Numbers Dream Explanation
— • One symbolizes the unity of God, the ego (The dreamer himself), or the boss.
• Two symbolizes the parents (father and mother) or two witnesses or a double confirmation that the dream will come true and is a sign that the dreamer is not alone. It could also mean that there is a second person, something concerning the conjoint. It is a reference as well to marriage, divorce, the birth of a child, et cetera, the end of an ordeal, and triumph over enemies: in view of verse 40 of the Quranic chapter “Al-Tauba” (Repentance): “If ye help not (your leader), (it is no matter): for God did indeed help him, when the unbelievers drove him out; he had no more than one companion. They two were in the cave. And he said to his companion, “Have no fear, for God is with us : then God sent down His peace upon him, and strengthened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled to the depths the word of the unbelievers. But the word of God is exalted to the heights: for God is Exalted in might, Wise.” Duality or duplication is also indicated.
• Three is a blessed and favourite number, according to some, and the reverse for others: a genuine promise (according to the Quranic chapter “Hud” [The Prophet Hud]: “But they did hamstring her. So he said: Enjoy yourselves in your homes for three days: (Then will be your ruin): (Behold) there a promise not to be belied!” (verse 65); a reference to some religious matter; and a reference to sex.)
• Four means prayers will be heard; financial gains; integration; four corners, the four seasons; the four elements: fire, air, earth, and water; and marriage. If, according to Al-Kirmani whose interpretations are supported by Ibn Shaheen, three is bad and four is good, it is because of another verse (07) of the Quranic chapter “Al-Majadalah” [She That Disputeth]: “Hast thou not seen that Allah knoweth all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth? There is no secret conference of three but He is their fourth …”
• Five is a reference to the Muslims five prayers, and coming promotion.
• Six is a reference to the days of creation, hence some accomplishment, health, and marriage.
• Seven is a controversial number seen as a bad omen by the ancient Arabs and a good one by other cultures or even by Arabs who based their interpretation on other sources than the Holy Quran. For Ibn Shaheen it referred to Hell, in view of the Quranic verse that says: “It hath seven gates, and each gate hath an appointed portion” (“Al-Hijr,” verse 44) or a pilgrimage whose days will not be devoid of trouble or worries. A pregnant woman having such a dream will divorce, because according to the prevailing traditions, it was the right of the divorcee to stay in her former husband’s house for seven days after delivery. In other cultures and myths and for certain Arab interpreters seven is generally a good augury, a symbol of epochs and time or the seven days of the week, the seven cycles of human life; birth, possibly after only seven months in the womb, a name given to the child at the end of the week, and the teeth appearing on the seventh month and which are renewed seven years later, and a symbol of the seven planets, the seven cows, and the seven ears of wheat mentioned in the holy books.
• Eight is a mysterious number without any precise meaning and whose interpretations were widely different. In any case, it was not considered by the ancient Arabs a lucky number because of the Quranic verses that read as follows: “And as for Aad, they were destroyed by a fierce roaring wind, which He imposed on them for seven long nights and eight long days so that thou mightiest have seen men lying overthrown, as they were hollow trunks of palm-trees.” (“Al-Haqqah” [The Reality], verses 06–07.) Dreaming of that number also meant the dreamer will be closer to the ruler or some prominent and important man or that suspicions about certain persons were well founded, again in view of the verse that reads: “ (Some) will say: They were three, their dog the fourth, and (some) say: Five, their dog the sixth, guessing at random; and (some) say: Seven, and their dog the eighth. Say: (O Muhammad): My Lord is best aware of their number. None knoweth them save a few. So contend not concerning them except with an outward contending, and ask not any of them to pronounce concerning them.” (“Al-Kahf” [The Cave], verse 22.)
