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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Use of Qaat[Drug] in Islam

Qazi Dr. Shaikh Abbas Borhany
PhD (USA), NDI, Shahadat al A’alamiyyah (Najaf, Iraq), MA, LLM (Shariah)
Mushir: Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan
Member: Ulama Council of Pakistan
Published in the “Yemen Times” on 10th Nov.2005
[This advice is not only for the people of Arabia & Africa but for all Drug Users]
Revised Version
People of Arabia, especially Yemenites have become addicted to chewing the green leaf of Qaat that was used by the people of the jungles of Africa. The Qaat plant is widely grown in Yemen. Its green leaf when chewed, produces a juice, which when taken has an intoxicating effect.

This evil practice is gaining drive among Yemenites since the last few decades. It signs are largely visible in the nook and corners of Yemen. Addicts are chewing Qaat with a greater enthusiasm. It seems to look like an animal habit.

Our religion Islam has provided us wealth of health and confers perpetual benefits to its followers. n order to save humanity from the poison of Shait’an, Allah has bestowed on them the shield of Shariah. The foundation of Shariah is upon the Fitrah. [1]

Shariah has clarified what is Halal and what is Har’am. Thing injurious, either physically or spiritually has explicitly declared Har’am. How is it possible that there should be no clear injunction for a thing which is injurious to human health?

Users of Qaat argue that there is no clear injunction in the Qur’an in this respect. This lame excuse is not only an admission of ignorance with the Qur’an, but also a declaration of revolt against this Comprehensive Code of Life. Qur’an says: [2]

Not a thing, fresh or withered, wet or dry, but it is in a Manifest Book.

How is it possible that while science explains the side effects and harms of Qaat, Shariah does not guide in this regard. Ignorant with the Talim of Islam should know that the Creator has declared Har’am the use of everything which is injurious for the health of human being. Quran says: [3]

“For them (people) pious things have been made Halal and impious things declared Har’am”.

Therefore according to Islam no impious thing can be treated Halal till the Qiyamah. Qaat involves the consumption of Khabisth, an evil substance. It has a foul smell, unpleasant taste, and is harmful to the body. This is sufficient to forbid it, because Rasulullah (S) says: [4]

“Who will enjoin upon them the doing of what is right, forbid them the doing of what is wrong, make lawful to them the good things of life, prohibit for them the evil things, and lift from them their burdens and the shackles that were (previously) upon them”.

This Hadith draw the attention of those who try to find a lame justification for the use of Qaat. Rasulullah (S) bestowed a principle on which we can examine each and everything.
“Even small quantity of that thing is also Har’am which excessive produces intoxication” [5]
A Hadith says: [6]
“Every intoxicating thing is Har’am and if it’s excess use causes intoxication, its use even in a small quantity is Har’am”
Another Hadith says: [7]
“All those things are forbidden which intoxicate”.

According to the Hadith Literature, Rasulullah (S) has declared Khamar as Har’am. Khamar means not only Alcoholic Drinks but every intoxicating thing is included in the definition of Khamar. This clarification is enough evidence for people who wish to understand.

Qaat is an intoxicant, if anybody has doubts whether Qaat is harmful or not, he may submit Qaat for laboratory examination. People using Qaat are habituated to it and continue to make an increase in its doze day by day. Eventually the result is that without Qaat their senses do not function properly and they can not do anything without it.

The use of a cursed thing like Qaat is Isr’af in the language of Qur’an and can be termed as foolishness, extravagance and ignorance. The user of Qaat wastes his wealth and in return he gets nothing but physical harm and financial crisis. He will be asked about his health and wealth and how he spent it, as is cited in the Hadith. Wealth belongs to Allah, so one should dare not waste it in disobedience to Him. Qur’an says: [8]

“And do not entrust to the imprudent ones the possessions that Allah has placed in your charge. And do not waste (your resources) extravagantly. Indeed the Musarrifeen[squanderers] are the brothers of the Shait’an”.

Rasulullah (S) said: [9]
“Allah hates three things: gossips, begging, and wasting money”.

It is essential, to prevent its users from entering a Masjid, because it’s bad smell is even worst than that of an onion or garlic. Rasulullah (S) expelled those who had come to the Masjid after eating onion and garlic, even when these things are Halal, because their bad smell was unbearable to the nearby devotees. As per Hadith: [10]

“One who believes in Allah and Qiyamah should not cause any discomfort to those around him”.
The Talim of Islam is based on the following principle: [11]
“Do not cause discomfort to anybody nor allow anybody to discomfort you i.e. do not harm anybody nor let anybody harm you”.

Who can deny that Qaat isn’t harmful for health? Rasulullah (S) says: [12]
“Allah dislikes three things in His creatures the most:
To talk on Religious issues undeservedly
Wastage of money and belongings
Questioning frequently without any aim or objective”.

Using Qaat is really Isr’af and wastage of money and to argue for a justification of its use tantamount to irrelevant talk. In another Ayah, it has been clarified: [13]
“…and eat and drink and be not extravagant; surely He does not love the extravagant.”

It is a matter of great sorrow that women are also involved in this bad habit. Rasulullah (S) says: [14]
“When you indulge in sins, conceal them”.

Openly using Qaat is not a sign of cultured class but is an open act of sin. Instead of taking Qaat take fruits for yourself and for the family which provides you healthy result. Following the practice of elite-class in evil acts is a sin that provides you in return nothing but adversity. Qur’an guides us in this matter very clearly: [15]
““You have indeed in the Rasulullah a quintessential example for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.”

