| |Ostrich Dream Explanation
— (Mail; Male ostrich) In a dream, a male ostrich
represents a servant, a Gypsy, a deaf person, a castrate, an eunuch, or announcing someone's death. An ostrich
in a dream also represents wealth and blessings. If one sees himself slaughtering a male ostrich
in a dream, it means homosexuality. Receiving a male ostrich
in a dream means that one will become a man of knowledge, a judge, or preside over a high ranking post in conjunction with one's qualifications. Riding an ostrich
in a dream also means carrying a postal pouch, or becoming a courier. Riding an ostrich
in a dream also means living on unlawful money. Seeing an ostrich
living in one's house in a dream means longevity. Carrying an ostrich
in a dream means carrying one's sins. Finding an ostrich
egg in a dream means pursuing a woman to satisfy an erotic intention.
A Female Ostrich Dream Explanation
— It presents a Bedouin woman.
A Male of Ostrich Dream Explanation
— It presents a man who is a foreigner and unmarried.
Eunuch Dream Explanation
— (See Ostrich)
Letter carrier Dream Explanation
— (See Mailman; Minaret; Ostrich)
Mailman Dream Explanation
— In a dream, a mailman represents the caller to Allah, a preacher, a news carrier, an emissary, a letter carrier or a courier. (Also see Dromedary rider; Mail; Ostrich)
Mail Dream Explanation
— Mail in a dream means activities or travels. Mail in a dream also means being led by one's evil actions and sins into the road of destruction or consequent death. (Also see Mailman; Ostrich)
Bird Dream Explanation
— The unknown bird symbolizes the Archangel of Death; a traveller; labour; or a man’s actions or deeds. Big and ferocious or rapacious birds are the kings, chiefs, prominent people, scholars, and rich people or those who make a good living. Waterbirds represent the nobles who hold two posts at a time, since these birds do as they like in the water and in the air. They could also symbolize people who travel by land and by sea. Dreaming of them is better than dreaming of any other species, because they have an easier livelihood and are less rapacious. Singing birds or those that wail simply refer to singers. Small birds are the young boys.
• An unknown bird picking up a gravel, a leaf, or some worm and taking off to the sky from a house in which someone is ill: The patient will die.
• An unknown bird standing on one’s head, shoulder, or neck or knees: A reference to the action or deeds of the dreamer. If the bird was white, such action is candid. The reverse is also true.
• An unknown bird standing on a pregnant woman’s head, shoulders, or knees: She will give birth to a child of the same gender as the bird. If the latter had stayed, the child would live and remain close to her. If it had flown away, it would mean the contrary.
• Owning or catching a flock of birds: Money and power, especially if the dreamer was looking after them, feeding them, and talking to them.
• Birds hovering over the dreamer’s head: Will become a leader.
• Birds flying in one’s house: Angels will visit the house. (Also see Bat, Bustard, Carrion, Cock, Crow, Dove, Duck, Eagle, Falcon, Francolin, Goose, Griffin, Hawk, Hen, Kite, Ostrich
, Owl, Parrot, Partridge, Pigeon, Quail, Raven, Roller, Sand Grouse, Sandpiper, Sparrow, Starling, Stork, Swallow, Vulture, and Warbler.)
Egg Dream Explanation
— For medical doctors, gifted persons, and poultry farmers, eggs mean welfare. For the rest, few eggs mean benefits; many eggs means deep worries. Big eggs refer to boys and small ones to girls. For bachelors, eggs often symbolize marriage. For married people, eggs are the forerunners of childbirth. Eggs also represent hidden things.
• Eggs in a container: Slave or maiden girls, in view of the Quranic expression “[Pure] as they were hidden eggs [of the ostrich].” (“Al-Saffat” [Those Who Set the Ranks], verse 49.)
• The dreamer’s hen having laid an egg: Will be blessed with a male child.
• Cooked eggs without shells: Blessed gifts and benefits.
• Eating raw eggs: (1) Will accept dirty money. (2) Will be plagued by many worries. (3) Will commit a sin.
• Eating eggshells: The dreamer is a graverobber.
• Dreaming that wife has laid an egg: She will give birth to an atheist, in view of Quranic verses addressed to atheists and comprising examples of God’s might and miracles, such as: “… he bringeth forth the dead from the living” (“Al-Rum” [The Romans], verse 19.)
• Putting an egg under a hen that cracks to give way to chicks: A dead matter will be revived, and a pious son will be born to the dreamer or as many sons as there were chicks, in view of the Quranic expression in the same verse: “He bringeth forth the living from the dead….”
• Placing eggs under a cock, which is hatched to give chicks: A tutor will arrive for the young boys.
