Fatwa ID: 03422
Answered by: Alimah Aisha Binte Saquib
If one has a good or bad dream, should one ask the scholars for its meanings? Or should one keep it a secret and not think anything of it?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The Prophet Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said: "A good dream is from Allah, so if anyone of you saw a dream which he liked, he should not tell it to anybody except to the one whom he loves, and if he saw a dream which he disliked, then he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil and from the evil of Satan, and spit three times (on his left) and should not tell it to anybody, for it will not harm him. " (Sahih al-Bukhari 7044)
The Prophet Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has also said: "If anyone of you saw a dream which he liked, then that was from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and tell it to others…” (Sahih al-Bukhari 7045)
From this, we can say that it is best not to tell any people of our dreams. However, we may refer to someone who is an expert in dream interpretation to help us understand the dream we saw.
Only Allah Knows Best.
Written by Alimah Aisha Binte Saquib
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham