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Decoding a Dream: My Daughter’s Marriage Proposal Rejection

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Q: Please help me try to understand a dream I’ve had. I dreamed that my daughter was sitting and studying at my diningroom table when a young, handsome boy comes into the house to ask her hand in marriage. She declines. The boy seems so upset and expresses his anger in a respectful manner. As he walks down the road, I am entering the road to which he stops me and explains to me his distress and anger about my daughter rejecting his proposal. He explains that she has done it before and that he thinks she likes the taller guy better. I’m confused about his statement. A beautiful young woman walks past us and he says that that girl likes him but he likes my daughter. I also notice the beautiful scenery as we stand there. Beautiful trees and green surroundings. Do you have a possible interpretation for me? 


A: There are different types of people in the world. The dream indicates towards this that we should be extremely careful of who we, or our children come into contact with. We should be more cautious regarding the places where our children go, the people they meet or the communication mediums that are made available to them, e.g cell phones, internet, etc. Coming into contact with the wrong type of people can prove detrimental to one’s Deeni morals and values and at times, can prove fatal to one’s Imaan.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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