Seeing the Ka’abah in a dream

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Earlier this year me and my husband went on umrah, couple of months later I saw a dream which really disturbed me, I believe in my dreams and have been wanting to know what the interpretation was of this particular dream was which went like this,

I entered the ground floor mataaf area from one of the gates and found that the house of Allah (Ka’ba) has fallen on one of its sides and no more there, then I relate this to the saying that one of the last signs of the Day of Resurrection is the destruction of Ka’ba, then I start reciting “Astagfirullah” and making tauba knowing that now my tauba will not be accepted as the last hour has occurred, then I start running hysterically towards the area where all the women pray on the second floor and see all the women in long makhna hijaab and find the Ka’ba intact in its place.

Please tell me what it meant, as I am facing trials and tribulations in my personal and family life ever since I returned from Umrah. Trying to conceive but unable to, job situation is vulnerable, income has been cut down. Alhmdulillah I know its a testing period and believe in shaaAllah everything will be fine. But I do not know what was sign of this dream.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

May Almighty Allah grant you the courage to overcome all the challenges you are faced with. Aameen.

This life is filled with challenges and adversities. That is the essence of life. It is natural to feel anxious and experience grief. The best solution for such feelings is to remind ourselves that we are Muslims and we are sent in this world to be tested.

In such trying times, we should remember the following verse of the Quran:

يَاأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ

Translation: Oh you who have Imaan! Seek help (from Allah) by means of Patience and Salaah. Verily Allaah is with those who exercise patience.

(Surah Al-Baqarah, Verse 153)

Everyone at some point in life inevitably experiences difficult and challenging situations. These conditions are tests from Allah Ta’ala in order to elevate our status and pardon our sins.

Consider the following Ahadeeth:

أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ تُصِيبُ الْمُسْلِمَ إِلَّا كَفَّرَ اللَّهُ بِهَا عَنْهُ حَتَّى الشَّوْكَةِ يُشَاكُهَا

Translation: “There is no difficulty that happens to a Muslim except that Allah removes a sin because of it even if a thorn pricks him and even to that degree.”

(Saheeh Al-Muslim)

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: عَجَبًا لِأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ، إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ، وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لِأَحَدٍ إِلَّا لِلْمُؤْمِنِ، إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ، فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ، وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ، صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ

Translation: It is narrated from Suhayb radhiallahu ‘anhu that Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “How amazing is the situation of a believer! There is good in every affair of his, and this is not the case with anyone but a believer. If he experiences any pleasure he expresses gratitude, so there is good for him in it, and if he experiences any hardship he endures it with patience, so there is good for him in it.” 

(Saheeh Al-Muslim)

Having a dream is like travelling on a journey wherein one may see many different scenes. At times, he would see something he likes and at times he may see things he does not like. Whatever the case may be, a person does not give up his journey to attend to the various sights. He carries on in spite of the various sights.

You state you saw the Ka’abah fall down and then back in its place. The falling of the Ka’abah is an indication to the challenges you face. The Ka’abah being back is a positive sign and you will overcome those challenges. [1]

Allah Ta’ala has promised relief after such difficulties.

Allah Ta’ala says:

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا  

Translation: Verily with every difficulty, there is relief.

 (Al-Sharh: Verse 5)

Du’aa is the weapon of a believer. Perform two raka’ats Salaatul Haajah and implore Allah Ta’ala to alleviate you from the predicament you are faced with. We also advise you to give some Sadaqah as Sadaqah removes difficulties and invokes the help of Allah Ta’ala.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  ﺗﻌﻄﲑ ﺍﻷﻧﺎﻡ ﰲ ﺗﻔﺴﲑ ﺍﻷﺣﻼﻡ  

ﻭﻣﻦ ﺭﺃﻯ ﺍﻟﻜﻌﺒﺔ  ﻓﺬﻟﻚ ﻳﺸﲑ ﻟﻪ ﲞﲑ ﻳﻘﺪﻣﻪ ﺃﻭ ﻳﺪﺑﺮ ﻋﻨﻪ

ﻭﻣﻦ ﺭﺃﻯ ﺃﻧﻪ ﳜﻄﺊ ﺍﻟﻜﻌﺒﺔ ﻓﺈﻧﻪ ﳜﺎﻟﻒ ﺳﻨﺔ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ. ﻭﻣﻦ ﺭﺃﻯ ﺍﻟﻜﻌﺒﺔ ﻗﺪ ﺧﺮﺑﺖ ﻓﺈﻧﻪ ﺗﺎﺭﻙ ﺍﻟﺼﻼﺓ. ﻭﻣﻦ ﺭﺃﻯ ﺑﺎﻟﻜﻌﺒﺔ ﻧﻘﺼﺎﻧﺎ ﺃﻭ ﺯﻳﺎﺩﺓ ﺃﻭ ﲢﺮﻳﻔﺎ ﻋﻦ ﻣﻮﺿﻌﻬﺎ ﺃﻭ ﺗﻐﻴﲑﹰﺍ ﻋﻦ ﺣﺎﳍﺎ ﻓﺈﻥ ﺫﻟﻚ ﺗﺄﻭﻳﻠﻪ ﰲ ﺍﻹﻣﺎﻡ

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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