ISLAMIC DREAM

Most dream interpretation on Islamic dream attributed to Muhammad IBN Siren (653-729 CE). However, Ibn Siren, without a shadow of a doubt, did not write any book on dream interpretation. He did, however, write a compilation of Abu Huraira's (RA) narrations from the Prophet (PBUUH) along with the opinions of Abu Huraira (RA). This text was kept by his brother, Yahyaa Ibn Siren, because Muhammed Ibn Siren, in his later days, did not like to keep books.

In the below narrations there was mention of the Prophets (PBUH), may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all; mentioning of the companions (male and female), may Allah be pleased with them; and of course mentioning of dreams. We should be careful to realise that in many of the explanations above the reference is to 'may', that is, seeing such a thing in a dream 'MAY' indicate that 'such and such' was seen. Thus as none of us have the fortune of being a Prophet, nor do we have the fortune of being in the company of Prophet Joseph - who excelled in dream interpretation - we should consider the matters above with caution.

It should be noted that when relating a dream it should be done without adding anything to it or subtracting anything from it. If a person does this he spoils and corrupts the dream. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has strongly prohibited anyone from doing this.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, "Indeed the worst of lies is that of a person who falsely claims to have dream." (Sahih Al-Bukhari). Also 'Whoever claims to have dream which he did not have, will be ordered to tie two barley grains together, which he will never be able to do; and if somebody eavesdrop on some people's conversation which they didn't want him to hear or they tried to keep away from him, then molten lead will be poured into his ears on the Day of Resurrection; and whosoever makes a picture (of a being with a soul) will be punished on the Day of Resurrection and (will) be ordered to put a soul in it, which he will not be able to do." (Sahih Al-Bukhari).

THE THREE TYPES OF ISLAMIC DREAMS

Dreams are broken into three parts according to the Sunnah:

Ru'yaa - good visions (dreams)

Hulu - bad dreams

Dreams from one's self

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