This subject has always provoked interest in all societies, even in secular ones like ours. From the dreams of the Prophet Joseph and Nebuchadrezzar down through the ages to our own time, there has been no community which has not regarded dreams as messages to be decoded so that their meaning can be understood and benefited from in the spiritual as well as the temporal domains. Islamic society is no exception to this rule and dreams have always constituted one of the elements which Muslims have used to regulate their lives.
This book tackles the issue of the interpretation of dreams in the light of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, based on the Prophet’s ﷺ hadeeth in which he ﷺ said,
“The dream of a Muslim is one of the forty-six parts of prophet hood.”
In this book, the author provides a definition of the word ‘dream’, discusses the various types of dreams, mentions some dreams that were interpreted by the Prophet ﷺ, etiquette to be observed by the person who has a dream and the person who interprets it, and provides the interpretation of a large number of dreams, among some other issues related to the subject.
The author is the well-known erudite scholar Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abd-Allah ibn Raashid al-Bakri (d. 736 AH/1336 CE). The english reader will definitely find this book highly interesting and thought-provoking.