Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
In a dream, death signifies religious failure, corruption and rising in status in the world.
This interpretation applies if one is carried on a bier or on a litter and his funeral is accompanied with crying and lamentation except if he is buried in the dream.
Ifone witnesses his own burial in the dream, then it means that his case is hopeless and that he will be seized by the world. Oneâs followers or assisting entourage will be as many as those who walk in his funeral in the dream. However, he will conquer people and ride over their shoulders.
Ifone dies in his dream but does not have the look of dead people and there is no crying over his death or a funeral in the dream, it means that one of his properties will be torn down, or that a room in his house will collapse, or that a wall will cave in, or it could mean that a pillar will breakdown.
Such a dream also may signify weakness in oneâs religious standing or blindness of his heart. Despite that, he will live a long life.
If one dies in a dream and finds himself looking like a dead person, and if his body is washed and wrapped in a shroud, it also means weakness in his religion.
All the sorrow and crying one sees in this case, represents his rising in rank and promotion in the world. Death in a dream also signifies travels, or it could mean poverty. Oneâs death and burial in his dream also means that he will die short of repentance.
Ifone comes out of his grave after his burial in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sins before dying. Death in a dream also signifies marriage, for a deceased person is washed and perfumed, and a bridegroom also takes a bath and anoints himself with perfumes on his wedding day.
If one dies and is carried over peopleâs shoulders, though they do not bury him in the dream, it means that he will conquer his enemy and should he qualify for leadership, he will attain it.
To come back to life after dying in a dream means that one will become rich and dispense with poverty, or it could mean that he will repent for his sins.
This dream also means the safe home coming of a traveller.
The death of an unknown woman in a dream means absence of rain or dearth, and if she comes back to life in the dream, it means rain.
In general, the death of a woman in a dream means the death of a child in wakefulness and vice-versa.
If a deceased person tells someone in a dream that he did not die, it means that he is blessed in the hereafter. Carrying a deceased person in a dream means carrying the provisions or .ood supplies of an irreligious and an ungodly person. Carrying a dead person in a different way than one carries a deceased person to bury him in a dream means acquiring unlawful money. Carrying a deceased person to bury him in a dream means working for the governor.lfone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about forsaking his religious attendance during his lifetime.
If one sees the dwellers of the graveyards coming out of their grave to eat peopleâs harvest or food supplies in a dream, it means rising of food prices.
Ifhe sees them drinking from the wells in a dream, it means that a great plague will befall that town.
If one sees a deceased person die, then if he walks in his funeral in the dream, it means that someone among his children or in the family of that person will shortly die.
If no crying or sorrow follows his death, then it means that someone in his progeny will get married. What a deceased person says about himself in a dream is true, for he has reached the abode of truth and he can exercise no falsehood in that abode.
If a deceased person tells something in a dream, and ifit does not take place, then it means that one is experiencing confused dreams.
Ifone sees a deceased person well dressed in a white or a green garment, smiling and happy in a dream, it means that he is in that state one witnessed in his dream. Otherwise, if one sees him disheveled, dirty, frowning or crying in a dream, this also denotes his condition in the hereafter.
Ifone sees a deceased person sick in a dream, it means that his condition is contingent upon the satisfaction of his debts and that he is awaiting the Divine justice to take its course. Performing a funeral prayer for deceased people in a dream means asking for forgiveness on their behalf or visiting their graves, or it could mean admonishing someone with a dead heart, or it could mean bidding farewell to travelling people or taking care of needy people.
If oneâs wife dies and returns back to life in a dream, it means making profits from a plantation or a farm. Discovering a body of a deceased in a dream means finding money. Walking behind a deceased person in a dream means following his footsteps or emulating his trade or traditions, whether they be material or spiritual.
Ifthe Imamof the country dies in a dream, it means destruction of that city by war. On the other hand, if one sees a city in ruins in a dream, it means that the Imam has died.
If one sees that he is immortal in a dream, it means the nearing of his death. Death in a dream also signifies being recalled to account for a major sin or a crime.
To die in a dream with no apparent reason or illness and to exhibit no features of a dead person means longevity.
To suffer from death-pangs in a dream means being unjust to oneselfor to others.
To sees oneselfdead and naked in a dream means poverty.
To see oneself dead and lying on a straw-mat or a carpet in a dream means prosperity and success in the world.
Ifone sees himself dead lying on a litter in a dream, it means rising in rank.
Ifhe is lying on a bed in the dream, it means benefits from oneâs family.
