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Dreams about Abandoned Islamic Interpretations Explanation

Abandoned dream interpretations   Abandoned infant Dream Explanation — (See Orphan)


Finding something Dream Explanation — (Abandoned; Discarded item; Lost item; Gleanings) Finding something abandoned or discarded or lost in a dream means receiving a precious gift from an employee or a servant one will treasure, or it could mean receiving a cheap item one cares to keep, receiving an inheritance, or it could mean begetting a blessed son.


Orphan Dream Explanation — (Foundling; Waif) Picking-up an abandoned infant in a dream means picking-up one’s enemy, in conjunction to the story of Moses and Pharaoh. Picking up an abandoned child in a dream also could mean returning things to the way they should be, or dispelling distress and sorrow. If one sees himself planting an apple tree in a dream, it means adopting an orphan, or caring for one. To find oneself as an orphan in a dream means depression which is caused by injustice. To be an orphan in a dream also means feeling depressed because of one’s love for a woman, loss of property or money.


Placing the Kabah Behind One’s Back Dream Explanation — if a person sees himself placing the Kabah behind his back or performing salaah on top of the Kabah, it is a sign that he has abandoned Islam.


Incident Dream Explanation — Abdu-Rahman Al-Salmi related that God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, united between Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and Salman Al-Farisi, God be pleased with them both. One night Salman saw a dream in which Abu Bakr was involved. Salman kept his dream to himself and distanced himself from Abu Bakr, because it. One day Abu Bakr saw Salman and said to him: “My dear brother, why have you abandoned me?” Salman replied: “I saw your hand tied to your neck in a dream, and I was apprehensive of it.” Abu Bakr replied: “God is the greatest. It means that my hand is tied to spare it from wrongdoing.” Salman then related his dream to God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, and added Abu Bakr’s interpretation. God’s Prophet (uwbp) confirmed the meaning and praised Abu Bakr’s good interpretation.


Islam Dream Explanation — (Religion of Islam; Surrender to Allah’s will; Submission) To see oneself as a Muslim, praising Allah Almighty, thanking Him, facing the Kabah in one’s prayers, or to see oneself embracing Islam in a dream means straightening one’s life, or repentance from one’s sins. If one sees himself renewing his Islam in a dream, it means safety from plagues, sickness, or adversities. To proclaim the two testimonies; ” There is no allah other than Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, ” in one’s dream means relief from distress, or guidance after heedlessness. Saying these testimonies in a dream also may mean returning to one’s parents after having abandoned them. It also means returning to a place one has earlier deserted, or to using earlier criterions in one’s life. If a Muslim recites these proclamations in a dream, it means that he will testify to the truth in a court of justice, or become known for his truthfulness. (Also see Exalting Allah’s oneness; Exclamation of Allah’s sovereignty; Imam; Meadow; mosque; Quran; Pilgrimage)


Neckband Dream Explanation — (Collar; Necklace) In a dream, a neckband represents stinginess. A neckband in a dream also could represent woman’s kindness, gentleness, softness, protection and respect for her husband. Thus, for a woman, a neckband in her dream represents her husband. If her neckband is made of silver, and if it is wide, comfortable and well strapped to her neck in a dream, it denotes her husband’s generosity, richness and forbearance. If the neckband is thin, then it implies difficulties. If it is made of iron in the dream, it represents a strong person. If it is made from wood in the dream, it represents a hypocrite. If a man wears a neckband over a white or a green collar in a dream, it represents victory in his life and comfort he will receive from an unexpected source. If he is a merchant, it means profits, fame, honor and dignity. If he is a common person, then the neckband means earning respect and fame. If a tight neckband is strapped around one’s neck in a dream, it represents a stingy person no one can benefit from. If he is a learned person, it means that no one benefits from his knowledge. If he commands authority, it means that he disdains from giving true judgment. To hire a servant who wears a silver neckband in a dream means establishing a profitable business. A neckband in a dream also means impiety, or it could be a sign of trustworthiness. If a man sees himself wearing a neckband that is made of gold, silver, iron, copper or lead in a dream, it means that he has abandoned his religious trust, forsaken his covenant and has become a profligate. (Also see Necklace)


Wolf Dream Explanation — (Thief; Trifler; Womanizer; Year) In a dream, a wolf represents a fierce enemy, an unrelenting thief, or a liar. If one sees a wolf entering his house in a dream, it means that a thief will burglarize his house and that he will chase and capture him. If one sees himself raising a wolfs cub in a dream, it means that he will raise an abandoned child of a thief who upon growing up will bring that family much pain, suffering, divisiveness and loss of property. Seeing a wolf in a dream also could represent false allegations one may fabricate to assault an innocent person. If one sees a wolf turning into a steer in the dream, it means that a boy who is used to stealing will repent for his sin, turn to honesty, trustworthiness and grow to become a good and a generous person. Seeing a wolf in a dream also means receiving praises from one’s superior at work, or it could represent profits from one’s job. If a wolf chases someone in a dream, it means that the person will see happiness, or it could mean his martyrdom. A wolf in a dream also represents the days of the year, or it could mean the four seasons. If one turns into a gentle lamblike wolf in a dream, it means that he is a thief who will repent for his sin. If one turns into a wolf in a dream, it means that he will earn personal joy and happiness. Wolfs milk in a dream represents fear, stress, or forfeiture of a project. A wolf in a dream also represents a tyrant, a weak thief, or a liar. A clash with a wolf in a dream means a clash with a rival. If a wolf and a dog make a pact of friendship in a dream, it means that one will witness hypocrisy and deceit.



Ruby Dream Explanation — The ruby symbolizes joy, entertainment and luxury and the friend whose heart is tough. A small number of rube stones alludes to women; more is money. • Wearing a ring with a ruby: The dreamer will be pious and make a name for himself. • A man hoping or expecting that his wife will give him a male child taking a ruby: She will have a girl. • Wearing or hoarding a ruby ring: Wife is pregnant.  (1) If wife is already pregnant, she will give birth to a girl who will soon die.  (2) If the hero of the dream is a bachelor, he will find something or pick up an abandoned female child.  (3) Wearing a red ruby ring: A pretty but very harsh woman is in love with the dreamer. • Wearing a green ruby ring: Wife will give birth to a bright, pious, and knowledgeable boy. • Receiving a ruby: The dreamer will marry a pretty lady. • A bachelor wishing to get married dreaming of taking or receiving a ruby: He will marry a beautiful and pious woman in view of the Quranic verses: “In them will be  (maidens), chaste, restraining their glances, whom no man or jinn before them has touched; then which of them favours of your Lord will ye deny?—Like unto rubies and coral.”  (“Al-Rahman” [God, the Most Gracious], verses 56–58.) • Getting from the sea or riverbed heaps of rubies: Plenty of rubies:  (1) A reference to money.  (2) An additional province for the ruler.  (3) More learning for the scholar.  (4) Business for the trader. • Wearing a garland of ruby and coral: The dreamer will derive dignity and power from a beautiful lady.


