Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Arrogance) In a dream, an elephant represents a respected and feared enemy who is dull-witted, who carries heavy burdens or responsibilities and who is expert in war tactics.
An elephant in a dream also signifies arrogance. Riding an elephant or controlling it in a dream means establishing ties with a leader or a politician and profiteeringfrom oneâs connection.
It also means living a long and a prosperous life. Riding an elephant during the nighttime in a dream means rising in rank, and should one be suited for leadership, he will receive it then engage in a war which he will lose. Riding an elephant during the daylight hours in a dream means divorce, perfidy, betrayal or deceit. Milking an elephant or taking something out of its trunk in a dream means either extortion or receiving lawful money from a powerful person.
It is also said that an elephant in a dream represents a mighty king who is gracious and generous, patient and tender hearted.
If an elephant hits someone with his trunk in a dream, it means receiving benefits from such a person or inheriting something from him, receiving a political appointment, or becoming wealthy through high connections.
An elephant in a dream also represents righteous people, scholars and noble ones.
An elephant in a dream also denotes hardships, toiling, then relief from adversities.
Seeing an elephant in a dream and failing to ride on it means lack of integrity or loss of business.
Seeing a dead elephant in a dream means that the ruler or a great person from that land will die, or that a noble person will be killed.
Seeing an elephant in a land other than its native land in a dream means adversities.
If one faces a threatening elephant in a dream, it means an illness.
Ifone falls under the feet of an elephant in a dream, it means his death.
Speaking to an elephant in a dream means receiving a precious gift from someone in authority. Running away in fear of an elephant in a dream means being persecuted by someone in authority. Riding an elephant during a war in a dream means defeat and subsequent destruction. Eating elephantâs meat in a dream means money.
As for worldly people, seeing an elephant in a dream means benefits, but as for pious and religious people, it denotes adversities. Riding an elephant in a dream also may denote lies or oppression.
An elephant entering a land other than its natural habitat signifies an official visit of a king or a president to another country, or it could mean invading it.