What Are Some Islamic Meanings of Dreams?

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In Islamic dreams, laughing is seen as a sign of good news; dreaming of a handhold foretells that one will continue to be a faithful Muslim. To dream of fat cows is a sign of prosperity, whereas seeing a flowering spring in a dream means that one will receive rewards for his good deeds.

Other common dream interpretations include dreaming about the call to prayer, which means that one's plans are likely to succeed. Dreaming about entering a door or gate means that one is likely to win an argument. The image of a ship in a dream is a sign of escape or success.

According to the Islamic faith, dreams are part of prophethood, and their truthfulness is related to the dreamer's sincerity. Many interpretations of dreams in Islam date from as early as the 7th century.

There are three main types of Islamic dreams, according to the Sunnah: good visions, called Ru'yaa, bad dreams, called Hulum and dreams from one's self. The good dreams are from Allah, the bad ones from Shaitan, whereas the dreams from one's self originate in one's thoughts. Most books on Islamic dream interpretation are attributed to Muhammad ibn Seereen, who lived between 653 and 729 CE.