| |Alligator Dream Explanation
— An alligator
in a dream represents a knowledgeable person who guides people from darkness unto light. (Also see Crocodile)
Wrestling Dream Explanation
— (Fight; Struggle) If one sees himself wrestled to the ground in a dream, it means that he may lose his wealth. However, the one who is wrestled to the ground in the dream will ultimately be victorious. The winner in the dream is the loser in wakefulness. If there is a witness during the fight, then it could mean that the winner in the dream may become the winner in wakefulness. This could also happen if the winner in the dream has better preparedness, or if he is fighting for his food, such as in a struggle between a beast and a human being. If one sees two friends fighting a wrestling
match in a dream, the loser in the dream has better standing in wakefulness. Wrestling
in a dream also could mean a sickness that may befall the loser, or it could denote the consequences of an illness. If one sees himself battling with a beast, and if he kills the beast in the dream, it means relief from difficulties and dispelling of his sorrows and sufferings. If one reaches the throes of death in his fight in the dream, it means that he will triumph over his enemies. (Also see Wrestling
Wrestling match Dream Explanation
— In a dream, a wrestling
match means a dispute between two people, even if it were between a man and a lion. The winner's stand in a dream is always better than that of the loser. If the match is between two men, then the one who challenges in the dream will be the loser in wakefulness. (Also see Wrestling)
Wrestling with a person Dream Explanation
— The person who loses the duel in the dream will gain victory and live prosperously in real life. It could also mean that the loser will gain more land than the winner.
Crocodile Dream Explanation
— (Alligator; Thief) A crocodile in a dream represents a policeman. A crocodile in the water in a dream represents a person no one can trust, whether he is a friend or a foe. A crocodile in a dream also represents a thief or an untruthful merchant. If one sees a crocodile pulling him into the water where he kills him in the dream, it means that one will be caught by a policeman who will kill him, then steal his property. If one escapes from the crocodile in the dream, it means that he will escape from such a danger in real life. In general, a crocodile in a dream means insolence, sins, a bandit, unlawful earnings, fear and depression. It may also mean the end of one's life, portrayed by his drowning. Seeing him in water is bad while seeing him on dry land means that he is weak and humiliated. If a crocodile pulls someone into the waters in a dream, it means that someone in authority will force him to do something he despises. If one sees himself eating the meat or flesh of a crocodile, or if one sees himself dragging a crocodile out of the water in a dream, it means that he will triumph against his enemy or opponent. (Also see Alligator; Policeman; Thief)
Struggle Dream Explanation
— (See Inner-struggle; Jihad; Wrestling)
Fight Dream Explanation
— The rule of interpretation in dreams involving fighting and wrestling
is that if the two adversaries are of different kinds, like man and animal, he who wins in the dream will triumph in reality. Otherwise, it is the winner who is the loser.
Wrestle Dream Explanation
, in a dream, means antagonism and hostility. If the two adversaries are of the same kind, like two human beings, the one defeated will triumph in reality. If not, the dream should be taken at face value.
Fight Dream Explanation
— In a dream, a fight means deception, betrayal, misleading or trickery. A fight in a dream also means inflation and rising prices, plague, food lines, adversities or stress. If a soldier sees himself engaged in a battle in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits and a rewarding success. Fighting unjust people in a dream means triumph over injustice, supporting the needs of one's father or mother first, or being protective of one's wife or husband. Fighting against the truth in a dream means aligning oneself with heedless people or going astray. (Also see Disbelief; Killing; War; Wrestling)
Sing Dream Explanation
— Nice singing means profitable business. The reverse is also true. The singer himself is regarded as a knowledgeable and wise person and a reminder. For rich people singing in the marketplace alludes to scandals and ugly traps. For the poor the same dream means that they will lose their mind. Some interpreters believe that singing refers to clamour, uproar, disputes, strong arguments, and wrestling
in view of the gesticulations in dancing that are associated with singing and sometimes resemble a fight.
• Dreaming that there is singing in some place: Lies will separate those who love each other and covetous and evil-eyed persons will deceive others because, says Ibn Siren: “The first, ever, to have sung and wailed was damned Satan, may God curse him.”
• Singing nice poems or songs on a harmonious note and with a loud but pleasant voice: Good dream for singers, composers, and their bands. Singing with a harsh voice and without melody: Unemployment and misery.
• Walking in the mud and singing: Good dreams, especially for those who sell lutes.
