Explanation of a Hadith regarding dreams

Q: What is the explanation of this Hadith“A dream is hanging on the leg of a bird, as soon as it is interpreted it happens as it was interpreted”? I have read about the meaning of this Hadith, they said if the dream is interpreted by an experienced scholar, it will happen. My question is in the word “as it is interpreted” (in the Hadith), if the experienced scholar or somebody who knows interpretation of dreams interprets his dream, will the dream happens as it was interpreted (as narrated in the Hadith)?


A: This Hadith refers to the case where the interpretation was in accordance to the laws and principles of ta’beer (interpretation of dreams).

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)