Ibrahim  – Abraham Dream Explanation — Seeing Ibrahim has contradictory interpretations. • Seeing Ibrahim: (1) A good omen—blessings, worship, and the wisdom of old age. (2) Luck, prosperity, and selflessness. (3) Care for holy shrines. (4) Pious and decent progeny. (5) Promotion of virtue and deterrence from vice. (6) Will go on hajj  (pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah)). (7) Will be severely harmed by an unjust tyrant, then God will make the dreamer triumph over that tyrant and all other enemies. He will shower His blessings on him, and the dreamer will marry a virtuous wife. (8) Father will abandon family and other relatives to obey and worship God. (9) A reference to the kind father, because Ibrahim is the father of Islam and gave that religion its name.  (10) Enduring a miserable life to mend fences between others or because of some good deed.  (11) Lawmaking.  (12) The preservation of moral values and separation from evil companions. • A woman seeing Ibrahim: Will experience anger and sorrow on the part of her husband because of one of her male children, or the latter will go through hardships, then be saved. • A father of many children seeing Ibrahim: One of his boys will divorce. • Accompanying Ibrahim or walking beside him:  (1) The dreamer will get into trouble with foes but emerge victorious and become a just ruler  (authoritative man) or an imam  (spiritual leader).  (2) The dreamer will befriend some folk who will submit him to a hard test on their part. • Being summoned by Ibrahim and responding promptly: Elevation in life. • Being called by Ibrahim and failing to respond or the dreamer seeing Ibrahim talking to him with remonstrance’s or looking sad:  (1) Will fail to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah) despite ability to do so.  (2) Will abandon prayers.  (3) Will backbite the imam.  (4) Will behave like a hypocrite. • An atheist seeing Ibrahim Will embrace Islam. • A guilty person or a sinner seeing Ibrahim: Will repent. • A guilty person who had abandoned praying seeing Ibrahim: Will resume that virtuous practice. • Seeing oneself in the image of Ibrahim or in his costume:  (1) Will encounter hardships.  (2) Wisdom and prosperity will replace trouble and worries.


Marriage Dream Explanation — (Cage; Digging a grave; Duel; Golden cage; Pearl; Sanctuary; Silver cage) Marriage in a dream represents the providence of Allah Almighty and care for His servants. Marriage in a dream also means imprisonment, indebtedness, sorrow, distress, depression, carrying a liability, or endeavouring to achieve a high ranking position. If one marries a known woman in his dream, it means that he will endeavor to satisfy the normal responsibilities of a husband. If one marries an unknown woman, and if he could not see her in his dream, it denotes the nearing of his death, or it could mean moving from an old house into a new one. If a sick woman sees herself getting married to a man she does not recognize or know his name in a dream, it means that she may die from her illness. If the man who sees himself getting married in the dream qualifies, it means that he will attain a high ranking job or a suitable position. If one’s wedding ceremony is made with witnesses only in the dream, it means that he has made a covenant with Allah Almighty. If he performs a traditional wedding ceremony with its celebrations and festivities in the dream, it means a new job, or it could mean acquiring fame, or becoming renowned for one’s good reputation or character. Marriage in a dream is also interpreted in association with a trade. If one marries a woman who dies shortly after her wedding in the dream, it means that he will perform a job that earns him nothing but hard labor, toiling and stress. If one marries an adulteress in a dream, it means that he is an adulterer. If one marries a vicious, aggressive or a dominating wife in a dream, it means that his movements will be hampered with various restrictions. If one marries a deceased woman in a dream, it means that he will revive a profitable project he had earlier abandoned. If a man offers his mother in marriage to one of his friends in a dream, it means that he will sell his house. If a pregnant woman sees herself getting married in a dream, it means that she will give birth to a girl. If she sees herself in her wedding night in a dream, it means that she will beget a son. If a mother who has a son sees herself getting married in a dream, it means that she will marry off her son. In general, the marriage of a married woman, or of an unwed woman in a dream means benefits. If a woman marries a deceased man in a dream, it means that she will become lost and impoverished. If a married man sees himself getting married to a second woman in a dream, it means profits. To marry the daughter of a known man of knowledge in a dream means prosperity. If a sick woman marries a man of knowledge in her dream, it means recovering from her illness. If a man sees himself marrying a living relative who is in a degree of consanguinity that precludes such a marriage in a dream, it means that he will sever his ties with such a relative, or with her family. Otherwise, if that relative is already dead, it means that he will contact her immediate relatives and establish a friendly relationship with them. (Also see Cage; Duel; Sanctuary; Wife; Yoke)


Cat Dream Explanation — The cat symbolizes a book in view of a verse in the Holy Quran in which the word qitt, meaning in Arabic “cat,” is used as a synonym for “written fate” or “sentence”  (“Sad”, verse 16). It could also symbolize the neglect of the woman and children or their harsh treatment. But the cat is one of the most controversial figures in dreams. Some regard it as a servant and a guardian, others as a thief from within the house  (an insider). It refers to all beings who stay around the person to guard him but who, at the same time, embezzle, steal, or harm him and are, in fact, of no use to him. For example, being bitten or scratched by a cat would mean that the dreamer will be betrayed by his servant or will fall ill. According to Ibn Siren, a cat’s scratch means an illness that will last a year. The case would be worse if the cat dreamt of was of the wild type. By contrast, a quiet she-cat means a comfortable year, a savage one a year full of harm. The she-cat is sometimes a reference to tender motherhood. Other contradictory symbols include:  (1) Dispute or controversy.  (2) Adultery.  (3) The product of adultery or an abandoned child whose father cannot be identified.  (4) The absence of gratitude.  (5) The failure to fulfil a promise or honour one’s obligations.  (6) Being quick of hearing.  (7) Whispers.  (8) The hypocritical flatterer and gadabout. The she-cat usually symbolizes an evil and deceitful woman. A woman told Ibn Siren she dreamed that a cat had introduced its head into her husband’s stomach, taken something out of it, and eaten it. The great seer said that a black thief would enter her husband’s shop that evening and steal 316 dirham’s from his safe. And so it was. There was a black bath attendant in the neighbourhood. The people of the area got hold of him, and he confessed to his crime and restored the money. When asked how he managed to know all that, Ibn Siren said that the cat was a thief, the husband’s stomach his safe and what was taken out of it the money. As for defining the exact amount, Ibn Siren said that each letter of the alphabet had its specific number. Therefore cat—in Arabic sanur—stood for 316 dirham’s. • Shedding blood after being scratched by a cat or losing an eye to its claws: Beware of an implacable enemy! • Selling a cat: The dreamer will spend his money. • Eating cat meat: Will learn magic. • Turning into a cat: Will earn one’s living through illicit practices and theft. • A cat entering one’s house: A robber will break in. Whatever is taken away by the cat will be stolen by the burglar. • Acquiring cat meat or grease: Will get money from a thief or obtain something stolen. • Fighting a cat that bites or scratches the dreamer in the process: Long illness or deep trouble followed by relief. If the cat was overwhelmed, recovery will come faster. The reverse is also true. • A cat and a mouse getting along with each other, as in the case of the wolf and the sheep:  (1) Hypocrisy.  (2) No more fear of the enemy.  (3) The ruler will be just to his subjects.  (4) The world will turn upside-down. • Seeing a civet cat: A man of contradictions, combining high virtue and an evil character.