Rasulullah (S) is the pivot of Ta’at and Taqlid and an ideal personality for Hidayat. Qaat users say that they have become so habituated to chewing it that they cannot live without it. While in Ramazan, for long interval the habitual remain free from chewing Qaat, why cannot they live without it in other days?

No body will die without chewing Qaat but one can die with the use of Qaat. Qaat users have higher risk of paralysis. The seekers of Sakoon [mental comfort] in their time of grief, worry, anxiety, fatigue and illness should turn to Allah and offer Dua and seek His help and not turn towards Qaat, Inshallah, they would be blessed with Tawfiq. T

he principles of Islam are not confined to time or location, community or vicinity, but its benefits are for all who wish to seek it. The principles of Shariah cannot be changed neither can it be reformed which the Agents of Shait’an demand time and again. Qur’an guides on this point: [16]

"You would never find any change in Sunnatullah (the policy of Allah)".
The chewing of Qaat is disastrous because it kills slowly and surely and gives rise to cancer. Chewing Qaat is an attempt to suicide, as it is also a burning fire of Jahannam. Qur’an says: [17]

"Do not destroy yourselves by your own hands"
Another Ayah says: [18]
"Do not kill yourselves!
Evils of the use of Qaat according to the chemical research by the World Health Organization (WHO) has established that there are two substances in the young leaves which are responsible for the stimulating effect: cathin and cathinon. Both substances are very closely related chemically to the amphetamines, and have almost identical effects.

Just like amphetamines, cathin and cathinon are both responsible for the release of adrenaline. Consequently the body temperature and blood pressure rises, the pulse rate increases and the emotional state of the person becomes excited.

The after-effects of taking Qaat, which could be described as a sort of "hangover", are loss of appetite and sleep, nervousness and even depression. The intensity of the "hangover", however, depends on the type of Qaat used. The very expensive kinds are supposed to have no after-effects, while the cheaper and probably poorer types produce ill effects.

Because of its effects, I (as many others) consider Qaat to be one of the drugs that give false joy for a limited time. It is also known to be addictive. Those who try it more than once can't give it up easily.

This repugnant habit swallows up to 30 percent of the monthly income, a great percentage, when you know that the average monthly income is much less than 100 US $. In some families, the purchase of Qaat is carried out at the expense of buying food and other necessities. Moreover, Qaat has its effects on family ties.
Parents, who chew Qaat regularly, spend most of their free time in Qaat parties. What remains of their monthly income is insufficient for the need of their children and family. Most of the kids who get raised by Qaat addicts, feel being insecure and are liable to fall into this habit. They might not suffer from the physical abuse the latter go through since Qaat has the opposite effect on the human brain than that of narcotics and spirits.

However, the absence of a father or a mother figure affects the next generation mentally and emotionally. The same thing could be applied to married couples. When a spouse spends more time with his or her Qaat friends than in their homes, then the marital relationship would deteriorate with in days.

How can a healthy family be nurtured under such circumstances? The answer is simple: it cannot. Not only does Qaat affect the peace of the homes of individual Yamanis, but it has also affected the national income and family life. Yaman was famous for its coffee plantations.

However, many farmers have replaced coffee with Qaat plantations to support their habit, and to gain profit since Qaat is much more expensive than coffee. However, Qaat is banned in most of the countries of the world, and Yaman as a country has suffered a decrease as well as loss in the national income due to the decrease in coffee export. Hopefully one day soon, we will Inshallah see a Qaat Free Yaman. [19] It is hoped that the Allah-fearing class realize the divine injunctions and repent on their acts and desist from the use of Drugs.
Select Bibliography & Short Notes:
[1]Fitrah= Since Allah made all human beings swear to His Unique Divinity and Lordship when He created Adam (Qur'an 7:172), this oath is printed on the human soul even before it enters the mother's fetus. So when a child is born, it has with it a natural belief in Allah. This natural belief is called in Arabic the "fitrah". If a child were left alone, it would grow up aware of Allah in His Unity, but all children are affected by the pressures of their environment. A Hadith said: "Each child is born in a state of Fitrah, but his parents make him a Jew or a Christian." (Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim).
[2] Qur’an: Surah al An’am 6, Ayah 59 =“Not a thing, fresh or withered, wet or dry, but it is in a Manifest Book”
According to one interpretation, everything, wet or dry, is found in Qur’an. Yes, everything is found in it, but everyone cannot see that everything therein as the things are found at different levels. The Qur’an contains all things, either in the form of seeds, or of nuclei, or of summaries, or principles, or signs, and they are found either explicitly or implicitly, or allusively, or vaguely, or suggestively.
[3] Qur’an: Surah al Airaff, Ayah 157
[4]Hadith= “Who will enjoin upon them the doing of what is right, forbid them the doing of what is wrong, make lawful to them the good things of life, prohibit for them the evil things, and lift from them their burdens and the shackles that were (previously) upon them”.
[5] “Masnad”, Ahmad bin Hanbal, Qahera
[6] “Durre Mukht’ar”, vol. 5, Kitab al Mashrabah, by Ummul Mumineen Umme Salama, Qahera
[7] Hadith= “All those things are forbidden which intoxicate”. According to a Hadith available in Sahih Muslim: “Every intoxicant is Khamr (wine) and all Khamr is Har’am.
[8] Qur’an: Surah al lsra, Ayah 26-27 “And do not entrust to the imprudent ones the possessions that Allah has placed in your charge. And do not waste (your resources) extravagantly. Indeed the Musarrifeen[squanderers] are the brothers of the Shait’an”.
[9] Hadith= “Allah hates three things: gossips, begging, and wasting money”.
[10] Hadith= “One who believes in Allah and Qiyamah should not cause any discomfort to those around him”.
[11] Hadith= “Do not cause discomfort to anybody nor allow anybody to discomfort you i.e. do not harm anybody nor let anybody harm you”.
[12] Hadith= “Allah dislikes three things in His creatures the most:
To talk on Religious issues undeservedly
Wastage of money and belongings
Questioning frequently without any aim or objective”.
[13] Qur’an: Surah al Air’aff, Ayah 31 = “…and eat and drink and be not extravagant; surely He does not love the extravagant.”
[14]Hadith= “When you indulge in sins, conceal them”.
[15] Qur’an: Surah al Ahzab, Ayah 21= “You have indeed in the Rasulullah(S) a quintessential example for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.”
[16] Qur’an: Surah 33: 62 = "You should never find any change in Sunnatullah[the practice and policy of Allah]”
[17] Qur’an: Surah al Baqarah Ayah 195
= “Do not cast yourselves into destruction by your own hands.
[18] Qur’an: Surah an-Nisa 4, Ayah 29
= "Do not kill yourselves”,
[19] Qaat: chemical research by the World Health Organization, U.S.A.
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Science of Dream Interpretation in Islam:

