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Dreams in Islam: An Islamic Perspective on True Dreams and Bad Dreams

Gous Ahmed is a passionate writer especially in subjects concerning the religion of Islam. Working as an advisor and writing part-time.



It is not safe to share your dreams with random people, especially on an international scale.

One should share their dreams with those they like as Muhammad (S) said, "If one sees a good dream, let him expect good, and not tell it except to those he likes." (Muslim) An example of this is Yaqoob (AS) telling his son, Yusuf (AS) concerning his dream about eleven stars and the sun and the moon prostrating to him (scholars have said the eleven stars were his brothers, and the sun and the moon represented his mother and father): "He said, "O my son! Relate not your vision to your brothers lest they arrange a plot against you. Verily! Satan is to man an open enemy." (Surah Yusuf 12:5) We know the half-brothers of Yusuf were jealous of him to begin with so telling them the dream would probably only serve to increase the jealousy.

"True dreams are from Allah and bad dreams are from satan" [Sahih of Bukhari, Vol 9 p 95, no 113]

Why do we dream? What are meanings of dreams? What do we know about dreams? Why do we have nightmares?

There are so many questions to be answered when it comes to dreams.

I was very curious once when i was gathering knowledge of my religion, Islam, and at the same time researching Christianity due to learning of the great similarities of the two religions. As i was growing up and going to mosque and learning the Quran because i was told to by my parents, i did not understand what the whole reason was behind it all. Not until i reached the age of 17 at least when things were becoming confusing to me. I read about Jesus in Christianity and was surprised to know that 'Issa' is Jesus in Islam. Since then i have been reading many books, the translation of the Quran etc to gain as much knowledge as possible.

Dreams and the process of dreams intrigued me since i was young when i used to have some very bad dreams and sometimes good dreams. My research through the years have helped me understand it all and now i know what to do before i go to sleep and after i wake up. You will understand by reading the information below the whole process of how we dream and what happens from before going to sleep to waking up.

(This article will not address scientific evidence. It is only to understand about dreams in an Islamic point of view).

Video on dreams in Islam


The Soul in Islam

Every person will agree that human beings have a soul, and a person becomes 'dead' by the departure of 'life' or 'soul'. The soul is the only part of the unknown that even atheists and materialists cannot deny.

In Islam, there are a few glimpses into the knowledge of the soul.

A verse from the Quran:

'They ask you (O Muhammad) concerning the soul. Say 'The soul is of the affair (i.e., knowledge) of my Lord. And you (people) have not been given of knowledge except a little.'

A scholar interpreted this as:

'This means that the knowledge of the soul is a great major affair that belongs with Allah. He kept this knowledge obscure and undetailed so that people would realise their inability to know the truth about their soul - though they know it (i.e., the soul) exists.And being capable of fully comprehending the truth about themselves is more reason for them to be incapable of fully comprehending the truth about Allah (i.e., His majesty and other attributes).'

We understand that the soul is an invisible object, but we cannot explain what the soul is fully. When we go to sleep, we actually experience a minor death. Every sleeping person have their soul depart from their body and is held with Allah (God). He then releases them when it is time to wake. This means that every time someone is asleep, their soul leaves their body. He holds the souls for which death has arrived, and releases the other souls until their time of death.

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"Allah takes the souls at their time of death, and (also) those that have not died yet - during their sleep. Then He keeps those for which He has decreed death and releases the others for a specified term. Indeed, in this are signs for those who reflect." Az-Zumar 39:42

During our sleep in "minor death" our souls get to meet other souls of both living and dead people, and the interaction between one soul and the other may be remembered only by one or both of the souls.

“Abu Hurairah reported: When the Apostle of Allah finished his morning prayer he used to ask
whether anyone had seen a dream, and used to say: After me there would be nothing left of
prophethood except good dreams.”
(Muwatta, Imam Malick)


When night comes it is an opportunity for evil doing by many creatures causing harm and spreading fear. While majority of people sleep and rest under the night cover, many crimes take place in that time of darkness. What are these evil creatures? They are Jinns (devils, ghosts, demons), black magic and countless evil practice by degenerate people.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) provided us with a set of instructions for warding off evils of the night. The most effective form of protection is extolling Allah in the form of saying Allah's name before we do anything. An affirmation that what we do is by Allah's will, help and protection is by pronouncing Allah's name saying bismillah. Saying bismillah upon entering the home inhibits the devils from entering that home. You should keep your food covered by saying bismillah also to protect against any diseases or food poisoning.

Satan strives to divert people from Allah, and he places a strong spell upon each persons head when he goes to sleep. Satan ties three knots over the back of the sleeping person's head, blowing into each knot while saying, 'You have a long night, so sleep on.' He also urinates in the ears of some people making them deaf to calls for worship and prayer.

To untie the three knots over the back of a sleeping persons head, these three steps are needed:

  • Wake up for the morning prayer (Fajr)
  • Do ablution (wudu)
  • Carry out the morning prayer (fajr)

Inshallah the three actions above will untie the three knots made by Satan behind a persons head and start the day perfectly!

