Seeing Allah in a Dream

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).

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  1. السلام عليكم مقال رائع شكرا جزيلا لقد تعلمت الكثسر منه فقد حلمت أحلام كثيرة ولكنني لم أكن أعرف بأنني أرى الله وأسمع صوته يحثني على أن أتبع الصراط المستقيم.

    1. وعليك السلام يا رجب. نحن سعداء لأن صفحتنا ومقالاتنا قد نالت إعجابك. نعم إن ما رأيته قد يكون عيسى المسيح (سلامه علينا) لأنه هو وحده من يقودنا لطريق الحق بحسب ما ذُكر في الانجيل ” أَنَا هُوَ الطَّرِيقُ وَالْحَقُّ وَالْحَيَاةُ. لَيْسَ أَحَدٌ يَأْتِي إِلَى الآبِ إِلاَّ بِي” (يوحنا 14: 6). يمكنك أيضاً قراءة الانجيل لتتعرف عليه أكثر وعن تعاليمه ومعجزاته التي قام بها. بارك الله بك.

  2. Assalamoalaikom, I enjoyed this wonderful study, I didn’t know that Allah appears in dreams in order to guide, teach and help the believers in the ways of Allah. I have seen many dreams of a man in white and now I believe that I saw him and asked me to follow him.

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Muhammad. Thank you for your comment and for sharing your dream with us. We are happy that this article has helped you. The Man in White wants to guide you to eternal life and success, so he invited you to follow him: “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – Injil, John 14:6. May Allah bless you always.

  3. Asslamo Alaykom, I Saw Noor & I felt Allah subhanaho watalla was present there to. I Didnt see him. I dno’t Know how to explain, but there was something written with the Noor the name of prophet Issa (as).

    1. Rahmah, thank you for writing us. The name of Isa Al-Masih (His peace be upon us) is related to light. As he himself stated: “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Injil, John 8:12 Your dream is an invitation to follow the light and therefore know more about Isa and his words. If you have any questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to write to us again. May Allah bless you always.

    1. Thanks for writing to us, Twariq. Allah simply wants you to prepare for eternal life. He wants you to live with Him in Heaven one day, and for that you need to study His Word and understand His will. You need to allow Him to enlighten you and show you the way, then He will always be with you and will clarify all your doubts. He said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” – Injil, Revelation 3:20. May Allah bless you always.

  4. Assalmo Alaykom, I saw Allah (subhanaho wa taalla) in my dream in human form sitting on the throne, the first thing I did was to prostrated before him, then he touch my head, I saw some scars on his hands, then he told me to look for the straight path. What does this dream mean?

    1. Shawal, thank you for writing us and sharing your dream. This Man in White sitting on the throne with scars on his hands is Isa Al-Masih (may His peace be upon us). He has power and authority to cure all diseases. By his name any evil can be extinguished. The scars in his hands are signs of grace, love, forgiveness and hope. He declared, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – Injil, John 14:6. Isa wants you to know him and follow him, because he will guide you to eternal life and success. I hope you accept the invitation. May Allah bless you always.

  5. Aslamo alaicum I had a dream that I was going to the sea and in middle of the sea there is one old person keep looking at me and when I ask him who’s this and he’s respons that I m Allah and don’t think that’s how I look like and and my voice and I came in a human body to tell u that I have my eyes on everywhere u go even when u drive but u don’t notice that after I had dream like others Day again I had dreams about angels I see so many angles with full of sky when I loook at sky and then suddenly one beautiful hoor came to me and said Allah send me for u subhanallah I fall in love with my Allah ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Humayun. Allah can see all things and there is nothing hidden from Him. His words for you are: “My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.” – The Zabour, Psalm 101:6.
      May Allah keep giving you dreams and revealing you more about the Straight Path.

  6. Assalam walekum brother past 6 years ago I fall down in tank & it was full of water I was going downwards & I felt I’ll die & at time I saw a light & I was really amazed & I heard my inner voice stop doing sins Allah wants to forgive you & give you a chance & eventually with the grace of Allah I saw a bore pipe & with the help of that pipe I came up & I realised at lastly Allah has saved my life I felt like it was my second birth.

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Madhuri Shukla. Thanks for writing us. This was truly a beautiful experience. Allah is Merciful and His grace reaches all those who call for His name with a sincere heart. May He continue to bless you. Write us and tell us your dreams. Allah can speak to you through them.

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