Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Communication; Communion; Invocations; Prayers; arb.
S.aUlt) To see oneselfperformingoneâs obligatory prayers (arb. Far4.lJJ in a dream means receiving a high ranking appointment, spiritual advancement, leadership, presiding over people, delivering a message, performing a duty, paying dues, turning over oneâs trust or satisfying obligatory deeds and enjoying peace.
Ifone sees himself in a dream performing one of the five obligatory prayers on time, having performed the proper ablution and correctly completed its obeisance of the proper standing, bowing and prostrating postures, standing with reverence and piety and facing the Kaâaba, it means that he will perform a religious duty or attend the annual pilgrimage in Mecca.
It also means that he will extricate himself from an unjust deed he fell into and repent, or it could mean eschewing evil. Performing the divinely ordained prayers in dream also means loyalty to oneâs promise, employment for a person who could not find a job, or reconciliation with a long forsaken friend or relative.
If one leads the prayers in his dream, it means that he will guarantee something to someone, or it could means that he will borrow money for a term.
Ifone prays behind an Imam in the dream, it means that he will become a burden to others.
The midday prayers known in Arabic as Zuhur signify a manifestation, a proclamation or exposing what is hidden. Praying Zuhur in a dream means attaining oneâs goal, satisfying every need, obtaining everything one has asked for from earthly gains in this world, or it could mean spiritual benefits in the hereafter and particularly if one sees himself completing his prayers in the dream. Completing oneâs prayers means achieving oneâs goal.
If one is incarcerated because of a debt and sees himself completing his Z,uhur prayers in a dream, it means that someone will pay his debt for him and gets him released from prison and he will then prosper.
If one sees himself performing his Z,uhur prayers in a clear day and feels happy about it in his dream, it means that he will engage in some work that will make him famous and that he will enjoy the fruits of his work as much as he did in that clear and beautiful day in his dream.
Ifone performs his midday Zuhur prayers in a cloudy day in a dream, it means that his work will be distressful.
As for the mid-afternoon prayers, known in Arabic as âAgr, performingit in a dream means taking a vow or making a promise.
This prayer in a dream also represents oneâs liability.
If one sees himself performing the âAÂ§.r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for will materialize, though after some hardships and adversities.
If one does not complete his âAÂ§r prayers in a dream, it means that what he is asking for may not take place.
If one sees himself performing the sunset prayers, known in Arabic as Maghrib in a dream, it means that what he is seeking has reachd its term.
If one completes his Maghrib prayers in the dream, it means that he will get what his heart desires.
As for the night prayer, known in Arabic as âIsha.
If one sees himself performing his âIsha prayers in a dream, it means that he will complete his work and get what he wants, or it could mean the end ofhis life, following which, one usu ally attends to his resting time, which is similar to death.
If one sees himself performing the daybreak prayers before dawn in a dream, it means that the morning has come and it will be soon before he hears either good or bad news. On another level, if one sees himself praying the evening âI.Â§ha prayers in a dream, it means that he is committed to attend to his familyâs needs as commanded by God Almighty, such as providing for their food, clothing, shelter and teachings.
Ifone sees himself praying in the middle of the night (arb. Witter) in a dream, it means that he does attend to his familyâs needs and perhaps they feel comfort in his presence.
Ifone sees himself performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream, it means that he will start with the inevitable, such as working to provide for his family.
If one sees himself performing the midday Zuhur prayers at the time of the mid-afternoon prayers in a dream, it means that he will repay his debts.
Ifoneâs midday Zuhur prayers or his mid-afternoon âAÂ§.rprayers are interrupted in the dream, it means that he will pay half of what he owes.
If one sees himself performing the midafternoon prayers in a dream, it means that hisjob will shortly be completed and only little work is left for him to finish. Praying the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means finishing oneâs duties and it is time for him to take a rest.
The night âIsha prayers in a dream means veiling things or entering the privacy of oneâs home. On a third level, the midday Zuhur prayers mean repentance, dismissal or abrogation of laws.
The midday Zuhur prayers also could mean struggling against Satan and oneâs enemies, which struggle takes place usually at the time of oneâs midday nap.