Muslims should always strive against Satan who is the main enemy of Muslims to overcome the evil whispers he mentions into Human ears evil thoughts and actions to carry out. Muslims should always be weary of the evil whispers Satan whispers into peoples ears and fight against the desires and urges that sometimes humans feel. The easiest way to do that is to remember Allah at that time of the thought and pray to Allah for protection against Satan and his evil whispers.

(Awuzu billahiminash shaytan nirrajim, bismillah hirrahman nirrahim)

What Is A Dream?

A dream is basically a vision that a person sees during their sleep. Dreams are a part of the spiritual parts of human life. Only by adhering to the guidance of the Quran and Sunnah can we form a reasonable understanding of dreams in an Islamic concept.

Dreams are visions Allah creates and instills into our hearts. Some dreams truthful and sublime, are granted by Allah. They are shown to support reassure a believer or warn them of some individuals, reprimand them for some wrongdoings, foretell him of some good (to anticipate) or harm (to beware of), and so on. Such dreams are attributed to Allah because of the truth and good they carry.

Other dreams, false and unpleasant, mix truth with falsehood, and frighten people during sleep or even after awakening. Such dreams are whispered by a devil and are attributed to Satan.

"Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is in charge of all things."

Good and True Dreams Are a Part of Prophethood

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah’s Apostle said, “A good dream of a righteous person (which comes true) is one of forty-six
parts of prophethood.”


Satan And Bad Dreams

 Satan is attributed with bad dreams for these reasons:

  • He initiates the bad and hateful thoughts and insinuates them into people's thoughts in dream form.
  • He likes and approves bad dreams and evil thoughts.
  • Bad dreams conform with his evil nature.
  • His hate towards humans makes him do all that is possible to harm and frighten them - both during their sleep and their wakefulness.

Satan shows people absurd dreams which are unimaginable in real life.

A person dreamt that his throat was cut and his head fell off and rolled away. He chased after it, retrieved it and put it back in it's place. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) smiled and said:

"When satan makes fun of you during your sleep, do not tell people about it."

The Prophet (pbuh) discouraged people from relating dreams that appear meaningless or frightening.

What Are Wet Dreams?

Wet dreams are associated with the ejection of seminal fluid during sleep. Seminal fluids eject after having dreams or visions of prohibited actions or interactions instigated by satan. It is mainly common for men to have wet dreams, but women can also have them.

Below is a section from which is supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah has created desire in man and He has commanded His slaves to use this energy in the proper manner, which is marriage for those who can afford it, in order to attain worldly interests such as building families, strengthening society and populating the earth according to the laws of Allaah. Moreover one of the ways which Allaah has created in His slaves as an outlet for this energy is wet dreams. It is a means of expending sexual energy for both sexes. A person plays no role in that, rather it happens as a result of human nature and a person will not be held to blame for that. The evidence for that is as follows:

1 – It was narrated from ‘Ali that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Pen has been lifted from three: from the one who is sleeping until he wakes up, from the child until he reaches the age of puberty, and from one who is insane until he comes to his senses.”

(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1343; Ibn Maajah, 3032; al-Nasaa’i, 3378)

A similar hadeeth was also narrated from ‘Aa’ishah in the four books of Sunan apart from al-Tirmidhi.

This hadeeth was classed as hasan by al-Tirmidhi, and by al-Nawawi in Sharh Muslim, 8/14

A person who is sleeping does not know what he is doing, so he is one of those from whom the Pen is lifted (i.e., his deeds are not recorded). Wet dreams happen when a person is asleep, so they are among the things that are forgiven.

2 – Allaah has in fact made wet dreams [al-hilm] one of the signs of puberty. Hence Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And when the children among you come to puberty [al-hilm]…”

[al-Noor 24:59]

If wet dreams were haraam, Allaah would not have made that a sign of puberty.

Dreams Interpretation by Anwar Al Awlaki

Actions To Take Upon Having A Good Or Bad Dream

 Actions to take upon having a good dream

  1. View it as a good omen from Allah
  2. Praise Allah for it
  3. Narrate it to those whom he really trusts
  4. Avoid narrating the dream to whomever he does not trust
  5. Seek it's interpretation, especially from learned people with good knowledge of dream interpretation

Actions to take upon having a bad dream

  1. Seek Allah's protection from it's evil
  2. Seek Allah's protection from satan
  3. Lightly spit three times, on your left side
  4. Turn over and sleep facing the right hand side
  5. Say some duas or narrate some short surats (verses) like ayat ul kursi or say A'uthu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajim (I seek Allah's protection from Satan, the outcast)
  6. Get up and pray
  7. Avoid narrating it to anyone else
  8. Avoid attempting to interpret it

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Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) Dream About Islam And Imaan

 I would like to share this dream Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had about a King's banquet;

Indeed, i saw in a dream as though Jibril was at my head and Mikail at my feet. One of them said to the other, "Indeed, he is asleep." The other replied, "Indeed, his eyes are asleep, but his heart is awake."

Then one of them said, "Indeed, there is a parable that applies to our companion, so tell him the parable." The other said, "Indeed, he is asleep." And the first replied, "Indeed, his eyes are asleep, but his heart is awake."

So, one of them said, "Listen, may your ear be able to hear; and understand, may your heart be able to understand; Indeed, the parable that applies to you and your people is that of a king who built a mansion, established in it a hall, set up in the hall a banquet, and then sent a messenger to invite people to his food. Some people answered the messenger, while others ignored him. Those who answered him entered the mansion and ate from the banquet, while those who ignored him neither entered the mansion nor ate from the banquet."

One of them said, "Interpret it for him so that he would understand it." But again, the other said, "Indeed, he is asleep." And the first replied, "Indeed, his eyes are alseep, but his heart is awake."

So, one of them said, "The king, then, is Allah, the mansion is Islam, the hall is Jannah (heaven), and you, O Muhammad, are the messenger; Whoever answers you will enter into Islam, and whoever enters into Islam will enter Jannah and eat from it. Therefore, whoever obeys Muhammad has surely obeyed Allah, and whoever disobeys Muhammad has surely disobeyed Allah. And Muhammad is a divider among the people."

Free Dream Interpretation Online

This is a link to a free dream interpretaion online dictionary where you enter a word corresponding to a vision of the dream you had to find the interpretation.

The dream dictionary presented in the link above 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.

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Thank you.



Fahad Ahmed khan from Karachi Pakistan on April 25, 2020:

Nice article

Abdul Haadi from Lahore, Pakistan. on November 27, 2017:

A good article indeed!

JSC1979 on June 13, 2015:


I saw by Father who expired few years before, little upset and does not seem very happy, though he was very pious person, and my elder brother who died 4 months before in coffin .

what's meaning of that?

please explain me.


Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 24, 2015:

It doesn't really mean anything. You probably did dream but cannot remember them. I stopped dreaming for a while when my imaan was a little bit weaker. When my imaan became stronger i started to dream again and they are now hassling me.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 24, 2015:

Is this in your dreams? If not then i recommend you go to see your doctor. If in a dream then see an imam.

Asma Shaikh from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on April 12, 2015:

nice article bro!!thanks fr d info

Jomana H on April 10, 2015:

for a long time I didn't dream anything, what is that mean?

Andy on April 10, 2015:

I started seeing something a little like stars at the corner of my eye. And I get the feeling someone is watching me. Does this mean anything?

aya on March 28, 2015:

Hi do you know what dose it mean when you dont have dreams??

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on February 23, 2015:

I wouldn't worry about it. We see many things at different times and situations. It's best not to take too seriously. As long as your faith (imaan) is strong, if Allah wills, you shouldn't have any problems.

T on February 23, 2015:

It's okay. Thank you for trying but my main concern about these dreams are if they are from Allah or are these one of the dreams our mind creates for us?

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on February 23, 2015:

I'm sorry but i cannot interpret your dreams. You can consult your local mosque Imam about them if you are really concerned. I hope you find what you are looking for. Thank you.

T on February 21, 2015:


I've recently dreamt about a closed window opening on its own during daytime.

I have dreams about one particular person in many different scenarios and even had a child with the person in one of them.

The first dream I had about this person was when I didn't even know they existed but the same thing later happened in reality. What should I do about them?

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on November 07, 2014:

Sister all i can advise you to do is to speak your local imam in confidence. They will advise you.

The other thing you can do is read the four 'Quls' from Qul Ya Ayyu Hal Kafirun to Qul Audhu Birrabbin Nas and then breath into both of your hand together and wipe your body from head to toe. Always stay in a state of Wudhu and always do Dhikr like 'La ilahal illallah', 'SubhanAllah' or 'SubhanAllah Alhamdulillah AllahuAkbar' repeatedly. Try to keep your mind clear of anything worldly things and just concentrate on Dhikr.

I once went through difficulties and doing Dhikr as well praying helped me a lot and Alhamdulillah i have moved on.

I pray for you as a sister in Islam.

sadia on November 05, 2014:

assalamualaikum bro plz hlp me as i have daily nightmares i see very horrible faces in my dream and as wel as in day im very scared what should i do even after namaaz i get d scare clicks in my eyes what i see during night plz ans my question and give me some duaas to learn jazaakallah khair

rameez on August 12, 2014:

If somethings comes to me but at final stage it turns back .what to do is it written in fortune .especially regarding job.

Fazor on September 09, 2013:


It's a kinda grey magician...

I hope you stay away from these kind of magicians...

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 30, 2013:

Please ask your local Imam regarding the meaning fo this dream as i am not a dream interpreter.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 15, 2013:

Thank you for your comment.

It is difficult to understand or know which dreams are true or bad and the way i separate them is with how i feel after i see a dream. I explained later about the period of a dream which may be from Allah, which is just before Fajr prayer.

After any dream a person can evaluate whether it was a good dream or a bad dream. Only Allah knows which is the true dream, and if it is true it may become reality later on in life. A true dream can be a bad dream too, and a bad dream can become true too, so it is very important to keep your dreams to yourself.