Hair Dream Explanation — The hair symbolizes money, long life, prestige, and religion. But the dream has different interpretations depending on who has made it. Shaving one’s head is a good dream for someone who usually does it. The reverse is also true. For a warrior it means that he will fall in action and become a war martyr. • A fighter seeing his own hair: Prosperity, protection, and awe. • A rich person seeing his hair: His own wealth. • A poor person seeing his hair: His sins. The better and the more beautiful the hair, the more dignity and pride are enhanced. • Dreaming that one’s hair has become curly: Will rise in life and become prosperous. • Dreaming that one’s curly hair has become soft and limp: Will be lost and things will take a turn for the worse. • Seeing one’s hair soft and limp but sprinkled: The money of the dreamer’s chief will be squandered. If the hair is not sprinkled, the boss s money will increase. • Seeing oneself with long hair and being happy with it: Good dream, especially for women who use other women’s hair to adorn themselves  (wigs made of human hair). • Ibn Siren resented dreams whereby young people saw their hair graying or turning white, which, for him, meant poverty and worries, especially if the hair was long. Such a dream by a poor person meant that debts would add to misery or that he would go behind bars. • Removing one’s white hair, one by one: The dreamer is doing things contrary to the Tradition of the Holy Prophet and has no respect for the elderly. • A young man seeing some white hairs on his head: An absent one will come back. • Seeing one’s hair having turned white: Will have a child. • A woman dreaming that all her hair has turned white:  (1) Her husband is corrupt.  (2) Her husband will make her jealous by having an affair with another lady or a maid.  (3) She will bring trouble and sorrow to her man. • A woman seeing her hair black:  (1) Her husband loves her.  (2) Her husband is straight and righteous. • A woman dreaming of uncovering her hair: Her husband will be absent. If the hair remained uncovered, the husband will not come back to her. If she is not married, the dream means that she will never get married. • A woman dreaming that her hair is very thick and that people are gazing at it: She will have a scandal. • A married man seeing a lock of hair: Will have a blessed son. • A bachelor dreaming of locks of hair: A maiden, a slave, or a maid for each lock of hair. • A woman dreaming of a lock of hair: Will have a son who will one day become a leader. The lock of hair also symbolizes a fertile year. • A man dreaming that the hair on his forefront has been dispersed: Will suffer temporary humiliation. • A white-haired man dreaming that his hair was sprinkled: Will have an ordeal. In case the hair on the right side was dispersed, he would suffer at the hands of male relatives. The left side refers to the female kind. If he has no relatives, he will harm himself. • Shaving one’s hed or cutting one’s hair short: A good dream for ordinary or poor men, meaning victory, the settlement of debts, and relief, especially if it had been done to perform a pilgrimage. However, such a dream made by a leader would mean the reverse. If he had shaved his head in any other season than that of the pilgrimage, it means that he will be deposed in a scandal and become poor. Likewise, the same dream for a rich man would mean that his wealth will decrease. • Dreaming that the head was shaved without remembering having shaved it: Will triumph over enemies and become strong. • A woman dreaming that her hair was shaved: Will be abandoned by her husband or die. • A woman dreaming that her husband has shaved her head or shortened her hair at the Kabah  (the Muslims  holiest shrine, in Mecca (Makkah)): She will settle her debts, and her wishes will be fulfilled. If her husband had done so elsewhere than in Mecca (Makkah), he will hold her captive in her house, as if he had cut the wings of a bird. It could also mean that he would slander her. • A woman dreaming that a man other than her husband has cut her hair: That man is inviting her husband to have a relationship with another woman to exact revenge from her, and she will have an argument with that enemy. • Seeing a woman’s tress or plaits of hair cut: She will never have a child. • Cutting one’s own hair without help: Will pay back debts. The beautiful fringe symbolizes money and prosperity. A man dreaming of a beautiful fringe will marry a woman as beautiful as the fringe.


Kabah Dream Explanation — (Allah’s house in Mecca.) In a dream, the holy Kabah represents the caliph of all Muslims, his chief minister, a leader of a country, or it may represent a wedding. Seeing the holy Kabah in a dream also means that one may enter it, or it could mean receiving glad tidings and dispelling evil. Praying inside the holy Kabah in a dream means enjoying the guardianship and protection of someone in authority, and safety from one’s enemy. Entering inside the holy Kabah in a dream means entering before a ruler. Taking something from inside the holy Kabah in a dream means receiving something from the ruler. If one of the walls of the holy Kabah crumbles in a dream, it means the death of the Caliph or the local governor. Entering the holy Kabah and failing to perform any of the prescribed rites in a dream means standing before Allah Almighty on the Day of Judgment having performed one’s obligations, or it could mean repenting from one’s sins. To look at the holy Kabah in a dream means safety and protection against fear. If one is given a job in Mecca in a dream, it means that he may become an Imam. Stealing anything from the holy Kabah in a dream means committing a sin. Walking toward the holy Kabah, or seeking it in a dream means correcting one’s religious standing. Seeing oneself in Mecca mixing with departed souls who are inquiring from him about the world in a dream means to die testifying to the Oneness of Allah Almighty and to the prophethood of His Messenger, upon whom be peace. Seeing the Kabah inside one’s own house in a dream means that one is still in power and living with grace. If the holy Kabah does not look right in one’s eyes in the dream, then it means adversities. If one sees the holy Kabah as his own house in a dream, the holy Kabah then represents the Imam of all Muslims who is the representative and vice-regent of Allah’s Messenger (uwbp), and it means that one truly follows the Imam. Praying on top of the holy Kabah in a dream means becoming an apostate. Entering the holy Mosque in Mecca and praying on the roof of the holy Kabah in a dream represents peace, tranquillity, presiding over others, it also means that one will become victorious wherever one goes, though with a questionable conduct, he also may follow innovation and depart from the traditions and teachings of Allah’s Messenger, upon whom be peace. Walking by the holy Kabah, or leaving it behind in a dream means going against the traditions of Allah’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, following the path of innovation, or interpreting things according to one’s own mind and liking. If one sees angels descending from the heavens to lift away the pillar of Allah’s House from Mecca and place it in a different town in the dream, it means that people have gone astray and the time of destruction has come. It also means that the pillar of the faith, the righteous guide of the believers and Allah’s vice-regent on earth Al-Mahdi will soon emerge to dwell in that town. If one sees the holy Kabah burning in a dream, it means that one has neglected or abandoned his prescribed prayers. Any changes, decrease or increase in the shape of the holy Kabah, moving of it away from its place, or changing its look in a dream will reflect upon the Imam, or the guide of all Muslims. Circumambulating the holy Kabah or performing any of the prescribed rites in a dream means walking the path of righteousness, or correcting one’s religious life as much as one does in his dream. Failure to perform some of the prescribed rites that are associated with being at the holy Kabah in a dream indicates one’s deviation from Allah’s path, and such innovation is equal to changing the direction (arb. Qiblah) of one’s prayers. The holy Kabah in a dream also represents one’s prayers, for it is the focal point of all praying Muslims. The holy Kabah in a dream also represents Allah’s House, a mosque, a community center of all Muslims, and it represents a teacher, a guide, Islam, the holy Quran, the prophetic traditions, one’s son, a religious scholar, a sheikh, a master, a husband, one’s mother, and the heavenly paradise. The holy Kabah is Allah’s House, and thereat people will be gathered and led into paradise. The holy Kabah in a dream also represents the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, the gathering of believers, the local markets and the vicinity of the holy Mosque. If one sees that his own house has become the Kabah and people are seeking it and crowds are gathering at his door in a dream, it means that he will be endowed with wisdom, gain knowledge and act upon it, and that people will learn at his hand and follow his example. Performing some of the required rites at the holy Kabah in a dream also means that one may work for someone in authority, or serve a man of knowledge, a sheikh, a renunciate, one’s father, one’s mother, or it could mean that one has a master who demands clarity, true following and hard-work from his students and disciples. (Also see Circumambulation; Entering Paradise; Gutter of Mercy)