• Nine is generally unwelcome to the ancient Arabs, in view of a verse of the Holy Quran that says: “There were in the City nine men of a family, who made mischief in the land, and would not reform.” (“Al-Naml” [The Ants], verse 48.) It also refers to revelations and evidence against the enemies: “O Moses, We did give nine clear signs: Ask the Children of Israel: When he came to them, Pharaoh said to him: O Moses! I consider thee indeed to have been worked upon by sorcery!’“ (“Al-Israe” or “Bani Israel” [The Children of Israel], verse 101.) A religious person dreaming of that number means his faith will weaken and he might have a tendency to join those who refuse to abstain from slandering the companions of the Holy Prophet. It is also a reference to birth, since the human being comes to life after nine months in the mother’s womb, and a reference to death, because it is the last number.
• Ten is a divine symbol of the Lord and a reference to perfection: “Perform the pilgrimage and the visit (to Mecca (Makkah)) for Allah. And if ye are prevented, then send such gifts as can be obtained with ease, and shave not your heads until the gifts have reached their destination. And whoever among you is sick or hath an ailment of the head must pay a ransom of fasting or alms giving or offering. And when ye are in safety, then whosoever contenteth himself with the visit for the Pilgrimage (shall give) such gifts as can be had with ease. And whosoever cannot find (such gifts), then a fast of three days, while on the pilgrimage, and of seven when ye have returned; to make it a perfect ten. That is for him whose folk are not present at the Inviolable Place of Worship. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is severe in punishment.” (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 196.) It also means wishes will be fulfilled on earth and in the Hereafter: “And when We did appoint for Moses thirty nights (of solitude), and added to them ten, and he completed the whole time appointed by his Lord of forty nights; and Moses said unto his brother: Take my place among the people. Do right, and follow not the way of mischief-makers: And when Moses came … (“Al-Aaraf’ [The Heights], verse 142.) Ten is also a reference to sex.
• Eleven, like ten, means wishes will be fulfilled (in view of the verse from the Quranic chapter “Yusuf’that reads: “When Joseph said unto his father: O my father! I saw in a dream eleven planets and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves unto me …” [verse 04].) It also symbolizes brothers.
• Twelve refers to a fertile year. It also means wishes will be granted, but after some delay, in view of verse 36 of the Quranic chapter “Al-Taubal” (Repentance), which reads: “Lo! The number of the months with Allah is twelve months by Allah’s ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth …”
• Thirteen is an abhorred number due to its being the most jinxed day in the month and the most complicated day counting from the start of any problem.
• Fourteen means luck will smile on the dreamer, desires will be satisfied, and relief will come.
• Fifteen means the end of some hardship; fertility; justice will be restored; endeavours will not fail.
• Sixteen means completion and that desires will be fulfilled throughout the period.
• Seventeen means that the dreamer will refrain from corruption and perform a pilgrimage.
• Eighteen is a bad omen and means contact with kings and other prominent personalities.
• Nineteen represents hostility with some people, in view of certain verses in the Holy Quran: “Him shall I fling unto burning.—Ah, what will convey unto thee what that burning is!—It leaveth naught; it spareth naught. It shrivelleth the man. Above it are nineteen.” (“Al-Muddath-thir” [The Cloaked One], verses 26–30.) It is also a reference to obedient aides who are all ears.
• Twenty represents more power, triumph over enemies, and the fulfilment of wishes, in view of the Quranic verse: “O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred …” (“Al-Anfal” [The Spoils of War], verse 65.)
• Thirty means in the event of adversity, separation will be fast and the dreamer will triumph over his enemy, in view of the Quranic verse: “… and the bearing of him and the weaning of him is thirty months …” (“Al-Ahqaf” [The Wind-Curved Sand Hills], verse 15.)
• Forty means the dreamer will run into difficulties, hesitate, and feel lost, in view of the Quranic verse: “[Their Lord] said: For this the land will surely be forbidden them for forth years that they will wander in the earth, bewildered. So grieve not over the wrongdoing folk.” (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 26.)
• Fifty is a bad omen, which could mean that the dreamer’s life is over.