I hope i have been able to help.

Badrul Siddiqui on April 12, 2013:

I begin with the first line of the article written, which is a hadis:

"True dreams are from Allah and bad dreams are from satan" [Sahih of Bukhari, Vol 9 p 95, no 113]

What is a 'true dream'? All dreams are true in the sense that - the dreamer has dreamt that dream. Or, would you say a 'true dream' is one that become true later? If anyone can please explain what is the meaning of 'true dreams' in the above hadis, s/he should be able to explain also something - if any - as 'false dream'. Right?

What is 'bad dream'? Dreams that one does not like? One may see a dream that one does not like, but such a 'bad dream' can also come true at a later time, and so can have a meaning for the person. Let me give an example: A honourable woman dreams that she is being sexually enjoyed by 10 men. She might not have thought of an incident as in the dream, and therefore might not enjoy seeing the dream. So, would you call it a bad dream? And, hence would you describe that this dream came from Satan and not Allah? Or, would you say that a dream such as this cannot be shown by Allah?

If you think in this way, you will find that the hadis is unclear in the meaning. Please be aware I am not saying that the hadis is not correct or anything of that nature. I only say that anything that one understands from this hadis, and then applies it to explain other phenomena as the author did, may be wrong in their discussion and conclusions.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 11, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your dream with us.

First and foremost i am not a dream interpreter, and secondly sometimes we dream things that we see or have in our memories. Your dream may just be a replay of the soap scene you were watching, so insha Allah there is nothing to worry about.

However i would that you speak to someone who has ilm of the Islam, for example your local imam who will be able to enlighten you regard your dream.

Thank you once again.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 06, 2013:

I am not sure brother. I am not an interpreter or an imam. I would advise you that the best thing would be to do is to ask your imam at your local masjid who will be able to answers that question for you insha Allah.

Maheen on April 06, 2013:

Asalamulaikum brother

what does it mean to keep having the same dream?

Rabiya on March 24, 2013:

what is the dream meaning when anyone's mother passes away.

Musbahudeen on February 18, 2013:

Jazaka llahu khayran

Salima Wasi on December 25, 2012:

Assalamu Alaikum,

When you read a negative meaning in the dream book in regards to a dream that one has such as: If your dream means that you will commit adulterty, what does Ibn Seerin suggest that one does to conteract this.Is it necessary to make two rakats, or do you repent?

Some dreams are written in the book to have negative results.

Please respond.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on December 14, 2012:

Thank you very much and i am Bengali!

monny khan on December 11, 2012:

Salam G. was beautiful.loved every sentence and appreciate.may allah bless you.was wondering you have a bengali surename.i know this because im bengali.:-)

safia on November 03, 2012:

i love to read about soul (the unknown)............and i found it v.interesting plus informative. on September 11, 2012:

i saw my father that passed away 2years ago in my dream and he says to me when are you to coming to jannah... what do that mean??

pealce sombody tel me

salauddin on August 14, 2012:

thanks for making me know the most interesting things about dreams

ionelaarman on June 11, 2012:

Very good article. Thanks alot and i thing you will post more

ThussaysNanaMarie from In my oyster on June 06, 2012:

Informative hub! Dreams have been a passion of mine having had them from the age of 11. I think everyone should evolve their own DREAM dictionary. I am writing a book on the subject.

As for religion, I feel there are good and bad people in every religion and various interpretations and the most important thing is to develop the spiritual element whatever the religion.

Ash Jackson hussain on June 06, 2012:

What is the meaning of a famouse dead person coming in your dreams?

Can some1 please tell

Saimmah on June 04, 2012:

does anyone know what it means when a deceased person in family asks for food but do not eat it in your dream

Addy on May 10, 2012:

Very good article. Thanks alot

Shakirah Folami on May 09, 2012:

Thank u very much for dis nd honestly it was really helpful. May Allah keep guidin us aright.

tahira on May 08, 2012:

The best way before going to bed make wudu and read 21 times Sura Nas, 21 times Sura Falq, 21 times Sura Akhlas, 21 times Ayatul Kursi , 21 times Daroud and in the end " Fee Loh Mehfooz" 100 times keep to read regularly in shallah screeming problem will finish.

Abdul Aziz on May 07, 2012:

Assalam O alaikum

is any one know about bad and good dreams.

like i am facing problem from 1 month screeming while sleep trying to see a bad face and reading lines of quran did anyone know about it ??


Umme Ruhani on May 02, 2012:

Mash-Allah, this article is very educative. Thank you for writing this article.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

IT could be that the shaytan is playing with you to make you worried and lose concentration in what you are doing. The best thing to do is to pray regularly and also pray for your mother and father.

