IBN SEERIN’S DICTIONARY OF DREAMS
According To Islamic Inner Traditions
This dictionary of dreams contains over 4456 indexed entries.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC DREAM MEANINGS
Most dream interpretation on IslamicDreamGuide.com is attributed to Muhammad Dream Guide Related Posts Seerin. However, Ibn-i Seerin, without a shadow of a doubt, did not write any book on dream interpretation. He did, however, write a compilation of Abu Huraira’s (ra) narrations from the Prophet (pbuh) along with the opinions of Abu Huraira (ra).
This text was kept by his brother, Yahyaa Ibn-i Seerin, because Muhammed Ibn-i Seerin, in his later days, did not like to keep books.
In the below narrations there was mention of the Prophets (pbuh), may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all; mentioning of the companions (male and female), may Allah be pleased with them; and of course mentioning of dreams. We should be careful to realise that in many of the explanations above the reference is to ‘may’, that is, seeing such a thing in a dream ‘MAY’ indicate that ‘such and such’ was seen.
Thus as none of us have the fortune of being a Prophet, nor do we have the fortune of being in the company of Prophet Joseph – who excelled in dream interpretation – we should consider the matters above with caution.
It should be noted that when relating a dream it should be done without adding anything to it or subtracting anything from it. If a person does this he spoils and corrupts the dream. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has strongly prohibited anyone from doing this.
However, the combined multi-usage of nouns, verbs, adjectives, proper names, synonyms, etcetera, provide the reader with a much greater access to vocabulary and interpretation of elements. Interpreting dreams is like reading the meaning of each element and its synonyms in its own mother tongue.