Is the vision of Allah Almighty true in dreams?

In a Hadith Qudsy we read, “Narrated by Ibn Abbas from the Prophet that he said: ‘Tonight, my Lord, may God be blessed and exalted appeared to me in the best image …’” (Narrated by Imam Ahmad (16026) and Tirmidhi (3159).

Al-Hafez said that the people of the scholars said that it is possible to see the Almighty in a dream, and His vision needed interpretation always.

Al-Ghazali said, such as those who see Allah in a dream, His Deity cannot take any form and image, but His Deity ends with a specific definition to the slave by a tangible example of light or other, and that example it true in being a mode of definition. The dreamer will say: I saw God in a dream, but this does not mean that he saw the Being of God, as he can say in the case of other objects.

Al-Nawawi said explaining Sahih Muslim, Ayad said, the scholars agreed that it is permissible to see Allah in a dream, and this is true.

Al-Baghawi said in his book Sharh Al-Sunnah, seeing God in a dream is permissible, if one sees Allah, and He promises paradise, forgiveness or escaping fire, His words and promises are true. If he sees Him looking at him, it is His mercy, and if he sees him looking somewhere else, it is a warning of sins.

I will share here some of what was said concerning the interpretation of dreaming of God Almighty:

  • The vision of God Almighty in a dream a sign of good tidings and evidence of true religion.
  • If the dreamer finds God in a body of light, then this is good news for the great good that will be obtained by God’s permission.
  • The vision of God in a dream talking and looking at the dreamer is proof that God Almighty will grant him mercy and increases His grace upon him.
  • If a person finds that he is speaking to Allah and is close to Him, then this is a good thing for this shows Allah’s satisfaction.
  • The vision of God Almighty in the form of a human being in a dream is evidence that the dreamer is righteous and right.
  • Hearing a voice in the dream as the voice of God shows the significance of the great position and the great thing that the dreamer will receive.
  • If the dreamer finds in a dream that God Almighty mentions him in heaven or calls him by his name, then that is a sign of Allah’s satisfaction.
  • When the dreamer sees God Almighty in the condition of acceptance, good tidings, pleasure and joy in a dream, this may indicate that the dreamer will meet God on the Day of Resurrection.
  • When the dreamer sees God Almighty and is able to look at Him in the dream, this may indicate that the dreamer will be a good servant in the world and enter paradise in the hereafter.
  • When the dreamer sees God warning him of things in a dream, this may indicate that he lives in disobedience and must turn and repent.
  • When the dreamer sees himself in the hands of God in a region he knows, this may indicate that this region will be covered with blessings and goodness. The oppressed will prevail and defeat the oppressors.
  • Talking with God in the dream behind a cover or veil is a sign of the goodness of the dreamer and righteousness of the heart.
  • The vision of God Almighty is an evidence of the healing of the patient, security from fear, and good tidings to human beings in general to grant the desires of their hearts, if it was behind a veil.

So seeing God in a dream is permissible. It is good news of God’s acceptance, an expression of His grace and mercy, the forgiveness of sins, and acceptance of piety. Furthermore, it is an evidence of healing from disease and safety from fear.

Allah is speaking today through dreams and visions. When we understand the true interpretations of these dreams, we can live according to His purpose. He may be speaking to you right now. What is your response? Seeking to understand the nature and purpose of your dream is very important. We are committed to helping you understanding your God-given dream(s).

Categories: Dreams

29 Comments

Rashid · August 18, 2019 at 4:58 am

In my dream I saw Allah in human form then I prostrated before him. He then touch my head while still prostrating then he was speaking to me although I cant remember the words. What does it mean?

    Abed Al-Salam · August 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Dear Rashid, thank you for sharing your dream with us.
    Can you please describe the Almighty as you have seen Him in your dream?
    My understanding that He is blessing you by touching your head. If you are passing through some difficult times He wants to let you know He cares about you, and in fact He wants you to focus on a new knowledge and to know Him personally in a new way. Looking forward to hear from you.

      Ne'matullah · September 23, 2019 at 12:22 am

      Let me share my dream.
      I saw myself in hell, I was tortured and punished with unheard and with unimaginable tortures. I was in a room (window camera) alone but I could clearly see other many rooms where others were being punished…
      Then I found myself in different place and a light or something in human shape came and started conversation with me… He said I am your Allah and do you know why you have been tortured and punished? I said yes I know. He said here’s your book of deeds where everything you have done been recorded and if you have doubts I can read and remind you of them? I said no, no, no, please don’t do that I know and I admit all you say. I didn’t want my book of deeds to be read so others could hear it…
      He said: If you don’t want this to happen you must pray and be stable on your prayers. Not praying has brought you here. Don’t worry about other obligations but be very careful on your prayers because praying is key to other obligations and deeds. You can do whatever you feel like doing but be very serious about your prayers…
      Then I woke up. I was shocked. Is it possible to see such dream? What does it mean?

