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. I had a dream where in my sleep I was laying in bed and my mother was standing beside me. I suddenly started to feel a terrible pain in my chest and I was screaming to loud that even when I woke up from my dream I was in Pain.

    Please explain what does this mean.

  2. I had a dream m sitting somewhere and i hear a voice someone calling me maaa as mother and then i see a paper flying to me written maa and i start crying what is the meaning as i had a miscarriage and due to problems i left my husband too . I keep seeing babies in my dreams or in my arms

  3. I got a dream where in the fish tank in my home I add around 10-15 fishes in which I found most fishes eyes were closed but alive ..when I saw a gold fish keenly, it opened its mouth and it was black inside it’s mouth..the places where it had no eyes was light black in colour…then I got disturbed and woke up…

  4. Assalam o alaikum. I had a dream btween 1-2am that im in school but the location and condition of the of the school is different from the school where i teach. One of my fellow teacher is ill and a jin has occupied her body. I wanted to release her body from that jin by reciting Allah hu Akbar but it didnot worked then i started reciting the surah naas but cant read tha last ayat with voice. It was like that jin has holding my neck or effecting me by his power that i cant read that ayat. Then i just woke up with fear. I am very tensed after this i have that kind of dream about two months ago but that time it was the last ayat of surah Falak .which i was not able to recite to release myself from the effect of jinn.

  5. I had a dream and woke up about Fajr time. I saw myself brushing somebody’s fallen her. I saw my mum in this dream and my deceased father… May Allah grant him jannatul Firdaus. Ameen. I was arguing with my father, crying and saying I don’t want to be part of this family and then I suddenly woken up. I would appreciate your response. Jazakallah Khayr

  6. Ask…i got a dream of my 2 tooth are shaking and are going to fall( this dream came around afternoon between 1 and 2 day before in the afternoon) what does it mean?

  7. Asslam Alaikym I saw my maarhum mother in law in my dream…she is suffering from fever n am sitting beside her putting cold cloth on her forehaed.wat does it mean.

  8. Hello,
    1) I had a dream that I was in the kitchen with my brother trouser, I kept it on a cupboard in the kitchen and I noticed some money on the floor they fell out from the trouser pocket. I picked the money up, counted it and it was up to thirty thousand ( 1000 naira notes) and some other denominations but I kept those aside from the thirty thousand naira note. I went to my room some of my friends were there and I gave one the money to count it again if it’s up to thirty thousand so I can return the money to my brother and I woke up.

    2) what does it mean for someone to unplait her hair in a dream?

    3) I dreamt I was given admission for my masters programme

  9. I had a dream of a white ice skating boot. It was single.

    I recently separated from my husband. Is this the actual dream coming to fruition?
    He was abusive in our 20 years of marriage so I am relieved to have separated from him
    Not sure if the boot represented my situation.

  10. Salamu’alaik (1) I have adream that my sister gives a mad man money , (2) i dream that i gives three of my brothers money, (3) my sister dream that she was feeling to make toilet then she went to public toilet any place that she will go she’s seen that there’s many people on toilet after that she’s not get any place to make the toilet and after that she stay in front of someone to make the toilet and after she finished and the person said she must take the toilet and tro it away and she also took it and tro it away (4) same my sister dream that she was setting and one of her friend came to her and tell her that the party that they are doing is for my sister beacouse she’s getting marry and her husband is waiting for her and my sister shoud come to her husband, she got this dream twice . Please help me to get the meaning

  11. i dreamt of leaning to see a greyish white color cat lying on floor and she hugs me, what does this dream mean? kindly reply back please. Jazak Allah Khair

  12. i am freaking out right now… my dream is that i am friends with a guy that used to bully me and a girl that pretended to be my friend the girl in the dream call my name… the reason i was bullied i because i had a crush on a guy. the crush in my dream spoke my mother tongue but i couldn’t understand him.
    what does this dream mean does it mean that i am going to be friends with them??
    i honestly don’t want to see them they made my life full of tears and unhappiness
    i have a hard time making friends because of them.

  13. ‘I dreamt that i woke up and there was muslim woman and men in my home that brought food as if there was going to be a function,i asked my husband whose rhese people and whats going on,and he rfuses to tell me,i then asked then asked one of the woman who are they and whats going on and they refuse as well to speak,i then told them all to leave my home and my husband says ro them to all leave,then the left including my husband

  14. My daughter she see in her, dreams often snake or some saya. And some time she also see the saya it enters in other person body and marry her.please help to know why she is seeing such dream’s.

  15. I have dream a very small green snake sitting on my shoulder….. what does it means….please help.
    thanks in advance.

  16. Asslamualikum wife had a dream saying all saying you lost your life missed used your life and scolding to me your lier and then i went to bath and i was differently changed Allah must Protect me Please help me to Get Rid of this tension

  17. I woke crying. I remember a lot of water and at first it seemed people were having fun with it but something didn’t seem right. And then i seen myself inside a “boat” or something that seemed to be floating and i was sitting next to a woman who seemed like a good friend or family. I could not see her face much. But a woman was sitting directly in front of me also ( face to face with our knees close) she seemed older but something was strange about her eyes as if she was blind or something. She started speaking about the end of times coming and my “mama” wanted me to know that many people will die and perish and for those who are not good will have a lot of pain. I was crying in the dream and begging the woman to please tell her I’m trying. I don’t remember anything more.

  18. Bismillah I asked Allah if I should have another child and then I had a dream of 5 snakes all different colours chasing me wa do this mean? .

  19. Assalamu alaikkum.I found my wife Standing inside of house near main door.Pls.explain.Jazaakallahu Khairn.

  20. I saw clear water and rain is pouring in details that I came from inside the house and there is water like a calm river with no edges I can touch the water but I can’t. And there is light pouring over the water that was good scenery and I feel happy to see these, what’s the meinof this dream, and sometime ago I have also saw a dream clear water in it

  21. Large snake symbolises a child or good fortune. Seeing some killing and chopping it is a bad omen. Perhaps that person is an enemy

  22. Hi i have a dream that, i was pregnand and there is another baby that was not my but i put in my womb also to protect. And i take my baby from my womb and i put in my mouth to protect,like in my mouth was good for the baby, after i take my baby out and i put back on my womb with the other baby that was there and they was happy and moving much … What this means,? What means put a baby in the mouth.?

  23. salamu aleikum ue rahmatullahi ue berekatuhu.
    bismillahi rahmani rahim.
    the sister im planing on marrying had a dream last night.
    that she was in a foreign land and she was giving her will to her sister and brother. saying,
    im going to dye so dont take my body back to our hometown (syleimania Iraq) i dont want to be buried in a place that there is no one good to visit my grave. her sister asked how do you know your going to dye? i will not do that. She replied, i just know. and if you dont do it i will not have you as my sister.
    Also i had a dream last night.
    In my dream knowledge came to me that she dyed and i was crying yet i was holding my tears in front of the people.
    I was thinking that my hope is gone that i will not want to marry anyone else in my life. i was feeling truly sad.
    Although we have both seen our self dye in a dream before in life.
    Jezak Allahu ma khair ue selamu aleikum ue rahmatullah

  24. I usually have a dream in which I am in examination hall to write an exam but didn’t prepare for it. feeling of restlessness prevail. most of the time same girl who is my childhood friend we studied together for 12 years decide to help me in writing exam in that hall. Too big hall with a lot of students. sometimes I am short of time to finish exam. overall feeling in dream is of loss and restlessness.

  25. I had a dream when I was giving away my wife to another man for sex. I had it twice. I sleep with wudhu and we are happily married. Yet am rich, I can’t trade my wife for anything

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