliph and died in Madina in A.D. 634.
• Dreaming of Abu Bakr: (1) Will take over power or become a spiritual leader. (2) Will overcome rivals and be lucky with powerful and influential people. (3) Will spend and sacrifice money and children in the way of Allah. (4) Will be lucky with and preserve friends and servants. (5) Will free bondmen and slaves. (6) Will always be truthful. (7) Will reach old age. (8) Will have pertinent views and be sharp in interpreting dreams. (9) Will have troubles and experience fear and sorrow due to some sons or daughters and be compelled to hide. (10) Will escape danger and hardships. (11) Will perform pilgrimage and triumph over enemies. (12) Will acquire knowledge. (13) Will conduct Jihad (holy war) and perhaps die as a martyr.
• Seeing Abu Bakr alive: Will be lenient and compassionate with people.
• Sitting with Abu Bakr: Will abide by the truth and promote the Tradition of the Holy Prophet, giving Muslims good counsel.
Islam Dream Explanation
— (Religion of Islam; Surrender to Allah's will; Submission) To see oneself as a Muslim, praising Allah Almighty, thanking Him, facing the Kabah in one's prayers, or to see oneself embracing Islam in a dream means straightening one's life, or repentance from one's sins. If one sees himself renewing his Islam in a dream, it means safety from plagues, sickness, or adversities. To proclaim the two testimonies; " There is no allah other than Allah, Muhammad
is the Messenger of Allah, " in one's dream means relief from distress, or guidance after heedlessness. Saying these testimonies in a dream also may mean returning to one's parents after having abandoned them. It also means returning to a place one has earlier deserted, or to using earlier criterions in one's life. If a Muslim recites these proclamations in a dream, it means that he will testify to the truth in a court of justice, or become known for his truthfulness. (Also see Exalting Allah's oneness; Exclamation of Allah's sovereignty; Imam; Meadow; mosque; Quran; Pilgrimage)
Sidratul Muntaha Or The Lote Tree Of The Ultimate Boundary Dream Explanation
— That tree was the last thing that the Muslims Holy Prophet Muhammad
saw before crossing the “no-man’s space” that goes beyond Heaven and separates it from the Sublime Throne. It is prohibited even for angels. As a kind of privilege, the Prophet was transported, one night called the night of the Israe and Miraj, from the Sacred Mosque (of Mecca (Makkah)) to the Farthest Mosque of Al-Quds, or Jerusalem, and shown some of the Signs of God. The Hadith literature, which recounts the Tradition and sayings of the Holy Prophet, gives details of this journey.
• Seeing Sidratul Muntaha complete with all its leaves intact: Many births will occur in the time and place dreamed of.
• Seeing its leaves or some of them falling: Annihilation.
• Seeing the name of a person written on one of the leaves of Sidratul Muntaha turning yellow: That person is about to die. If the leaf falls, he will die very fast or he is already dead.
• Seeing Sidratul Muntaha bare, without any leaves: (1) Bad omen. (2) Good or bad things will be over for the dreamer, owing to the name of the tree in Arabic, which comprises the word muntaha, meaning “ultimate” or “end.”
Scepter Dream Explanation
— (Authority; Mace) A scepter in a dream means good conduct, emulating the leading example of the Prophet Muhammad
, upon whom be peace, rising to a high ranking position, or becoming an authority. A scepter in a dream also could represent a wild son, a crooked man, or a hypocrite. Playing with a scepter in dream means using the help of such a person and assisting him to lay hands on his rivals. The crosier represents the human heart and the staff represents man's tongue. Thus, playing with a scepter in a dream means playing at will. Whatever may affect a scepter in a dream can be interpreted as affecting one's son or his tongue. If one sees himself hitting a small ball with a scepter, or playing with a ball in his dream, it represents a dispute with his wife, or a fight with a hypocritical person. A scepter in a dream also indicates the presence of jinn spirits, wars, devastations, or it could represent past benefits. Hitting someone with a scepter in dream means getting what one desires from him, but through crooked ways. If one sees his governor or his boss carrying a scepter in dream, it means that he will be appointed to head an important project.
Torah Dream Explanation
— Reciting the Torah but not recognizing what it is in a dream means that one may become a fatalist. To own a copy of the Torah for a king or ruler in a dream means that he will conquer a land or make peace with its people on his terms. If he is learned in real life, it means that either his knowledge will increase or that he will invent what is not ordained, or he may tend to lean toward jovial company. Seeing the Torah in a dream also means finding what is lost, welcoming a long awaited traveller, or it could represent someone who follows the Jewish faith. As for an unmarried person, owning a Torah in a dream means getting married to a woman from a different religion, or it could mean marrying a woman without her parents consent. Seeing the Torah in a dream also may mean extensive travels. If one's wife is pregnant, it means that she will bear a child who resembles his father. If one's wife is pregnant, and if he sees himself holding the Torah in a dream, it means that she will beget a daughter, for the gender of the word Torah is feminine. It also means that he will mix with evil companions. Similar interpretations are given to carrying other scriptures. To see the Torah, or the Evangel, or the Gospel in a dream is as though one has seen Allah's Prophet Muhammad
, upon whom be peace, because his name (uwbp) is mentioned in all three of them. It could also mean betrayal, negating a covenant, or desiring what is shoddy.
Dig Dream Explanation
— Digging symbolizes sly backbiting, wasted speech, or simple endeavours. The gravedigger is a prestigious and awesome man.
