| |Reins Dream Explanation
— (Bridle; Harness) In a dream, reins
represent mastery of one's craft, control of his trade, or it could signify power and a strong financial standing. Reins
in a dream also represent a coachman, or the driver who never disobeys his master, and who goes wherever he is told to go. Riding on a workhorse who is fitted with a harness, or on a bridled nag in a dream means occupying an important office and letting everyone who works for the leader make an oath of allegiance before hiring them for work. If the bridle and the martingale are unadorned in the dream, then such a dream represents a humble person, and connotes that his heart is better than what his outer look may suggest. Reins
in a dream also connote safety or a safety belt. Wearing a harness in a dream means safety, and that one does not interfere with others business or talk about them. However, should one who has to appear in court see himself wearing a harness in a dream, it means that his proof will not be accepted by the judge, and subsequently he will lose his case. If the reins
of one's horse are broken in a dream, it could mean the death of his driver. Reins
in a dream also denote chastity, guardianship and protection. They also represent the obligatory payment of alms tax which cleanses and protects one's capital. If the reins
or the harness fall from one's hand in the dream, it means corruption in one's religious life, a decline in his devotion, or that one's wife will become unlawful to him (i.e., living together after a divorce), or that she will remain in his house without a legal marriage. To see oneself bridled in a dream also means refraining from sin, or observing a voluntary religious fast. A broken bridle in a dream is good for one who service it and bad for its owner. (Also see Bridle)
Reins of power Dream Explanation
— (See Bridle; Reins)
Defective Saddle, Reins, Harness, Stirrup Etc. Dream Explanation
— Any defect in any of the above means perbond honour and power will diminish according to the defect.
Foal Or Colt Dream Explanation
— The foal, or colt, and the filly (the female) refer to the son and daughter or simply a boy and a girl, slave or not. Dreaming of riding on a colt without saddle or reins
means one will sodomize a boy underage or a delinquent one or will experience fear and worries. The same applies to the filly.
Bridle Dream Explanation
— (Harness; Headgear; Reins
of power; Restraint; Rope) In a dream, a bridle represents a wife, a battlefield, or a sickness. A bridle in a dream also means obedience, servitude or submission and wealth in the hands of the one who sees himself holding it. If a traveller sees a bridle in a dream, it means slow coming news from home. If a sick person sees the bridle of a horse in his dream, it means shattering of his hopes. If a traveller sees a bridle in his dream, it means being forsaken by others. A bridle in a dream also could mean protection from sin. (Also see Rein)
Pulpit Dream Explanation
— The mosque’s pulpit, rostrum, or tribune symbolizes an Arab ruler, a prestigious Muslim, or the Muslim masses.
• Making philanthropic statements at the pulpit: (1) If a specialist, the dreamer will rise in life and wield power. (2) If a layman, the dreamer will be renowned for his righteousness.
• A layman making bad or obscene statements at the rostrum: The dreamer will be crucified.
• A ruler dreaming that the mosque’s rostrum has been broken while standing there or that people dragged him by force from that platform: (1) The dreamer will be deposed. (2) The dreamer will lose the reins
of power by death. (3) In case the dreamer is not a ruler, the dream will apply to his homonym or someone from his tribe or folk who are in such a position. If he is of a very low rank and has no family or powerful member from amongst his folk, he will be driven to the ruler and crucified (or hanged) for one reason or another.
Mare Dream Explanation
— A mare represents a wife and an honest and useful woman. The black mare symbolizes the religious woman who enjoys fame. The piebald or spotted mare is a woman famous for her beauty and wealth. The light-colored mare is a merry and active woman. The gray mare is also a religious woman.
• If a horseman has stepped down from a mare in view of his uncertainty that he could ride her well or if he has removed her reins
and set her free: He will divorce his wife.
• A horseman stepping down from a mare for some adventitious matter and keeping back without unsaddling her: His wife has her menses, and he will stay away from her temporarily. But if he had stepped down to ride another mare, he will have a second woman. If he had turned his face after stepping down, he would stay away from his wife for some time. If, after stepping down, he pissed blood, he is indulging in adultery (because, according to the ancient Arabs, the soil [earth] is a woman and pissing is sex, while blood symbolizes what is prohibited).