• Singing in the bathroom: Equivocal statements.
Angels Dream Explanation
— (Celestial beings; Heavenly beings) If one sees the heavenly angels (arb. Malaika) coming before him to congratulate him in a dream, it means that Allah Almighty has forgiven that person his sins and endowed him with patience, through which he will attain success in this life and in the hereafter. If one sees the heavenly angels greeting him or giving him something in the dream, it means that his insight will grow, or that he maybe martyrized. If one sees angels descending upon a locality that is raging with a war in a dream, it means that the dwellers of that place will win victory. If the people are suffering from adversities, it means that their calamities will be lifted. Flying with angels or visiting the heavens in their company in a dream may mean that one will die in the station of a martyr and receive Allah's utmost blessings. If one feels scared of the angels in his dream, it means that a fight, an argument or awesome trials will befall that locality. In general, to see the angels descending from the heavens to the earth in a dream means enfeeblement of those who have doubt, and strength for those who have faith and certitude. If one sees the angels prostrating to him in a dream, it means that all his needs will be satisfied and he will be endowed with good conduct, good behavior and a blessed fame. If one sees them looking like women in the dream, it means that he lies before Allah Almighty. If a pious person sees an angel telling him in a dream " Read Allah's Book. " It means that one will attain happiness in his life. If an impious person sees an angel in a dream telling him " Read your own records. " It means that he may go astray. If one sees the angels giving him glad tidings and congratulating him in a dream, it means that he will beget a blessed son who will grow to be righteous and an example to be followed. If one sees a gathering of angels in a town in his dream, it means that a pious man, or an ascetic, or a great scholar will die in that locality. If one sees himself looking at the angels in the skies in a dream, it means that he may suffer the loss of a son or his wealth. Seeing the celestial angels (arb. Ruhaniyyeen) in a dream means gaining honor, dignity, blessings in one's life, profits and a good fame, developing spiritual inner insight, or becoming a business manager. Near the end of one's life, one who sees such a dream also will suffer from people's slander and backbiting. He will also lose his good reputation to people's envy and evil qualities and he will live in tight financial conditions. If one becomes an angel in a dream, it means tat he will receive honor, power, overcome his adversities, dispel his distress and win his freedom, or it could mean that he will rise in station. If one sees the angels greeting him and shaking hands with him in a dream, it means that Allah Almighty will endow him with wisdom, clarity and insight. Angels in a dream also represent one's closest witnesses, guardians, police officers or the emissaries of a ruler. Wrestling
with an angel in a dream means loss of status. Wrestling
with an angel in a dream also means suffering from distress, trouble, humiliation and falling in rank. Seeing angels entering one's house in a dream means that a thief will burglarize such a house. If angels disarm someone in a dream, it means that he will lose his wealth and strength, or that he may divorce his wife. If angels offer the person a tray of fruits in the dream, it means that he will depart from this world as a martyr. If angels curse someone in a dream, it means that he has little care for his religion. If one sees a gathering of heavenly angels together with the angels of hell-fire in a dream, it means enmity and divisiveness. If a sick person sees himself struggling with an angel in a dream, it is a sign of his death . If one sees an angel taking the form of a child in a dream, it represents one's future. If he sees an angel as a youth, the youth then represents the present time and whatever events that will take place during it. If the angel appears in the form of an old man in the dream, he represents the past. If one sees the angels praying and asking for Allah's forgiveness on his behalf in a dream, it means that one's spiritual and religious life will grow for the better, and that he will become wealthy. If one sees angels descending upon a cemetery in a dream, it signifies the presence of blessed and righteous souls in that place. If one sees angels walking in the markets in a dream, it means that the merchants are trifling with prices and playing with the measures. If the angels who are in charge of punishing the sinner in hell walk before a dying person and he does not fear them in the dream, it means peace and tranquillity. If one sees the angels teaching a dying person how to recite his final rites in a dream, it means glad tidings and attainment of what his heart desires, a guarantee of his safety, happiness, joy and of having a blessed and a good heart. If he sees them angry with him or beating him or subduing and taming him in a dream, it means that he may revert to sin, earn the displeasure of his parents, disdain from complying with Allah's commands, or he could even come to deny the necessity of Allah's religion. Such angels in a dream also represent the emissaries of a governor or his deputies. If a dying person is told in the dream that no angels have come to see him, then it is a testimony of his good character and piety, or it could mean payment of one's debts or recovering from an illness. Angels in a dream also could represent scholars, Gnostics or translators who understand people's languages and speak in many tongues. As for Munkar and Nakir, the angels who come to one's grave upon his burial to question him, seeing them in a dream means prosperity for a poor person, and finding work for a jobless person. (Also see Castration)
Archangels Dream Explanation
— Azrail (the Archangel of Death)
• Seeing Azrail: (1) Must prepare for death. (2) Death of a sick person. (3) A lurking enemy. (4) Will have a long life.
