After the death of King David, his son Solomon took over the kingship. He was faithful to God and observed His laws and wanted to do His will. Allah knew the intentions of Solomon’s heart and so gave him a dream:
“At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, ( …)Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you. I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that no other king shall compare with you, all your days. And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.’And Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. Then he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered up burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.” – I Kings 3:5-15.
Allah used a dream to speak to Solomon and confirm His blessing and protection under him and because he humbly asked for wisdom, Allah filled him with wisdom as well as riches and honors like no other king.
This is yet another confirmation for us today that Allah uses dreams to instruct and bless us.