• Breaking an egg: Will deflower a virgin. If the dreamer fails to break it, he won’t be able to pierce the hymen.
• A man whose wife is pregnant hitting an egg once: He is ordering his wife to abort.
• Seeing someone else breaking an egg and throwing it back to the dreamer: That man will deflower the dreamer’s daughter.
• Digging an egg out of one’s sleeve: The dreamer will penetrate his nanny or slave and have a girl from her.
• Having plenty of raw eggs: The dreamer’s great wealth is in jeopardy.
• Seeing boiled eggs: The revival of a stalled or dead matter, which will yield quite a lot of money.
• Groping for eggs: Will squander or eat up the money of a woman.
• Eating eggs: Will marry a rich woman.
• A crane egg: A poor boy.
• A parrot egg: A pious maid or a maiden.
• Being given an egg: Will be blessed with an honest son. If the egg was broken, the son would die.
• Shelling cooked eggs: Will obtain money from rulers.
• A bondsman or servant dreaming of receiving a boiled egg from his mistress, shelling it, and eating it: He will bring up her child according to the instructions of her husband, which will provide a source of living for the dreamer.
Voice Dream Explanation
— In a dream, the human voice represents one's reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one's state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one's voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility. If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth. If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a sheikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin. A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one's voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility. If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from his job, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct. The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers. The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower. If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end. The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person. The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one's mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man. The bleating of a Billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity. The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier. The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy. The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or it could mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts. The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot. The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships. The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear. The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might. The harking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance. The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness. The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him. The cooing of pigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse. The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person. The croaking of frogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words. The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity. The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one's adversaries. The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts. The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations. The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber. The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one's homeland. The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies. The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief. The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women's cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope . The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money. The sound of an ostrich
in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one's business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone's death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy. (Also see Invisible caller)
Wine Dream Explanation
— The ancient Arabs interpretation of dreams involving wine and drunkenness was mainly based on relevant verses in the Holy Quran. “And the fruits of the date-palm, and grapes, whence ye derive strong drink and also good nourishment. Lo! therein, is indeed a portent for people who have sense.” (Al-Nahl” [The Bees], verse 67.) “They question thee about wine and gambling. Say: in them is great sin, and (some) benefit for men; but the sin is greater than profit… (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 219.) “O ye who believe! Wine and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satan’s handiwork: Eschew such (abominations), that ye may prosper. (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 90.) “Satan seeketh only to cast among you enmity and hatred by means of wine and gambling, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from (His) worship. Will ye then have done? (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 91.) “A similitude of Paradise with that which those who keep their duty (to Allah) are promised: Therein are rivers of water unpolluted, and rivers of milk of which the taste never changes, and rivers of wine—a joy to the drinkers—, and rivers of clear-run honey. There are for them all kinds of fruits, and Grace from their Lord. (Can those in such Bliss) be compared to such as shall dwell forever in the Fire and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels (to pieces)?” (“Muhammad,” verse 15.) “And two young men went to prison with him. One of them said: I dreamed that I was pressing wine. The other said: I dreamed that I was carrying upon my head bread whereof the birds were eating. Announce unto us the interpretation, for we see thee of those good (at interpretations) … “He said: The food which ye are given (daily) shall not come unto you, but I shall tell you the interpretation are it cometh unto you. This is of that which my Lord hath taught me. Lo! I have forsaken the religion of folk who believe not in Allah and are disbelievers in the Hereafter … “O my two fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which ye did inquire.” (“Yusuf” [Joseph], verses 36–37 and 41.)59 “And the drunkenness (stupor) of death will bring truth (before his eyes): This was the thing which thou wast trying to escape!” (“Qaf’ [A letter with an enigmatic meaning], verse 19.) A description of those who will deserve Paradise: “For them there is a known provision: fruits! while they are honoured in the Gardens of Delight (Paradise), on couches facing one another; a cup from a gushing spring is brought round for them, white, delicious to the drinkers, wherein there is no headache nor are they made mad thereby. And with them are those (women) of modest gaze, with lovely eyes, (pure) as they were hidden eggs (of ostrich).” (“Al-Saffat” [Those Who Set The Ranks], verses 41–49.) In another description: “Nay but the record of the righteous is in ‘Illiylin’. Ah, what will convey unto thee what ‘IIIyin’is! A written record attested by those who are brought near (unto their Lord). Lo! the righteous verily are in delight. On couches, gazing, thou wilt know in their faces the radiance of delight. They are given to drink of a pure wine, sealed, (and) whose aroma is musk—For this let (all) those strive who strive for bliss—And (that wine is) mixed with water from Tasnim’, a spring whence those brought near to Allah drink.” (“Al-Mutaffifin” [Defrauding], verses 18–28.) “O ye who believe! Draw not near unto prayer when ye are drunken, till ye know that which ye utter, nor when ye are polluted save when journeying upon the road, till ye have bathed. And if ye be ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have touched women, and ye find not water, then go to high clean soil and rub your faces and your hands (therewith). For God doth blot out sins and forgive again and again.” (“Al-Nisae” [Women], verse 43.) “On the day when ye behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursing and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and thou (Muhammad) wilt see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of Allah will be strong (upon them).” (“Al-Hajj” [The Pilgrimage], verse 02.) It follows that wine in a dream symbolizes easy and sinful gain and power and secret marriage. And there is a marked distinction between drinking wine, getting drunk, and being drunk without having absorbed anything.
