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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 حياتك دائماً.

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