Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Color; Expose; Hair; Henna; Hide; Gray hair) Applying henna or a dye to oneâs hair or hands in a dream represents a pharmacist, celebrations, glad tidings, tenderness, or it could mean compassion. Dyeing oneâs hair in a dream also means veiling or protecting oneâs personal life and that of others.
To dye the gray hair of oneâs beard in a dream means ostentatiousness and adorning oneâs merchandise or deeds to make them look better than reality. Dyeing oneâs hair in a dream also connotes a display of blessings and favors, or it could mean dictating oneâs conditions to his enemy, if the person is in such position. However, if not, it means difficulties, aggravation, distress, debts or dropping off oneâs ties with those who love him.
Interpreting womanâs dyeing of her hair in a dream is the same as that of a man.
To dye oneâs gray hair in a dream means strength, dignity and valor.
Applying henna dye to oneâs head and not to oneâs beard in a dream means emulating the traditions of Godâs Prophet, upon whom be peace.
To dye both the head and the beard in a dream means concealing oneâs poverty, though one will keep asking people to pay him respect or to recognize him in their circles.
Ifoneâs hair accepts the dye in the dream, it means regaining oneâs status, though with less emphasis on his pride, or it could mean that he will make contentment his new ornament or trim.
Ifone uses a dye other than what is commonly used, and if it works in the dream, it means that he will be saved from an adverse condition through miraculous events.
Ifthe new dye does not work in the dream, it means that his true nature will be exposed and he will have no solutions to protect himself from defamation or public abuse.
Ifhe tries to dyes his hair with dry henna clay, and ifhis hair still accepts it in the dream, it means that he is an ignorant person, though he will ultimately repent for his sins, amend his actions and improve himself.
If a woman sees her hands dyed with gold in a dream, it means that she will give all her wealth to her husband and that she will be satisfied to see him happy, though in reality she too will gain power and status in her family.
If a man sees his feet dyed and tattooed in a dream, it means that he will be struck with family problems.
A dyed hand in a dream means hardship in making ends meet.
Ifone dips his hand into a laying corpse in a dream, it means that he will witness a conspiracy.
If one sees his hands dyed in a dream, it also means that he has reached the end of the rope with his money or business.
Ifone sees his dyed hands wrapped or bandaged in a dream, it means that he will lose a trial or a fight with his rivals, or that he will fail to meet such a challenge again. Dyeing only the finger with henna in a dream represents branches of dates or clusters of grapes.
In general, dyeing oneâs hands with henna or oneâs hair with regular dye as a makeup in a dream represents joy for the husband and wife as long as they do not exceed the norms. Dyeingoneâs hands and feet in a dream means redecorating oneâs house.
Ifa poor person sees himself dyeing his hands or hair in a dream, it means that he will cover up the loss of his ablution during prayers or during his reading of the Holy Qurâan or during other ritual occasions where he is required to have ablution before proceeding.
It could also mean that he cares little about attending his prayers.
As for women, dyeing means happiness, new clothing, receiving gold, or a wedding celebration.
If the dye exceeds the required surface of the hands or the feet in the dream, it means being struck with fear and worries caused by oneâs business or friends.
If a man sees himself in a dream dyeing his hair or beard with other than henna, it means that he will suffer from what he fears most. Dyeing or suppressing oneâs feelings for a sick person means recovering from his ailment. Dyeing oneâs hair black in a dream means hiding oneâs bad conditions, spoiling the benefits of oneâs deeds, or hiding oneâs evil intentions.
This is taken from the practice of Egyptâs Pharaoh who sometimes dyed his hair black, thus trying to hide his appearance and ignorance.