Meaning of dreams in Islam

Interpretation of dreams in Islam is a mean to analyse past and future situations, and is one of the 46 parts of prophecy *.

To use this Islamic dictionary of dreams, just enter the word corresponding to a vision in a dream and the different possible significations and meanings will be found.

*There are 3 kind of dreams in Islam :

-The truthful dream (rahmani)
-The dream stemming from personal desire (nafsani)
-The dream coming from the devil (shaytani)

The dream dictionary presented here is based on the work of Muhammad Ibn Sirin, a specialist in the field of dream interpretation in regards to the traditions of Islam.

Muhammad Ibn Sirin was born in 654 and died at the age of 77. He was a very pious Muslim. He belonged to the tabighins, formed by the kufit school.
However, in today’s world, he is more know for his expertise in giving the meaning of dreams.
He also brought lots of hadiths from Abu Huraira, Anas Ibn Malik and others.

195 thoughts on “Meaning of dreams in Islam

  1. Assalam-u-alaikum… i dreamt a ruddy colour snake with black checks on it, very aggressive and gulping a frog. My husband went to save frog but couldn’t. I often dream snakes trying to harm me why. Kindly explain.

    • As salaam alaikum, the snake represents the enemy, usually when you see them in your dream it’s the ‘jinn’ that are trying to affect you or your family in some way and Allah knows best. If you see sake inside your home, it’s an enemy inside your home. If the snakes outside your home it’s an enemy outside your home. I strongly suggest you and your husband get some Rukya done as a matter of urgency but make sure you go to someone who does Rukya according to Quran and Sunnah.

  2. I saw that I was sitting with my friends and one of my friend was gifted by sweets from some unknown sources and then I also went to them and they also gave me lots of sweets even more than my friend.Then I saw myself eating it.Though there had many friends but only we two gifted by sweets.

  3. I had dream last night , saw I blessed a baby boy smiling and repeats with me Qur’anic verses, meanwhile idea came to make him Hafiz Quran becoz I thought he is so sharp.
    Virtually, my wife got 3 miscarriage from one and half year. Please elaborate the meaning as early.

  4. i most often see dreams. last night i saw a dream that an unknown handsome man ask me to give him a glass of milk. i buy a glass of milk from my friends money and give it to him. He became so happy and ask me to take money but i resist and tell him to give it to my friend as i bought milk from her money without asking her.

  5. Asalamu Alaykum.

    1. I had a dream in which I was carrying a dead body (white cloth covered) by riding a bike. The dead body was tied in rope and I was carrying it which very less weight. However, my friend’s friend he was I believe but, only I remember my friend in the dream. Please let me know about this and why have I got this dream?

    2. I saw an old man with white long hairs and he was semi-naked (wearing only his trousers) and he was trying to get something out from my forehead. I saw some powders in colour of white, red, yellow and some other colour I don’t remember. I felt he was doing black magic. Please let me know about this and why have I got this dream?

  6. Ok salaam who ever can help me….so I want to Mary this man who he is already married with a child…I had a dream I was walking behind him and saw him and his daughters strip of hair from the back of the head was white! What does this mean?

  7. Selam
    I saw a dream that Me and my mother are walking on the road there is so traffic and rush
    And after that my ex boyfriend come and give a bread to my mom but my mom takes the bread and give it to some body eles
    Whats the meaning of this?
    Please interpret my dream please
    Im so tensed
    Thank you

  8. i had a dream about one of my friends,who is wearing hijab in real,but in my dream i saw her with very beautiful curly hair,and i asked why she does not show us her hair in times of uni,she replied its not for every one with a smile on her face.

  9. I had a dream of crab but, in this case the crab is half human and half crab. the top of the crab is human and the down is made of crab legs. in my dream the crab was so big and I saw him killing one person by removing his head.

  10. Aslamu Alaikum,

    My name is Zahida Bibi,I had a dream on a Sunday morning 2:30 am
    My deceased aunt in my dream hugging me and crying very loud and saying her grand daughters passed away.
    Please interpret my dream Jazaakh Allah

  11. I had a dream where  Someone kidnapped me and held me hostage I found a way to escape as I was running I ran into the guy I love in a solders costume I sat him down and told him everything we went back to fight we took out all of the soldiers suddenly a cyclone randomly appeared that we were stuck in we both fought I was hurt and the guy i love held me and asked me if I was ok and I woke up plz help I need to know what it means

    • This is a thinking or some mind presentation of a movie you must have watched before having this dream. Not really a dream with some meaning in your future.

      • Please can some one tell me what this dream of mine means ..I’m in love with a guy. He loves me to..but due to some reason he stopped talking to me..I keep praying for us to get to gather and do a nikaah. I dreamt of his dead mum who I only spoke to on the phone.. I dreamt that she was in my dream and she hugged me and kissed me on my cheek and give me a little bite on my cheeks and said mubarak ho amina jo hooya tere vajaa se hooya

  12. Hi everyone
    Why are people posting dreams on here?
    Does anyone replies with interpretation ?

    If not you shouldn’t tell your dreams just like that.