• Drinking mare milk: Benefits will come from the ruler. The female draft horse should be treated in the interpretation of dreams as an ordinary mare. Anyway, she symbolizes a girl, a slave girl, or an honest free woman.
Camel Dream Explanation
— (Arabian camel; Bactrian camel; Ride) Riding a camel who is obedient to his master in a dream means solving one's problem at the hand of a foreigner. If an Arab helps resolving one's problem in the dream, it means that the person in the dream will perform a pilgrimage to Allah's House in Mecca. If he dismounts his camel during his journey in a dream, it means that he will be inflicted with a disease that will obstruct his journey. If one sees himself leaping over a camel in a dream, it means distress, a sickness or a growing enmity toward an insolent person. If one finds himself unable to control his camel in a dream, it means being overcome by a strong opponent. If one sees himself holding the reins
of a camel and driving it on a paved road in a dream, it means that he will guide a heedless person and lead him on the straight path. If one takes the camel through a side road in a dream, it means that he will lead such a person into wrongdoing. If a she-camel leaves one's house in a dream, it means separation from one's wife through either a divorce or death. A camel in a dream also represents prosperity, trials, a tree or women's holdings. A tamed camel in a dream represents a learned person. Collecting camel's fur in a dream means money. (Also see Counting camels; Milk)
Christian Dream Explanation
— (Also see Archbishop, Monk, Prelate, and Priest.) The word Nosrani used in the ancient Arab texts (plural, Nasara) is quite vague, as it could mean Nazarene, someone from Nazareth—a Christian—or Nazerite, a dissident Jew. But it generally means Christian, whose exact translation should be Messihi from Messiah.
• Seeing a Nosrani: The dreamer will triumph over his rival in an outstanding dispute, because Nosrani comes from the Arabic Nosra, meaning “triumph” or “victory.”
• Seeing a Nosrani while locked in battle: Will win.
• Being or becoming a Christian: (1) For a pious person: Will inherit one’s uncle or aunt (the mother’s brother or sister). (2) For a debauchee: Dissatisfaction with God’s bounty and sacrilege by insulting or speaking ill of God. (3) In case the dreamer refuses to eat from the food presented to him: He is dissatisfied with his lot and has committed many sins.
• Seeing an old Christian: A harmless enemy.
• Being a Nosrani: Perdition, heresy, and rejection of Islam.
• A Nosrani becoming a Muslim: (1) Will quickly embrace Islam. (2) Will soon pass away.
• A Nosrani changing faith: He is not a good Christian.
• Standing up and sitting down with the Nasara: The dreamer is extremely sympathetic to them and loves them.
• A Nosrani committing a sacrilege toward Islam, like climbing the minaret of a mosque or standing at the mosque’s rostrum, et cetera: (1) A tragedy. (2) An atheist ruler will take over the reins
of power. (3) The people of that area despise Islam.
• A Nosrani entering the Haram (the Holy Mosque in Mecca (Makkah) or Madinah): Will embrace Islam and be safe from whatever he is scared of.
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.)
Mule Dream Explanation
— The mule with its saddle, reins
, and other equipment is a beautiful woman of letters but of low origin. It might also symbolize a barren or childless woman. Every time she has a child, he will die.
• A gray mule: A beautiful woman.
• A green mule: A virtuous lady who will live long.
• Riding on a black mule: A rich and childless woman who wields tremendous power. (Paradoxically, the words black and master in Arabic are homonyms.)
• Riding someone else’s mule: Will flirt or sleep with someone else’s woman.
• Riding on a mule backward: A sinful woman.
• A mule with its pack saddle and necessary gear: A reference to travel.
• A talking mule or horse: Extraordinary welfare is ahead and people will talk about it.
• Owning a pregnant mule: You wish to increase your wealth.
• A mule having delivered: A wish will be fulfilled.
• Riding on a submissive mule above the load it is already carrying on its back: Good augury and righteousness or reform.
• A weak mule that has no apparent owner: A wicked man you should reckon with.
• A male mule that conceives and delivers: Wishes will come true. MUSA (MOSES).
• Seeing Musa or Harun (Aaron): A tyrant will perish at the dreamer’s hands.