Paradise Dream Explanation — • Seeing Paradise with one’s eyes: Worries will disappear and the dreamer will obtain whatever he desires. • Seeing Paradise but refusing to enter it: The dreamer is a benefactor and a hard worker. Such a dream can be had only by the fair, never by the unjust. • Seeing Paradise but being barred from entering it: The dreamer will not be able to perform hajj  (pilgrimage), engage in Jihad  (holy war) or expiate for some sin, despite his desire to do so. • Seeing one of the gates of Paradise being closed or slammed in one’s face: One of the dreamer’s parents will die. If two gates are closed, both parents will pass away. In case all gates are closed, this means that the dreamer’s parents are displeased with him. Conversely, if he enters it from any gate, the dreamer is blessed by his parents. • Entering Paradise:  (1) The dreamer will be happy and secure on earth and in the Hereafter.  (2) Desires will be fulfilled after hardships, because the way to Paradise, it is believed, is fraught with dangers and evil things.  (3) The dreamer is sociable and will mix with great and noble people.  (4) The dreamer is observing religious tenets. • Being driven or introduced to Paradise:  (1) Death is near.  (2) The dreamer will become wise and repent from sins at the hands of the person seen taking him to Paradise if that person can be identified. • Being told, “Enter Paradise,” and refusing to obey: The dreamer is an apostate in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “Lo! they who deny Our revelations and scorn them, for them the gates of Heaven will not be opened nor will they enter the Garden until the camel goeth through the needle’s eye. Thus do We requite the guilty.”  (“Al-Araf [The Heights], verse 40.) • Being told, “You are entering Paradise”: The dreamer will inherit in view of the Quranic verse that reads as follows: “This is the Garden which ye are made to inherit because of what ye used to do.”  (“Al-Zukhruf [Ornaments of God], verse 72.) • Seeing oneself in Paradise: The dreamer will acquire wisdom and knowledge. • Entering Paradise with a smile: The dreamer is recalling God very often. • Unsheathing one’s sword and entering Paradise: The dreamer is advocating and promoting virtue and dissuading from vice. He will be praised and rewarded for his actions. • Sitting under the Joy Tree: The dreamer will have the best of two worlds in view of the verse in the Holy Quran that says: “Those who believe and do right: Joy is for them, and bliss  (their) journey’s end.”  (“Al-Raad” [The Thunder], verse 29.) • Seeing oneself in Paradise’s parks and gardens: The dreamer will be blessed with fidelity and religious perfection. • Eating some of the fruits of Paradise: The dreamer will acquire learning, as much as was eaten. • Drinking some of the water, wine, or milk of Paradise: The dreamer will acquire wisdom and knowledge and become prosperous. • Reclining on one of the couches of Paradise: The dreamer’s wife is virtuous and good. • The dreamer being unable to recall when he entered Paradise: His dignity and prosperity will last forever. • Being banned from entering Paradise and taking any of its fruits: The dreamer has abandoned religion and become corrupt in view of the Quranic verse: “They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah  (himself) said: O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Lo! whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, for him Allah hath forbidden Paradise. His abode is the Fire. For evildoers there will be no helpers.”  (“Al-Maidah” [The Table Spread], verse 72.) • Picking the fruits of Paradise to feed someone else: The dreamer is conveying his learning to somebody who benefits from it; but he himself doesn’t. • Throwing Paradise into Hell: The dreamer will sell a beautiful garden and consume its price. • Drinking from the waters of Al-Kawthar  (Abundance), the heavenly fountain of unbounded grace and knowledge, mercy and goodness, truth and wisdom, spiritual power and insight, which was granted to the Muslim’s Holy Prophet and somehow to all men and women who are sincere devotees of God: Headship and victory over the enemy in view of the Quranic verses: “Lo! We have given thee Abundance; so pray unto thy Lord, and sacrifice.”  (“Al-Kawthar” [Abundance], verses 1–2.) • Seeing oneself in one of the castles of Paradise: The dreamer will become a chief or marry a beautiful maid. • Having sex with the heavenly women while the children or young men of Paradise are roaming around: The dreamer will have a realm of his own and plenty of welfare. • Seeing Radwan, the Custodian of Paradise: The dreamer will be happy as long as he lives. • Angels coming to the dreamer and greeting him in Paradise:  (1) The dreamer will be patient in a matter that will earn him Paradise.  (2) Happy ending.


Head Dream Explanation — The person’s head is the imam or Muslim spiritual leader, his chief, his capital, or his endeavours. It also symbolizes his parents and his children if they are alive. Moreover, it symbolizes the mind or the brain. Any disease in the head applies to the dreamer’s chief. • The imam seeing his head bigger than usual: Abundance and more power. • An ordinary person seeing his head bigger than usual: More dignity. The reverse is also true. • The imam seeing himself with a ram head: He will be fair and just. • The imam seeing himself with a dog head: He will be a tyrant and treat his subjects foolishly. • A person whose parents or children are alive dreaming of having been beheaded: Bad omen. • The same dream made by a person who is afraid or condemned to death: A good dream, because you only die once. • A capitalist dreaming that his head has been severed: Will lose his capital. • Owning a head: Will have a capital of at least one thousand monetary units. • Eating one’s own head or some of the bones of the skull: Will eat up one’s capital. • Having two or three heads:  (1) If engaged in a duel: Will beat the adversary.  (2) If poor: Will get rich.  (3) If rich: Will have good children.  (4) If a bachelor: Will get married and obtain what is desired. • A merchant seeing himself upside-down: Will suffer a setback in his business. • A man seeing himself hanging upside-down:  (1) Will have a long life, but full of toiling.  (2) Will be blamed. • Hanging upside-down in front of a crowd: The dreamer has done something wrong, feels sorry about it, and is repenting, but will live long, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “He whom We bring unto old age, We reverse him in creation  (making him go back to weakness after strength). Have ye then no sense?”  (“Ya-Sin,” verse 68.) • One’s head being reversed:  (1) If planning a trip, there will be a hindrance, but the trip will take place at a later time.  (2) If already abroad, will return to the homeland but a bit late, unintentionally. • A cold sore and pain in the head or neck: An epidemic will strike the people. • Seeing oneself with a dog head, a donkey head, a horse head, or the head of any domestic animal: Will suffer from vexation, trouble, fatigue, and servitude. • Seeing oneself with the head of an elephant, a lion, a tiger, or a wolf: The dreamer is handling matters beyond his capacity or surpassing himself, but not without success, and he will rise to the top and subdue his enemies. • Having a bird head: Will travel very often. • Seeing severed heads: People will submit to the dreamer’s authority. • Eating a person’s head raw: Will backbite a chief and obtain money from some leaders. • Eating a cooked head: Will eat up capital. • The dreamer’s head having been removed without being hit: Separation from the chief. The head being subsequently displaced means money will go. • Recovering one’s head, which had fallen without reason:  (1) Financial gains.  (2) Will recover, if ill. • Replacing one’s severed head and seeing it working: Will be killed in Jihad  (holy struggle). • Seeing a head on a metal or wooden spearhead: A reference to a high-ranking official. • Seeing a head in a container stained with blood: A chief is lying to the dreamer. • The neck having been hit with a sword, sending the head reeling on the ground:  (1) If ill, will heal.  (2) If indebted, will settle debts.  (3) If the dreamer has never been to Mecca (Makkah), he will go there.  (4) If worried or at war, will be relieved. In case the one who had cut off the head was identified, relief would come at the hand of such a person. If that person was a child below the age of puberty or if the dreamer was ill for a long time, relief would be followed by death. However, the same dream made by someone who is neither ill nor indebted, nor worried, nor at war would mean that the dreamer will no longer be prosperous and will be abandoned by his chief and his power will wane. • A king beheading the dreamer: The king is God, Who will save the dreamer from his trouble and help him out. • A king severing the heads of his subjects: That king will grant an amnesty to convicts. • Carrying the head in one’s hand: Good dream for a childless person or one who cannot go abroad. • Carrying an alternative head: The dreamer is fighting a plague or trying to remedy something bad he had concocted. • Seeing oneself having cut off people’s heads at one’s home: People will be driven to the dreamer and will come to his home of their own free will or will assemble there. • Seeing horns on one’s head: The dreamer is an invincible man.29 • Seeing oneself with a big head: The dreamer has a big brain. • Seeing oneself headless: The dreamer is ignorant and has little, if any, brains. • Eating the head of a dead person: The dreamer will die soon.


