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Are dreams true

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.144 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "When the Day of Resurrection approaches, the dreams of a believer will hardly fail to come true, and a dream of a believer is one of forty-six parts of Prophetism, and whatever belongs to Prothetism can never be false." Muhammad bin Sirin said, "But I say this." He said, "It used to be said, 'There are three types of dreams: (1) The reflection of one's thoughts and experiences one has during wakefulness, (2) what is suggested by the Shaytaan to frighten the dreamer, or (3) glad tidings from Allah. So, if someone has a dream which he dislikes, he should not tell it to others, but get up and offer a prayer.'"


Jabir reported that the Prophet (saws) said: ‘If someone of you sees an unpleasant dream he should spit three times on his left side and seek Allah's refuge from the accursed Shaytaan, and change the side on which he was lying.'

Reported by Muslim, Abu Daw'ud, Nasa-i, and Ibn Majah.


Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri reported that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "When someone among you sees a good and pleasing dream, he should know that it is from Allah, and so he should praise and thank Allah, and describe to others (whom he loves and trusts) what he saw in the dream. But if he sees something he dislikes then it is from Shaytaan, so he should seek Allah's refuge from its evil and should not mention it to anyone. It will not harm him."

Reported by Tirmidhi.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.168 Narrated by Abu Salama

I used to see a dream which would make me sick till I heard Abu Qatada saying, "I too, used to see a dream which would make me sick till I heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "A good dream is from Allah, so if anyone of you saw a dream which he liked, he should not tell it to anybody except to the one whom he loves, and if he saw a dream which he disliked, then he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil and from the evil of Shaytaan, and spit three times (on his left) and should not tell it to anybody, for it will not harm him."


In light of the above clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the good dreams are indeed true and a form of glad tidings from Allah Subhanah; and the bad dreams are falsehoods and a work of the evil Shaytaan. If one gets a good dream, one should be grateful to Allah Subhanah, Extol, Glorify and Praise Him for His Bounties and Mercies, and strive to be more righteous and make himself more deserving to receive such mercies from their Lord. If one sees an evil or frightening dream, one should rest assured that it is a work of the Shaytaan; thus one should seek refuge from Allah Subhanah from the accursed Shaytaan, spit three times on his left side, and not to worry about the vision at all; it is expected that Allah Subhanah would protect him from any and all evil.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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