• Seeing Musa or Harun before going to war: Will return triumphant.
• Seeing Musa: (1) Will never be defeated or subdued. (2) Strength of the rightful and defeat of the wicked. (3) Escape from the evil of a tyrant or a corrupt ruler. (4) The dreamer is worried and helpless vis-a-vis his family members, but will overcome them, defeat his enemy, and crush the latter’s soldiers. (5) Will face many hard tests during childhood, some from one’s parents and relatives, be nurtured by strangers, mix with kings and tyrants, see a promise fulfilled, and have marital relations with blessed people and be acquainted, through them, with wonders, because Musa was the friend of Al-Khidr (a mysterious sage sent by God who, according to various descriptions, was the oldest man who ever lived before Moses, buried Adam; whose identity is highly controversial, and who could be Melchizedek or St. George). He made a hole in a ship to which Musa and himself were given a generous ride, slew a lad without apparent reason, and set up straight a wall for people who had refused him and Musa food and hospitality. Khidr concealed the wisdom of all those acts while performing them to test Musa's patience and prove to him, in the end, that Musa did not encompass all knowledge. In fact, Khidr had, paradoxically, scuttled the boat to save its owners from a kind of pirate king who was following them and killed the boy because he would become an intolerable figure if he were allowed to grow older and corrupt or kill his parents by exploiting their weakness for him. He saved the wall because there was a treasure under it and God wanted the virtuous orphans of the selfish landlords of that place to take possession of it as a heritage. (The story is related in the Quranic chapter “Al-Kahf” [The Cave], verses 60–82.) (6) A reference to some good emissary or someone using his good offices. (7) Will return safe and sound and with some gains from a sea journey. (8) Someone is backbiting you. (9) An impediment in one’s speech or some deformity in the head.
• A destitute person seeing Moses: Enlightenment and promotion.
• A woman seeing Musa: Her son is in danger of being lost or facing some hard test, but will be safe.
• A boy child seeing Musa: Danger of perdition and hardships, but will escape unharmed.
• Seeing oneself in the image of Musa or wearing his clothes: (1) If a ruler plagued by an enemy, will triumph over that enemy and fulfil his aspirations. (2) If a prisoner or someone in difficulty on land or at sea, will trade successfully.
• Seeing Musa's stick: Triumph of the believers and defeat of the atheists.
• Seeing Musa's stick in one’s hand: Extraordinary elevation and triumph over enemy and, if bewitched or rendered impotent by witchcraft, will see an end to that.
Camel Dream Explanation
— Camels symbolize devils in view of a religious belief that they are carrying demons on their humps. They also symbolize death because of their ugly voice and bad temper and because they carry beloved ones far away. Likewise, the camel represents the ignorant and hypocritical individual in view of the Quranic verse: “Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle—nay, but they are farther astray!” (“Al-Furqan” [The Criterion], verse 44.) It also alludes to the patient, enduring person or the ship (because camels are the ships that ply the lands). Moreover, the sight of a camel is a harbinger of sorrow, as the Holy Prophet is reported to have once said, “Riding camels is sorrow and notoriety.”
• Seeing camels without saddles or ornaments or proceeding along the road: Clouds and rain.
• One camel: A man; if Arab, an Arab man, et cetera.
• A camel with a pedigree: A traveller, a sheikh, or a famous man.
• Owning a camel: Will overpower strong and influential men.
• Riding an Arab camel: Will go to Mecca (Makkah) for the pilgrimage.
• A healthy person dreaming of riding on a camel: Will travel.
• Riding a camel in the city center or failing to make it move: Worries, sorrow and such troubles as would cripple the dreamer and prevent him from rising or moving, like going to jail or falling ill.
• A revolutionary dreaming of riding a camel in the city center or failing to make it move: Will get caught and perish, especially if he was wearing a showy dress.
• A sick person dreaming that he will travel on a camel: Will die.
• A woman dreaming of riding on a camel: (1) If single, will get married. (2) The absent husband will come back unless there are signs of notoriety and scandals in the dream, in which case it should be taken at face value.
• A camel entering the dreamer’s mouth or any part of his body: Will be possessed by a demon.