Voice Dream Explanation — In a dream, the human voice represents one’s reputation or fame, and its strength or weakness reflects one’s state of mind or the condition of his health. Raising one’s voice in a dream means unjustly presiding over a crowd of people. Hearing a human voice in a dream means chairing an important responsibility. If the human voice emanates from an animal in the dream, it denotes great benefits and particularly if the animal speaks pleasing and soothing words or words of truth. If one raises his voice above the voice of a man of knowledge, a sheikh or a teacher in a dream, it means that he will commit a sin. A weak voice in a dream represents a man. Intentionally lowering one’s voice in a dream means being indebted to someone, or it could mean humility. If a man of authority or a policeman lower his voice in a dream, it means that he maybe dismissed from his job, or he maybe reprimanded or disciplined for his misconduct. The sound produced by the ringing of coins in a dream represents temptation, allurement, or a fight between stockbrokers or money exchangers. The clank of money in a dream also means either good or bad news, or it could mean hearing good words, a wise speech, or words one likes to hear more about, if they are given as a sign of friendship or as a dower. If the clanking of money is made in jest in the dream, then it represents a fight one does not wish to end. The sound of a hornet represents a person who defames or discredits others, or whose evil cannot be removed without acquiring the help of a like person. The bleating of a ewe in a dream means kindness shown by one’s mistress, his wife, or by a gracious man. The bleating of a Billy goat or a ram in a dream means happiness and prosperity. The neighing of horses in a dream means receiving guidance from a noble person, or it could represent a courageous soldier. The braying of a donkey in a dream means hideousness, or the ugly character of a despicable enemy. The braying of a mule in a dream means a hardship which is combined with a difficult person, or it could mean vain talk, or indulging in suspicious acts. The mooing of a calf, a cow, or a steer in a dream means a riot. The gurgling of a camel in a dream represents a blessed journey, a pilgrimage, a successful business trip, or toiling and hardships. The roaring of a lion in a dream represents alarm, esteem, fear, or being threatened by someone in authority. In general, the sound of animals in a dream connotes adversities or fear. The neighing of horses in a dream means an invasion or might. The harking of dogs in a dream means vain talk, interference in others business, regret, intending to harm others, hostility toward others, or dissonance. The blaring of a leopard in a dream means coquetry, vanity and wantonness. The blaring of a lynx in a dream means a false promise from an unsteady, oft-hesitant, or a greedy person and taking advantage of him. The cooing of pigeons in a dream means lamenting, or having marital intercourse. The chirp of swifts in a dream means good words or an admonition from a wise person. The croaking of frogs in a dream represents the ringing of bells, feeling overjoyed, employment for a teacher, rising to leadership, or it could mean hearing harsh words. The hissing of a snake in a dream means a warning or a fight with someone who hides his enmity. The braying of a donkey in a dream means cursing one’s adversaries. The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats or boasts. The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuations. The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace, or it could mean harm one could suffer because of an interfering person or a robber. The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland. The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning to escape, to move from one field into another, or it could mean suffering from jealousy, perfidy or lies. The howling of a wolf in a dream means a robbery, or fear of a brutal thief. The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, a forthcoming evil, women’s cries for help, or the cry of people who abandoned all hope . The sound of a pig in a dream means taking advantage of a stupid enemy and stripping him of his money. The sound of an ostrich in a dream means hiring a trustworthy and a courageous servant, or bringing a new employee into one’s business. Most dream interpreters dislike to interpret the meaning of the sound of peacocks or chicken and note that they mostly mean sorrow and distress, while others interpret the cawing of crows to mean separation or announcing someone’s death. However, in dream, any ugly or coarse sound represents sorrow and distress while any pleasant sound in a dream represents happiness and joy. (Also see Invisible caller)