An important branch of Ulum al Khafiyyah
By: Qazi Dr. Shaikh Abbas Borhany
PhD (USA), NDI, Shahadat al A’alamiyyah (Najaf, Iraq), MA, LLM (Shariah)
Mushir: Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan
Member: Ulama Council of Pakistan

Published in MAG Weekly on 10-12-2005, in Daily News, Pakistan on 03-07-2009 & in Yemen Times

1. Dream Interpretation:

To believe Qur’an as a miracle is a common fact, but on the other hand this divine book is a “universe of intellectual miracles”, as it contains treasures of secret sciences. In this treasure of secret sciences one can find wonderful precious gems, and the science of dream is one of them. Dreams portray several indications.

In the spiritual world its similarity is like an X-Ray system. It is a divine bounty upon human that He (Allah) alerts any forthcoming issue, through the faculty of dream.

One can learn problems, physical or spiritual, through an expert who can decode your dreams. External science is on its peak but it has no access to the internal sciences; and thus interpretation of dreams is beyond their ability. Dreams also extend invitation to the observer to think and improve.

Scientific inventions have an array of sophisticated equipments that discover secrets and hidden matters, but have not succeeded in entering the world of dream. Learned writer of “Tabir ar Ruya” transmitted a Tradition: [1]

“If anyone suffers with a nightmare than he should never discuss it with others, but wake up, perform Wazu and offer Sal’aat. Do Istaghf’ar, recite Dua, and Zikar (Tasabih), and give Sadaqah”.
These are the best weapons of protection. Some Ulama refers to a Hadith:

“A bad dream, as long as it is not told, flies above you, but falls down and becomes true when it is told”.
Friends of Allah may alter destiny through a Dua, even if he is warned through a nightmare.

The learned writer of “Majmuah Yamaniyah” has discussed that Imam Jafar Assadiq divided dreams in three categories: [2]
Tiding for believer and warning for sinner
Harassment of the Shait’an
To confuse and puzzle in any matter
Imam Sadiq explained: [3]

“The dream which one observes in the beginning phase of the night is value-less, because it is the time when evil forces spread their powers. That evil spirit harasses the people through dreams. The true dreams can be seen in the final phase of the night, prior to the beginning of the sign of morning. This is the time when Malaek descend”.

Normally the dreams which people observe in the later time are true, but the person should be in a clean condition, not in Junub, when bath of Sunnah is compulsory and he is punctual of Sal’aat. According to the learned writer of “Qaratis Yamaniyah”, Syedi Wajhiyuddin: [4]
“Science of dream interpretation is one of the most difficult subjects and is exclusively with the chosen ones of Allah”.

Abi Jafar Imam Muhammad al Baqir has instructed the Ummah to discuss dreams only with the one who maintains Taqwa. [5] Because a dream remains suspended between the sky and the earth until an interpreter explains its meaning. Therefore, it is below intelligence to discuss a dream among the non-competent and Taqwa-less class.

2. Ikhwan us Safa on the Science of Dream:
Al Shakhs al Fazil, Saheb al Rasail, 9th Fatemi Imam Ahmad al Mastur explains: [6]

“Science of dream is a faculty of Wahi, which has numerous channels”.
Dream is one of them, in which the senses are confined to their specific functions. Hearing of a voice despite the absence of any signs is another form. Qur’an discusses precisely the institution of Wahi and faculty of dream.

“Therefore, it is not possible for any human to have conversation with Allah but through Wahi or from behind any curtain or through an authorized Rasul from Him.”

Qur’an says:
“(Remember) When Allah showed them to be few in your dream, for if He had shown them to be many, you would have certainly become weak-hearted and would have quarreled over the affair, but Allah saved you. Verily He knows what is in the hearts” [7]

A question arises, what is sleep and what is dream? The simple definition of sleep is that it is a state in which a person can not perform his duty, whatsoever, and takes rest to re-energize his mental and bodily needs. Dream is the imagination of the soul.

