Strength of One’s Dreams
The meaning of a dream is stronger when seen at dawn, or during an afternoon
nap, or when fruits are ripening on their trees, or at the time of harvest, or when
one’s star is in the rising position, or at a time when one is intending to sign a
business contract, or if one is thinking of getting married, or at the term of a
decade, etcetera. Seeing a dream during a daylight nap is also stronger than
seeing it at night. On the other hand, the meaning of a dream becomes weaker
and less plausible when seen during the wintertime.
The dream of a righteous ruler or governor is considered to be an inspiration
from God Almighty. The dreams of community leaders depend on their beliefs.
The dreams of servants come true for their employers. Women’s dreams may
materialize faster than those of men. Sinners’ dreams are a proof against them
on the day of judgement, unless they repent before their death. The dreams of
rich people are stronger than those of poor people. The dreams of rich people
materialize faster than those of poor people. The dreams of poor people are slower
when they connote benefits and faster when they connote adversities. Because
of their innocence, the dreams oflittle children are truer than those of teenagers.
This is because older children may be busy in their mischief and fulfilling their
newly discovered desires. The dream of a drunk person has no ground. Shaikh
Al-Karamani explains that “the dream of a scholar is truer than that of an
ignorant person, the dream of a chaste person is truer than that of an unchaste
person, the dream of a good person is truer than that of a bad person, and that
the dream of an elderly person is truer than that of a younger person.”
The meaning of a dream also varies depending on how people look in it, their
dress, type of work they perform, status, or religion. To someone, the dream may
mean glad tiding and mercy, while the same dream could mean the opposite for
another person. One may wonder when he receives a gift in a dream, then the
same gift reaches him in in wakefulness, or ifhe suffers an adversity in a dream,
then the same adversity takes place in wakefulness. Another person may be
promoted in his dream, then the same is conferred on him in wakefulness, or if
one sees himself performing his pilgrimage to Mecca in a dream, then he joins
the pilgrims’ caravan in wakefulness or if one sees someone visiting him in a
dream, then the same person arrives in wakefulness, days or hours later.
Finally, in pursuing what we have earlier explained, the elements of a dream
are interpreted on the basis of three categories: 1- kind, such as trees, lions, or
birds, etcetera, and; 2- specimen, such as the type and name of that tree (e.g.
a conifer, a spruce, or a maple tree, etcetera), or what type of bird (e.g. a magpie,
a pewee, or a condor, etcetera); and 3- characteristics, such as the nature, or
inherent characteristics of a lion, a cat, a crocodile, or their habitat, etcetera.