• Digging in the grave of a holy man with one’s nails: The dreamer is endeavouring to follow the path of the deceased.
• Digging in the grave of the Muslims Holy Prophet with one’s nails: The dreamer will refresh his memory about the Sunnah (Muhammad’s Tradition) and will benefit many people. If he reaches the body it is a bad omen. If he breaks any of the Prophet’s limbs, he will be lost and turn heretic.
• 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 dwelling in that grave to follow his pattern.
• Trying to unearth one’s body: The dreamer is a materialist, running after worldly matters, and will succeed only if he managed to disinter the corpse.
• An animal digging the earth or soil in one’s yard with its pawns or hooves: Beware of an enemy.
• Digging with one’s nails in an inappropriate place: The dreamer is after something very difficult.
• Digging a grave or a pit for oneself or somebody else: (1) Will build a house. (2) Will settle in that area.
• Digging a grave on a surface: Will live long.
• Digging in a grave with one’s nails to find a living person emerging from it: Welfare and joy, especially if the dreamer is a virtuous person. He would have the best of two worlds.
Visiting holy sites Dream Explanation
— Visiting the Prophet's Mosque in Medina in a dream means seeking Allah's nearness and his pleasure through good deeds. It also means feeling safe, mixing with people of knowledge, associating with people of religious ranks, joining the company of knowledge seekers, and developing sincere love for the family of Allah's Prophet, upon whom be peace, serving and loving those who love his progeny. Visiting the Prophet's Mosque in a dream also means love, knowledge and guidance. Visiting Al-Aqsa Sacred Mosque in Jerusalem in a dream means blessings, understanding the inner meaning of important spiritual subjects and miraculous events, or reflecting upon the Nocturnal Journey of Allah's Messenger (uwbp), the night in which the eight heavens were decorated to receive and honor him when he was called upon to come before Allah Almighty. Visiting the grave of Allah's Prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, in a dream means obedience to one's parents, being true to them, seeking their love, blessings and pleasure with sincerity and trueness with one's words and actions. Visiting holy sites in a dream also means seeking knowledge and wisdom, having love for charitable people, associating with good people, seeking to learn one's religion at the hand of a pious teacher, to receive blessings and benefits in this life and in the next. (Also see Muhammad
, upon whom be peace; Mecca; Medina)
Jihad, Religious War, Or Muslim Struggle Dream Explanation
— • Going to Jihad: Will triumph, obtain people’s gratitude, and be praised and dignified in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling) hurt, are not on an equal footing with those who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and lives a rank above the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary.” (“Al-Nisa” [Women], verse 95.)
• Seeing people going to Jihad: Those people will emerge victorious and become stronger and greater.
• Seeing oneself fighting the atheist alone with the sword and striking right and left: The dreamer will triumph over enemies.
• Being in a religious battle and staying on the sidelines or turning away: The dreamer will no longer endeavour for the welfare of his family, will stop supporting his relatives, and will no longer be religious, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Would ye then, if ye were given the command, work corruption on Earth and sever your ties of kinship?” (Muhammad, verse 22.)
• Emerging victorious from a religious battle: The dreamer will achieve business gains or trade will be prosperous.
• Dying in the way of Allah: Joy, welfare, and dignity, owing to the Quranic verses: “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 His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” (“Al-Imran” [Imran Family], verses 169–170.)
Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Dream Explanation
— He was the fourth caliph, from A.D. 656 to 661, when he was assassinated in Koufa, his capital. The essence of the Shiite movement in Islam is the contention that Ali, the son-in-law of the Holy Prophet, should have been the first caliph to succeed Muhammad (p b u h). Most often, dreaming of Ali, peace be upon him, or similar Imams means that the hero of such a dream will die as a martyr.
• A king dreaming of Ali: Will conquer a country or overrun a bastion and be highly praised.
• Seeing Ali means the dreamer will: (1) Triumph over enemies. (2) Have good and noble children and grandchildren. (3) Subdue the aliens in his Muslim country who rebel against the system, especially the Jews (according to the ancient interpreters). (4) Become a successor and a trustee. (5) Embark on difficult, strenuous trips. (6) If at war, obtain many spoils. (7) Become more knowledgeable, generous, courageous, and ascetic or selfless.
• Seeing Ali alive: Will be envied by others, but God will save him from their evil eye and give him power. He will also follow the Prophet’s Tradition.
• Seeing Ali as an old man carrying a weapon: Will be in touch with the ruler and benefit from such a relationship.
• Seeing Ali in his forties: Will consolidate your grip.
• A wise man seeing Ali with white hair and beard: Knowledge will dwindle.
• Ali seen in a place where people are prostrating themselves before him or carrying him on their shoulders: Those people will become dissidents (Shia) and come together to sow the seeds of dissension.19
• An Ulema, or Muslim religious scholar or erudite, seeing Ali: Will acquire further knowledge, prestige, and power over his equals. The dreamer should be careful as not to be taken captive, deported, or relocated. Seeing Ali in a warlike mood in a Muslim city: Civil strife or a very strong polemic.
• Seeing Ali in a place where there are great or old people: They will all be destroyed.
• Seeing Ali, his hands deeply tinged: The children of the dreamer will have the upper hand in a dispute with him.
• Seeing Ali with a wound in his body: The dreamer is being stabbed or strongly contested and will be brought down or subdued.
• Ali taking out the sword: The dreamer is asking his children to become chiefs and to fight for it. Seeing Ali in a fight means that those children will triumph.
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