The reality of dream is such that the external senses do not work in dreams, because of this the connection of the soul to the external world is severed temporarily and the soul tends to its inner world automatically. Since the soul is in itself a complete world, during the dream state, it sees everything in itself.….

Soul is an intellectual jewel, which is used by mind, heart and all available senses and every part of body, and becomes an instrument to cause some actions with their support. Consequently, a soul shows some views in which one can observe amazing events that could not been seen in the state of awakening.

“If anyone claim that dreams are superfluous and have no relation with reality, than he denies the Qur’an. Similarly as Ibrahim (A.S) said to his son Ismail (A.S):
“I saw in my dream that I slaughter you, accordingly tell me your decision, he submitted: “O my father! Do as you are commanded to do so.” [9]

Therefore, if Ibrahim was not acquainted with the reality of dreams he must have slaughtered his own son on the basis of the dream he saw. Similarly if Ismail was not acquainted with the reality of dreams he must not have said to his father that do as you are commanded and not have embraced him for slaughtering.

Rasulullah (S) explained: [10]
“True dreams are one part of Nubuwah out of its 46 components”.
He also informed that though the institution of Wahi is exclusive but the faculty of true dreams remains active.

Hence, if he, who argues that dreams are false, has contradicted the institution of Wahi of the previous Anbiya, which they achieved through, dreams in the state of sleep, and denies the lofty spiritual science and also rejects the existence of soul. Alas!

He has become an ignorant of the most precious knowledge, and of its origin. Consequently, he has been deprived of the most precious bounties of Allah, and thus offer Dua that may Allah guide and show him the right path, open his heart and widen his mind.

Hence, those who are not guided by Allah to the right path have been deprived the Noor of truth”. Dreams which are seen through the inspiration of Malaek or influence of Shaitan are forms of visions, whose roots are quite different”. [11]

“Pious and righteous souls depart from their bodies and achieve their rewards. The spirit receives a sort of satisfaction through the sympathy that is extended in the material world by their successors or by the worldly people.

All the nearest and dearest ones wish for them to be rewarded by the peace and happiness that it gained after death. And it may be possible that the pious souls come into their dreams to exhort them and to remind them about their destinations, and command them to adhere on the path of piety, good deeds and acquirement of eternal peace, and give them glad tidings, of what is to happen after their death”.

Al Shakhs al Fazil, Saheb al Rasail, 9th Fatemi Imam Ahmad al Mastur says:
“We have decided to elaborate on how a dream can be identified, whether it is from the inspiration of Malaek or the whispering and intrigue of Shait’an or from any other source. Each dream consist direction, and its Batin interpretation is directed towards piety and good deeds. It attracts towards the hereafter and these kinds of inspiration are from Malaek”…

“On the other hand, dreams that are from the intrigue and whisperings of Shait’an are those in which lust of worldly affairs is largely available, and which directs the people towards sins and lustful desires of this material world”. [12]

Dreams are divided in the following groups:

I. Wahi, Taed and ilh’am (exclusive faculty of chosen ones of Allah)
II. Enlightened dreams (tiding to those who are doing well at large)
III. Confused dreams (warning to those who are committing sins to stop)
IV. Due to whisperings of Shait’an (Surah al Falaq has discussed the practice of Shait’an to intrigue human soul from time to time)

Confused dreams also indicate what happens with the dreamer in his daily routine experience, by conversation or imagination. Similarly, dreams are also influenced by the condition of health and strength. Dreams are also influenced by astrological changes.

Many people have different experience with vision. According to “Saheb al Rasail” a few have attained the following experiences: [13]

1. A few people saw true dreams with inner meaning
2. Some achieve the opposite of what they dream
3. Some hold amazing meaning with inner interpretation

Al Shakhs al Fazil, Saheb al Rasail says: [14]

“O my brother! Although the interpretation of dreams is an art but it has three manifestations precisely: all these dreams occur on the bases of conviction and passion”.

1. Accurate and straight dreams for e.g. if a person saw in a dream that he was to travel then he may well travel as he saw.
2. Sometimes the interpretation of dreams is totally opposite to what a person has dreamt. If anyone sees in a dreams that he was crying, in reality he will find happiness, or if he dreamt of happiness he would be suffering in reality.
3. If anyone saw in the dream that he is flying then he may actually travel in reality, or if he is eating the meat of a human being it indicates that he is in the habit of backbiting, or if he eats hot meal it indicates forthcoming event of clash etc.

A Hadith say:

“The right and accurate dream is of an emperor or slave i.e. emperor is one who has command over the human souls and that is Nabi or Imam. And slave means true follower of the chosen one of Allah”. [15]
Abi Abdillah Imam Jafar Assadiq taught Syedi Mufaddal bin Umar the science of dream perfectly. He explained:

“Matters are blended with truth and false. Therefore if all the dreams were reliable, then everyone would become a Nabi, and if they are false then there would be no benefits, instead it would all be useless and meaningless. At times dreams do appear truthful and so people approve it as beneficial. But most people do not believe in it and don’t completely trust on it”. [16]

3. Principles of Interpretation of Dream:

Science of interpretation of dream are largely discussed and explained by Ibn Sireen. He quoted a Hadith: [17]

“True dreams are one part of Nubuwah out of its 46 components”.
It is necessary that a person who explains and interprets the dreams should posses the following qualities:

Interpreter should be a scholar of the Qur’an
Interpreter should be a learned of Hadith Literature
Interpreter should be well versed with Arabi language in depth
Interpreter should be well versed with the science of astrology
Interpreter should be well versed with the science of interpretation of dreams
Interpreter should be pure and pious by nature
Interpreter should be well mannered
Interpreter should be straightforward

The above mentioned pre-requisites allow him guidance of Allah towards the correct version of the vision and direct him to the goodness of brilliant possessors”.

