Should you tell others of your dreams?

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Should you tell others of your dreams?

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

The interpretations of dreams is a gift given by Allah (SWA) to some of his chosen servants therefore dreams should only be discussed with ones close friends or ones shaikh or guide. (Mazahirul Haqq p.330 v.5)

If it is a good dream then it is from Allah (SWA); he should thank Him and may tell others of the dream.  If it is a bad dream, one should seek refuge from Allah (SWA) and should not tell anyone of the dream.

Saaiduna Abu Saaed ul-Khudri Radiallahu Anhu narrates that he heard the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam say ‘When someone amongst you sees a good and pleasing dream, he should know that it is from Allah, and so he should praise an thank Allah, and describe to others what he saw in his dream.  But if he sees something that he dislikes then it is from Shaitan, so he should seek refuge from Allah (SWA) from its evil and should not mention it to anyone’.  (Sahih Bukhari p.1034 v.2)

With regards to your question if it is a good dream you can tell others however, if it is a bad dream then you should not relate it.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

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