        Abed Al-Salam · September 26, 2019 at 7:17 pm

        Thank you for writing and sharing with us your dream.

        I have one question for you my friend, what is prayer? I believe prayer is an act as many of us believe, prayer is a relationship with God the Al-Mighty. So, when God is asking you to keep praying, He is asking you to keep your relationship with Him the first and the last in your life. Your relationship to God determines all other obligations and deeds.

          Amanullah · December 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm

          Asalaam alaikum, So this this has happened in the near past with me and I wanted to share it with someone and I was not sure of telling this to my family members. So about the dream before I went to sleep I asked Allah to guide me as I was going through some confusion about an Islamic problem . Then I went to sleep and I woke up at 3 o clock in the morning. I wasn’t able to recollect the dream quickly but after some time I remembered that Allah came to me in the form of a man but I could not see his face it was covered and standing in his presence I froze and could not utter a word. After some time I was only able to speak infront of Allah one thing I was only able to say Asalaam alaikum. And then the almighty replied walaikum mussalam and then I woke up. What are your thoughts about it. Waiting for your answer brother

          Abed Al-Salam · December 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

          Wa Alaikum Alsalam, thank you for writing and sharing your dream with us. I would like to get more information from you. Yes, God appears in dreams to lead us and answer our questions and doubts. His face was covered by Light?
          Please, you can write to me at dreamsofisa@gmail.com
          Looking forward to hear from you.

      Ne'matullah · September 23, 2019 at 12:25 am

      Assalaam aleykum

        Abed Al-Salam · September 26, 2019 at 7:18 pm

        Wa Aleykum Al-Salam

        Ne'matullah · September 27, 2019 at 6:08 am

        Prayer I mean sola (prayer that we Muslim people do 5 times a day)

          Abed Al-Salam · September 27, 2019 at 12:59 pm

          Salat (prayer) is not the act, but as I told you the relationship with God. We have been focusing all the way on the act of prayer, we need to go back to the true meaning of Salat building a close relationship with God. So, God is calling you back to that relationship with Him. (Qaaf 50: 16)

Kamola · February 24, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Assalomu Alaykum,recently I cant remember the exact time But I saw Allah in the form of light,it was big sun and aside the sun nuur light was shining,and I saw I couldnt stop myself from crying ,even i asked him to live long

    Abed Al-Salam · February 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Wa Alaykum Al-Salam, thank you for writing. I am very happy to help you. God is the Light of the world, without Him there is no life. So, in fact you need His light in your life. Whenever you’re at the presence of light, it shows us the dark places we didn’t know. As you said, even though that you have seen Him as the sun surrounded with noor, it didn’t burn you, God is Holy and we cannot come to His presence, but He showed you how much He loves you. Know that I am praying for you.

Tye · May 6, 2020 at 11:19 pm

So I had a dream and industry real twinkle of light that was dancing on the wall and will it made its way to the top of the wall it spelled out Allah. Then the twinkle of light made its way on to my arm and wrote zayed then disappeared… what does this mean

    Abed Al-Salam · May 7, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Thank you for writing, I don’t see that it means anything. Dreams are from 3 sources: Allah, Satan and a person speaking to himself (is your name Zayed?). Your dream is from the 3rd source, speaking to yourself. Still, I believe you’re thinking of how to please God, so walk in His ways and follow the Path of Isa Al-Masih.

Manny Bkh · May 11, 2020 at 1:02 am

A very close friend of mine who is not a Muslim but believes in a higher power he has done many major sins in his life He told me he had a dream that he had died and was raised to the gate of heaven there was a man standing there staring at him the man then asked him are you sure you are meant to be here he replied yes yes I’m meant to be here let me in so the man opened the gates there he saw a beautiful city like nothing he has every seen on this earth there he saw children playing and people walking none of them noticed or acknowledged him everyone had there own house he made his way to his house which he said he knew where it was and didnt need to be guided he then entered his house which he said all the houses were white once he entered he house he saw the most beautiful women he had ever seen so many he couldn’t count they greeted him and told him to come he sat on a chair that resembled a throne he said they were feeding him grapes then he heard a knock at the his door he opened the door and there were 2 angles they said to him he does not belong here he is supposed to go to hell and that God wants to speak with him the two angels then took him to see God when he got there all he could see was a massive light dominating everything around it but he said the light was not blinding and he said he could see a enormous presence behind the light god began to read out loud all his sins one after another he said he went through his whole life then he said he showed him scales with his good and bad deeds on it and that bad outweighed the good by alot god then said to him if you had done just one good thing before you died you would have been given all of that you saw in heaven he began to plead with God saying give me another chance to do that good thing god said ok but you must go to hell and kill a demon there instantly he appeared in hell he said everything was black and all he could see was darkness but he could hear screams and cries all around him he also said he could hear breathing like an inhale and exhale like hell was alive after a while he was able to see a little still now everything he said he could see these creatures he said they looked so scary and like monsters he then asked one of them where can he find this demon that he needs to kill he then went through a door and standing there was a massive black demon with massive horns that twist at the top and massive claws he began to fight the demon and he is losing the demon strikes his chest and he begins to bleed alot of blood he then slays the demon and lies down on a table/some sort of hard bed then wakes up. Can some please help interpret this dream for me.