Qur’an provides us some examples of interpretation of dreams as follows:

“As if they were eggs closely guarded”.
(The women are described as eggs, which are always guarded against external forces). [18]

Qur’an says:
“(Yet) after that your hearts hardened like stones, or even harder. [19]
(Even after witnessing the soul-stirring event the Bani Israel lost no time in reverting to disbelief. They were like stones, worse than stones, because even a stone follows its nature).

Qur’an condemns the habit of backbiting:
“Do not spy and do not backbite. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother?
“They are a garment for you and you are a garment for them” [21]

The most authenticated source of dream interpretation is in Surah Yusuf-12. It is a valuable guide to Tabir ar Ruya - Science of dream interpretation, which is an important branch of Ulum al Khafiyyah, which Allah bestows to those whom he wishes amongst His servants. Majority of dreams are based on signs that are unclear in sense and in explanation.

Certainly the meaning of the Sun, the Moon and 12 Stars bowing to Yusuf, is, that these celestial bodies are the beauty of the sky, and from them originates Faiz -benefit. Likewise the Anbiya, Awsiya, Aimmah, Awliya and the Ulama are the radiance of this earth, and through them people are guided in darkness just as they do by the light of the Stars, the Sun and the Moon.

Nabi Yusuf (A.S) used to interpret the Tabir of the dreams of others in the light of these fundamental principles. Prior to this, he was taught the practical and experimental Tabir in his own dreams. In Hadith Literature, we observe that a crow has been interpreted as a cruel person because Rasulullah (S) has named crow as a sinful bird, and a mouse has been interpreted as a wicked woman, “Mouse is malevolence”.

Similarly, disease is interpreted as hypocrisy for those who renege on their promises i.e. he is weak in his promises. Similarly, anyone who washes his hand with soap is interpreted as being deprived from any bounty for e.g. it is said that “I wash my hands from you”, means I am depriving you from your goodness.

In this manner, the interpretations of dreams are sometimes explained from its names, sometime from meanings and sometimes with an opposite meaning. Happiness is interpreted by sadness.

4. Dreams & Their Interpretations:

The meaning is explained sometimes according to the situation and person. If the same dream is observed by an emperor and a beggar then the interpretation is also different.

Such as, pomegranate is interpreted for an emperor as a bestowed city with bounties of Allah but for an ordinary trader it is interpreted as his shop or house, for a scholar or cleric it could be his book, for a bachelor it could be his lover’s beauty and money.

If you have dreamed of feasts and sumptuous banquets, be sure that quite contrary things will come to pass.

Significance of Colour: The colours in dreams have their own significances. The honey coloured clothing in the dream is the sign pointing to someone who dedicates his life completely to Taqwa and for a spiritual life.

In dreams if Malaek and the chosen people of Allah appear in white dress, it also signifies the Taqwa. At times such white clothes are a sign for something extraordinary important. White tents refer to the abode of the Shuhada and therefore imply death.

Sex In Dream: Male sex organ also plays an important part in dreams. The man who dreams that his sex organ has been cut off is certain not to live longer after that dream, for, as said above, it foretells the loss of his memory and the loss of his race.

The person who saw in dream the vagina of a woman will know that if he is in trouble Allah will free him of it; if he is in confusion he will soon get out of it; and lastly if he is in poverty he will soon become prosperous, because its mean the liberation from evil. By similarity, if he wants a thing he will get it: if he has debts, they will be paid.

It is considered luckier to dream of the vulva as open. If one sees the vagina of a virgin it indicates that the door of relief will remain closed, and the thing which is desired is not obtainable. It is a proved fact that the man who sees in his dream the vagina of a virgin that has never been touched will certainly be involved in difficulties, and will not be lucky in his affairs.

If the vagina is open so that he can look well into it, or even if it is hidden but he is free to enter it, he will bring the most difficult tasks to a successful end after having first failed in them, and this after a short delay, by the help of a person whom he never thought of.

He who has seen in his dream a man busy upon a young girl, and after fulfillment getting off her has managed to see at that moment her vagina, it will bring his business to a happy end, after having first failed to do so, by the help of the man he has seen. If he found himself busy in intercourse with a girl and he has seen her vagina, he will succeed by his own efforts to realize the most difficult problems, and be successful in every respect.

Generally speaking, to see the vagina in dreams is a good sign; and also a good sign to dream of sexual intercourse and he who sees himself in the act, and finishing with the ejaculation, will meet success in all his affairs. It is not the same with the man who merely begins sexual intercourse and does not finish it. He, on the contrary, will be unlucky in every project. It is supposed that the man who dreams of being busy with a woman will afterwards obtain from her what he wants.

