Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Lubrication; Oil) In a dream, grease is a sign of distress or depression.
If one sees himselfsmearing his hair with excess grease, and if grease starts to run over his face in a dream, it means adversities, burdens and a painful depression.
Ifit is a normal quantity, then it means beautifying oneself.
If the grease smells bad in the dream, it means sarcastic praises equivalent to the degree of its stench, or it could represent a prostitute, or an insolent man. 194 Rubbing oneselfwith mercury or a fragrant cream mixed with musk in a dream means hearing favorable praises and earning a good reputation. Lubricating someone elseâs head in a dream means evil and the subject should take precautions toward the one greasing his head. Having ajar of grease or cream to rub oneâs body with it or to apply it to others in a dream means fawning, adulation, flattery, hypocrisy, falsehood or backbiting, etcetera.
Ifone sees his own face rubbed with grease in a dream, it means a lifetime of abstinence and religious fasting. Rubbing oneself with a cream as a treatment or as a medicine to lessen oneâs pain in a dream means that one will correct himself, or save money as a bridal dower or as a down payment toward a purchase.
(Also see Lubrication; Stuffed turkey)