Dead Dream Explanation —   (Also see Mortuary, Shroud, and Resuscitate.) Whatever message a dead person conveys about himself or somebody else is true, because he has moved to the realm of reality and truth  (death being the only reality), after leaving behind the world of illusions and falsehood. As a general rule, seeing a dead person in your dream doing something good means that you should do the same. If what he does is bad he is deterring you, asking you to desist from doing such a thing. Dreaming of a dead person that one knows means joy, but the best of dreams is that in which parents, grandparents, or others relatives are seen. • Dreaming of one’s dead father, whatever the scenario, except if there is something disgraceful in his appearance:  (1) Relief and benefits from an unexpected source.  (2) The end of pain and disease.  (3) The return of an absent one. • An identified dead person greeting or shaking hands with the dreamer and inquiring after his health: Will not die that year. • A dead person greeting the dreamer: He is well off in the Hereafter. • A dead person shaking hands with the dreamer: Will receive money from a desperate source. • The dead embracing the dreamer: Will have a long life. • The dead holding the dreamer tight in an unfriendly manner: Bad omen. • Talking to the dead:  (1) Long life.  (2) Reconciliation following a dispute. • Going to a grave and digging the earth with one’s nails or trying to unearth the dead: Will probe the life of the dead person dwelling in that grave to follow his pattern. • Dreaming of having died without seeing any shroud, funeral, or grave or anybody weeping: Relief from worries. • Dreaming of having died and seeing your corpse without there being any washing, weeping, or shroud: Part of your house will be demolished. • Being dead without the usual rituals, such as washing, preparation of the body, the carrying of the bier or coffin, the tears and sobbing, et cetera: A portion of one’s house or a wall or some wooden structure in it will tumble or be destroyed. In other interpretations, religious faith and foresight will dwindle and life will stretch. If the rituals and above-mentioned manifestations were there, the case would be more acute. • Dreaming of having died and been buried without anybody having cried over you or marched in your funeral procession and without having been washed: Some of the parts demolished in your house will never be erected again, unless the hero of the dream was not you. • Dreaming of having died a very long time ago: Will embark on a distant journey in the company of corrupt and ignorant folk. • A dead person informing the dreamer that he is alive and well or seeing him wearing a crown or rings or sitting on a couch: He is honoured by God in view of verses in the Holy Quran that read: “Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah, as dead. Nay, they are living. With their Lord they have provision: jubilant  (are they) because of that which Allah hath bestowed upon them of His bounty, rejoicing for the sake of those who have not joined them but are left behind: that there shall not fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. They rejoice because of favour from Allah and kindness, and that Allah wasteth not the wage of the believers.”  (“Al-Imran” [The Imran Family], verses 169–71.) • A dead person looking well, wearing white or green clothes  (green, according to Ibn Siren, being a symbol of martyrdom), and smiling in high spirits: He is so in the Hereafter. • A dead person laughing: He is forgiven by Allah in view of verses in the Quran that read: “On that day faces will be bright as dawn, laughing, rejoicing at good news …”  (“Abas” [He Frowned], verses 38–39.) • A dead person laughing, then crying or his face turning black: he did not die as a Muslim in view of a verse in the Quran that reads: “On the day when  (some) faces will be whitened and  (some) faces will be blackened; and as for those whose faces have been blackened, it will be said unto them: Disbelieve ye after your  (profession of) belief? Then taste the punishment for that ye disbelieved.”  (“Al-Imran” [The Family of Imran], verse 106.) • A dead person smiling without talking to the dreamer or touching him: The dead is satisfied with him for having done certain things for him after his death. • A dead person singing: Bad omen. • A dead person dancing out of joy: He is happy in the Hereafter. • A dead person involved in any form of obscene entertainment: Bad omen. • A dead person turning away from the dreamer or having a dispute with him as if he were beating him: The latter has committed a sin or must honour a debt or an obligation of some kind. • The dead looking optimistic: God is satisfied with the dreamer. • The dead looking pessimistic and dissatisfied or turning away from the dreamer: God is not satisfied with him in view of a saying by the Holy Prophet to this effect. • A dead person appearing richer than he was in his lifetime: Is well off in the other life. • Identified dead people rising from the grave with new clothes and looking happy: Certain matters will be revived in their favour or that of their successors. The reverse is also true. • A dead person wearing dirty clothes or looking ill: He was questioned by God about his religious attitude when he was alive. • A dead person appearing ill:  (1) The deceased is overburdened by sins.  (2) God is settling His accounts with him. • A dead person looking poor: He has not done many a good deed during his lifetime. • Dreaming of a dead person as being naked, except for the pudendum, and smiling: He is enjoying life in the Hereafter. • A dead person appearing naked:  (1) He left the world devoid of good deeds.  (2) He is resting in peace. • Praying for the dead:  (1) Will be compassionate in remembering them and will visit their grave.  (2) Will preach to a heartless individual.  (3) Will give wise advice to a desperate being.  (4) Will see off and help travellers.  (5) Will give alms to the poor. • Following in the footsteps of a dead person: Will seek guidance from that person’s memory and will follow his path in the world or his religious trend. • Following a dead person and tracing his footsteps as he is going to and fro: Will follow his example, whether good or bad. • A dead atheist looking alive and well, in excellent shape: His successors will be in a better condition, but he is not so well before God. • Dying and seeing one’s own funeral meeting, washing, winding sheet, et cetera: Will have a great life, but no religion. • Dying without being ill or appearing like a dead person: Will live long. • Dying on a bed: Will be dignified and promoted. • Dying on a mattress: Will be well in life and in the Hereafter. • Dying on a carpet or a rug: Life will smile on you. • Dying naked on the ground or the floor: Misery is ahead. • Carrying a dead person: Will look after the affairs or carry the belongings of an atheist. • Carrying a dead person the conventional way: Will serve the ruler. • Carrying a dead person in an unconventional manner or dragging him on the ground: Will achieve illicit gains. • The dead coming out of their graves to eat people’s food and leaving them nothing: Food prices will soar. • Eating with the dead: Will have a long life. • Eating some  (a little) of the dead people’s food: Will find a treasure. • A dead person buying food: The item he bought will become scarce and expensive. • The dead selling some food or some article: That item will no longer be found easily on the market. • Discovering a dead person, rat, or animal of any kind in food: That food or whatever article it was will no longer be fit. • The dead drinking the potable water from the wells: A severe epidemic is ahead. • A dead person dying again and people weeping and sobbing over him: An old mate or relative of the deceased will die. In the absence of crying, screaming, and sobbing, a relative of the dead person will marry pompously in great joy. • Dreaming of having reached the pangs of death: Contradictory interpretations, the first being that you are unfair to yourself, in view of the verse of the Holy Quran that reads: “Who is guilty of more wrong than he who forgeth a lie against Allah, or saith: I am inspired, when he is not inspired in aught; and who saith: I will reveal the like of that which • Allah hath revealed? If thou couldst see, when the wrongdoers reach the pangs of death and the angels stretch their hands out, saying: Deliver up your souls. This day ye are awarded doom of degradation for that ye spake concerning Allah other than the truth, and scorned His portents.”  (“Al-Anam” [The Cattle], verse 93.) Other interpretations of that dream would be that:  (1) God will save you from a debt.  (2) Your desire to travel will be fulfilled.  (3) You will go bankrupt.  (4) Your house will be destroyed, which will compel you to move elsewhere. • Being dead and abandoned in an isolated place:  (1) Bad omen.  (2) Will hear that an absent one has lost his faith. • Dreaming that a living person has died and been laid to rest on a bed or a bier, et cetera: The subject of that dream will enter the service of the highest authority and get plenty of benefits. • Being dead and lying in the dust: Will receive money. • Finding a corpse: Will find money. • Dreaming that an acquaintance has died and that you are wailing over him: Tragedy will befall both of you. • A dead person hanging onto a hypocrite: Will kill a harmful animal. • A dead person hanging onto a debauchee: The dreamer will catch a mouse. • Carrying a dead person  (corpse) on one’s shoulders: Money and abundance. • Bearing a dead person on one’s back: Will support the children and in-laws of the deceased. • Carrying a dead person to the cemetery: Will be righteous. • Carrying a dead person to a praying area: Will benefit a religiously corrupt individual. • Carrying a corpse to the souk  (marketplace):  (1) Successful business followed by a pilgrimage and appropriate spending.  (2) Wishes will be fulfilled and business will prosper. • The ruler having died: Will be deposed. • The ruler dead and people sobbing, tearing their clothes, and pouring dust on their heads: That ruler will become a tyrant. • The ruler dead and people crying silently in the funeral procession: The ruler will make people happy. • The ruler dead and people praising him: The ruler will be a good ruler. • Standing amid the dead: The dreamer is surrounded by hypocrites. He tries to preach virtue, but nobody listens to him, in view of a verse in the Holy Quran that says: “For verily thou  (Muhammad) cannot make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee.”  (“Al-Rum” [The Romans], verse 52.) • Lying among the dead:  (1) Will die as a heretic.  (2) Will travel and never come back. • Mixing with or touching the dead: Harm will befall the dreamer on the part of thick-skinned and evil persons. • Sobbing and emitting other funereal sounds behind a dead acquaintance:  (1) Will meet with the same fate.  (2) Tragedy and horrible worries for the dreamer or his offspring or successors. • Accompanying a dead person: Will embark on a long journey and reap plenty of benefits. • A dead person being drunk: Bad omen for both the dead and the dreamer in view of a verse in the Holy Quran: “On the day when ye behold it, every nursing mother will forget her nursing and every pregnant one will be delivered of her burden, and though  (Muhammad) will see mankind as drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but the Doom of Allah will be strong  (upon them).”  (“Al-Hajj” [The Pilgrimage], verse 2.) • A dead person washing himself: His heirs or successors will be relieved from worries and see their wealth increase. • A dead person being washed by a certain individual: An irreligious one will repent at the hands of the washer. • Praying for a dead person: You are frequently praying for that person and asking God for forgiveness. • The imam  (spiritual leader) praying for a dead person during a funeral service: Will be given a province to rule  (or a leading position). • Standing behind the imam while praying for a dead person: Will attend an obituary service. • A dead person appearing to be sleeping: He is resting in peace in the Hereafter. • Sleeping in bed and embracing a dead person sharing the same pillow or simply being in bed with the dead: Will live long. • A dead person sharing the dreamer’s blanket: Will get ill or have a terrible experience but escape death. • A departed ruler or governor seen praying in a place other than where he used to pray when he was alive: His offspring will hold the same position. • A dead person praying in a different place than he used to during his lifetime:  (1) He has been rewarded for something good he had done when he was alive.  (2) He has been rewarded for a waqf  (Islamic trust fund or charity foundation whose assets cannot be sold and can be spent only for specific purposes) he had established during his lifetime. • The dead seen praying in the same place he used to pray when alive: Piety of his offspring, because the deceased has stopped acting on earth to earn God’s reward for himself. • Seeing a dead person in a mosque: The deceased is secure from torture in the Hereafter, because the mosque is a sanctuary and a haven. • A dead person leading the prayers in front of living ones: The lives of those people will be shortened, because they were seen following the dead. • The dead preaching, giving good counsel, or teaching something to the dreamer: Will become pious. • A dead person moaning and seeming to be in bad shape: He was an evil-monger and is paying for his sins. • A dead person complaining of a headache: He was not good to his parents or did some mischief to his superior. • A dead person moaning from a headache: He was haughty in his lifetime or failed to support his parents and is being punished. • A dead person moaning because of pain in his eyes: He used to eye children with lust and sexual passion  (paedophilia) and is being punished for that. • A dead person moaning because of pain in his tongue: He was backbiting and is expiating. • A dead person moaning because of pain in his ears: He used to lend an ear to mischievous statements, and his accounts are being settled. • A dead person complaining about his neck: He squandered his money or failed to pay alimony to his wife. • A dead person moaning because of pain in his hand: He betrayed his brothers, friends, or partners and is being chastised for his deed (s). • A dead person complaining about his stomach: He is responsible for what happened to his father, brother, sister, relatives, or partner or his money or for an untruthful swearing. • A dead person whining from pain in his stomach: He failed in his duties toward his children, in-laws, and other family members and is getting what he deserves. • A dead person complaining about his side: He failed to observe the ladies rights. • A dead person moaning because of pain in his side: He used to assault or somehow violate his women and is being punished. • A dead person moaning from pain in his genitals: He committed adultery. • A dead person complaining about one leg: He spent his money in ways other than those that please God. • A dead person complaining about his two legs: He wasted his money on vice. • A dead person moaning from pain in his legs or feet: He was misbehaving when travelling or walking around committing sins. • A dead person complaining about his thighs: He was not good to his tribe and failed to sustain his relatives. • A dead person moaning from pain in his thigh: He was hostile to his in-laws and other relatives. • Being called by a deceased person without seeing him and responding and irresistibly following him: Will die of the same cause, from a heart attack, for example, by drowning, or under rubble. • Following a dead person to a house and failing to leave it: Will die. • If a dead person tells the dreamer, “You will die on such or such date,” he is to be believed. • A dead person telling the dreamer that a given person has died suddenly or will die: Dangerous dream for both the dreamer and the person whose name was mentioned. Either of them or both might pass away. • Following a dead person without as much as entering a house with him, or getting in, then out: Will near death but escape. • Travelling with the dead: Will be confused. • The dead giving the dreamer one of the good things of this world: The achievement of aims and benefits from an unexpected source. • The dead giving the dreamer a Holy Quran or other religious books: Will be a successful worshiper and benefactor. • The dead giving something to the dreamer, who does not bother to know what it is: Benefits anyway. • The dead giving a group of persons some unknown item: He is drawing their attention to or warning them against something. • The dead giving the dreamer something of what he is wearing and the former wearing it in turn: Deep trouble and a severe ailment. If the cloth was left till the dead wore it back, it means that the dreamer will quickly depart from this world. • A dead person giving the dreamer a tailored cloth that does not belong to the former and the latter taking and wearing it, then returning it to the dead, who wears it in turn: Those who live under the dreamer’s roof will die, unless he had not returned the cloth to the dead, in which case the dreamer’s wealth will increase. • The dead giving the dreamer two well-washed Arab male robes: Will become prosperous. • The dead lending his robe to the dreamer then claiming it back: That dead man has but a few good deeds to his credit and cannot hope for much of God’s forgiveness. • The dead giving the dreamer an old robe: The latter will become poor and miserable. • The dead giving the dreamer a new robe: The latter will become rich and powerful. • The dead giving the dreamer a new or clean shirt: The latter will enjoy the same standard of living as the deceased did during his lifetime. • The dead giving the dreamer a cape or shawl: The latter will be as prestigious as the dead man was. • The dead giving the dreamer a tattered or dirty robe: The latter will commit abominations. According to Daniel the Wise, often referred to by Ibn Shaheen, failing to eat or drink from anything given you in a dream by a dead person means you will lose money as much as you were given food and drink. The reverse is also true. For Ibn Siren, taking something from the dead is a good augury; giving them something is bad, unless what was given by the dead was a biting reptile or crawling insect. • The dead giving food to the dreamer: Honest gains from an unexpected source. • The dead giving honey to the dreamer: Will seize an unexpected opportunity. • The dead giving a watermelon to the dreamer: Unexpected worries. As a general rule for most if not all dream interpreters, giving anything to the dead is a bad dream, unless the thing given was a watermelon. Such a dream would mean that worries will disappear unexpectedly. • Giving something to one’s deceased uncle or aunt  (on the father’s side): Will pay a fine and perhaps alimony. • Giving a cloth to the dead, which the latter neither unfolds nor wears: Harm will befall the dreamer’s fortune or health, but recovery will follow. • Taking off some clothes and giving them to the dead, which become his: Will die. If the dreamer had recovered them, it would be otherwise. • Holding one’s Arab robe and telling a dead person, “Take this and sew it,” or “Wash it,” without the cloth leaving the dreamer’s hand or becoming the property of the dead: Trouble, hardships, and depression. If the dead had taken it and worn it, the dreamer would die fast. • Giving a cap to the dead: Will lose money or get sick, but recover. • Selling something to the dead: The item in question will become expensive on the market. • Donating something to the dead, who rejects it: Harm and losses will befall the dreamer. • Finding a dead person alive in his grave: Will become wise and pious and achieve orderly gains. • Going to a graveyard to unearth the dead and finding some of them alive and others not: Terrible deaths will occur in that spot or country. • Dreaming that one’s dead parents are alive but looking neither happy nor optimistic: The dreamer is neglecting his own interests. He is not fair to himself. • The dreamer seeing his dead father alive, smiling, and neatly dressed: Will have honour, dignity, and luck, and business will be smooth and regular. • Seeing one’s dead mother alive: Will be relieved from trouble. • Seeing one’s dead wife alive: Will become poor. • Seeing one’s dead son alive: Will forgive one’s enemy. • Seeing one’s dead daughter alive: Joy after misery. • Seeing one’s dead brother alive: More strength. • Seeing one’s late sister alive: Plenty of joy. • Seeing one’s dead uncle  (from either side) alive: Greater importance and prestige. • A woman dreaming that her deceased son is alive: Will give birth to a girl. • A woman dreaming that her late brother is alive: An absent one will come back. • A woman dreaming that her late sister is alive: Will get weaker. • Dreaming that one’s dead friend is alive: Will hear some good news. • A dead person entering one’s house and looking happy: His acumen in performing good deeds and giving alms to the poor is militating in his favour in the Hereafter, and God has heard the prayers of his folk for the repose of his soul. • A dead person living again, entering the dreamer’s house, and talking to him: The dreamer is wise, healthy, and enthusiastic, and his aspirations will be fulfilled. • A dead person from the dreamer’s house breaking with him: A friend will forsake the dreamer. • An irate dead person: His will has not been implemented. • The dead rising from their graves and looking happy: The revival of dead matters in a chain reaction and renewal of luck. • Unknown dead persons standing on their graves: Hardships will befall the people of that area, and many hypocrites will emerge. • A dead person seen doing something praiseworthy: He is well off in the Hereafter. The reverse is also true. •