Fruits, Vegetables & Flowers:
The bitter orange signifies that from the place where it was seen insult will be issuing. The carrot forecast misfortune and sorrow.
To see various kinds of fruits= tiding of Jannah
Mango = tiding of livelihood
Almonds= to see almonds in dream indicates a temporary sorrow. To eat and enjoy with it means to be lucky, but if they taste bitter, you should delay any contemplated changes till fusibility.
Honey = to dream of eating honey foretells that you will attain wealth and love.
The sight of a lily flower is the forecast of a misfortune which will last a year.
Rose= If a woman dreams of receiving a rose and places it in her hair then she will be deceived by someone thought of as a good friend. If she receives a bouquet of roses in the springtime she will find true love but if it is winter her search will be fruitless. To see a rose bush in full foliage denotes a wedding in the family. The sight of a fresh rose announces the arrival of a pleasure to make the heart tremble with joy; whilst a faded rose indicates deceitful news.

Garden = to see a vegetable garden in your dream symbolizes increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care. It also suggests of stability and inner growth. To see a flower garden in your dream foretells of tranquility, comfort, true love and happy home in your future. To see a sparse, weed-infested garden denotes that you have neglected your spiritual needs.

Trees mean discussions. The cultivated plant means for the man that has seen, it as a matter that is past and gone, so that there is no going back to it. The matter is weighty if it appeared large, of no importance if seen small; in short, important in proportion to the size of the turnip that has been seen.

Tree= to dream of an old, spreading tree means long life and prosperity. If it is filled, you are due for a promotion or some type of increase in your life. If a newly wed sees many trees in a forest it foretells a long marriage and many children.

Organs of Body:
A long beard points to good fortune and prosperity; but it is said that it is also a sign of death if it reaches down to the ground.
The teeth represent years; if therefore a man sees in a dream a fine set of teeth, this is for him the sign of a long life. If he sees his nail reversed or upside down, this is an indication that the victory which he has gained over his enemies will change sides; and from a victor, he will become the defeated; inversely, if he sees the nail of his enemy turned the wrong way, he can conclude that the victory which had been with his enemy will soon return to him. The sight of a molar tooth in a dream indicates eternity. The man, therefore, who has seen his tooth drop out may be sure that his enemy is dead.

If you dream of having false teeth this indicates that you will have unexpected help on a problem. To dream of rotten teeth shows that you have been telling someone a lie or using your smooth words for getting your own way.
If your teeth are rotten, crooked, and/or falling out this means that your lies are hurting someone very badly and that you will soon be found out. If you dream you have swallowed a tooth you will soon have too 'eat your words'
Bleeding from the eye= loss in children or property
To see oneself blind= death of child, separation with brother, shrinking earning

A few signs of dreams and their interpretations: [22]
To see oneself in a neat and clean dress = is a sign of Taqwa
To see oneself in a torn or old cloths= is sign of less Taqwa
To see oneself naked = is a sign of loose character and licentiousness
To see fog= indicates Shirk and commitment of Kufur
To see moon, star and sun= specify towards the path of Tawhid
To see greenery or orchid = spiritual elevation and increment in learning
To see gems and wealth= indicates wisdom and knowledge

Rabbit= sleep, non-attentive, laziness
Pig, duck and ant = greediness and lust
Dog and lion=sign of enmity, anger
To observe cattle= beneficial
Horse=indication of spiritual Jih’ad and travel
Attack of dog= be alert from the external and internal enemies. To hear the barking of dogs foretells news of depressing nature. Difficulties are more likely to follow.
Cow= sign of materialistic and over eating
Snack, bear=sign of strong hidden enmity and bias nature
Peacock and elephant=sign of proud
Fox=wicked and cunning by nature
Donkey and cock= sexuality
Crow= illegitimate earnings, illegal source
Wolf= wrong path
Monkey, parrot = indicates that you have deceitful and vulgar friends who will flatter you to advance their own interests.
Rat=robbery or loot
Coffin bird =spy
Cats = Dreaming of a cat is a generally unfortunate omen and it shows treachery as well as a run of bad luck. Cats attacking you represent enemies; if you succeed banishing them you will overcome great obstacles and rise in fortune and fame.
Crow = Seeing a crow in your dream means disappointment in everything, grief and misfortune.
Owl= to dream of an owl denotes a narrow escape from desperate illness or death.
Snakes= to see a lone snake and feel threatened by it shows that you have a bad enemy that is working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy. To dream of many snakes in a pit is the foreboding of much bad luck in love or business. Should you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.
Spiders= All spiders except tarantulas are omens of good luck. The larger the spider, the bigger the reward. If you see a spider climbing the wall you will have your dearest wish come true. If you see a spider spinning a web you will have an increase in your income due to hard work.
Serpent or dragon= sign of the trial of tyrant ruler
Birds= Flying birds are a sign of prosperity.
Butterfly = to see a butterfly among flowers indicates prosperity. To see butterflies flying around denotes news from absent friends by letter or from someone who has seen them.
He who dreams of horses, mules, or asses may hope for good, a Hadith says:
“Men's fortunes are attached to the forelocks of their horses till the day of resurrection!”
Qur’an says:
“Allah the Highest has thus willed it that they serve you for mounts and for state.”
The appearance of ostriches in dreams is a bad augury; it signifies 'news of death.

