Types of Dreams

Many people say that dreams are from Allah. Others say that dreams are from Satan. On the other hand, some say that visions are from Allah and dreams from Satan. Is that true?

“Dreams are of three types: a dream from Allah, a dream which causes distress and which comes from the Satan, and a dream which comes from what a person thinks about when he is awake, and he sees it when he is asleep.” (Al-Bukhaari; Muslim).

1. Truthful dreams or visions from Allah (الرؤيا من الله): these dreams are extremely rare. They have a meaning behind them and may require interpretation. These dreams are glad tidings for the believers. Especially at times of tests and trials, these dreams are a source of comfort for believers. They could also be a warning against an evil, or a window to some events that will happen in the future.

There are two types of truthful dreams or visions”

  • Clear (واضح) truthful dreams. Only Allah possess the knowledge of the unseen, and He chooses to reveal some of this knowledge to those whom He wills according to His infinite wisdom. There is no need for interpretation. These types of spiritual dreams are to the point, direct & self-interpreted. Dreams can be filled full of symbols: The Lord seems to delight in speaking through symbols, parables, metaphors & stories. God uses imagery and metaphorical language to paint His beauty in our minds and hearts.
  • Mysterious (مرموز) truthful dreams require interpretation as they are not clear visions. These dreams require Revelation knowledge, need to be interpreted by someone who has a gift in interpreting dreams of someone who knows how to seek Allah to find revelation. A difficult dream is an invitation to an encounter with the God of all mysteries!!

What should be done when we have good dreams:

  • Praise and thank Allah for the good dream  
  • Feel happy about it
  • Talk about it to those whom one loves and trusts.

2. Self Talk (حديث النفس): dream about matters that we are concerned about, and thoughts that occupy our mind. Hence, these dreams are simply a reflection of our inner thoughts and concerns, and hence do not require interpretation.

3. Dreams from Satan (الحلم من الشيطان): Not only does our enemy, Satan, trouble us while we are awake, but also in our asleep! These disturbing dreams are from Satan, as his goal is to make us fearful and scared because he knows that our power and strength lies is in our heart. He wants to weaken our faith, or at least make us sad so that we slack in our worship to Allah.

What should be done when we have bad dreams:

  • Seek refuge with Allah from the evil shown in the dream.
  • Seek refuge with Allah from the evil of the Satan.
  • Should not mention the dream to anyone at all (for it will not harm you)
  • It is recommended to pray and seek God’s protection.

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  1. Aleykym al-salam, Hafsa. Thank you for writing us and telling us about your dreams. Sihir or any type of witchcraft does not have the approval of Allah and there will be a punishment for all who practice this type of thing. However, you do not need to be a slave to any spell because by the power of Allah you can be set free and no harm will come to you. I invite you to spend more time in prayer and communion with Allah and also to recite this beautiful Psalm every time something torments you:
    “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
    For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings his you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness of his is a shield and buckler.
    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
    nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    You will only look with your eyes and see the reward of the wicked.
    Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge—
    no evil shall be allowed to befall you, do not plague come near your tent.
    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
    On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
    You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
    “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
    When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
    With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.” – Psalm 91.
    Every time you recite these words, Allah’s blessing and protection will be upon you. May Allah bless you always.

  2. السلام والرحمة تكرر معاي هذا الحلم 3 او 4 ليالي متتاليه وقت الفجر أرى نفسه في القبر وقبري مضى ومنور جدا لأنه هناك شخص بلباس أبيض بنور كل شيء حواليه وكان بقلي لا تخاف أنا معاك أنا هو القيامة والحياة اتبعني

    1. وعليكم السلام. من رأيته يظهر لك في حلمك هو عيسى المسيح (سلامه علينا) قد أتى ليخبرك أن تتبعه لأنه طريق الحق وهذا مذكور في الانجيل “قَالَ لَهَا يَسُوعُ أَنَا هُوَ الْقِيَامَةُ وَالْحَيَاةُ. مَنْ آمَنَ بِي وَلَوْ مَاتَ فَسَيَحْيَا” (يوحنا 11: 25) يمكنك الاطلاع على المقالات الموجودة في موقعنا فهي ستساعدك في زيادة معرفتك به. ونحن بالخدمة في حال كان لديك أي تساؤل. بارك الله بك

  3. I saw a dream of a man wearing white garment full of light shining like the sun, he called to follow me because he is the straight path and he is the only way to salvation. Is this dream from Allah? What does it mean?