• Sixty is a bad number; it refers to the exigency of sin offering (something to be offered as an expiation for sin), in view of the Quranic verse: “And he who findeth not (the wherewithal), let him fast for two successive months before they touch one another; and for him who is unable to do so (the penance is) the feeding of sixty needy ones …” (“Al-Mujadalah” [She That Disputeth], verse 04.) It could also mean a journey, in view of the Quranic verse: “And unto Solomon (We gave) the wind, whereof the morning course was a month’s journey and the evening course a month’s journey …” (“Saba” [Sheva], verse 12.)
• Seventy means things will go through but with some delay and refers to fear of the authority. It is a bad omen if it refers to plants, in view of the Quranic verse: “And then insert him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits.”42 (“Al-Haqqah” [The Reality], verse 32.) It also means the dreamer will, in vain, seek the indulgence of evil, nonforgiving people, but will be pardoned by God, due to the Quranic verse: “Ask forgiveness for them (O Muhammad), or ask not forgiveness for them; though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His messenger, and Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.” (“Al-Baraah” or “Al-Taubah” [Repentance], verse 80.)
• Eighty means the dreamer will wrongly accuse somebody of committing adultery and might be flogged, in view of the Quranic verse: “And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony—they indeed are evildoers.” (“Al-Nur” [Light], verse 04.) It also could mean a meeting or blessings.
• Ninety means the dreamer, if eligible, will marry high-class women and benefit from them, in view of the Quranic verse: “Lo! this my brother hath ninety and nine ewes …” (“Sad,” verse 23.) It also indicates hardships and financial difficulties.
• One hundred means the dreamer will triumph over enemies and see his wishes fulfilled, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “… So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two hundred …” (“Al-Anfal” [The Spoils of War], verse 66.) It also could refer to an accusation of adultery in view of the Quranic verse: “The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes …” (“Al-Nur” [Light], verse 02.) If it refers to grain, the dream means welfare, blessings, comfort, and prosperity, in view of the Quranic verse: “The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah’s way is as the likeness of a grain which groweth seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains …” (“Al-Baqarah” [The Cow], verse 261.) It could mean the dreamer will have an edge over others.
• Two hundred means the dreamer will be vanquished, in view of the Quranic verses: “… If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred …” and “… So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two hundred …” (“Al-Anfal” [ The Spoils of War], verses 65 and 66.)
• Three hundred means aspirations will be fulfilled or goals will be achieved after a very long time, in view of the Quranic verse: “And (it is said) they tarried in their Cave three hundred years and add nine.” (“Al-Kahf’ [The Cave], verse 25.)
• Four hundred means the dreamer will triumph over enemies.
• Five hundred means things will be stalled.
• Six hundred indicates joy and the fulfilment of wishes.
• Seven hundred means achievements will come, but at the end of the dreamer’s life.
• Eight hundred indicates victory and power.
• Nine hundred means the dreamer will be defeated by enemies.
• One thousand indicates power and victory in view of the Quranic verse: “… and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two thousand by permission of Allah …” (“Al-Anfal” [The Spoils of War], verse 66.)
• Two thousand is a bad omen.
• Three thousand indicates power and victory in view of the Quranic verses: “Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful. And when thou didst say unto the believers: is it not sufficient for you that your Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down (to your help)?” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verses 123–24.)
• Four thousand indicates victory.
• Five thousand indicates blessings and joy in view of the Quranic verse: “Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep away from evil, and (the enemy) attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on. Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and that thereby your hearts might be at rest…” (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family]; verses 125–26.)
• Six thousand indicates victory and the fulfilment of desires.
• Seven thousand indicates an average standard of living or hurdles.
• Eight thousand indicates regularity and perseverance.
• Nine thousand is a good augury.
• Ten thousand indicates victory.
• Twenty thousand means triumph over enemies.
• Thirty thousand means victory after a long time.
• Forty thousand means victory.
• Fifty thousand refers to toiling, hardships, hurdles, a complete halt and inability to make proper decisions.
• Sixty thousand means desires will be fulfilled but not without striving.
• Eighty thousand means victory and glory.
• Ninety thousand means enemies will triumph.
• One hundred thousand and more means a place to return to, a resort, a haven, in view of the Quranic verse: “And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more” (“Al-Saffat” [ Those Who Set the Ranks], verse 147.)
