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.

197 thoughts on “Meaning of dreams in Islam

  1. I stopped talking to one of my friend because of a certain reason about 4 months ago and I got 3 dreams already that she’s trying to talk to me and she’s apologising but I’m ignoring her. Does this mean that she feels guilty?

  2. Assalamualaikum,, i had a dream in which i was infront of a lightening lamp in flowing river,, (i am also in water in my dream)and i was very happy in dream wher ever i see dat lamp.
    Could you plaease tell me the meaning of my dream

  3. I had this dream repeatedly 4 or 5 times over some time, that im living in a family home where i grew up, its night time some of the windows and or main door is left open while everyone else is sleeping and i quickly try to close all the windows and door thinking how could one even let the front door open

  4. I had a dream that my parents are leaving for somewhere and they leave me alone in the house with a stranger and keep on telling them to not leave me alone with him but they still do. Later I am showering and he keeps on looking at me and then holds my hand. Then my parents come home and I cry to them and say “Baba I told you not to leave me alone with him.”

  5. I got a dream at least for a week that i performs salah but incomplete and on the last day i reach madina and there was a cube on which people were writting their names i thought of writting then i changed my mind abd i thought that i will write my name when i will be back for salah and i woke up…. plz sir will u help me .. i see oferring salah everytime but the thing is that i could not complete.. jazakumullah khair..

  6. As salaam walakum waragmatula wabarakatu i had a dream last night first i was in my mothers room but it was dirty so i started dusting the cupboards there were spider webs on.Then i found a new pair of tan sandals and a gold necklace which belonged to me but i forgot i had it. Then i turn around my mother is in her bed and i find many beautiful salaah maths and many womans salaah garments but only one fits me a black one with gold beading on the top part of it. Then my mother says to me she got it from another muslim lady and i can have it. Next i find myself at the ocean with my dad and a sister of mine but myself and my sister is scared and we are walking barefoot with my dad on white sand and he reassure us its ok. My mother and another sister of mine is on a hill where they are looking at a sea creature and i hear my sister screaming but there is also a foreign lady taking pictures of the sea creature. While myself and the one sister is walking beside my dad i see moving star fish laying on the sand.

  7. As salaam walakum waragmatula wabarakatu i had a dream last night i was in my mothers room but it was dirty so i started cleaning the cupboards and found a pair of new tan sandals and a gold necklace but it belongs to me i just never wore it before and forgot about it. Then i turn around and my mother is laying in bed and i find alot of beautiful salaah mats and many female salaah tops but only one is my size a black one with gold beading on the top part of it. Next i find myself at the ocean with my dad and sister, but we are afraid there is a sea creature on a hill where my mother and one sister is looking at it that sister screams. I also see a foreign lady taking pictures of the creature. While my dad reassures myself and another sister that we dont have to be scared and we are walking barefoot on the sand and see moving star fish on the sand.

  8. Asalamualium,
    I dreamt hearing a zidker of Allah, Someone was doing the zidker saying Allah Akbar, when I heard this I suddenly woke up and took ablution and started offering 8 rakats of prayer and cried a lot and my heart is still in hurry to see Allah.
    Could you please tell me the meaning of this dream.
    Said Hafizulah Hashimi
    Kabul, Afghanistan

  9. I had a dream my son crawling upwards, being tied with rope attached to a huge machine. Son struggling to find common ground with the institution he is studying at as well as his internal uncontroled immotions that causes him to lash out and be destructive.

  10. I saw a lady in white dress calling herself Maryam (A.S) mounting a white horse entered my room and the horse left manure in the room and they went outside

  11. I dreamt of 2 very very tall men/ creatures like shadows- ( they had no face) enter my room and then they were standing by me bedside… they said nothing but i was scared

  12. I had A dream that i got An expensive gift from a girl i know and i gave her a Cheap gift. After We gave each other gifts i Put My hand on her shoulder and We walked away happy. I need to know the meaning of this dream.

  13. I saw a blue light ray flighing towards me and finally entering my right lowerleg. Then the light started spreading over my whole leg. Something like a rope or elastic around my leg after the light had entered, not sure why.

  14. I had a dream of me and my sister we were in a house and the shower water would turn on , we tried to turn the taps off but we couldn’t then my sister said to me to help her find where the evil writing is and she started pealing the mirror in the bathroom and we found the writing in the mirror.

  15. During Ramadan, I had a dream that, I was looking in my mouth and noticed some decay on one of my lower, back teeth. When i touched it my tooth fell out …followed by 2 more teeth. *it was painless, but i felt a great sence of loss. Next thing i know, a black crumbly substance resembling crushed coal was coming out of my mouth into my hand.

    Not sure why it is still on my mind.

    • dear sister the snake hint the enemy and the bite of snake on ur leg mean the enemy close you which might be ur wealth, moral (amorality), or might hint the enemy of ur parents or it hint the devil trying to conquer you or ur moral life .

    • I saw black snake in my dream. First i saw that i am afraid of it but my cousin sister killed that snake and told me that you don’t have to worry now. Later in same dream i saw when i came out of my room there are so many sankes of different colours in my house and one of the snake has made hole outside my house and live there. I got scared and i woke up.

  16. Last night I saw that, I was driving a Jeep and road was fully damage. Some people are helping me to guide take right or take left and last Alhamdulillah I cross that road.

  17. I dreamt a wallet and I kept some near to 4 identity cards of my family members(should be),what the meaning for cards I kept?

  18. i saw 4 different dreams one after another,
    in one dream in which which i was running from someone and he or she caught me.
    2nd dream is i saw one college mate outside my door laying on floor.
    3rd dream is i entered masjid along with some people and stood for prayer.
    4th was i and somebody with me went ti a cricket stadium with full of crowd and 1 team won the match and was hige celebration there.

  19. Hello,
    I had this dream last night which I don’t understand.I saw a big snake hiding in the basket in my house somewhere.I saw his head was coming out from the basket.i got so scared and started calling my mother in law to come.she came and told me to moved and she shut the door and got stick and tried to take out the snake from the basket.the snake came out and the she chopped the snake and the told go you and your husband are free now.please I am confused about this dream.

  20. I dreamt of non Muslim friend of mine she was waering a hijab and i as i got closser i saw she had a beard and a male genital and i was confused and was thinking that she should shave.

  21. Asalamu Aleykum, i often dream on a large snake with blue-dark eyes that pass by all other people coming directly to my face without attacking anybody including me

    Kindly help me what could be translation of this dream in islamic way


  22. Assalamolaikum,

    I saw a dream in which I shifterd in a house with my mom and have a large bedroom with two large cupboards and a large window where we can see oue lawn with grass and flowers. Th same day After some hours my mother died. What this dream is telling me about?


  23. I dreamt dat I was in a camp with some people it was very cold there, and didn’t have a coat with me, so I borrowed from a girl I know in real life but we don’t talk( I see her in some videos online) so she gave me the coat then later some guys came and start hitting me that I was with their coat, dey really bully me but I keep explaining to them a lady gave me, those guys were the lady’s friend so she told them to but I was crying already feeling cheated (like I stole it) then when I woke up I was full of tears, please what can I do?

  24. Anyone can advise dreaming of a white snake fighting a white tiger and the white tiger bite the snake and won? Thanks

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