Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):

(Sanctuary; Spiritual retreat. arb.

I’tikaf) The place where one may see himself observing a spiritual retreat in a dream represents what the person is inclined to do.

If it is a mosque in the dream, it means blessings or a marriage to a righteous woman.

If one’s retreat takes place inside his own shop in the dream, it means that his business has become his primal concern.

In a dream, a spiritual retreat represents devotion, prayers, hunger, votive fast, depression, humbling oneself, controlling one’s passions and desires.

Ifone secludes himself in a known location in a dream, it means that such a place is a source ofcomfort.

Ifone takes refuge in his shop in a dream, it means clinging to one’s livelihood.

(Also see Hermitage; Temple)