Dreams The interpretation of a dream means trying to explain and make sense of a dream. The following article will, I hope, give us a greater understanding of dreams and what they imply. Contents Comments by Hadhrat Danyaal alaihis salaam Reasons Why People Forget Dreams Time for Asking Interpretation Seeing Allah A Sieve Sifting Flour Seeing a Hearth or Grate Seeing the Sun Seeing a Mirror Seeing a Saw Seeing a Tin See Oneself Eating a Guava To See Oneself Climbing Stairs Seeing Oneself Going to the Skies A Garden See The Prophet See Hadhrat Israfeel Spending Someones Wealth Heart See a Jug Comments by Hadhrat Danyaal alaihis salaam Hadhrat Danyaal alaihis salaam reports that dreams are in reality based on two things: 1. There are those dreams that make us aware of the reality of circumstances. 2. There are those dreams that give us the results of any of the tasks that have been undertaken. Then these two types of dreams branch into another four: 1. Dreams in which orders are given to perform certain tasks 2. Dreams in which caution is given to refrain from something 3. Frightening Dreams (Dreams in which the person is given a scare) 4. Dreams Of Glad Tidings (Dreams in which good news is related) Return to Contents Reasons Why People Forget Dreams Hadhrat Danyaal alaihis salaam reports that there are four reasons why a person forgets dreams. They are: 1. Excessive sins 2. Various actions 3. Weak intentions and beliefs 4. Change in conditions Without doubt, under these circumstances a person will forget his dream. Return to Contents Time for Asking Interpretation Hadhrat Danyaal Alaihas Salaam relates that if a person asks for an interpretation of a dream in the time between morning and noon, he will be given a good and prosperous interpretation. If he was to ask after noon, he will be given an evil and troubling interpretation. He has also said that it is not permissible to ask for interpretation of dreams during dawn, sunset, cloudy and rainy days. Return to Contents Seeing Allah Hadhrat Danyaal alaihis salaam relates that if a Mu’min was to see Allah Ta’ala in his dream unequalled and incomparable, as is related in the verses of the Qur’aan and in the Ahaadith of Our Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam, he will be blessed with the magnificent sight of Allah Ta’ala and his needs will also be fulfilled. If a person was to see a dream in the manner that he was standing before Allah Ta’ala, and that Allah Ta’ala was watching him, the dream will give proof of his capability, reformation (to improve oneself) and spiritual well being. He will be chosen for forgiveness, and if he is sinful he will repent. Return to Contents Comments by Hadhrat Imaam Jaafar Sadiq radhiallahu anhu A Sieve Sifting Flour Hadhrat Imam Jaafar Sadiq radhiallahu anhu relates, that an interpretation of a sieve sifting flour can be made in the following four ways: 1. A pious person 2. A foolish woman 3. A bad employee or slave 4. To gain some profit Return to Contents Seeing a Hearth or Grate According to Hadhrat Imam Jaafar Sadiq radhiallahu anhu, to see a hearth (part of room where fire is made) or grate (framework of metal bars for holding fuel in a fireplace) means either a female servant or slave-girl. Return to Contents Seeing the Sun Seeing the Sun in your dreams could signify one of eight things: 1. A Caliph 2. A Mighty King 3. A Leader 4. A pious person practicing incantations 5. A Just King 6. Benefit for the people 7. A wife for a man, or a husband for a woman 8. A radiant and noble act. He has also stated that if a person was to see himself bowing before the sun, in his dream, the explanation is that the ruler will reward him with some honour and make him his close friend. His business will also increase. Return to Contents Seeing a Mirror To see a mirror in a dream signifies six things: 1. A Woman 2. A Girl 3. Rank and Dignity 4. A Friend 5. A Partner 6. Good Trade. He has also related that if a poor person was to see a mirror in his dreams, then this is a sign that he will marry a woman and gain nobility. But if a girl were to see a mirror in her dream then the interpretation would be that she is about to acquire a good husband with whom she will spend her life in honour and dignity. Return to Contents Seeing a Saw To see a Saw in a dream signifies one of three things: 1. A Son 2. A Brother or Sister 3. A Partner and Companion. Return to Contents Seeing a Tin To see a tin in a dream could signify one of three things: 1. Profit 2. A servant 3. Goods of the house Return to Contents See Oneself Eating a Guava To see yourself eating Guava fruit in your dreams could signify one of five things: 1. Halaal wealth 2. Riches 3. A woman 4. To reach one’s objective 5. To gain some wealth Return to Contents Comments by Hadhrat Ibrahim Karmaani rahmatullahi alaihe To See Oneself Climbing Stairs To climb stairs made of stone or limestone signifies that the person having the dream will gain esteem and dignity. Return to Contents Seeing Oneself Going to the Skies If a person having a dream were to see that he had gone to the skies and not returned then this is a sign that his death is close. On the other hand if he were to return, it would mean that the person who had the dream would suffer from a severe illness, but one from which he will recover. Return to Contents A Garden Hadhrat Imaam Karmaani rahmatullahi alaihe has narrated that a garden in one’s dream, signifies a rich and a handsome person. If he was to dream that during the days of spring or summer he was strolling happily in a garden lavish with exotic fruits and within which are many different types of flowers and vegetables blooming, whilst water is flowing and he were seated in the midst of this garden then the interpretation is that the person will die a martyrs death because these are all signs of heaven. Return to Contents See The Prophet If a person were to see the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad Mustafa sallallahu alaihe wasallam in a city or at any other place, the interpretation is that blessings will shower down on that city or place. The hearts of those people will also be comforted. see also Dreaming of the Prophet and Chapter 55 Shamaile-Tirmidhi Return to Contents See Hadhrat Israfeel If somebody were to see Hadhrat Israfeel alaihis salaam in his dream, blowing his horn in a sorrowful state, this is a sign that there will be death in that country and that the oppressors will be destroyed. Return to Contents Spending Someones Wealth If a person were to see in his dream that he was spending another persons wealth in the path of Allah with that persons consent, the interpretation of that dream, whether it be good or bad, will be for the person whose money was spent. Return to Contents Heart Hadhrat Imaam Karmaani rahmatullahi alaihe states that if a person within his dream were to feel pain in his heart, the interpretation is that his wealth will increase. But if he were to see that the eyes of his heart were open, this is a sign that the person is insatiable (greedy) in matters of the world and faith. If he were to see his heart bleeding the interpretation will mean that he will seek forgiveness for his sins and will turn towards Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. If a person were to see bile coming out from his heart, the interpretation is that the person will become ill. Or if he was to see a wound on his heart, it means that the person will become happy. If the person were to see pearls pouring from his heart and he was spitting these pearls out from his mouth, the interpretation is that such a person will become - may Allah forbid - a Kaafir (non-believer). But if he were to see himself lifting the pearls from the ground and swallowing them the interpretation is that the person will become a Muslim (a believer). Return to Contents See a Jug If a person were to see a pot or a large jug, the interpretation should be made regarding a servant or slave-girl. But if he were to see himself buying or making a pot or a large jug, the interpretation is that he will buy a slave or slave-girl or he will be given a servant.
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