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. At the age of 13 I had a dream that I’m still confused about, it was supposed to be the last day of the world and (I promise this isn’t a nightmare) there where zombie like creatures (I think they were Yajuj wa majuj) anyway they where doing what yajuj and majuj do. and the thing is they never harmed me, and I never saw them hurting anyone but I knew they where. I made it home and I went to my old bedroom, and then I don’t know how but then it was over, no more yajuj or majuj, nothing. and I was sitting on the floor of my bedroom in the dark and then I was doing istgfar and I saw a light shining above me, and I looked up and I felt Allah next to me and I felt so happy,and hopeful. it was the best feeling in the world, and it felt like Allah was smiling down on me and I was smiling at him. but I only saw his light. I’m desperate for an explanation and I want to know if this means Allah is happy with me. and if I might be going on the right path. I have made mistakes and I find it hard that he may forgive me, but your response, I hope may give me more confidence. I hope you respond asap, thank you, and may god bless you all, and help you take the right path.

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Yasmine. We thank you for the trust and for sharing your dream with us. I believe your dream is an invitation to always keep your trust in Allah. The world is full of evil and there is spiritual warfare going on, however as long as you seek the presence of Allah and trust in Him and follow the Words of Allah with all your heart, you will always be under His protection and care. As it is written: “I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; tilt your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steady love, The Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who do me violence, my deadly enemies who surround me.” – Zabour, Psalm 17:6-9. Keep seeking and Allah will show you the Straight Path.

  2. I saw Allah in my dream when I was around 10 years old and he came to me and said “I will give everything what you want just don’t tell it to nobody that I came to your dream” But, I said to everybody about that dream. Now, my life is full of evil😔😔😔

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Daniyar. We thank you for writing to us and telling us about the dream you had. You see, Allah is Almighty and Merciful and it is not in His perfect and loving character to punish you and send evil to torment you. In the same way, he does want to bless you, but maybe not necessarily giving you everything you want because it might not be good for you and your spiritual growth. As written by the prophet Jeremiah: “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, for his compassions fail not; they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23. I hope you trust that Allah can deliver you from all evil and you can always recite these words: “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” – Zabour, Psalm 34:4 May Allah bless you always.

  3. Aoa i want to ask my 4 year old consecutively have dream from 2 days Allah come in my home and everything become white… she told the dream when she woke up and she was so happy Allah is my mama

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Maria. We thank you for your message. The presence of Allah is full of light and power. In His presence there is no evil, no darkness and where He is there is peace and blessings. He wants to leave His blessing always in your house and wants you to seek Him with all your heart and have a closer and truer relationship with Him. May Allah always give you wisdom and discernment. Do not hesitate to write to us again to tell us about your dreams.

  4. Hi last night i seen myself in a room with white walls in a corner crying and directly looking up to a light shinning at me i am telling Allah that i am so hurt because the people (family members ) i have had an argument are taking your kasam and are lying and i cant take it they take your kasam they are liars and always lie and are always gaslighting me…suddenly the light then starts to shine on my face and my alarm went off.. i could feel the actual presence of ALLAH SWT it felt so real.. what does this mean?

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Zaineb. We thank you for telling us about your dream. Allah wants you to know that you are loved and that he cares about you and every detail of your life. Even if people from your own family hurt you, He is faithful and will never abandon you. As it is written: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” – Tawrat, Isaiah 49:15-16. May Allah bless you abundantly.

  5. Assalamualaikum….my i saw Allah in my dream when i was young like 10 or 11 years old…and i didn’t told anyone…but now i cam to know that i should interpret it…so i seek your guild lines…so dream was like i was in my backyard and saw about 6 or 7 white dressed people or figures in sujoodh and i saw a light coming from the sky and Allah came front of them Allah was in a white figure i didn’t see the face and the people were still in sujood

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Shamna. Thank you for sharing your dream with us. I believe your dream is a sign that Allah wants to enlighten your life so that you will know Him more fully and have a true relationship with Him. He wants you to join the group that worships him in spirit and in truth. For that, you must look up, that is, ask Him for the discernment and wisdom necessary to follow His Word. I advise you to pray for wisdom and invite you to explore the contents of our site. Do not hesitate to send your questions. May Allah bless you always.

      1. I actually felt that I Allah touched my Right hand in my dream and I got scared that it is Allah and I just woke up what does it indicate?

        1. This means Allah’s blessing upon you. He wants to bless your life and may your works be of peace and love towards others around you.