Winning the presidency Dream Explanation
— (See Bees)
Winning the election Dream Explanation
— (See Bees; Figure)
A Single Gold Coin or Coins up to Four Dream Explanation
— They represent his children whose numbers
depend on the numbers
he had seen.
Dollar Dream Explanation
— (Dinar; Money. See Banknote; Counting; Numbers)
Parasites Dream Explanation
— Any parasite whose life depends on the human body symbolises a perbond family. If a person sees stomach-worms and lice walking on his body in great numbers
or he sees them walking on his clothes it suggests that he will acquire much wealth and many male children.
Tambourine Dream Explanation
— (Drum; Musical instruments) In a dream, a tambourine means adversities, pain and sufferings. It also means fame for the one carrying it. If a girl dancer carries it in the dream, it means that she may win a lottery
, or acquire a publicly known fortune. The sound of a tambourine in a dream represents a recognized and a baseless fallacy. Seeing a man carrying a tambourine means fame for him and for whoever accompanies him in the dream. A woman carrying the tambourine in a dream also means that she will become famous, or it could indicates a new social trend. In general, when musical instruments are used in one's dream, playing them in a festival, a wedding, or in any type of celebration means trials. (Also see Musical instruments)
Date pit Dream Explanation
— (Core; Pit) Having a date pit in a dream means winning
one's case in a court of justice.
Jihad Dream Explanation
— (Inner and outer struggle) Joining the warriors in the battlefield in a dream means that one is a true worshiper who attends to his regular prayers and pays his charities and due alms. If one sees the people charging toward the battlefield, it means that they will receive an endowment of divine forgiveness, victory, might and unity between the believers. To die as a martyr on Allah's path in a dream means joy, happiness and prosperity. Joining a jihad battle in the sea in a dream means poverty, failure and walking toward destruction. Winning
a sea battle in Jihad against a tyrant in a dream means restoring one's religious commitment, and it could represent a protective jealousy for one's wife, or winning
a struggle in favor of one's parents. Victory in the battlefield during Jihad means profits in one's business. Returning from a holy war against an oppressor in a dream means that one may lose his religious commitment or disobey his parents, which is a major sin in Islam. (Also see Inner struggle)
Noah's Arc Dream Explanation
— Noah's arc in a dream represents happiness, joy, festivities, salvation, relief from distress and worries, protection against drowning, a wedding, a leading position, or winning
victory over one's enemy. (Also see Noah; Ship)
Oven Dream Explanation
— (Fire; Furnace; Grill; Head of household; Kiln; Range) If one sees himself lighting an oven for heating, or cooking on it in a dream, it means increase in earnings and benefits for one's own growth. An oven in a house in a dream means bringing a solution to a problem, or winning
victory over one's enemies. An oven without accumulation of ashes in a dream means a bad marriage. Dream interpretation of ovens varies sometimes depending on the type of oven one sees in his dream. A grilling oven in a dream means imprisonment for a free man and freedom for a jailed one. A grilling oven in a dream also represents a respected man of knowledge who is sought to deliver legal opinions or views of wisdom that will satisfy both parties in a claim. The house range in a dream represents the head of the household, the housekeeper, the butler, a treasure chest, one's coffer or a safety box. The baker's oven in a dream represents the governor's house, a juvenile correction house, fulfillment of one's needs, earning one's livelihood, or recovering from illness. If one bakes dough in a dream, it means satisfying one's needs, recovering from illness, winning
victory over one's enemies, or opponent, winning
a court case, teaching one's son a craft, sending one's child to a school, enlisting one's son in the army, or it could mean becoming wealthy. A bakery oven in a dream also represents one's source of income, revenues, or shop, or it could denote one's carnal self, its good and evil nature, or it could mean changes in one's life, profits and losses. Seeing an unknown bakery oven in a dream also represents the governor's house, or the court house because of the fires that are kindled therein from time to time — as fire in a dream signifies power and sovereignty. An oven in a dream also represents a marketplace. (Also see Furnace; Heater)
Stammer Dream Explanation
— Stammering in a dream means acquiring knowledge and a better religious understanding, or it may mean eloquence in speech. Stammering in a dream also means attaining a high ranking position, or winning
victory over one's enemies.
