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Telling others about your dreams

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Q. Please advise me on the ruling regarding ‘telling other people about the dreams that you have’.Jazakallah


A. It is not necessary to mention ones dreams to anyone or everyone. If one sees a good dream, then one may mention it to ones well-wishers. If one sees a bad dream, then one should seek refuge in Allah and not mention it to anyone. (Mazaahirul Haqq 5/330)

Sayyiduna Abu Saaed Al-Khudri Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that he heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam say ‘When someone amongst you sees a good and pleasing dream, he should know that it is from Allah, and so he should praise and thank Allah, and he may describe to others what he saw in his dream.  But if he sees something that he dislikes then it is from Shaitaan, so he should seek refuge from Allah from its evil and should not mention it to anyone’(Bukhari)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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