The mid-afternoon âAÂ§.r prayers in a dream also represents victory in oneâs life, or it could mean guidance, blessings and observing Godâs laws.
The sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means losing a parent, the passing away of oneâs guardian, the death of a close friend or the impeachment ofthe person the dream indicate.
Seeing oneselfpraying the night âIsha prayers in a dream means preparing for a journey, or it could mean marriage, moving from one place into another, or it could mean suffering from cataract, weakness of oneâs vision, or it could denote the vastness of what is to come, for âIsha prayers are distant from the dawn Fajr prayers. Performing the dawn Fajr prayers in a dream indicates a vow one pledges. Praying the midafternoon âAÂ§r prayers in a dream means attaining ease after suffering from hardships. Performing the sunset Maghrib prayers in a dream means having crossed somethingthat will come back later, andperformingthe night âIshaprayers in a dream means deception and a tricks.
If one sees himself performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream, it means that he will attain what he is hoping for.
If one sees himself praying inside a garden in a dream, it means that he is beseeching God Almighty for His forgiveness.
If one sees himself praying in a farmland in a dream, it means repayment of his debts.
Ifhe prays inside a slaughter house in a dream, it means that he will commit the loathsome act of sodomy.
Ifone sees himselfpraying seated without an excuse in a dream, it means that he will perform a deed which is not acceptable by his Lord.
If he prays lying on his side in bed in a dream, it means that he will be bed stricken.
If one performs his prayers in a mosque, then leaves it to attend to other duties in a dream, it means that whatever he attends to will be blessed, and he will profit from it.
If one sees himselfpraying while riding in a dream, it means that he is struck with fear, or that he may face a fight.
Ifone sees himself performing the obligatory (arb. FarQh) prayers shortened to two groupings of prostrations (arb. Rakâat) in a dream, it means travels.
If one sees himself praying while eating honey in a dream, it means that he may engage in sexual intercourse with his wife during the fasting hours.
If a woman sees herself performing the obligatory (arb. Far!lli) prayers shortened to two grouping of prostrations in a dream, it means that she will have her monthly menstrual period on that day.
If one discovers that he has missed the time of the prescribed prayer and could not find a place or time to perform it in his dream, it means that he will face difficulties finishing something or paying a debt or satisfy a worldly goal.
If one intentionally neglects to do an obligatory prayer, or ifhe plans to do them later 166 (arb. Qadaâ) in the dream, it means that he takes his religious commitment lightly and hopes to correct his attitude at a later time. Performing the Friday congregational prayers in a dream is a sign of happiness, joy, festivities, celebrations, the pilgrimage season, abstaining from borrowing money for oneâs accessories or luxuries. Performing the festival prayers (arb. Eid) at the end of the month of Ramadan in a dream means paying oneâs debts, recovering from an illness, dispelling difficulties and dissipating oneâs worries. Performing the prayers ofthe festival ofsacrifice (arb. Eid-ul Adjja.
See Immolation; Manumission) in a dream means controlling oneâs business, respecting oneâs promises or fulfilling oneâs vows. Performing the mid-morning prayers (arb. Dhuhii) in a dream means amnesty, innocence, makinga true oath, happiness and beingfree from polytheism.
Ifone performs the prayer of a sick person in a dream, it means lack of luck and doubt about oneâs faith. Grouping two prayers at one time or shortening them in a dream, means travels or temptation. Performing oneâs prayers directly on a filthy, wet and impure ground without a prayer mat means poverty, humiliation and needs.
If one sees himself praying without properly covering his or her modesty as required in a dream, it means committing wrong while fasting or giving charity from unlawful earnings, following innovation, falling victim to passions or professing that one is right however he does his prayers.
Ifone performs the prayers of fearing something in a dream, it means creating a business partnership, business activities or suffering the pangs of death.
Talking during prayers in a dream means asking to get back a gift one has offered, or failure to focus oneâs intention, or talking about oneâs charities in public.
In a dream, when performing oneâs prayers, if one reads loud when he should read inwardly, or ifhe reads inwardly when he is supposed to invoke outwardly, and if he is called upon to judge between people, it means that his judgment will be wrong or that he may follow his own mind, or it could mean affectation, falsehood, hypocrisy, hiding the truth or unjustly confiscating someoneâs money.