Always say the Athkar before doing ANYTHING, especially before going to sleep.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

I don't know what to say brother. Please speak to an imam or a highly knowledgeable person who may be able to help you. I wouldn't mention any names.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

I can't say what it means, but i once dreamt something similar and asked our local masjid imam who told me simply 'You will insha Allah be a pious person, keep praying 5 times a day and stay away from sin', so i would say the same thing to you.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

Please try speaking to your local imam via a family member. Also please pray to Allah to guide your husband to the right path.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

It is haraam to date because Allah has not given us permission to do it. Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn't date before he got married either. If you read the hadeeth Sahih Al Bukhari about Marriage then you will understand more.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

Alhamdulillah sister, may Allah forgive us all.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 13, 2012:

I'm not sure about that, i don't understand what you mean by Rahmani dreams? Please clarify? Thanks.

mohammeed on March 21, 2012:

Does anyone know more meanings for this dream?

The dream is regarding someone I met someone who’s name is Tameem Ahmadi (maybe spelled Tamim Ahmedi) at Lowry Mosque / Masjid in (Also known as Islamic Society of East Bay ISEB ). I also saw this person in the Irvington Mosque / Masjid and Masjid Ibrahim Khalilullah in Fremont in the bay area, California. He gives khutba and teaches quran at mosques and my dream is making me now more suspicious about him:

I had a true dream (Ru’ya / vision) in which I saw tameem ahmadi who has been already cursed, his face appeared deformed and really disgusting that you wouldn’t wanna look at him, and that Allah told Jibreel that he hates tameem and to hate tameem and cause the whole Creation to hate him. I know the meaning and interpretation of this dream means that Allah has cursed him, and that Allah hated him and told Jibreel to hate him and cause the whole Creation to hate him, and that it has another meaning that Allah will hate this person and cause Jibreel to hate him and cause the whole creation to hate him.

When I woke up I remembered a hadith. I searched and found the hadith in Sahih Muslim [Book 032, Number 6373]. And here is the hadith I found: Prophet Muhammad –saws said: “When Allah loves a servant, He calls Gabriel and says: ‘Verily, I love so-and-so; you should also love him.’ Then Gabriel loves him and makes an announcement in the heaven saying: ‘Allah loves so-and-so and you should also love him.’ Then the dwellers of the Heaven (the angels) also love him and he is honored in the earth. And when Allah is angry with a servant He calls Gabriel and says: ‘I am angry with so-and-so; you should also be angry with him.’ Then Gabriel becomes angry and makes an announcement to the dwellers of Heaven: ‘Verily Allah hates with so-and so, so you hate him.’ Thus they also become angry with him and he is hated in the earth.”

sharifa on February 28, 2012:

Asalaamualuikum i had a dream i was told to scream out the athaan as loud as possible the sura ikhlaas and. Sura fathiha what does it mean

sharifa on February 28, 2012:

I am so sure my husband is possed by shaytaan pls help

ZAHRABOO on February 27, 2012:

I really love how people can notify others about dreams and the meaning of all of them. Nd what does it mean when someone is really mad in a dream? Nd for muslims this is a random ? but is it haaram to date nd why if it is

Memuna mustapha on February 26, 2012:

I really lyk dis site and may Allah gv u guys d grace to inform us much more

alishba on February 23, 2012:

i like the whole passage but the pic of angle falling from sky i don't believe in it because we normal people can't see angles nor the cameras even the ten blessed companions of Prophet(p.b.u.h)never saw the angles in their life than how can we.

Shifa on February 21, 2012:

Asalaamu alikumu.i have Been i have been crying for my late Mother than i want looking for Death in Islam i don't Know how i got here, Reading your artcl has made me strong and let go. May allah Fill you with immain

bless on February 19, 2012:

Thanks once again...I jus one more it true dat rahmani dreams are very clear and that we remmber even the minute details...and that dey are shrt and nt lyk movies... wud lyk to thank u n advance 4 answering to our queries

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on February 16, 2012:

Thank you for the comment.

I just think that we should not share any dream because we do not know whether it is a good dream or a bad dream, and we cannot depend on dream interpretations either online or in books because, as you said, different dreams mean different things for different people.

My advice to anyone is that you should speak to an Imam or a scholar about the dream because inshallah they will be the ones who can give you the right advice about your dream.

Although our Prophet (pbuh) said tyo share our dreams with other people, it is not to be shared with just anyone as satan can manipulate it.

There was a man who saw a very bad dream, and on his way to see the Prophet (pbuh) he told 3 people, and when he got to the prophet (pbuh) and told him the dream, the man got the reply that his dream was a very good one. The only thing was that because he told the 3 people before telling the prophet (pbuh), his dream will not become true and it will be manipulated by satan, and that's what happened.

So just be careful who you share your dreams with.

And Allah and his Messenger (pbuh) know best.

bless on February 13, 2012:

Thank u g.miah

I was jus wondering if one should rely n websites or books fr it is said dat true dreams are very rare and that the same dream can have difderent meaning fr different people... at times d dreams are ny disturbing but ven v tend to look for there interpretation it might mean something real the prophet has said dat if v c gud dreams v should share it wid wht if we c a dream vch v might consider to be v interprted it does nt hold good meaning wht should v do in such a case...plz repy

Nada on February 06, 2012:

Thank you G miah. I suffer from a very bad case of OCD, well actually recovering from it Alhamdulillah, but it's still a struggle for me and I have so many bad dreams and thoughts and it even comes down to my faith. I wish for your prayers. Thank you

mahmoud...helper on February 06, 2012:

I am a muslim and I proud of it let me tell you how islam is islam is a religion that peaace aand calm with full of joy.............islam i love it

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on December 13, 2011:

This reply is for both people above.