If one hears about the death of an unknown person in a dream, it means a warning about his success in the world at the expense of his religious compromises.
If oneâs son dies in a dream, it means that he will escape from an enemy.
If oneâs daughter dies in a dream, it means despair from relief.
If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means his freedom. Otherwise, ifhe is entrusted with something, it means that he will be required to deliver it back to its rightful owner.
If one dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will get married.
If a sick person gets married in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.
If a married person dies and gets buried in a dream, it means that he will divorce his wife or break a business partnership or separates from his brothers, sisters and friends, or it could mean that he may emigrate to another country. Otherwise, ifhe has already migrated from his homeland, it means that he will return to it. Death in a dream has positive connotation for someone in fear of something or a sad person or a sick person.
The death of oneâs brothers in a dream means the death of oneâs enemies, or it could mean saving oneâs capital. Walking amidst dead people in a dream means befriending some hypocrites. Walking in the company of a deceased person in a dream means undertaking a long journey, or it could mean profits from oneâs travels. Eating the flesh of a dead person in a dream means enjoying a long life.
If one discovers that he died suddenly in a dream, it means that he will rejoice.
If a deceased person eats something in a dream, it means that such a commodity will become expensive.
If one sees himself laying on a washing table in a funeral home in a dream, it means that his sins will be washed away and that his debts will be paid.
If a deceased person asks someone to wash his cloth in a dream, it means that he needs the prayers and forgiveness of the person who saw him in his dream, or it could mean that one needs him to pay a debt he left behind or to ask people to forgive him his sins or to fulfill his will.
If one washes the deceased personâs clothes in the dream, it means that the deceased person will become free from his burdens in the hereafter.
Transporting dead people to the cemetery in a dream means that one is doing something right.
If he transports them to the marketplace in a dream, it means that he needs something, or that his merchandise will be sold quickly.
If one sees that a deceased person has returned to life in a dream, it means that one will recuperate somethinghe considered it dead, or ifhe happens to be going through difficulties, it means that his adversities will dissipate.
If a deceased person comes back to life in a dream, it also means that his progeny will benefit from something he left.
If he looks beautiful, happy and well dressed in the dream, it means that such happiness will become the inheritance of his descendants.
If one sees a deceased person busy, worried and ill dressed in a dream, it means that he is engaged in a struggle that can only subside by the will of God Almighty.
If he is sick in the dream, it means that he is answerable to God Almighty for his religious negligence.
If the deceased personâs face looks dark or opaque in the dream, it means that he died as an unbeliever.
If one sees a deceased person sprightly, pleasant and casual in a dream, it means that oneâs dream is mere hallucination, or that he is experiencing disturbed dreams, for dead people do notjoke and have their own duties to respond to.
Ifoneâs deceased father or mother come back to life in a dream, it means relieffrom distress and abolishing of his fears.
This is particularly stronger when oneâs deceased mother is seen in the dream. Resurrecting a deceased person in a dream means giving guidance to an unbeliever or admonishing an innovator.
This also could mean admonishing heedless people who will repent for their sins.
If one sees a deceased person die again in a dream, it means that someone by the same name will shortly die.
If a deceased person complains about a migraine headache in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about his religious negligence or his injustices or his abominable attitude toward his father or mother.
If the deceased person complains about his eyes in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about what he owes to his wife or about her dower or about a will or a trust he wasted.
Ifhe complains about his left arm, it means that he is being questioned about the rights of his brother, sister, son or business partner or a false oath he made.
If the deceased person complains about his side in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about cutting off his relations or clan or failing to fulfil his obligations toward his household.
If he complains about his legs in a dream, it means that he is being questioned about wasting his life in corruption and falsehood.
Ifhe complains about his feet in the dream, it means that he is being questioned about a wealth he spends in falsehood and on the path of heedlessness he walked.
A woman and a man in such dreams are the same. Like that, each limb provides for a specific stand one took during his lifetime in this world.
If a living person gives a deceased person something to eat or drink in a dream, it means loss of money.
If he gives a deceased person a garment in the dream, it means adversity or an illness.
If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream his own shroud to wear in a dream, it means his death.
If a deceased person gives the person seeing the dream a cloak or an adorned shirt in a dream, it means gaining what the deceased person acquired of knowledge, wealth, blessings or status during his lifetime.
The shirt means livelihood and the cloak means dignity and honor.
If the deceased person gives him some food to eat in the dream, it means receiving lawful earnings from an unexpected source.