  6. Aoa, I had a dream that Allah had came to my house, but I saw no physical figure of Allah Almighty. The dream was that I was given some verses of Quran and I was told by Allah that if I read these I would be able to go to Jannah but I do read it trying it, it takes me a while because I’m nervous.

    1. Aleykum al-salam, Aman. Allah wants you to learn about him and His Word. More than just reading a few verses, He wants you to approach Him in faith and learn for yourself His will and follow His laws. Ask Him with a sincere heart and ready to obey and Allah will guide you to the Paradise He has prepared: “No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” – Injil, Revelation 22:3-5. May Allah bless you abundantly.

  7. Asalmualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu,

    First of all as i am anonymous to you all i can talk freely.

    All praises for my lord who is the lord of all the worlds.My beloved Allah my love Allah 😭.
    I can’t wallahi stop tears .I always talk with allah before sleeping like i tell him oh Allah today i have done that mistake forgive me i am your weak slave Then i say oh Allah how good are you i can’t explain but i love you very very much love me too….

    One night few days before i saw a dream


    I saw a person in our orchard whome i think in dream that he was Musa alihesalam revelation was being revealed on him and he was looking towards sky i also started then after few mins voice came from sky “whome i reveal revelation if he turned away from that then i will punish him more than disbelievers”
    Then i returned back to my room and i saw a human shaped light whome i think he was Allah then he hugged many people including me and said ” i love my slaves” then i was in front of him he told me to go through that way it will lead you to jannah i looked their and said is this way he said yes then i went from that way .

    1. Aleykum al-salam, my brother. Allah wants you to have a close relationship with him and for you to open your heart in humility and sincerity to talk about your difficulties and struggles. This enlightened man that you saw showing you the way to jannah is Sayidna Isa Al-Masih (may His peace be upon us), he is the Mercy of Allah sent to the world and wants to guide you to eternal life. He said, “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.

  8. My dream/vision is as follows: (Mashallah & I would appreciate your response to my true dream/vision). On January 2, 2022 I had a dream/vision in truth and in hearing. I was standing up and I was thinking about the Almighty Allah, like I do at times in my life, when all of a sudden I heard Him walking. As He came closer to me from the right side of my body I became afraid. As I knew that He was coming closer to me, I immediately bowed down to the ground praising His “Holy Name”. While I was bowing down Allah passed right in front of me and I saw His white rob & sash. When He stopped to look at me worshipping Him, His Shinning Bright White Light from His Face blinded me and then He was gone. I have never ever seen any human being walk the way Allah Almighty did as He passed by me. Please provide me with your explanation to my Blessed dream. Thank you and Assalamualaikum.

    1. Aleykum al-salam. Thank you for your message and for entrusting us with your dream. The sight of Allah with light and glory is a sign of blessings and also the fact that He draws near to you signifies His satisfaction for your devotion and sincerity of heart. He certainly wants you to continue studying His Word to be enlightened in your spiritual walk. Your dream is also a sign that you are a good and faithful servant of Allah and that He will make you a light to others if you obey His words. Keep following us and don’t stop sending your doubts and suggestions. May Allah protect and bless you always.

  9. Hello, I had just woken up from a dream of Allah the almighty. And that is the reason why I’m here.I sadly cannot find the explanation to my personal dream and I’d appreciate if someone could help. All I can actually remember is that I kneeled in front of him with shaky legs, just like we kneel during prayer. And I started making duaa, begging for his forgiveness. I could feel him looking down at me, and touching my left shoulder. And after feeling that touch, it started shaking. And now it seriously hurts. I found this dream very odd and I’d like it if someone had the explanation.

    1. Mei, thanks for sharing your dream. Maybe this meeting with Allah was a little strange and His touch left you with this pain, because there are practices in your life that you need to repent and change. Allah wants you to worship him in truth and with all your heart. He wants you to learn more about His will and His Word. I invite you to explore the articles on our website to understand more and if you have any doubts, write us again. May Allah protect and bless you.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

      1. Why are you replying with injil examples, they all are Muslims and talking about Allah (s.w.t) what are you doing ?

        1. Wa Alaykum Alsalam Chiia, thank you for writing.
          The Quran says in Surat Yunus “So if you are in doubt, [O Muḥammad], about that which We have revealed to you, then ask those who have been reading the Scripture before you. The truth has certainly come to you from your Lord, so never be among the doubters.” (10:94). According to this verse we need to look at the Scriptures that was given before (Tawrat, Zabour and Injil). That’s why we are replying with Injil examples.

  15. 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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