What you have to remember and understand is that there is no such thing as 'dream interpretation', there is only understanding the 'dream'. The only people who can make you 'understand your dream are knowledgeable people in Islam who are Imams or scholars. If you read the article again, you will find the internet link to an 'interpretaing' website which is genuine, so go and check it out.

The advice i can give you is to pray to Allah daily in your 5 prayers and ask for forgiveness, then inshallah you will feel stress free and your worries should inshallah disappear.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on December 13, 2011:

This reply is for both people above.

What you have to remember and understand is that there is no such thing as 'dream interpretation', there is only understanding the 'dream'. The only people who can make you 'understand your dream are knowledgeable people in Islam who are Imams or scholars. If you read the article again, you will find the internet link to an 'interpretaing' website which is genuine, so go and check it out.

The advice i can give you is to pray to Allah daily in your 5 prayers and ask for forgiveness, then inshallah you will feel stress free and your worries should inshallah disappear.

ayeshasaad on December 13, 2011:

i need a website for online dream interpretation from islamic prepective...please its very important

maryam sagir saleh on November 26, 2011:

i really had 2 seek 4 wt islam views about dreams cz lately i had series ov dreams dt were translated as negetive but masha Allah things r quiet improving now cz ALHAMDULILLAH i fil much much betr nw..............i got so confused wen people say islam is against interpretation nd again why people tend 2 have so much faith in IBN SIRIN [rahimallah]so do yhu think we shuld follow his steps?and 1 more thing please can u PLEASE 4 ALLAHS sake reply me via my e-mail []

and again is it true u dream of what is always on ur mynd?

O M it iis i have loads of questions in mynd.............masha ALLAH,may ALLAH be wit us all as i hungrily await ur reply


nehad on November 08, 2011:

salaam,I'm always seeing dream since I can remember, but for the last month or so I have been seeing dreams about a good family friend that are prossed by jins and now one of there daughters are in hospital and doctors not sure what's wrong with her,but the strangest thing is she's the one that's always harmed or possessed ,any information plz

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on October 25, 2011:

Thanks brother arksys. It took me a very long time to write this one! Of course i will look to improve it all the time, inshallah.

Thank you for advising the sister above about her istikhara. You are spot on.

Sister Aysha, i think, as brother arksys mentioned, you should probably leave it as there may be confusion. I don't think an istikhara can be determined good or bad by seeing colours. You either probably have to do it again, or leave it, and the most improtant thing is, leave it to Allah and hope you are guided in the right path. Inshallah everything will turn out well for you.

Irfan from Adelaide, Australia on October 21, 2011:

Salaam brother,

very interesting hub ... i wished there was more in there ... have you read about Hazrat Yusuf (AS) ... he was given the gift from Allah for interpreting Dreams.

great effort to put all this together ... i know it's hard to align the thoughts and to put them in writing.

great stuff ... i look forward to reading more from you.

@sisteraysha - there is a hadith which talks in general about everything in life ... "when in doubt, leave it" ... so if you cannot make out anything from your istekhara then leave it and move forward. with istekhara you also get a strong feeling in your heart sometimes... if you're not feeling anything but confusion then my advice would be to leave it and move on.

sisteraysha on October 20, 2011:

I have made istikhara and my dreams seem to be getting more confusing about the situation im in which is i want to marry someone i am with i have made istikhara and not sure what to do i have read in 2 or 3 different places that if you see ex: black in your dream its bad and if you see white then it is good my question is can 1 determine if his istikhara is good or not by seeing certain colours?

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on October 19, 2011:

Wa alaikum salam brother! Thank you very much for your compliment!

Bbudoyono on October 17, 2011:

Assalamualaikum G Miah. This hub is exellent. I voted up. Thanks for writing it.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on October 10, 2011:

Wa ailaikum salam brother. Like i always say, i am not a dream interpreter and will give my general view on any issues anyone brings up in these kinds of subjects.

The first thing occurred to me is i assume you are not married? This is one of the solutions which inshallah will help.

Another thing is do you pray 5 times a day brother? If so then alhamdulillah, keep it up.

I wouldn't worry about this too much because it is a natural thing and also your hormones seem to be very excited! We can protect ourselves from the satans whispers who puts evil thoughts in our minds when we are asleep and awake by always remembering Allah by the way of Dhikr. If we can make a habit of always (i mean always as in while working, sitting eating, drinking, socialising etc etc) doing Dhikr then we will be saved from the satans evil inshallah.

To conclude, i would recommend you pray 5 times a day, if you do not already, get married if you have the means to, and always do the Dhikr of Allah, even while going to sleep then at some point you will continue to do Dhikr in your sleep, which i found happened to me. It is the best sleep ever.