If the deceased person gives him honey in the dream, it means acquiring a booty.
Anything one receives from a deceased person in a dream means good news and a blessed gift in general.
If a deceased person takes one by the hand and walks with him in a dream, it means receiving money from an unexpected source.
Talking with deceased 114 people in a dream means longevity. Kissing a renowned person who had passed away in a dream means acquiring something from his knowledge, wisdom or inheritance, or it could mean receiving benefits from his descendants.
Talking to dead people in a dream means having ingratitude toward oneâs family or friends.
If a sick person sees himself kissing a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly die.
If a healthy person sees that same dream, it means that what he says is false. Having sexual intercourse with a deceased person in his grave in a dream means committing adultery or mixing with an evil person or losing money to a deceitful and a hypocritical person.
If one sees that a deceased woman has come back to life, and if he engages in sexual intercourse with her, then finds his body spattered with her ova and semen in a dream, it means that he has committed something which he regrets. Consequently he will suffer losses because of it.
To have a wedding with a deceased person and to move to his or her house in the dream means oneâs own death. Walking behind a deceased person and entering an unknown house from which one does not come out again in the dream means death.
If one follows the deceased person and does not enter such a house in the dream, it means that he will near his death, then recuperate from his illness.
If a deceased person beats the person seeing the dream, it means that one has displeased his Lord and has committed an abominable act from which he should repent, for in the abode of truth, a deceased person accepts only what pleases God Almighty and dislikes what He dislikes.
Ifone sees a living person beating a deceased person who is willingly submitting to his fate in a dream, it represents the spiritual and religious strength and the rank of the living person, his charities, prayers, devotion, piety, or it could mean that he is fulfilling the deceased personâs will.
If one sees a deceased person asleep in a dream, it means that the hereafter is the abode of rest and comfort for the believers.
Sleeping in one bed with a deceased person in a dream means longevity.
If dead people come out of their graves to sell merchandise in a dream, it means stagnation of the markets.
A dead mouse in oneâs food in a dream means tampering with that product.
Ifone sees a deceased person doing something good in a dream, it means that he is orderinghim to do the same.
Ifit is a bad thing he is doing in the dream, it means that he is ordering him not to do it.
If a deceased person comes in oneâs dream and tells him about the time of his death, then the day may be one month and the month may be one year and the year ten years.
Ifone sees his mother dying in a dream, it means that he will lose his worldly attainments, comfort and that he may become heedless.
Ifhe is a seeker on the path, then it means that he will lose the benefits of his work or fail to perform his obligatory prayers.
If a sick person sees his brother die in a dream, it means his own death. Otherwise, it could mean someone in his family.
Ifone is poor in the dream, it means that may lose one of his eyes.
If oneâs wife dies in a dream, it means bankruptcy and loss of oneâs source of livelihood. Performing the funeral prayer in a dream means interceding on his behalf and praying for his salvation.
If one answers the call of a deceased person in a dream, it means that he will shortly follow him.
Ifone sees a deceased person drowning in a dream, it means that one is plunged in abominable sins.
If one sees dead people coming out of their graves and going to their homes in a dream, it means a mass release of prisoners during a general amnesty.
This dream also may mean that God Almighty will give life to a barren land. Death for a believer in a dream means honor, dignity, aloofness and ascetic detachment.
The death of a prophet in a dream means weakness in peopleâs religious life, while their coming back to life in a dream means a flourishing spiritual life in that place.
The death of a ruler in a dream means the weakness of his army or government.
The death of a religious scholar in a dream means the birth of innovation or invalidation of oneâs proof.
The death of a pious worshiper in a dream means failure to attend oneâs religious obligations.
The death of a craftsman mean the end of his craft.
The death of oneâs parents in a dream means tightening of his financial means.
The death of oneâs wife in a dream means the end of a prosperous life.
The death of oneâs son in a dream means the obscurity of oneâs name after his death.
Ifone sees a deceased person performing the funeral prayer over another deceased person in a dream, it means that oneâs actions are false, for performing a funeral prayer is a deed and dead people have no more deeds to offer.
Ifa married woman marries a deceased person in a dream, it means her divorce from her husband, while if an unmarried woman marries a deceased person in a dream means that she will get married.
In a dream, death also means being inflamed with love or separation from oneâs beloved, whereby life after death would represent reunion with oneâs beloved or sufferingfrom separation in a hell-fire.
(Also seeAgony ofdeath; Funeralprayers; Giving up the ghost; Izriiil; Relaxation; Robbery)