Bull Dream Explanation
— (Cow; Ox; Steer) A bull in a dream represents the chief of the council or the mayor of the town or village. Seeing a bull in a dream also means winning
the mayoral seat for a term or losing it after one year. If one sees himself owning a herd of steers in a dream, it means receiving a governmental office and a vast authority should he qualify for it. His employees support depends on how manageable is his herd. If a man sees himself riding a steer in a dream, it means dealing with a government employee. It also means that he will acquire what he intends. Seeing a bull in a dream also means fame. If one sees himself eating the head of a steer or a bull in a dream, it also means winning
a leadership seat in the government, except if the bull is red. If one is a merchant, then it means profit and prosperity for that year. If a steer is transformed into a wolf in a dream, it means that a government's employee will turn corrupt. A white bull in a dream means glad tidings and profits. If a steer or a cow butts against someone in the dream, it means that Allah is displeased with him. Eating bull's meat in a dream means financial comfort. If a bull bites someone in a dream, it means suffering from an illness or begetting children who will grow to be honorable and righteous people. If one sees an ox mooing at him in the dream, it means undertaking a distant or a long journey. If a farmer sees an ox plowing his fields in a dream, it means a good harvest for that year.
Responding Dream Explanation
— (arb. Talbiyah) Responding to a call, or uttering and repeating a formula " Labbaika Allahumma Labbaik, " during the pilgrimage season in a dream means that one will capture his enemy and bring him to justice. Loud answering to a call in a dream means complaining before a judge, and winning
the case thereafter. (Also see Hajj; Feast of Immolation; Pilgrimage)
Lay Dream Explanation
— (Lie; Repose) In a dream, if a man sees himself lying on his back over the floor, it means having good strength, or gaining one. It also means winning
worldly profits, or expansion of one's control. If one sees himself lying on his back on the floor with his mouth open and bread loaves coming out of his mouth, it means that he will lose control over his business, meanwhile, he may win something totally different.
Ladle Dream Explanation
— (Kitchen; Stew) A ladle in a dream represents a household manger, or the lady of the house who properly manages its finances. Eating meat cooked with vinegar from a ladle in a dream means living happily with dignity from money one has earned from his own labor, or it could mean serving the domestic needs of others, working for rich people and making good money, making healthy profits from one's trade, or winning
an important political appointment. (Also see Kitchen)
Drainage Dream Explanation
— See Gargoyle. DRAWING LOTS.
• Drawing lots against someone and winning: Will triumph in a righteous matter.
• Drawing lots and being rejected: Will have worries and go to jail, then be saved, in view of the story of Yunus (Jonah) in the Holy Quran: “And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent [to warn], when he fled unto the laden ship. And they drew lots and was of those rejected; and the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy; and had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah), he would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised.” (“Al-Saffat” [Those Who Set the Ranks], verses 139–44.)
Shout Dream Explanation
— (Call; Cry; Human call; Outcry; Shout; Scream) Shouting at a gathering of people in a dream means winning
the title of a statesman, authority and power in an election, or presiding over people. If one sees himself shouting alone in a dream, it means that he will lose his power and his words will have impact. Shouting in a dream also denotes social turmoil, agitation caused by war, an earthquake, the drowning of a ship, or the spread of a new disease that will force people to turn to Allah Almighty for help. (Also see Calling someone)
Rising in station Dream Explanation
— (Rank; Status) In a dream, rising in station means falling in people's esteem. Love to preside over others in a dream means the reversal of one's conditions for the worst. If one sees himself in a dream working hard at winning
a leadership position, and if he wins an election in the dream, it means that he will grow in arrogance, then suffer from humiliation. Turning down an offer for a high ranking position or an elevated station in a dream means earning respect, honor, status and happiness. (Also see Army's flag; Rank)