• A camel dying in a house: The sick father of the family or the dreamer’s chief or son (if ill) will die. The camel’s flesh falling apart and its bones being scattered represent a heritage.
• A slaughtered camel: Injustice.
• Slaughtering a camel to eat it in a house where no one is ill: (1) Will open a store. (2) Will help justice prevail and be rewarded for that.
• A camel skinned alive: Power will wane, money will go, and isolation will follow.
• A camel eating meat or going about eating something unknown from each house: An epidemic.
• A camel seen downtown or amid a group of people: An outspoken man will die or get killed.
• A camel chasing people: A tyrant, an enemy, or some flood will wreak havoc in the area.
• Falling from a camel: Will become poor.
• Being thrown by a camel: Will get ill.
• A camel rebelling against the dreamer: Disease, sorrow, and a dispute with a man.
• Being unable to control a camel: Pain from a mighty enemy.
• Taking a camel’s reins
and pulling it to a known place: (1) Will reform a debauchee. (2) Leaders will be attracted to the dreamer.
• Watching Arab camels: Will rule over an Arab province.
• Taking camel wool: Lasting money.
• Watching two camels fighting: War will break out between two kings or great men.
• Eating the head of a camel raw: Will slander or backbite a great man.
• Milking a camel: Money from a king or an influential person. If blood comes out instead of milk, illicit gains.
• Milking a she-camel: Work will pay.
• Chewing camel milk: Humiliation.
• Eating camel meat: Will fall sick.
• Cooked camel meat: (1) Halal (lawful or honest) gains. (2) Sincerity and success in doing certain things, but with caution, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “All food was lawful unto the children of Israel, save that which Israel forbade himself…” (“Al-Imran” [The Family of Imran], verse 93.)
• Camel skin: An inheritance. The she-camel symbolizes a woman, a year, a tree, a palm tree, a ship, or some complications. Everything that is put on a camel’s back, like a saddle, a palanquin, et cetera, for the rider to sit on equally refers to a woman.
• An Arab she-camel: An honest and well-born Arab woman.
• Riding on a she-camel: Will marry.
• Driving a she-camel: Wife will be obedient.
• Riding on a milky she-camel: A virtuous woman.
• Riding on a she-camel so fast that she sends pebbles from under her feet like projectiles: Will travel by land.
• A docked she-camel or one whose wool has been shaved: Could be intercepted by bandits while on a journey.
• Owning or riding a she-camel: (1) If a bachelor, will get married. (2) If planning to travel, the journey will take place. (3) Will own some land or a house, et cetera.
• A she-camel giving milk in a mosque or an agricultural field: A fertile year to come. If people are scared or besieged, or if there is some intrigue or heresy in the air, all those things would disappear, as the she-camel milk represents normalcy in adoring God and observing the Tradition of the Holy Prophet.
• Touching a baby camel: Sorrow and worries.
God Dream Explanation
— According to a contemporary Arab author, Saad ibn Khalaf Al-Afnan, whose small book is sold in Saudi Arabia, to see God Almighty in a dream is impossible, since no human being in wakefulness can perceive or imagine what the Creator is like. He backs up his assertion with two verses from the Holy Quran: (1) “Vision comprehendeth Him not, but He comprehendeth (all) vision” (“Surat Al-Anam” [Cattle], verse 103); and (2) “And when Moses came to Our appointed tryst and his Lord had spoken unto him, he said: My Lord! Show me (Thy Self), that I may gaze upon Thee. He said: Thou wilt not see Me, but gaze upon the mountain! If it stands still in its place, then thou wilt see Me. And when his Lord revealed (His) glory to the mountain He sent it crashing down. And Moses fell down senseless. And when he woke he said: Glory unto Thee! I turn unto Thee repentant, and I am the first of (true) believers.” (“Surat Al-Araf [The Heights], verse 143.) The author also argues that never has it been reported that the Muslims Holy Prophet—the most deserving human being for such a great honour—or any prophet (according to authenticated Islamic books), or companion of the Messenger of God or Sunni spiritual leaders who follow the Prophet’s Tradition or any person universally recognized as scholar ever saw the Almighty Lord, even when God Almighty lifted Muhammad to Heaven and let him stand before the Throne. He only heard the words of God. The ancient Arabs were more flexible in their interpretation of dreams involving the Almighty, but they cautioned that to see God in a clear shape that the dreamer could describe would mean that the subject was not really dreaming, but simply musing or having a sort of daydream or hallucination. They concurred that God could only be perceived but never described, since nothing resembled Him. To them:
• Perceiving God in all His Glory (as described in religious texts), without change, likeness, or exemplification, meant welfare, good augury, and felicity in the Hereafter. Otherwise it would mean that the dreamer is bad in his innermost heart.