Dreaming that a person known to be dead has died again and that people are weeping: A relative of the deceased will marry in a pompous ceremony. • A person known to be dead dying again and people crying and screaming: One of those whom the deceased left behind, his homonym or his opposite number, will die. • A dead person drowning in the sea or in any way: Will be engulfed by the Eternal Fire in view of a verse of the Holy Quran that reads: “Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of Allah.”  (“Nuh” [Noah], verse 25.) • The dead jumping out of their graves and returning to their homes:  (1) Prisoners will be released.  (2) Plants will grow again after they were dead in that place. • A pious man dreaming of cutting off the head of a dead person:  (1) Will guide someone back to the right path.  (2) Will triumph over an enemy.  (3) The dreamer’s views will prevail in an encounter. • A king or chief dreaming that he has beheaded a dead person:  (1) Will restore the freedom of certain members of his family.  (2) Will release war captives or prisoners. • Seeing a dead person looking dead in the dream as well: Aims in the world will not be achieved. • Showing the dead their way in a crossroads: Will acquire knowledge and wisdom and guide misled people to the right path. • A dead person sitting in the dreamer’s place:  (1) Will be isolated if a ruler or an influential person.  (2) Will die.  (3) A bad omen anyway. • A dead person carrying something heavy: His sins are as heavy. • A dead person riding on the dreamer’s horse, holding his sword, or wearing his clothes:  (1) Will lose.  (2) Will err.  (3) Will be humiliated by an enemy. • A dead person flying: Will escape danger. • A dead person running:  (1) The danger is already over.  (2) The dreamer, having fallen short of achieving a certain aim, feels bitter about it. • The dead holding a shield or wearing an armour of any kind:  (1) Will escape danger.  (2) The dead person in question will have nothing to fear on the Day of Judgment. • The dead wearing some silk clothes: Good dream, because silk, which is prohibited in Islam for living men, is one of the blessings of Paradise. • A dead person having performed the pilgrimage: Blessings, reformation, and the fulfilment of wishes in the Hereafter. • Seeing something impossible in a dream involving a dead person: An extraordinary feat will happen, perhaps to the dreamer himself. • Seeing a dead tyrant alive in a country: The latter’s memory is still alive. • A dead person harvesting: He is reaping in the Hereafter the harvest of his good deeds on earth. • Going down in a grave pit: Will commit adultery. • Someone trying to heal a dead person: The former is giving alms while asking for God’s mercy for the deceased whom he misses. • Blood, urine, or any secretions or excrement coming out of a dead body: The dream could be considered null and void in view of the impossible nature of what was seen; otherwise its meaning should be given at the interpreter’s discretion. For example, it could relate to the homonym, successor, or opposite number of the deceased. • Moving to a place where there is a dead person: Religious and worldly ambitions will be achieved. • Seeing a house crumbling all of a sudden and finding its inhabitants dead under the rubble: Death will occur in that place. •

