Istikhārah Dreams Interpretation

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

This is question is for one my fellow sister.  She had done istaaqara a few weeks back to know whether a particular person is a good match for her for the purpose of marriage and would they eventually get married.

Since then she has got 3 dreams which are as follows :

1. She is in a dark room.  Ppl are there but she is not able to see anyone. 

2. She is in her school and is hiding somewhere along with her frnds. 

3. A man with a gun is running behind her.  She is running away frm him and finds a wall.  She crosses the wall and sees a big lion who is about to kill her. 

Could you please explain what this would mean. Would be of great help. 



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

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

There are negative signs in the dreams that you have related. Hence, if the Istikhārah that the sister carried out was with some prejudice, then she should continue carrying out the Istikhārah, but with a balanced mind and see what conclusion she comes to.

If the Istikharah was carried out with a balanced mind, then there are negative signs in the Istikhārah. It would be advisable not to go ahead with the proposal.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Nabeel Valli

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.