• Azrail seeming happy: The dreamer will die as a martyr.
• Azrail frowning and looking unhappy: The dreamer will die without repenting.
with Azrail: (1) If he overcomes the Angel of Death, the dreamer will face death, but God will save him. (2) If the Angel of Death gains the upper hand, the dreamer will die.
• Kissing Azrail or vice versa: (1) Inheritance. (2) Dispersal. (3) Something bad will happen. Israfil (the archangel who will blow the horn to summon mankind on the Day of Resurrection)
• Seeing Israfil: Good tidings and a beneficial trip.
• Israfil bending and blowing the horn and only the dreamer hearing its sound: The dreamer will pass away. Israfil bending and blowing the horn and other people in the area hearing the horn: (1) Death and atrocities will take place in that spot. (2) Justice will prevail and the unjust will perish. Jibril (Gabriel) Seeing Jibril:
• Will embark on a journey to seek knowledge abroad and return successfully. In modern terms, will study and graduate from abroad.
• Will triumph over enemies.
• Will promote virtue and combat vice.
• Being hostile to Jibril or arguing with him: Will arouse God’s wrath and anger and concur with non-Muslims.
• Taking food from Jibril: Will deserve Paradise.
• Jibril looking sad and worried: Will encounter hardships and be punished, for Gabriel is not only the Archangel of Knowledge and Learning but of Chastisement as well.
• Jibril appearing in a city or village: Abundance and cheaper prices, because he is the Archangel of Mercy, too. Malek (the Custodian of Hell)
• Seeing Malek: Will be questioned or arrested by the police.
• Malek smiling: Will be safe from prison.
• Malek seen smiling by a sick person: The dreamer may die.
• Malek giving some nice food to the dreamer: (1) You love God, His Messenger, and the believers. (2) You will have more dignity and power. (3) You will abstain from hypocrisy and sins. (4) You will return to the right path after erring.
• A cordial and enthusiastic Malek: Will be safe from Hell.
• Malek dissatisfied with the dreamer, turning away or staring angrily at him: Will commit something conducive to Hell. Mikail (Michael) Seeing Mikail:
• For a person who fears God: desires will be fulfilled on earth and in the Hereafter; for a disbeliever: A warning!
• Will acquire money, dignity, and power.
• Will be generous and charitable. Radwan (the Custodian of Paradise)
• Seeing Radwan: (1) Felicity, lasting happiness. (2) The fulfilment of promises. (3) The fulfilment of wishes. (3) Achievements. (5) Reconciliation and return of the good favours of the authority, especially if Radwan has given the dreamer a fruit or a cloth from Paradise or has been smiling at him. (6) God’s blessing, prosperity. (7) Nice living. (8) The end of all worries.
• Radwan appearing happy with the dreamer or treating him cordially: God is pleased with the subject and will shower His overt and covert blessings on him. Siddiqoon, Alias Nuriai, Alias Ruhail. (The Archangel of Dreams and Adages Based on the “Guarded Tablets.”)21 Siddiqoon symbolizes excellence, the science of probing and unveiling secrets, the interpreter who translates for kings and knows their secrets, and the erudite.
• Seeing Siddiqoon: (1) Good augury, good tidings. (2) Avid reading in tablets and books, as is the case with those working in the fields of education and writing. (3) Joy. (4) The fulfilment of promises. (5) Life and death. (6) Governing. (7) Marriage and children. (8) Travel and return. (9) Glory and defeat.
• Siddiqoon telling or giving something to the dreamer: It will be so.
Angel Dream Explanation
— Angels symbolize translators who understand people’s languages; witnesses; and trustworthy persons and emissaries, especially of kings and princes.
• Seeing well-known angels of the type who bring good tidings: (1) Something pleasant will emerge in the life of the dreamer. (2) Prosperity and strength. (3) Triumph after suffering injustice. (4) Recovery from a disease. (5) Security after fear. (6) Prosperity will replace poverty. (7) Relief after hardships. (8) An injunction to the dreamer to perform the pilgrimage and/or engage in Jihad (holy struggle).