    1. Salah, thank you for writing to us. You had an encounter with Isa Al-Masih (may His peace be upon us) in your dream and He invited you to know him because he wants to lead you to eternal life. These are his words, as said in your dream: “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. I encourage you to research about Isa and his teachings and I hope you will accept the invitation. May Allah always bless you.

  4. حلمت ان هناك كلب يعض يدي وانا انادي حتى يساعدني أحد لا يبالي بي أحد ويستمرون في حياتهم ونديت ودعيت الله حتى ينقذني فظهر لي رجل بلباس أبيض ووجهه يشع نور وفكني من الكلب وانقذني

    1. شكراً لمشاركة حلمك معنا. من رأيته بالحلم يرتدي ثوباً أبيض هو سيدنا عيسى المسيح (سلامه علينا) لقد ظهر في حلمك ليقول لك أنه معك ويحميك من كل شَر، ولكن يطلب منك أن تتبعيه وتؤمني به لأنه الوحيد القادر على إيصالك لطريق الخلاص. نحن مستعدين لمساعدتك في بحثك عن الانجيل وقراءة ما بداخله، ومن فضلك لا تترددي بالتواصل معنا. بارك الله بك.

  5. I saw in may dream a mountain in the distant there with different colours very beautiful like the rainbow colours. Then I started shouting to people look at the mountain colours, then a man wearing withe shinning like the sun and light was coming from him appeared at the top of the mountain calling to come closer, then I start running when I reached I saw his face he was so beautiful and told me to follow him and believe that he is the only way to heaven.

    1. Sharoud, thanks for writing to us. The one you saw in a dream is Isa Al-Masih (may His peace be upon us). His presence brings peace and beauty. He wants you to know him and go to him because he will show you the way to eternal life. I advise you to research about him and his teachings in the Injil. May Allah always bless you.

  6. In my dream I saw many black and red ants marching toward each other, when they reached they stood like two armies facing each other with calm with no aggression then a black and red snake circling them they started attacking me they start becoming huge, then someone in white garment came to save me I then woke up.

    1. Thank you for writing to us, Rashad. The serpent is described in the Injil, in this way: “And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world …” – Injil, Revelation 12: 9. Evil is always surrounding humans to make war and spread strife, but there is someone with the authority to defeat the serpent. This someone is Isa Al-Masih (His peace be upon us) and you saw him dressed in white and he came to set you free. Your dream is an invitation to get to know him and to be alert about the spiritual battle that exists so that you can also help others. I encourage you to research Isa and his teachings. May Allah bless you.

  7. I want to say that you are kafir, and you hat Islam. Islam the true religion, you are laier and Allah will punish you.

    1. Thank you for writing and sharing your opinion, we welcome all kinds of opinions, and we are praying that you’ll find peace and joy in your life.
      I just want to tell you what is the definition of a Muslim? A Muslim according to the Hadith is “Who submits his/her will to Allah, and do not harm people with his/her hand or tongue.” I wish if you keep this definition and live by it. I advice you not to condemn and curse us, but read and think for yourself. May Allah bless you.

  8. I am an Iraqi living now in Australia, I have reading your website and Facebook page for a while now. In the beginning I was not happy with what you were saying, but slowly I start seeing things in a different way. I am evaluating everything now. I want to thank you for this website, it has a great impact on my life.
    I should tell you, I got a dream of the man in white and I started searching. Thank you.

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