• For a person who has gone astray, dreaming of God means he will return to the right path.
• A sick person seeing God will pass away, because God is the only reality, like the imminence of the sun.
• An oppressed person perceiving God will triumph over his enemies.
• Perceiving God’s speech: (1) Is receiving a warning or being dissuaded from vice. (2) Means one will read the Holy Quran extensively. (3) Means one will be safe from matters one is apprehensive about. (4) Means wishes will be fulfilled. (5) Means promotion and prestige will be enhanced, especially if God’s words were conveyed by a Messenger. (6) Is possible indication of the dreamer’s innovative mind.
• Perceiving God’s speech and comprehending it means the ruler or supreme authority or boss will talk to the dreamer. The reverse is also true.
• Being able to look at God while He is talking to you means God will be beneficent to you and will fill up your wishes to the brim.
• Perceiving God, talking to Him, and being able to look at the Lord and His Throne means you will prosper and become more knowledgeable.
• If a person dreams that God is whispering to him, the Almighty will dignify the dreamer by bringing him closer to Him and will let people love him (verse 52 of the Quranic surah [chapter] on Maryam [Mary], which reads as follows: “We called him from the right slope of the Mount, and brought him nigh in communion”).
• Perceiving God without being able to look at Him or seeing the Lord’s Throne or Seat empty means benefits.
• Looking at God means one might do the same in the Hereafter.
• Being shown a statue or an image and told that it represents the Almighty or believing so and falling prostrate before it means the dreamer is overwhelmed by falsehoods and aberrations or is lying to God.
• Visiting God and praying where He is: (1) Means the dreamer will enjoy His blessings and compassion. (2) Means the dreamer will die as a religious hero or martyr, if the dreamer so desires. (3) Means the dreamer will reach what he aims for in this world and in the Hereafter.
• Embracing or kissing God or any part of Him means the dreamer will obtain whatever reward or salary he aspires to.
• God promising the dreamer that He will forgive him, admit him in Paradise, and bestow similar bounties upon him means the dreamer is still fearful of the Almighty and observing his duties, and the promise will be fulfilled in view of several verses of the Holy Quran: “And they say: The fire (of punishment) will not touch us save for a certain number of days. Say: Have ye received a covenant from Allah—truly Allah will not break His covenant—or tell ye concerning Allah that which ye know not?” (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 80.) “Our Lord! it is Thou Who gatherest mankind together to a Day of which there is no doubt. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verse 09.) “And they will bid thee hasten on the Doom, and Allah faileth not His promise, but lo! a Day with Allah is as a thousand years of what ye reckon.” (“Al-Hajj” [The Pilgrimage], verse 47.) “Had it been possible for a Verb (in Arabic Quran) to cause the mountains to move, or the earth to be torn asunder, or the dead to speak, (this Quran would have done so). Nay, but Allah is the whole command. Do not those who believe know that had Allah willed, He could have guided all mankind? As for those who believe, disaster ceaseth not to strike them because of what they do, or it dwelleth near their home until the threat of Allah come to pass. Lo! Allah faileth not to keep the tryst.” (“Al-Rad” [The Thunder], verse 31.) “It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not.” (“Al-Rum” [The Romans], verse 96.) “But those who keep their duty to their Lord, for them are lofty halls with lofty halls above them, built (for them), beneath which rivers flow. It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise.” (“Al-Zumar” [The Troops], verse 20.)
• God giving some pleasurable worldly matter to the dreamer means he will be plagued by hardships and a protracted ailment that will earn him God’s sympathy and hence a divine reward greater than usual in the Hereafter.