Warning Signs:
The fall of the turban from the head predicts dishonor, the turban being the Arab's crown.
If you see yourself in a dream with naked feet it means a loss; and the bare head has the same significance.
The turban if seen to fall over the face and cover the eyes is a forecast of blindness, from which Allah preserve us!
To dream of a shield means the coming on of all sorts of misfortune.
The sight of fire is of bad augury.
To step down from the mount= sign of demotion
See oneself death= indication of death of soul
To see oneself physically unfit= indicates spiritual disease
To watch ruins= indication of spiritual demotion
Red sky = news of sorrow
Black sky= nasty, tribulations
Snow stones= warning of wrath
Bath=sign of disease and sorrow
Thunder storm= loss, poverty, painful trouble
Birth= If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.
Deceased person = If you should dream of a deceased person and this person speaks only to you, pay close attention to what the spirit is telling you as it could be very important to you. To dream of seeing a deceased person is normally a dream of warning, and it tells you that the influences around you at this time do not bode well for your affairs, and you should not enter into any binding contracts or verbal agreements.
Rape= Take this dream as a warning. Take precautions, protect yourself emotionally and physically and don't engage in careless behaviors.
Jail = to dream that your lover is in jail signifies that this lover is deceitful and untrustworthy. To dream that you are in jail signifies your feelings of confinement and suffocation.
Killings = If you dreamed of killing someone, whether intentionally or by accident, it signifies a period of severe emotional stress during which you must make a heroic effort to control your temper.
Jam = If you dream of eating jam you will suffer embarrassment at the hands of a woman through no fault of your own.

Signs of Glad Tidings:
A drawn sword is a sign of war, and the victory will remain with him who holds its hilt.
The sawing of wood means good news.
The inkstand indicates the remedy, namely, the cure of a problem, unless it be burnt, broken or lost, when it means the contrary.
The finding again in good condition of a gem that has been lost or forgotten is a sign of success.
It is averred by many authors that amongst proper names there are such which bring luck and others that bring ill luck, according to the meaning they bear. If you have seen somebody bidding adieu to people on their going away, you may be certain that it will be the latter who will shortly wish him a good journey. The names of Al Khamsat ul Athaar in encounters and in dreams indicate the fulfillment of a transaction.
To step forward to the mount= sign of progress
To see sky and its component =spiritual promotion
Collection of gems= academic achievement and reward
To fly over the sky= wish of Jannah
To see oneself busy in Ibadah= indicates spiritual progress
To see holy places= is a reward of Taqwa and piousness
To see spiritual person with arms= indication of spiritual Jih’ad
To see an excellent house= Tidings of construction of spiritual building
Malaek= forecasting success, protection, happiness, and rewarding friendships.
Candles = to see candles burning with a clear and steady flame denotes the constancy of those around you and a well-grounded fortune.
Crown = to dream of a crown predicts a change in your life. The dreamer will travel a long distance from home & form new relationships.
Diamonds = To dream of owning diamonds is a very promising dream signifying great honor and recognition from high places.
Face = to dream of a smiling face signifies pleasant new friends, experiences, and/or financial gains.

