The World of Dreams
Interpretation of your dreams
Mawlana Muhammad Asad Attari Madani
Dream: A sister who has very long hair in real life saw her hair to be very short and black in a dream. Please explain the interpretation of seeing long hair as short in a dream.
Interpretation: Hair being short in a dream is a sign of sorrow and stress. Pray to Allah Almighty, and remember Him in abundance. If possible, give charity in the way of Allah, and you will attain wellbeing اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.
Dream: This morning, approximately after Fajr, I dreamt that I, my mother, and my sisters were offering salah. Suddenly, the house was overcast with darkness and all of our kitchen utensils began falling down. When we turned our attention towards the kitchen, a terrifying hand was gesturing for us to enter the kitchen. A video clip of Ameer Ahl al-Sunnah دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ began playing on my mobile in which he advised to read یَاعَلِیمُ and یَارءُوْفُ to avoid this calamity. I told everyone this invocation while my brother brought a pious elder to deal with this situation. I then awoke from my sleep in a state of panic. (Bint Ramadan)
Interpretation: May Allah protect you and your family from all kinds of trials. Do not worry about this dream. Sometimes, Satan shows us these kinds of dreams. Recite some of the litanies from the Shajarah for protection.
Dream: Please tell me the interpretation of repeatedly seeing clear water in dreams. At first, the water reached my ankles, but in later dreams, the depth of water increased. I then saw a huge ocean covered in darkness at night. This led to a succession of dreams in which I saw a vast ocean, which appeared to have no shore. (Sister of Hasan, Lahore)
Interpretation: It is good to see clean water. Seeing an ocean is a sign of becoming acquainted with an influential person.
Dream: In my dreams, I frequently see darkness and a house in which there are coals in pits. I cannot find my way in this dream, and I run back and forth. I went on to have a second dream quite some time ago, in which me and my sister-in-law are sitting together. Some people attempt to annoy us. So, I suggest that we should seek help from Shaykh ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, and we begin exclaiming, “Help us, O Ghawth!” (Al-madad ya ghawth). A pious individual appears before us; his complexion is reddish, and his clothing, beard, and turban are white. We go on to then pick apples from a tree. Please give the interpretation of this dream. (Bint Khalid Attaria, Kot Adu)
Interpretation: Seeing a pious personality is a sign of blessings. However, darkness and seeing a pit are a sign of a trial. Pray to Allah Almighty for well-being and safety and spend in the way of Allah to remove this calamity.
Dream: I often feel as though someone is performing magic on me in a dream, but I am invoking salat on the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم at that moment. Seeing this, the individual says, “I can't do anything until he stops reading.”
Interpretation: Invoking salat on the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is a source of countless blessings. For one, it protects you against calamities and suffering. So, recite and invoke abundant salat on him صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. However, this dream does not mean that someone is actually performing magic on you. It is incorrect to think negatively about someone or stress yourself out because of a dream. Trust Allah Almighty and nothing of this sort will happen اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.
Dream: I see lizards in a dream.
Interpretation: There are many interpretations for seeing a lizard, depending on the dreamer’s personality, work, and circumstances. Generally, a lizard is a sign of a bad person who backbites and gossips about others.