• A worshiper dreaming that he is running away from God, Who had summoned him, means he will deviate from his piety and obedience and will no longer obey or be good to his father, if the latter is alive. In case the dreamer is a slave, he will rebel and flee from his master.
• Seeing a blinding obstacle between the Almighty and oneself means one will indulge in luxury and commit great sins.
• The dreamer perceiving God in a gloomy or angry mood toward him or being unable to tolerate His Light or astonished or trembling at His Sight or asking to take God’s leave or repenting and begging for the Almighty’s mercy is a sign of numerous severe and minor sins, unruly adventures, and heresy in which the dreamer is indulging.
• God caressing the dreamer’s head and blessing him means the Lord will dignify him and bring him closer to Him, but will not waive from him His proving hardships till his death.
• Perceiving the Lord in the image of a father, a brother, another relative, or a cordial person alleviating the dreamer’s hardships and blessing him means the dreamer will be plagued by a physical disease that will earn him God’s sympathy in the Hereafter.
• The Lord appearing in a place or a house or descending on a land, a country, or an area means justice and abundance will prevail in such a place. If the Lord looked grim or was accompanied by unjust beings, the place will be destroyed and its inhabitants subjected to an ordeal or plagued by an epidemic or will perish.
• Perceiving God near a sufferer, a prisoner, or a destitute means relief will come and the truth will appear.
• A pious person standing before God and revering the Almighty while looking at Him, indicates compassion. If the subject is a sinner it is a stern warning!
• Falling down prostrate before God means the dreamer’s religious faith will strengthen; he will prove worthy of the trust placed in him, if that is the case, and his power will increase.
• Feeling in the dream as if God were calling the subject by his proper name and adding to it another name (surname) means the dreamer will rise in life and crush his enemies.
• Sensing God’s wrath is an allusion to the parents feelings toward the dreamer and vice versa, in view of a verse of the Holy Quran in the chapter, “Luqman”: “And we have enjoined upon man concerning his parents—His mother beareth him in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years—Give thanks unto thy parents, Unto Me is the journeying.” (verse 14.)
• God being angry with the dreamer means he will lose a high position in a free-fall, in view of a verse in the Quranic chapter named “Ta-ha” that says: “Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and transgress not in respect thereof lest My wrath come upon you; and he on whom my wrath cometh, falls in a precipice (is lost).” (verse 81.)
• Perceiving God praying in one place means that Lord’s compassion and mercy will prevail in that place in particular.
• A pious and virtuous person dreaming that God is kissing him means he will further obey the Almighty and read and/or teach the Holy Book. For a disbeliever it is the reverse or a sign of heresy.
• Being summoned by God and responding means the dreamer will perform the pilgrimage.
• God appearing in a prosperous place means havoc is ahead.
• God appearing in a wasteland or a ravaged place means the latter will be built up and will prosper.
• God appearing in a place means: (1) A great king or a very strong man will take the reins
of power, or a useful scholar, wise man, or healer will emerge in that place. (2) If the place was a barren land or wasteland it will be built and flourish. (3) If it is a prosperous area, havoc and destruction are ahead. (4) If the people of that place are unjust, God will avenge the oppressed.
• Fearing God means the dreamer will have peace of mind, tranquillity, prosperity, and wealth after poverty.
• Appealing for God’s protection from Satan means: (1) The dreamer will acquire some useful knowledge, receive divine guidance, and become rich and secure from the evil of enemies. (2) If ill, the dreamer shall recover, especially in the event the appeal was launched while wrestling with the Devil. (3) The dreamer will be safe from a treacherous partner. (4) The dreamer will become pure. (5) The dreamer will embrace Islam after atheism.
• Seeing a strange light that the dreamer can neither understand, nor describe means he will never be able to use his hands throughout his life.
• God offering the dreamer a cloth to wear means worries and illness as long as the person will live, but for which such a person should be very grateful (for it is a test). (This interpretation was once given by Ibn Siren to someone who soon afterward developed leprosy.)
• God calling the dreamer, who responds, means he will go to Mecca (Mecca (Makkah)) for the pilgrimage.
• Insulting the Almighty means the dreamer is ungrateful to God despite His bounty and unsatisfied with his lot.
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