    Dreams are be told to someone you trust their interpretation,


  13. i almost saw dreams
    i am standing in front of water or in middle of ocean and the water color is pure clean light blue what those mean can anyone help me ?

  14. I saw earth quake in my dream and my house shaking and back roof destroyed and black horses running in my back yard

    • The dream you told is very short and does not have full details. Can’t be interpreted till you give full details of your dream.

  15. I saw a dream of some two unknown persons who are hospitalized on the road side and someone is telling that one of them is dead and i m having a white cloth in my hand what does it mean can anyone plz help me plllzzz rep

  16. I had a dream that my two palm were all marked with marks line by line by line with blood stain on each line. Am really scared am a Christian pls help.

  17. I dreamt about an extremely handsome thin light in complexion male. He took my two kids away slowly walking away from me. I didnt worry where he was taking them but I was worried why he was taking them. I got into my car and drove off looking for them while I was looking I found myself sitting with this man about to eat he took of the sunglasses he had on I was stunned by the gorgeous handsome guy with the such a beautiful smile asking me if I am ok. Hes done everything in such a beautiful way in this dream. The clothes he had on was a white T-shirt and a navy pants. I can’t get this drem out of my mind.

  18. i saw myself being married to my principal’s son (my principal is a lady but in my dream it was a man) it was some sport event and i was with the principal’s grandson ( i was his mother )

  19. As Salams

    my daughter aged 11 had a dream of a green snake it was in my passage it did not harm anyone and I had zikr 2 nights before at my house

  20. salaam…
    now my age is 21.But wen I was 8-13years old I used to frequently get a dream…frankly speaking I don’t know wat it actually was…I used to wake up crying…sply during afternoon sleep I used to get dat dream…a situation had come dat I skipped of sleeping in afternoon bez of dis..the dream was-
    train was moving very fast..der was smting a huge big rock like thing in dat train…I had to transfer bit by bit of dat rock from one place to another with a help of hair clip like smting stuff…& der used to b time limit for dat transfer…ppl vll b crying around,soooo much of noise,it was like I had to save dem or dey r trying to kill me if I dont do dat…
    wen I used to wakeup from dis dream,I used to remain unconscious abt dis world…I used to just scream for my mom & start crying without opening my eyes..after I open my eyes I used to see d whole world is going soooooo slow..I mean in slow motion…I used to take min 10-15 mins to regain from dis dream…
    now I don’t get dis dream..I got dis dream frequently only till age of 12 or 13…but always smting inside me asks wat exactly was dat???
    can I know I reason for dis dream??

  21. My wife has dreamed that i have married another women. in reality the women that i have married in my wife dream is our big enemy and we really hate her. she is married also married and have kids.
    please explain what this dream means

  22. Asalamoalk
    I saw in my dream a cow cut from neck people cry but when I saw close body is cow and hed men he is crying and some people some kids start taking off the skin I am stopping them please the men having pain

  23. Asalam walaykum
    I had a dream a year ago during Ramadan. I woke up for tahajud and sincerely made my dua. One of the things I prayed for was for Allah to keep me away from a guy that was asking me for my hand marriage at the time that if he isn’t good for me or if he will keep away from pleasing Allah, subhabahu watala. I prayed that if he is good for me and will help me grow closer to Allah, i asked Allah (sw) to make our union easy and blessed. Later, after I prayed salat alfajer, I went to bed. Subhannah, this is the dream I had that morning, and although I feel good about it, I am still unsure about the exact meaning of it:**************
    In a market full of people on a very sunny day, my brother comes out of nowhere and drops a roll of long fabric-roll at my mom’s spices shop. He then tears a little from it and walks off with it in his hand. Later, The guy that is still waiting to get me to say yes to marry him then comes out of nowhere and picks up the roll of fabric, puts it under his left arm with a big smile on his face, graps my hand wirh his right hand and walks off fast from the market with a big glow on his face. In this dream, I am a little girl 8-10, very pretty, wearing white hijab. Because he was walking too fast trying to catch up, I sort of run/walk with him and then he says to me I will tell Kamal, who is my cousin and his best friend from childhood, that he will take it all the way this time after I asked him “what are you going to tell Kamal?”…..that meant to me that he wanted to marry me. In the dream, i am thinking I was married to Kamal. ******

  24. Salaam
    I’m carrying for 3 month.. Recently I had a miscarriage 7 months back.. During that time I dreamd about an egg is breaking and a yolk coming out.. When I searched it clearly showed tat it indicates miscarriage.. And after seven I’m carrying again and again same period I dreamd like I’m bleeding heavily.. Then when I searched again…. Again it indicate miscarriage.. I’m really worried and depressed… plzzzz help…

    • Don’t get depressed sister pray to Allah, make perfect wudu and read two rakah praying to Allah for khair and seek refuge in Allah from this bad dream inshaAllah it won’t Harm you

  25. I saw a strange dream where my mother was buying a clothes so there’s this lady(another customer) behind her suggesting her suit. Taking her suggestion my mother inspects the suit and is like,”it’s nice” .
    And then this customer lady is like,”buy it for me” and my mom was like,”No why should I?” And the customer lady got angry and slapped my mom and then I woke up.

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