Dream meanings based on islamic tradition

How do you know if a dream is from Allah?

~March 17, 2023~

how do you know if a dream is from allah?

In Islam, we believe that dreams can have significance, but scholars have cautioned that not all visions should be interpreted as such. Numerous hadiths (Prophet’s sayings) concern dreams.

According to the muslim tradition there are three types of dreams:

Good dreams which come from Allah, Lord and Cherisher of the universes; bad dreams which come from the shaytaan; and what a person is thinking about.  

Remember, because Shaytan’s influence over religious people is not as potent as it is over others, the vast majority of their visions are positive. And the opposite is true for certain individuals, whose lives are more tightly controlled by Satan.

Here,(narrated by Abu Qatada, The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said

A true good dream is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Satan.

Sahih al-Bukhari 6984

Dreams that give you a glad tiding come from Allah

Dreams that give a glad tiding are from Allah. So, if we see a dream that makes us happy in any way then probably it is a dream from Allah.

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri: The Prophet said,

“If anyone of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others; but if he sees something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then it is from Satan, and he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and he should not mention it to anybody, for it will not harm him.” 

Sahih al-Bukhari 7044

These are pleasant dreams, and their benevolence can be experienced on a personal level by the one who has them; this demonstrates that Allah, the most Gracious and the Most Merciful, is the source of these dreams.

It is the kind of dream that does not produce any kind of dread, but rather makes you pleased and brings you closer to Allah (s.w.t.) when you wake up, and having these dreams brings us serenity and a sense of security, particularly if we are anxious or troubled by some happenings in our lives; it is the kind of dream that, when we wake up, brings us closer to Allah and brings us closer to him.

A good vision (Ru’yaa) is from Allah

Abu Qatada reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:

A good vision is from Allah and a bad dream (hulm) is from the satan; so if one of you sees anything (in a dream which he dislikes, he should spit on his left side thrice and seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and then it will never harm him.

Abu Salama said:

I used to see dreams weighing more heavily upon me than a mountain; but since I heard this hadith I don’t care for it (its burden).

Book 29, Number 5616:

Seeing the Prophet in dreams

If you see the Prophet in you dreams, then you must be sure your dream is inspired by Allah (s.w.t.).

The Prophet said,

“Whoever has seen me in a dream, then no doubt, he has seen me, for Satan cannot imitate my shape.

Sahih al-Bukhari 6994

Another attribute for a dream inspired by Allah

Dream visions from God are those that are evident and need no explanation

Ibn e Khuldun

According to Ibn e Khuldun in The Muqaddimah,, chapter about dreams said:

“Another sign is that the dream vision stays and remains impressed with all its details in the memory of (the person who perceived it). Neither neglect nor forgetfulness affects it.

No thinking or remembering is required, in order to have it present (to one’s mind). The (dream vision) remains pictured in the mind of (the dreamer) when he awakes. Nothing of it is lost to him.

This is because perception by the soul does not take place in time and requires no consecutive order, but takes place all at once and within a single time element.” 

Muqamda ibn e Khuldun

The majority of the time, genuine insights are succinct and get right to the point. If a person has a very lengthy dream that never seems to end or watches another person have a dream in which they are followed for an infinite amount of time, it is extremely likely that the dream does not have any significance.

Seeing Allah (SWT) in your dreams

Even if concealed by a shroud, the vision of Allah (Almighty, Lord and Cherisher of the universes) is evidence that the patient will recover from their illness, that they will be protected from their anxieties, and that God will grant their heart’s desires.

If the dreamer sees God Almighty and is able to gaze upon Him, this may be interpreted as a sign that the dreamer will be a good servant in this life and will be granted access to paradise in the next.

If a person discovers that he is conversing with Allah (s.w.t) and is near to Him, this is a positive occurrence because it indicates that He is pleased with the individual’s relationship with the dreamer.

Remember, the revelation given to the Prophet to write the Holy Qu’ran began with a dream vision.

How you should consider your dream?

Having a drem in which one sees Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate Lord, is not forbidden. It is a demonstration of His benevolence and kindness, the remission of punishment for wrongdoing, and the recognition of religious devotion.

The good news is that Allah (s.w.t.) recognizes and rewards religious devotion. It is also evidence that the person has recovered from their sickness and is no longer scared of the future.

Dreams and lucid glimpses are the means by which Allah communicates with humanity in the modern era. We will be able to conduct our lives in accordance with His plan as soon as we have a clear understanding of the concrete interpretations of these insights.

It is conceivable that he is talking to you right now in this very moment.

Then. Let me ask you:

What kind of a reaction are you planning to give?

It is essential that you make an attempt to understand your dreams and figure out what they may be trying to tell you. We will do everything in our power to assist you in realizing the vision that God has given you.(s).

Please note that the first and most important tenet of dream interpretation is to always remember that symbols can have different meanings for different individuals. This is the most essential dream interpretation guideline.


According to Islam, a person in the cemetery is either enjoying a peaceful stay or suffering the consequences of his or her deeds. Many people, however, disagree with this statement. This is because when a grave is unearthed, we do not see people being engulfed by flames or eaten by huge snakes. The earth contains only bones.

Where is the penalty or the calm then? Whether we can see it or not, Allah’s (s.w.t.) word is true. Allah provided us with numerous things to help us better understand the universe. He tells us that His creations hold clues for the astute.

We can examine our dreams to obtain a better grasp of this serious problem. Assume someone is sleeping right next to you. Several people are trying to kill him in his hallucination. They kidnap him and commence torturing him.

Finally, they pull out a gun and kill him. You are sitting next to this sleeping individual, but you can not see anything. Nonetheless, he is feeling all of these events, which you cannot see. Similarly, that individual in the grave is receiving all of Allah’s benefits, but we cannot see it.

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