Home / General Articles / Islam’s Attitude Towards Interpretation Of Dreams (Part I)

Islam’s Attitude Towards Interpretation Of Dreams (Part I)

By His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate — It is prohibited for a Muslim to delve into matters of which he is ignorant. Allah the Exalted has strongly emphasised this as He said in the Holy Quran: “And do not uphold what you have no knowledge of. For the hearing, eyesight, and mind, all these you are responsible for”, and He said: “Say, My Lord has only forbidden immoralities — what is apparent of them and what is concealed —  and sin, and oppression without right, and that you associaSheikh Ahmed 3te with Allah that for which He has not sent down authority, and that you say about Allah that which you do not know.” Speaking about Allah without knowledge is nothing but Satan’s whispers to the believers as Allah said: “He only orders you to evil and immorality and to say about Allah what you do not know”. Interpretation of dreams is considered speaking about Allah without knowledge as those who interpret the dreams simply claim that Allah destined something for the dreamer through the dream. If the interpretation came true then that’s a success from Allah, otherwise the interpretation falls into the category of
speaking about Allah. Likewise, Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him, placed a
strong emphasis on this matter as he said: “He who issues fatwa or interprets a dream without knowledge is like someone who falls from heaven to earth, into a bottomless abyss, even though he is right”.

Written by HE Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili  in Columnists

Check Also

A Time To Tame And Train The Soul

  By His Eminence Shaikh Ahmed al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate — The …

Powered by themekiller.com