• An angel telling the dreamer that he will have a son: He will be blessed with a son enjoying knowledge and contentment, in view of the following Quranic verses: “ (And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah grive thee glad tidings of a word from Him …” (“Al-Imran” [The Family of Imran], verse 45); and “He said: I am only a messenger of thy Lord, that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.” (“Maryam” [Mary], verse 19.)
• An angel entering the dreamer’s house: Beware of thieves.
• An angel taking one’s weapon: Strength and bread will go and perhaps wife, too.
• Angels assembling in one place and the dreamer being scared: Intrigue and strife will take place in that spot.
• Seeing angels in a battlefield: Will triumph over enemies.
• Angels kneeling or prostrating themselves before the dreamer: Desires will be fulfilled and the subject will rise in life.
with an angel: Worries and humiliation after prosperity.
• A patient seeing an angel engaging another angel in a fight: Death is near.
• Angels descending from the sky: (1) The holy struggle will be successful; the righteous will triumph and the wrongdoers will be subdued. (2) The ruler will send his soldiers to that spot. (3) An epidemic will erupt (in case the angels are frequently going up and down in the houses or on rooftops).
• Angels descending on graves: Devout people will be buried there.
• Angels in a souk (marketplace): Cheating is taking place there.
• Flying with the angels and rising with them to the sky, not to return: Will be honoured in this world, then die as a martyr.
• Contemplating the angels: Catastrophe or something will befall the dreamer’s children and fortune, in view of the Quranic verse: “The Day they see the angels, no joy will there be to the criminals that Day: the (angels) will say there is a barrier forbidden (to you) altogether!” (“Al-Furqan” [The Criterion], verse 22).
• The angels working in the dreamer’s craft or doing as he does: He will excel in his industry.
• Angels coming to destroy the dreamer’s home or a group of fewer than ten angels appearing in a country, a village, or a place: A prominent scholar or hermit will die in that place, the victim of an injustice will be killed, or a house will crumble over its dwellers.
• An evil person dreaming that an angel is ordaining him to read the Book of Allah: A stern warning in view of the Quranic verse: “And it will be said unto him, Read thy book. Thy soul sufficeth as reckoner against thee this day’ ” (“Al-Israe” or “Bani Ismail” [The Children of Israel], verse 14.)
• Seeing angels on horses in a place: A tyrant will be brought down.
• Seeing birds flying without being able to identify their species: Those are angels who will avenge the oppressed.
• Seeing those among the angels who have a special status and serve as scribes: For a good person, joy and happiness in life and in the Hereafter, as well as a happy ending; otherwise, the dreamer should heed the warning inherent in the Quranic verses: “Generous (or enjoying a special status) and recording, who know (all) that ye do.” (“Al-Infitar” [The Cleaving], verses 11 and 12.)
• Seeing an angel in the image of an old man: A reference to the past.
• An angel in the image of a youth: A reference to the present.
• An angel in the image of a young boy: A reference to the future.
• Seeing angels in the image of women: The dreamer is lying to God in view of the following verse: “Hath your Lord then distinguished you (O men of Mecca (Makkah)) by giving you sons, and hath chosen for Himself females from among the angels? Lo! Verily ye speak an awful word!” (“Al-Israe” or “Bani Ismail” [The Children of Israel], verse 40.)
• Angels greeting the dreamer: Will be gifted with foresight and a happy ending.
• Seeing oneself as an angel: (1) If facing hardships: Relief will come. (2) If a bondman: Will be freed. (3) If an honest person: Will rise to leadership. (4) If a patient: Will die.
• A Jew seeing angels praying for him: Will embrace Islam in view of the Quranic verse: “He it is Who blesseth you, and His angels (bless you), that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and He is Merciful to the believers.” (“Al-Ahzab” [The Clans], verse 43.)
• A good person dreaming that an angel is ordaining him to read the Book of Allah: A stern warning in view of the Quranic verse: “And it will be said unto him, ‘Read thy book. Thy soul sufficeth as reckoner against thee this day.’ “ (“Bani Israel” [The Children of Israel], verse 14.)