If one changes the order of the ritual prayers in a dream, it means that he disobeys his parents or objects to someone he is supposed to hear and obey, or perhaps he will be afflicted with forgetfulness or staying-up sleepless nights, or it could mean that he lacks intelligence, or that he is unable to memorise or remember things. Performing the late night prayers, (arb.
Tariâiwiâh) in a dream means toiling, exhaustion, repayment of oneâs debts and receiving guidance. Performing a special prayer for rain (arb.
Istisqa) in a dream denotes fears, languid, rising prices, dullness of the market, trouble, unhappiness, attachment and stagnation of the construction business. Performing the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers in a dream means striving to deliver comfort or to appease someone or perhaps it could denote repentance of a sinner, returning to the path of God Almighty, fearing the authorities, difficulties, or manifestation of major signs of the fast approaching Hour of Reckoning. Performing a special prayer of fear (arb. Khawf) in a dream represents unity, concord, commonconsent, peace and tranquility. Performingthe funeral prayers (arb. -Ianaza) in a dream means interceding on behalf of the deceased.
If the deceased is unknown, then performing the funeral prayers means giving employment to a jobless person, profits from a partnership, or it could denote failure to adequately perform oneâs regular obligatory prayers, or being forgetful or oft-distracted during prayers.
Ifone sees himself leading the funeral prayers in a dream, and then after completinghis prayers intercedes exaggeratedly with special invocations on behalf of the deceased in a dream, it means that he will be appointed by a ruler who is a hypocrite to manage a sector of his business.
If one sees himself then invoking blessings upon the deceased in the dream, it means that God Almighty has forgiven him his sins.
Ifone sees himself sitting in a gathering of people praying for departed souls in a dream, it means that he will pray in a funeral.
Seeing oneself in a dream performing a funeral prayer, means that one will intercede on behalf of a sinner.
If one sees himself performingthe Friday congregational prayers (arb. Jumuâa) in a dream, itmeans that relief is coming his way, or it could mean a reunion with a beloved, or satisfying a need one is asking for it to be fulfilled.
If one sees himself praying the Friday prayers alone in the dream, it means that such help is exclusive to him.
If one loses something and sees himself in a dream celebrating one of the two Islamic festivals, itmeans that he will find his lost object.
Ifone sees himself performing the festival prayers (arb. âEid) of the end of the month of Ramadan in the dream, it means perosperity, and if it is the festival of sacrifice in the dream, it means repayment of his debts, dispelling stress, advancement in oneâs life or job or release from prison. Performing either the solar or the lunar eclipse prayers (arb. Kusiif or Kl!ustif) in a dream means that a calamity will befall the leaders of the country or its renowned people, or it could mean the death of a great person of knowledge, whereby everyone will attend his funeral.
As for the special prayer for rain (arb.
Istisqa), performing it in a dream may represent an accident, or it could mean political unrest.
If the people offer this prayer from its inception to its completion in the dream, it means that their adversity will be lifted. Praying any supererogatory prayers (arb. Nafl) in a dream represents piety and devotion to the leading example (arb.
Sunnah) practiced by Godâs Messenger, upon whom be peace.
If a woman sees herselfleading men in prayers in the dream, it means that she will shortly die. Performing supplementary prayers (arb.
Sunnah) following the leading example of Godâs messenger, upon whom be peace, in a dream means serving oneâs community wit sincerity, purity and good qualities.
Ifone sees himselfperforming extra supererogatory prayers in a dream, it means that he cares about the success of his life in the hereafter, and that he shall enjoy the fruit of his devotion both in this world and in the hereafter. Performing oneâs obligatory prayers (arb. FarQh) in a dream means providingthe necessary care for oneâs family, while performing the supplementary prayers (arb.
Sunnah) means working to provide extra comforts for oneâs family.
The same interpretation is provided for performing the congregational night prayers of the month of Ramadan known in Arabic as Tarawlh.
Seeing that in a dream means taking care of the family needs and bringing comfort to their hearts. During a congregational prayer, if the rows are straight in the dream, it means that such people are in a constant state of celebrating Godâs praises.