    Abed Al-Salam · May 11, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Dear Manny,
    Your friend needs to repent of his sins. God has given him a glimpse of his life, the devil he fights is the sins in his life. Yes, God is Light and he needs to walk in God’s light, Isa Al-Masih said “I AM the Light of the World”, who doe’s follow Him will live in darkness. Also, you can see in the Injil that God has prepared for us homes (John 14:1-3) and Isa promised that He will come to take us home, but there will not be women to serve us, I believe women here are as the Injil tells us wise woman who kept their Lights shinning and was filled with the Holy Spirit. So, help your friend to walk with God daily, God is giving him the chance to repent and do one thing following the path of Isa Al-Masih.

hinamaleeek · June 1, 2020 at 10:46 pm

i saw Allah name on my hand, it glowed. i was surprised, doubtful but IT gave me a feeling of speciality. a witch in the form of cat showed me tht.

Raya · July 13, 2020 at 7:23 pm

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,

I dreamed about this when I was 8 years old. I dreamed about my father told me and my bro to buy toys, and then we can’t decide which toy we’re going to buy so we ascended to heaven, in that heaven I saw clouds everywhere and my bro and I are standing on a cloud, I saw a red throne, in front of that throne is a man. That man wears a white dress or long clothe, and he is barefoot. I can’t remember the appearance of that man all I remember is that my niyyat in that dream is that the man I saw is Allah. And then I asked him a question, I forgot the question I asked to Allah( the man that I am talking about). And then we descended to earth and went to a store, and then we ascended to heaven again and again. By the way the white dress that the man wears is a below knee length dress. That man is neither fat(or chubby) nor very thin(or too much slim). What does it mean? When I told about this to my I mother, she told me that the man I saw in my dream is Prophet Muhammad SAW, she told me that if you can describe Allah in a dream it is not Allah. But my niyyat that dream is that the man is Allah.

    Abed Al-Salam · July 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Wa Alaykum Al-Salam,

    Dear Raya, that you so much for sharing your dream with us. Let me just share with you a picture in a written form if it can describe the Man in White that you saw: “and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.”
    I believe you have seen Allah in your dream, and I know He has chosen you. I hope that was showing you that He is interested in your salvation, sometime we focus on our earthly toys and games, how can we please God and get His favor, but our salvation doesn’t depend on what we do! I hope that you continue writing.
    Please, send me an email: dreamsofisa@gmail.com or you can write on the WhatsApp Number: +1 269 338 6794, if you like.

Mohamed · July 30, 2020 at 1:31 am

Salam Wa’alekum,

It’s the morning before Eid Ul Adha and I had a dream where I fell asleep and at the beginning of my sleep I sensed that I was talking to Allah who was above planet Earth and I was on Earth and I commented to Him something like “Subhanallah You are Encompassing and Magnificent” and after saying something like that I felt that Allah acknowledged what I said in a positive manner and I woke up straightaway and felt confused as I have never dreamed of such things. I have dreamt of other dreams i.e. feasting with men in a palace including King Abdullah (May Allah have mercy on his soul) but the dream in question I haven’t found answer to it. Can you help me with this dream? I didn’t feel any fear or anything I was happy when saying what I said. You input is much appreciated.

JazakullahuKeyran.

Eid Mubarak.

    Abed Al-Salam · July 31, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Wa Alykum Al-Salam, Eid Adha Mubarak.
    Thank you for writing and sharing your dream with us. The timing of your dream is important, as you celebrate the remembrance of the Great Sacrifice, as the Qur’an says “We have ransomed him with a Great Sacrifice” (Al-Saffat 37: 107). This speaks about the ram that was sacrificed instead of Nabi Ibrahim, how Allah saved his son’s life by what the Qur’an call a Great Sacrifice. The Question is how can a ram a Sacrifice be Greater than Nabi Ibrahim and His son, unless it represent Something Greater than Nabi Ibrahim and his son? In your dream you see Allah above the planet earth. which is an indication that Allah cares about the planet earth and you specifically, and it seems that you’re praising Allah for His care and Sacrifice. You need to look carefully to what this Sacrifice represent… May Allah bless and protect you.