Keep doing the duas you are reading, but also read all the four Qul suras from the Quran 3 times, then blow on the palms of your hands and touch your whole body from head to toe before going to sleep every night and in the morning. Our Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to do it, and when he couldn't do it himself just before his death, his wife, Aisha did it for Him. SubhanAllah!

I hope this helps brother. Please come back and leave a comment if you found this helpful.

jelil on October 08, 2011:

asalam aleakum, my name is Abdul-jelil am 28years old, i am always having wet dreams so frequently, such that i went to narrate them to the imam of our central mosque and he explained that it was really a bad thing. This created o whole lot of fear in my mind and as since then affected my perspective to life so negatively. Alhamdulillah, with these information and my life henceforth as changed from being sarcastic to a positive and an optimistic person.

Pls what do i still need to do to stop having wet dreams, even after had done all the necessary duah even before going to bed.

Jazakumlihikharan may Almighty Allah continue to strengthen you.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on September 26, 2011:

This is in reply to Mr. Bullshit above who left a message. It is obvious that you are very ignorant and just go by what is in the media.

It wasn't Allah who told 'muslims' to kill people at the WTC. Allah will himself punish those people who did this sick action and killed innocent people, not just American, they were Muslims aswell.

If you weren't ignorant then you would have learnt that these so called 'Muslims' were not true Muslims. They were evil human beings who used the verses from Quran wrongly to support their actions.

True Muslims who follow the religion as it should be and guided by Allah and Mohammed's (pbuh) teachings are better than any other human beings on Earth. These are true Muslim people i am talking about, who help their neighbours, no matter what religion they are, who treat other human beings las they wish to be treated, who believe Allah is ONE and guides who he wants. Human beings have been given the freedom of choice, so it is imperative that Muslims live and die by the Quran and Sunnah, anything else will result in punishment directly from Allah in this world or/and the hereafter.

Before you get hot headed against Muslims, think and try to understand true Muslims and you will see those true Muslims are honest, caring, understanding and loving people who get along with all types of peoople. Do not go by what's in the media or on some internet sites. I have attached a link below so you can study Islam in it's truest and purest form. copy and paste into the search box and you will find out EXACTLY what Islam is about. I pray Allah gives you guidance.

abdul kayum on September 08, 2011:

a fantastic article an enjoyed reading from start to finish!

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on August 22, 2011:

Thank you very much SerLeon, i appreciate you reading and leaving a comment.

It took me a while to complete this because of the research, experimenting and changing things around all the time. Not exactly sure how long because eit was a while a go. It normally could take upto a week, or even just one day, that's if you really concentrate on it and drinks lots of coffee!

When i first published my first hub it was ridiculous, not sure if i still have got it, will check!

The best way to learn is to read other people's hubs,people who have published more than 50 quality hubs and with an overall score of 90. I have a hub called

'Which ubbers to follow' or soemthing, not sure! Read that and you will find links to the best hubbers on Hubpages and learn about everything to do on Hubpages.

Good luck, it takes time so be patient, but make sure when and if you write then publish any hubs that they are quality hubs.

I will jump over to your account and read your hub!

SerLeon from Pakistan on August 22, 2011:

WoW!!... Gr8 hub!.. N very nicely done..... I mean al de neat organization.... Plz tel me hw long it 2k u 2 write dis ..cuz i jst postd my 1st on dis site.... N after c ing dis..i m sure i need a lot more 2 learn... Nice stuf here thnx....

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on July 26, 2011:

Wa ailaikum salam Liba, thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

I am glad this information has been useful to you.

Please share it.

jazak Allahu khairan.

Liba on July 25, 2011:

Asalm brother jzk for such a great information about dreams learned alot alhumdulilah jazak allahu khiran

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on June 13, 2011:

Hi sksayeeds, thank you for reading and leaving the comment.

Unfortunately i cannot email you anything, but what i can help you with is places to find information you requested.

Just go on You Tube and search for Islamic videos there about dreams, Islam. The best thing to motivate you is on You Tube so go there and search for 'islam for dummies' and you will get lots of information about Islam.

In Google search for Islam and anything that you need to learn about, so just type in the words regarding Islam and you will find lots and lots of information.

I hope this helps.

Take care.

sksayeeds from saudi arabia on June 13, 2011:

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islamic video and islamic motivation videos

and related to all about to islam

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Sue B. on April 21, 2011:

I am very interested in dreams and found your hub as I was searching. I wrote a few articles on dreams on hubpages as well. My interest in writing about dreams brought me to hubpages, actually.

I have delved into my own dreams by journaling daily for 2 full years. I have read many books and interpreted many dreams for people. I find dream meanings within cultures and religious beliefs fascinating.

I have always believed that dreams assist us with our personal development and are part of the way we gain insight into ourselves. I thought what you wrote about souls and about Allah or God as they all relate to dreams and dreaming was very interesting. You have a perspective I have not found very often. Thank you for the interesting read.

dream interpretation on April 03, 2011:

Thanks for this very interesting Hub about dreams. I like to understand how different people understand things like dreams. I learnt a lot from this Hub.