Supererogatory prayers in a dream also mean striving for unity with oneâs community, love for oneâs brethren and constantly trying to serve and please them with deeds, money, moral and financial support.
If the person seeing the dream is unmarried, it means that he will get married.lfhe is married, it means that he will beget two children.
If a poor person sees himself performing voluntary prayers in a dream, it means that he will earn enough to satisfy his needs.
If one performs the middle of the night prayers known in Arabic as Tahajjud in a dream, it means that he will rise in station. Performing special prayers for the fulfillment of certain wishes in a dream means attending official ceremonies, or being punctual at oneâs appointments.
To perform oneâs prayers after the due time (arb. Qadaâ) in a dream means paying oneâs debts, repentance from sins or fulfilling oneâs vows. Performing oneâs prayers sitting in a dream means an illness, failures, contentment, or a warning about an affliction that will befall oneâs father, teacher, or a beloved. Performing a special prayer for forgiveness (arb.
Istighfar) in a dream means forgiveness for oneâs sins and acceptance ofhis repentance.
Ifthis prayer is performed in congregation in oneâs dream, it means rain, prosperity, begetting children for a barren person, a good harvest, or the purchase of a new property. Performing the special prayers of celebrating Godâs praises, known in Arabic as Tasablh in a dream means a receiving a gift, an endowment of divine grace, blessings and prosperity. Performing a special prayer of soliciting guidance for a specific need or cir168 cumstance in a dream (arb.
Istikh.arah) means dispelling doubt or confusion, receiving guidance for oneâs problem, or it could denote the success of a project.
If the one performing such a special prayer is known to follow the guidance of a spiritual teacher or shaikh, then his dream means lowering of his spiritual status, for a true seeker has no questions. Performing a special prayer for the safe return of a traveller in a dream (arb. Qhaâib) means asking for suitable weather conditions for oneâs own needs or for peopleâs needs. Performing a special prayer over the grave of a deceased in a dream means offering special gifts that warrant no reward, or it could mean distributing charity to needy people. Performing a special prayer of greeting the mosque in a dream means spending oneâs money to help his relatives and the needy people among his friends. Performing a sudden and an unexpected prayer in a dream means givingcharities in secret, or askingfor employment from unjust people. Performing any supererogatory prayer, whether during the day or the night in a dream means performing a good deed that brings someone closer to his Lord, or reconciling adversaries, or fostering love between people.
If one sees himself laughing during his prayers in a dream, it means that he oft-forgets his prayers and that he is delinquent about performing them properly and on time.
If one sees himself praying while drunk in a dream, it means that he will give a false testimony in court.
Ifone sees himself praying without the required ablution in a dream, it means that his religious performance is worthless and that his adherence is despicable.
If one sees himself standing in prayers toward the wrong direction in a dream, it means that he does the opposite of what he is required to do, or that he acts the opposite of what God Almighty has ordained.
If one sees himself turning his back toward Godâs House in a dream, it means that he is an apostate who rejects Godâs religion or that he does not care about it.
If one sees the people in the mosque facing another direction in his dream, it means that their leader or judge will be dismissed from his office, or that he neglects to follow the prescribed rules of his religion, or that he follows his own mind and desire in making religious interpretations. However, performingoneâs prayers and turning with helplessness toward any direction and crying for help in a dream means seeking Godâs nearness, or asking to be accepted by other believers for an unacceptable indulgence or a non-permissible opinion, or it could mean travelling in the direction he faced in his dream.
Ifone sees himself praying eastward or westward and beyond the point of Godâs House in Mecca in a dream, it means that he is a despicable person who is full of arrogance, who backbites and slanders others and who is daring to indulge in sin and disobedience to his Lord.
Ifone could not find the direction ofthe Kaâaba in his dream, it means that he has doubt about his faith. However, if one sees himself facing the holy Kaâaba in the dream, it means that he is walking on the straight path. Hone sees himselfwearing a white garb and reading the Qurâan in the dream, it means that he will join the caravan of pilgrims to Mecca. God knows best.
(Also see Death; Imam; Pharaoh)