An animal that has claws or fangs lying dead on the ground:  (1) Will be safe and sound.  (2) Will triumph over enemies, especially if the animal was of the harmful or ferocious type. • Scattering the bones of the dead: You are spending your money otherwise than in your interest. • Gathering the bones of the dead: Money and other benefits. • Kissing an identified dead person: Will benefit from the latter’s bequeathed knowledge or money or something he did during his lifetime. • Kissing an unidentified dead person: Will receive money from an undesirable or an unexpected source. • Being kissed by a dead person: Benefits from the deceased or his heirs. • Being kissed by an unidentified dead person: Will accept benefits or charity from an undesirable source. • Being kissed with intense sexual passion by a dead person, whether known or unknown: Matters will be settled the way you want. • A patient dreaming that he is kissing a dead person: Will pass away. • A healthy person kissing the dead: The statements you are making at this time are improper. You had better remain silent.  (Your words should stop as the dead ceased to exist.) • Sodomizing a dead man or a woman dreaming that a dead person had made love to her: Benefits from an undesirable source, the same way as the dead are undesirable sex partners. • Sodomizing an identified dead man: Will do something good in memory of the latter, such as offering prayers, et cetera. • Having incestuous sex or making love to a prohibited dead relation: Again, will pray for or give alms in memory of or visit that relative’s grave. • Making love to one’s mother seen dead in the dream: Will meet her if she is alive. If you had sex with her in the grave, you will die. • A man dreaming or someone dreaming of him that he is having sex with his mother, sister, brother, or similar prohibited relative, seen dead in the dream: He is not sustaining them as he should, but will change his attitude and be fair to them. It could also mean trouble or worries or, on the contrary, benefit to both parties. If they are alive, it means the reverse and that he does not have much affection for them. In case, according to his dream, the act took place during the Muslims  sacred months: He will go to Mecca (Makkah) for the pilgrimage. • An identified dead person making love to a living one: The latter will get some benefit from the bequeathed or the heirs of the former, be it material or otherwise. • Marrying and going into a dead woman: Will revive a dead matter as important as the deceased was beautiful. If the dreamer had not overwhelmed her or gone into her, the fulfilment would not be perfect, as penetration is a higher state than simple touching. • A woman dreaming of being wedded to a dead man who then goes into her at his or her place: Her wealth will shrink, her condition will worsen, and her life will be unstable. If the act had taken place at the dead man’s unknown residence, she would die.


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