Jinn - Or Djinn Dream Explanation
— According to my grandfather, the late Mr. Mahmoud Fahim of Egypt, a master magician and an authority on the subject, as quoted by Dr. Paul Brunton: “… jinn's are native inhabitants of the spirit world who have never possessed a human body. Some of them are just like animals, others are as shrewd as men. There are also evil jinn's … who are used by low sorcerers, especially by the African witch doctors … they are dangerous servants and will sometimes turn treacherously on the man who is using them and kill him.”36 The jinn's have their own realm, whose doctors, for instance, are called Maymoun and Abanos. They are said sometimes to perform surgery. Ata is a good friend who answers queries and might appear, when invoked, in European or Arab dress or clad as a sheikh. (It is not advisable to engage in such practices.) In general, the sight of a jinn in the dream symbolizes a great, wicked, and deceitful enemy. The kings of jinn (singular and plural in Arabic) or jan or jinnah or jannan (plural) allude to: (1) Prominent leaders. (2) Rulers. (3) Sheikhs or tribal chieftains. (4) Ulema, or Muslim scholars. (5) Sponsors and guarantors. Ordinary jinn refer to the following: (1) Crooks and those who seek worldly pleasures and vain things, unless the one seen in the dream was of the good and wise and learned type who can speak, comprehend, and do good things. (2) A blaze. (3) Whatever is made by using fire, like pottery and glass. (4) Snakes, scorpions, and all that harm man. (5) Losses. (6) Ordeals. (7) Terror. (8) Enemies. (9) Loss of religious faith. (10) Passions and whims. (11) Immoral gains.
• Turning into a jinn: Will become very shrewd.
• Seeing the jinn standing near one’s house: (1) Losses. (2) The dreamer has to fulfil a solemn spiritual oath. (3) Coming ordeal.
• Any kind of jinn entering the dreamer’s house and doing something: Enemies will enter that house, and thieves will cause damage. Teaching the Holy Quran to the jinn or the jinn listening to the dreamer reading or reciting the Holy Quran: Will become a ruler or a chief.
• Accompanying the jinn refers to the following: (1) The dreamer is or will be close to the people versed in the Scriptures (as, in Arabic, “Sifr,” whose plural is “Asfar,” means the Scriptures) or those who know the secrets. (2) Will travel by land or by sea (as, in Arabic, safar, which is very close to sifr, means “travel”). (3) Kidnapping. (4) Theft. (5) Adultery. (6) Drinking fermented juice (wine). (7) Wine shops. (8) Singing. (9) The flute. (10) Heretic places. (11) Churches or synagogues. (12) Sorcerers. (13) Imagination and illusions. The jinn's who preach virtue, deter from vice, and bring good tidings represent the Muslims; the rest allude to atheists.
• Marrying a jinn: (1) Will marry a debauched and sexually uncontrollable woman, a nymphomaniac. (2) Will buy a sick animal. (3) Will rule, govern, own something, or be highly promoted, if eligible for that.
• Having a child by the jinn: (1) Benefits from a mean person. (2) Money from an atheist or a hoarder.
• A king dreaming of catching and shackling a jan: Will seize a country and take captive its atheist inhabitants.
• A pious person dreaming of catching and fettering a jinn: Will be immune from Satan through his fasting and by controlling his passions.
with a jinn: Will be safe from their evil or the evil of whomever it symbolizes.
• Being overcome by the jan: Will eat riba (usury).
• Befriending one of the kings of the jinn: (1) An allusion to whom such a king refers to in reality. (2) Will become an ulema (Muslim religious scholar) and an expert in the Holy Quran. (3) Will become an educator. (4) Will become an aide to the chief or a monitor. (5) Will become a sponsor or a guarantor. (6) Will become a tracker, tracing the bandits footsteps. (7) Will repent and return to the path of Allah.
• The world being inhabited by the jan: A reference to bandits and garbage collectors or guardians.
• Jan dwelling in wells and bathrooms: (1) Adulterers. (2) Those who molest or harass women and men alike.
• Jinn's dwelling in a house: Evil neighbours.
• A jinn whispering in one’s ear or inciting the dreamer: The latter is actively worshiping and obeying God to overcome his enemy.
• A worker or a farmer dreaming that a jinn has snatched his robe and run away with it: Will be fired or harmed.
• A person dreaming that a jinn is standing behind him: His enemies will have the upper hand.
• Dreaming that you are controlling a jinn, who obeys you: Dignity and the highest post.
• Tying up a jinn: Will triumph over the enemy.
• Falling captive in the hands of the jinn: Scandals.
• Taking a jinn as a confidant: The dreamer is spending his time and money with corrupt persons, and all pending matters will be stalled.
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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