Love and peace.


Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 04, 2011:

Thank you brother for your comment and for following aswell. I appreciate it.

azimimpossible from Jaipur on February 01, 2011:

alhamdulillah bro..i am following you..great great implemented hub.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on August 19, 2010:

Hi Amatulah and thank you for your comment which you are expecting to be interpreted. I cannot interpret dreams as you can see from the above article which is only about the concept of dreams and not interpreting them.

My advice to you is to seek help via an Imam of the nearest mosque to you by contacting them by phone. Or you can go on the website link above and see what the interpretation may be.

I hope everything goes well for you.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on August 02, 2010:

Thank you Tonymac for your comment, and i i learned so much researching the information too.

when i was in Bangladesh a few years back, i had some wonderful dreams which were very thought provoking. I spoke to my grandmother and told her the dreams. She, as usual, showed a lot of interest in what i had to say. She went and told my uncle who is an Imam (Priest), and he came running to me and shouted, "don't tell everyone your dreams! They are shown to you by Allah, and you should only tell them to ONE religious person who can interpret them properly, and if you tell them to more than 3 different people, satan will find out, and change them when he gets the opportunity."

Since then i spent some time researching about dreams in Islamic concept, and that's i thought i have to share it. Unfortunately i haven't had the time or opportunity to research it in othe religious concepts, hopefully i will do one day.

Tony McGregor from South Africa on August 01, 2010:

Thanks for this very interesting Hub about dreams. I like to understand how different people understand things like dreams. I learnt a lot from this Hub.

Love and peace


aamnah on April 28, 2010:

Asalamulaikum bro

I wud like u to post or give me the information with authentic hadees

we say asalamualaikum ... some say saikum some say salamalekum people say that every these word has different meanings in it . please give me the information regarding this

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on April 15, 2010:

Thanks Prasetio30, i appreciate it.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 07, 2010:

As a Muslim, I rate this hub. thank you very much.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 26, 2010:

Thank you sagbee.

Yes, the meanings are sometimes different, but very interesting at the same time.

Thank you for viewing and commenting.

sagbee from Delhi on March 25, 2010:

Different dremas have different meanings in various religion.. the meaning of dreams in islam is quite interesting.. nice Article..

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 20, 2010:

Thank you Aamnah for viewing this article and leaving a comment.

You're not alone, everyone has worries in any corner of their minds, whether it be small or large worries.

About seeing your deceased mother in your dream, my advice is that you should speak to someone who is very religious and well respected and has Islamic knowledge, eg, and Imam, Hafeez. You could also contact Islamic tv channels who have live phone in sessions, or even email that Imam from the live tv program.

Whatever you do, i hope Inshallah Allah listens to your prayers and forgives your mother who is granted jannatul firdous.

Aamnah on March 20, 2010:

Asalamualaikum bro ... I am really greatful to allah tta he gifted u ths knowledge ... i have many more worries in my life ... i see my deceased mother in my dream i m very scared bro ... i want sum one to interpret my dreams pls help me

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 09, 2010:

Thanks Bundu. It's great to learn things from different perspectives isn't it? I'm glad you found it interesting.

Bundu from Somewhere just outside Edinburgh that no-one has heard of... Mid Calder on March 08, 2010:

I really liked this article. I hve never looked at dreams this way before. What an interesting viewpoint!

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 08, 2010:

Thanks sis, i'm getting better slowly and it isn't that serious, just a short term thing i hope. Thank you for praying for me.

Are you not on Hubpages anymore?

Keira on March 08, 2010:

My dear brother, I pray God for you to get better. I admire you for working hard even when you unwell. May God reward you. I really hope you are ok now. God Bless you my dear good friend, brother G.Miah.:D

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 07, 2010:

Thanks sis, i hope everyone who reads this finds it knowledgeable and interesting.

This hub took a lot of my energy and time, and wrote it while i've been unwell recently. Thanks for your comment Keira!

Keira7 on March 07, 2010:

Hi my dear friend G.Miah, very interesting hub, thanks for all the infos. I have learn a lot today, thanks for sharing. The photos are sublim. Brilliant work my dear bro.:) Bless you.

Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on March 07, 2010:

I love love this subject of dreams and it is very interesting when it is researched deeply in Islam. I love to gain knowledge in the unknown e.g. About the soul, before life and after death and also the universe. The Holy Quran has all the answers and there are so many Islamic books out there about each and every thing.

At 17 i was confused as to why me and my friends and other children were forced to go to mosque, because our parents didn't explain why it was important. I was surprised at the similar prophets in Christianity and Islam which led me to research both religions and find out the real reasons why we were taught the Quran and had to go to mosque.

I use everything i learnt from Islamic books and Quran for myself and my brothers and sisters in Islam and share knowledge with them.

Thank you Freya, i appreciate you leaving a comment, share your knowledge with people, and what better place to do so than HP!

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