Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
The element of a good building in a dream represents love, affection, unity, progeny, prosperity, a garment of honor, and girls in oneâs family.
A strong edifice means strength and firmness.
It also means support, help and a long life. Raising a new edifice in a dream represents either personal or collective material benefits in this world.
Ifone sees himselfbuilding an edifice in a dream, it means having intercourse with his spouse.
Ifone builds a church, it defines him as Christian.
If he builds a mosque, it defines him as Muslim.
If a man of knowledge sees himselfbuilding a mosque as an offering to please God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will compile a study from which others will benefit or that people will seek his advice in religious matters or interpretations.
If a king, or a ruler sees himselfbuilding a mosque as an offering for Godâs pleasure in a dream, it means that he will rule his subjects with justice, command what is lawful and forbid what is unlawful.
If he builds a school, it shows him to be a man of knowledge.
If he builds a hospice in a dream, it means that he is an ascetic.
If a sick person sees himself building a house in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and enjoy good health.
Seeing buildings in a dream explains oneâs determination, it also means oneâs wants for himselfwhen he rejoices at finding something suitable for status.
Ifone sees his house bigger than it is in reality in a dream, it means expansion in oneâs material resources.
If it grows beyond the normal norms in a dream, it means anxiety, or a delegation that hastens to enter that house without permission, announcing a calamity, or it could mean that a wedding will take place in that house. Buildinga house in a dream also means extendingoneâs connections, strengthening oneâs relationship with his kin, friends, or if the person in question is a general in the army, or a leader, then it means building a strong army. Building a house in a dream also means regaining power, rejoicing or success in oneâs business, all of which are relative to the thickness of its walls. On the other hand, demolishing oneâs house in a dream means disagreement, disintegration or separation of oneâs family, relatives, friends, associates or dissolution of oneâs army.
If one sees himself working for some people to renovate an old building in a dream, it means correcting the norms of conduct in that community or reviving old traditions.
For example if one sees himselfreconstructing the house of Pharaoh in a dream, it means that he is reviving or reestablishing Pharaohâs system of government, or adopting its principals. Erecting a foundation for a building, then completing its structure in a dream means seeking knowledge, wisdom or leadership. Building a house in a different county, town or locality in a dream means a marriage with a woman from that neighborhood. Building an edifice from ceramic in a dream means decorating oneself.
If the building is from clay in the dream, it means lawful earnings.
If one engraves pictures or forms thereon in the dream, it means acquiringknowledge, learning a new craft, a leading position in the government which involves partying, alcohol and mingling with what is unlawful. Building an edifice from plaster or backed bricks encrusted with pictures or forms in a dream means engaging in an unlawful or a deceitful act. Building a house in a dream and strengthening its walls, means to complete the fatherâs traditions, and to continue working in his trade.
(Also see Builder)