Aisha · August 9, 2020 at 4:19 am

Asalaamualiokum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuh. I once had a dream the same night after I had a car wreck that the car was crushed very bad and Allah protected me from being badly injured but I did hit my head and pass out two times. I had a dream I was in the middle of a desert in a sandstone colored building with no roof on it and I was looking down at myself from above the building maybe around the where the roof would be. I saw myself sitting in a chair I couldn’t see my face. A man (Prophet) came to me in the chair the right side of me, then the left side of me. Immediately after I was looking down a big pipe which I knew was the same pipe/tunnel that was to the left of me in this building I was in. I saw something very scary so scary it only looked like sole kind of skeleton head with gray hair but it scared me so much. Then immediately after it was as if it was my soul because I couldn’t see a body but as if I could just see and I was slowly rising up to this most beautiful blue light as if it were the place of the sun and all around me were the most beautiful sky with clouds. Then when I woke up I felt like I wasn’t completely in my body as if it would be what people call an out of body experience. I would blink my eyes and still have a flash of the light I saw (like when you look at a light then look away and blink and it’s still imprinted under your eyelids). Afterwards I knew I saw Allah and that the man was Prophet but over the years I thought how could it be possible I saw Allah or Prophet I didn’t know Allah would ever show Himself to us so I thought maybe the light was an angel Allah sent to me. This was 16 years ago and I just now feel I understand my dream better .. and jf you can tell me anything more of my dream that I don’t know yet I’d love to hear your interpretation!!

    Abed Al-Salam · August 31, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Sister Aisha, thank you for writing and sharing you dream with us. Yes, Allah appears in dreams, to lead our thinking beyond this life, He want’s us to think about our eternal life. Nothing you can do to gain eternal life, we can obtain it through the mercy and the grace of Allah. No one can help you, there is only one way to believe in the way that God has prepared for us. Please, keep writing and sharing. May Allah bless you and your family always.

Aftab Ali · August 13, 2020 at 12:56 am

Assalamualaikum brother..i also want to share my dream with u…plzz let me know what the dream means i got 2 dreams..the 1st one is i was 8 or 9 years old i saw ALLAH SWT In my dream he is talking to me Allah appears to me in white shining like light form i cannot see Allah face but he got white beard long white beard..and he is talking to me i don’t know the conversation..and then my elder brother who got died at the time of birth comes near to my bed..this is what i know about my 1st dream…
And the 2nd dream was seen by me when i was 18 years old in the dream our beloved prophet Muhammad SAWS…i was with him in a war with 10
or 12 man and there was a dragon type creature
those man defeated the dragon and enemies and i was sitting along with prophet Muhammad SAWS and he is talking to me..what does the dream means plzz tell me…Now i m 20 years old

    Abed Al-Salam · August 13, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Greetings, and thank you for writing. How did you know that the man you saw was prophet Muhammad? Did he tell you or this is your thoughts?
    Look at these verses, does it describe what you have seen, “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
    The Dragon is Shaytan the devil, and you will have salvation and victory over him by the power of Allah. Looking forward to hear from you.

Ishfaq · August 22, 2020 at 10:52 pm

Aslam Alaikum
I saw myself in mosque and talking with an old man, but i don’t remember what he said to me, though he was very gentle. Then he went behind veil and a bright light came out of it, when I tried to lift veil a voice came from behind the veil, don’t lift I am your lord, you can’t see me. Later in same mosque, perhaps in another room, I met another person and I asked him for some favor but he said he should take this place now left by some saint, I was not able to understand why he offered me that seat. Later on I performed wudhu in same mosque and don’t remember whether I performed Salah or not. Please guide me what could be possible interpretation of my dream?

    Abed Al-Salam · August 31, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Dear Ishfaq, thank you for writing and sharing your dream with us. Concerning your dream, God has appeared to you to teach you that you need to depend on him for your salvation not on anyone else, there is no saint or a good man or a prophet that can help you, even you don’t remember your salah, but you remember your wudhu, in fact the real wudhu is not the external one, but the wudhu (washing) of the heart and mind. You need to let God’s light and guidance lead your life, let God’s Spirit wash your heart and mind. Please, keep in touch. May God bless you always.

Sakina · August 28, 2020 at 7:38 am

I saw a dream today that i got a chance to meet Allah and i was excited to see him but suddenly i guess i saw a sparkle light for a few seconds and then i turned my face towards left side then there was someone I couldn’t see his face but he had a small kind of statue in his hand and he said this is Allah( may Allah forbid) but then i said said No Allah cannot be this u are wrong! And u stepped backwards ! Thats it
I am scared why did i dreamt such a dream plz help me!🥺

    Abed Al-Salam · August 31, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Sister Sakina, thank you for writing and sharing your dream with us. Don’t worry your dream is a good one, you have seen God in your dream, but Satan is trying to distract you from worshiping God, God has lead you to know the truth. God is calling you to go and study, sometimes we create our own statues in our minds and believe when we depend on our works or any human teachings. May God bless you and protect you from all evil.

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