Miscellaneous Dreams: The man, who dreams of passages in the Qur’an or the Hadith, will from the subjects treated therein draw his conclusions. For instance the passage,
'He will grant you the help of Allah and immediate victory'
It signify victory and triumph.
'Certainly Allah has the decision in his hands',
'Heaven will open and offer its numerous portals',
Such Ayaat indicate success. A passage treating of punishments prognosticates punishment; from those treating of benefits a lucky event may be concluded. An Ayah says:
'He who forgives sins is terrible in his inflictions.'
A jar is the sign of turpitude in every kind of affair, unless it is one that has fallen into a pit or a river and got broken, so as to let escape all the calamities contained in it.
If one dreams that he is getting out from a window, it means that he will come out with advantage, from all transactions he may have, whether important or not. If the window seen in the dream is narrow and has some trouble to get out of it, this will be to him a sign that in order to be successful he will have to make efforts in proportion to the difficulty experienced by him in getting out.
To dream of something folded together, and which gets open, predicts that a secret will be divulged and made public. The same remaining folded up indicates, on the other hand, that the secret will be kept.
If you dream of reading a letter you will know that you will have news, which will be, according to the nature of the contents of the letter, good or bad.
Ocean= If you dream you are standing on the shore and watching the waves foam up as they break over the beach, it foretells that you will have some narrow escape from an accidental injury. If you are far out on the ocean and hear the waves as they lap against the hull of the ship, you will have setbacks in your business and a troubled domestic scene. To sail on a calm ocean is always a good omen for all concerned.
Umbrella= Carrying a closed umbrella in the rain is highly unfortunate for the dreamer and his business plans. To dream of carrying an open umbrella in the rain is a very fortunate sign that speaks of good luck in most endeavors. A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.
Yarn=to dream of yarn shows you will soon become the wife of a wealthy man.
He, who dreams of seeing himself mounted upon an ass as a courier, and arriving at his destination, will be lucky in all things; but he who tumbles off the ass on his way is advised that he will be subject to accidents and misfortunes.
Water=Knowledge, dreaming of clear water is a sign of good luck and prosperity, muddy water foretells sadness or sorrow for the dreamer through hearing of an illness or death of someone he/she knows well. Dirty water warns of unscrupulous people who would bring you to ruin.
Airport, railway station= in a dream the sight of departure represents the desire for freedom or travel. If the place is empty and deserted your own travel plans will be changed or delayed.
Baby= it signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings. A love affair may be blooming for you in your near future. You will also make new friends. If a woman dreams she is nursing a baby, she will be deceived by the one she trusts the most.
Bed= to dream of a clean, white bed denotes the end of worries. If a woman dreams of making a bed, there will soon be a spouse in her life.
Bicycle= to dream of riding a bicycle uphill signifies bright prospects. To dream of riding downhill calls for care - misfortune is near.
Driving = If you dream that you are driving a vehicle it is a sign that you should be careful to take no chances with your money, not indulge in prohibited affairs. If someone else is doing the driving you will find yourself in luck, money wise.
To dream of unpleasant faces portend loss. To see the faces of strangers signifies an approaching change of residence.
Falling = to dream of falling indicates a loss of emotional equilibrium or self-control. It may represent your insecurity, a lack of self-confidence, a fear of failure or an inability to cope with a situation. If you fall a long distance in your dream and get hurt, be prepared for really hard times ahead; but if you fall and are not injured your upsets will be minor and temporary.
Gloves = To dream of gloves means that you will have a litigation or business troubles, but you will settle them in a manner that satisfies you. To find a pair of gloves denotes a marriage or new love affair.
Hair= Dreaming about hair means that you are careless in your personal affairs and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.
Lights = A light shining out of the dark, or a flashlight beam, shows that you will finally find the truth in a situation or the answer to a personal problem that you have been searching for. If the light is dim, you will only find part of the solution.
Magic=any form of magic in a dream predicts unexpected changes. To dream of being mystified and/or amused by a magician indicates a reunion with a long-lost friend or the rekindling of a past love affair.
Marriage= Dreaming of a marriage, or a wedding, is the sign of a death in the family. If the marriage was between strangers, then the death pertains to a not too close acquaintance or friend.
Neck= A dream featuring the neck is a sign of approaching money, unless the dream concerns a broken neck, in which case it is a warning against mismanagement of your affairs.
Necklace= If you dream of losing a necklace you will soon be suffering bereavement of a loved one. If you dream of a loved one placing a necklace around your neck or that you are wearing one, it shows an early marriage and a happy domestic life.
Needle =to find a needle predicts that you will have friends who appreciate you. To look for a needle foretells useless worries.
Running=a sign of a big change in your life.
Ice = Sitting on ice in your dreams is a dream of the contrary.
Keys = to dream of keys denotes unexpected change. If the keys are lost, unpleasant adventures will affect you. To find keys means domestic peace and success in business.
Letter =To dream of receiving a letter from a friend foretells their arrival or that you will hear from them soon.
If the jar of a person who has turned to Allah breaks, this is a sign that his repentance is not pure, but if the glass out of which he drinks breaks, this means that he returns to Allah.
People who are interested and wish to know more on this subject would consult the treatise of Ibn Seerin.

Select Bibliography:
1). “Tabir-ar-Ruya”, Muhammad M. al-Akili: “Ibn Seerin’s Dictionary of Dreams”; The Interpretation of Dreams attributed to Ibn Sirin, one of the Followers or second generation of Muslims, a famous dream interpreter and traditionist, is a book of Muslim dream interpretation whose present day relevance is proved by its continued popularity. All of us dream and most of us occasionally wonder what our dreams mean. The key to understanding may well be found within this pages.-2. Next to a dictionary representation of the meaning of dreams it has an interesting introduction.
2). “Majmuah Yamaniyah”, written by Al Shaikh al Fazil Abduttayyab bin Syedi Abdulqadir,Naeb of the 47th & 48th al Dai al Fatemi of Ismaili Musta’alavi School at Yemen.(d. Burhanpur,India)
3). “Risalah al Ehlaam”, Abi Abdullah Imam Jafar Assadiq, manuscript, Sanaa, Yemen.
4). “Qaratis Yamaniyah”, Syedi Wajhiyuddin, manuscript, Yemen.
5). Tradition of Abi Jafar Imam Mohammad al Baqir .
6). “Ikhwan-us-Safa”, Risalah 46, ‘Al Shakhs al Fazil Saheb al Rasail’, 9th Fatemi Imam Ahmad al Mastur, Beirut.
7). Ayah 43, Surah 8.
8). “Ikhwan-us-Safa”, Risalah 46, 9th Fatemi Imam Ahmad al Mastur, published Beirut, Lebanon.
9). Al Qur’an.
10). Hadith Muttafiqah.
11). “Ikhwan us Safa”, Risalah 46, 9th Fatemi Imam Ahmad al Mastur, published Beirut, Lebanon.
12). Ibid.
13). Ibid.
14). Ibid.
15). “Tawil-ud-Daem”, Syedna al Qazi an Numan, Published, Qahera, Egypt.
16). “Tawhid al Mufaddal”, Beirut, p.45.
17). “Tabir-ar-Ruya”, Muhammad M. al Akili: “Ibn Seerin’s Dictionary of Dreams”; ISBN 1-879405-03-2. Next to a dictionary representation of the meaning of dreams it has an interesting introduction.
18). Ayah 49, Surah 37.
19). Ayah 74, Surah 2.
20). Ayah 12, Surah 49.
21). Ayah 187, Surah 2.
22). “Tabir-ar-Ruya”, manuscript, written in Yemen during the era of 19th al Dai al Fatemi, Syedna Idris Imaduddin(Shibam, Yemen).

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