• Pressing wine: (1) Will serve a lord and handle great matters. (2) Someone will die in the house where the wine was pressed.
• Drinking wine: Will make big profits but not without committing a grave sin.
• Drinking wine without anybody trying to share it with the dreamer has two diametrically opposed interpretations: (1) Will make plenty of money through sin. (2) Will make legal profits.
• Competing with someone over wine and drinking it: Someone will oppose the dreamer and have a strong argument with him inasmuch as he was getting from the wine.
• Drinking much or being in the midst of a large party of people drinking wine: Enmity and conflict. Bad dream anyway, because too much drinking leads to drunkenness, which is cursed for being the underlying cause of troublemaking, antagonism, and deadly fights or battles.
• Wine for a person seeking partnership or marriage: Consent, because of the idea of mixing and blending.
• Obtaining date wine: Suspicious money.
• Drinking date wine: Opportunistic gain.
• Drinking wine mixed with water is a controversial dream. (1) Profit of which some is lawful and the rest illicit. (2) Thorny gains. (3) Will take money from a woman and fall victim to a conspiracy or some sort of intrigue.
• Selling wine: (1) The sale of something illegal. (2) Usury. (3) Lack of benefit.
• Selling wine whose flavour and smell are changed: Bad omen.
• Wine dealer: Symbolizes the intriguer and hostile person.
• Manufacturing wine that ferments: The dreamer is trying to earn money legally, but will fail and resort to unholy practices.
• Discovering a river of wine flowing without interruption and drinking from it without getting drunk: A perpetual source of income. If the flow is halted, nothing good should be expected from such a dream.
• Discovering a wine river: intrigue. If the dreamer dives in it, he will be the victim of such an intrigue inasmuch as he ventured into that river. But it could also mean that authority will undergo certain changes.
• Being drunk without having taken anything: Worries, fear, and terror.
• Getting drunk: • (1) The dreamer has money and power but is ungrateful. (2) No more fear, because nothing can frighten a drunken person. (3) Ignorance.
• Getting drunk and tearing one’s clothes: The dreamer is a prosperous and wealthy person who cannot cope with blessings and exercise self-restraint.
• Spilling wine on the ground: The dreamer is squandering money.
• Discovering some hidden wine: Will find a treasure. A man told Ibn Siren that he saw himself drinking wine, his face blackened and his head shaved. “Your face looked black because you are the master of your folk,” said Ibn Siren. (The words aswad and Muswadd in Arabic, which mean “black” and “blackened,” resemble sayyed or sada, which mean “master” or “has become master.”) “Your head being shaved,” he continued, “means that your folk will desert you and you will no longer command. “As for drinking wine, you will have a woman.” Once a governor told Ibn Siren he dreamed that he was holding a cup of wine in one hand and a glass of milk in the other, to which the great interpreter replied, “Milk means justice, but for you wine means that you will lose your post.” And the dream came true.
• Dreaming of a wine store signifies: (1) Energy after weakness or laziness. (2) Grief, sorrow, and worries or deep trouble, in view of the irresistible yet unnecessary spending that takes place in it and the items therein, which could bring about the kind of severe punishment prescribed by Islam. (3) Paradoxically, it could also mean the end of grief, sorrow, worries, et cetera. (4) The time has come for whatever the dreamer had been promised to be fulfilled. (5) For the sick, the hour has come. (6) The dreamer will immediately start exercising his authority. (7) Will go astray after finding the right path. (8) Possible intrigue if the person is in trouble. The etymology of the word khamr, or fermentation, whence comes khamira, or yeast, in Arabic plays a great role in interpreting related dreams, in view of the notion of fermentation, the thing that matures, or the process of mixing or blending. For instance, in the mind of Al-Nabulsi, (6) above is interpreted the way he did because the time is ripe for the sultan (or titular head) to exercise or start the familiarization process with his new office.
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