x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 December 2017

Dreams as Islam explains them

Sheikh Wassem Yousef explains the meaning of some dreams.

- Seeing a date, or a collection of dates, is a sign of prosperity.

- A key or collection of keys relates to money.

- Certain animals, including cats and horses, are a good omen and related to service and loyalty.

- A snake indicates an enemy, while a spider or a spider's web near or over a person is someone weaving mischief over that person. A scorpion is a sign of illness and that an enemy is near, while a ram, especially if black and white, implies intrusion or suppression from a stronger authority. A rabbit might signify a woman, a bee warns of a coming enemy and seeing fingers refers to those closest to you.

- Seeing a bed relates to loss, particularly loss of power and authority.

- Sugar is related to fear and problems, while salt could refer to wealth or illness.

- Those who see themselves drinking oil may have received a warning of magic or illness.

- The most sacred and sought after dreams involve seeing the Prophet Mohammed.

- Dreams involving Allah are considered false, as in accordance with Islam, no person will see God or any manifestation of Him while alive.

- Nightmares should be neither discussed nor retold. Whoever has one is advised to pray and spit to his left three times upon awakening.