Lesson no. 69 Dream.

Types of dreams: -

1. Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said “Dreams are of three types: 1) The true dream, 2) dreams about something that has happened to the man himself, and 3) dreams in which the devil (shaitaan) frightens someone. So whoever sees what he dislikes, then he should get up and perform Salah." And he would say: "I like fetters and I dislike the iron collar." And He صلى الله عليه وسلم would say: “Whoever has seen me ﷺ (in a dream) then it is I, for indeed devil (shaitaan) is not able to resemble me." And also would say: "The dream is not to be narrated except to a knowledgeable person or a sincere advisor."
[Tirmizi: 2280; Book. 34, English vol. 4; Book. 28, Hadees. 2280]

True dreams: -

2. Narrated by Abu Qatadah رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "A true good dream is from Allah, and a bad dream is from devil (shaitaan).
[Bukhari: 6984; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 113]

About true dreams: -

3. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, “When the end of time draws near, hardly any believer will see a false dream and the ones who see the truest dreams will be the ones who are truest in speech. And the dream of the believer is one of the forty-six parts of prophecy.’”
[Ibn Majah: 3917; Book. 35; English vol. 5; Book. 35, Hadees. 3917]

Time of true dream mostly: -

4. Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه narrated that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said "The most truthful of dreams are in the last hours of the night."
[Tirmizi: 2443; Book. 34, English vol. 4; Book. 8, Hadees. 2274]

True dreams are parts of Prophecy (wahi): -

5. Narrated by Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said ‘A righteous dream is one of the seventy parts of prophecy.’”
[Ibn Majah: 3897; Book. 35; English vol. 5; Book. 35, Hadees. 3897]

About Mubashshirat (true dreams): -

6. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم saying, "Nothing is left of the prophetism except Al-Mubashshirat." They asked, "What is Al-Mubashshirat?" Heصلى الله عليه وسلم replied, "The true good dreams (that conveys glad tidings).
[Bukhari: 6990; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 119]

Interpret the dream (taabir) as follows: -

7. Narrated by Anas Bin Malik رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Interpret them (dreams) in accordance with the names of the things you see, and understand what is hinted at, and the dream is for the first interpreter.”
[Ibn Majah: 3915; Book. 35; English vol. 5; Book. 35, Hadees. 3915]

Seeing Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم in dream: -

8. Narrated by Abu Qatadah رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Whoever sees me (in a dream) then he indeed has seen the truth."
[Bukhari: 6996; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 125]
9. Narrated by Abu Saeed رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said “Whoever sees me in a dream has (really) seen me, for devil cannot imitate me.”
[Ibn Majah: 3903; Book. 35; English vol. 5; Book. 35, Hadees. 3903]

Some dreams of Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم: -

10. Narrated by Saalem's father رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said "I saw (in a dream) a black woman with unkempt hair going out of Medina and settling in Mahai'a. I interpreted that as (a symbol of) epidemic of Medina being transferred to Mahai'a, namely, Al-Juhfa."
[Bukhari: 7040; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 163]
11. Narrated by Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that when the dawn prayer (Fajr) would finish, Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم would ask: Did any of you have a dream last night? And said: All that is left of Prophecy after me is a good vision.
[Abu Dawud: 5017; Book. 43; English Book. 42; Hadees. 4999]
12. Abu Saeed Khudri رضي الله عنه reported that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, while I was asleep I saw people being presented to me (in a dream) and they wore shirts and some of these reached up to the breasts and some even beyond them. Then there happened to pass Umar Bin Khattab and his shirt had been trailing. They asked Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, how do you interpret the dream? Heصلى الله عليه وسلم said: (As strength of) faith.
[Muslim: 2390; Book no. 44; Eng; Book. 31; Hadees. 5887]
13. Narrated by Abu Saeed Khudri رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "While I was sleeping, some people were displayed before me (in a dream). They were wearing shirts, some of which were merely covering their breasts and some a bit longer. Then there passed before me, Umar Bin Al-Khattab wearing a shirt he was dragging it (on the ground behind him.)" They (the people) asked, "What have you interpreted (about the dream) O Allah's Apostle?" He said, "The Religion."
[Bukhari: 7008; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 136]
14. Narrated by Abdullah Bin Umar رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "While I was sleeping, I was given a bowl full of milk (in the dream) and I drank from it (to my fill) till I noticed its wetness coming out of my limbs. Then I gave the rest of it to Umar Bin Al-Khattab." The persons sitting around him, asked, "What have you interpreted (about the dream) O Rasoolullah'sصلى الله عليه وسلم?" He said, "(It is religious) knowledge."
[Bukhari: 7007; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 135]
15. Narrated by Abu Musa رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "I saw in a dream that I moved a sword and its blade got broken and that symbolized the casualties which the believers suffered on the day of Uhud. Then I moved it again and it became as perfect as it had been and that symbolized the Conquest (of Makkah) which Allah helped us to achieve and the union of all the believers. I (also) saw cows in the dream and what Allah does is always beneficial. Those cows appeared to symbolize the faithful believers (who were martyred) on the day of Uhud.
[Bukhari: 4081; Book. 64; English vol. 5; Book. 59; Hadees. 407]
16. Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ said to me: You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said to him, Uncover (her) and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), If this is from Allah, then it must happen. Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said (to him), Uncover (her) and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), If this is from Allah, then it must happen.
[Bukhari: 7012; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 140]

A worst lie: -

17. Narrated by Ibn Umar رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم "The worst lie is, that a person claims to have seen a dream which he has not seen."
[Bukhari: 7043; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 167]

Bad dreams & seek refuge from it: -

18. Narrated by Abu Qatadah رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said, "A good dream that comes true is from Allah and a bad dream is from devil, so if anyone of you sees a bad dream, he should seek refuge with Allah from devil and should spit on the left, for the bad dream will not harm him."
[Bukhari: 6986; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 115]
19. Narrated by Jabir رضي الله عنه that Nabiصلى الله عليه وسلم said “If anyone of you has a bad dream, he should not tell people about how devil played with him in his dream.”
[Ibn Majah: 3913; Book. 35; English vol. 5; Book. 35, Hadees. 3913]

MEANING OF DREAMS

"True dreams are from Allah and bad dreams are from devil"
[Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, page 95, no 113]

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Most books on dream interpretation are either attributed to Muhammad Ibn Seereen (653-729 CE): English publication of Muhammad Al Akili's 508 page work entitled 'Ibn Seerin's Dictionary of Dreams: According to Islamic Inner traditions' in 1992, followed shortly thereafter by 'Dreams and Interpretations' by Ibn Seereen.
However, Ibn Seereen, without a shadow of a doubt, did not write any book on dream interpretation. He did, however, write a compilation of Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrations from the Prophet ﷺ along with the opinions of Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه. This text was kept by his brother, Yahya Ibn Seereen, because Muhammed Ibn Seereen in later days did not like to keep books.
[Tareekh, vol 2 p 14b by Yaqoob al Fasawee]
NOTE: The below narrations are about dreams of Prophets, Sahabah. But we should be careful to realize 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 Yusuf عليه السلام - who excelled in dream interpretation - we should consider the matters above with caution.

General Dreams; If someone sees the following in the dream: -

AZAAN: (Call to prayer): Seeing oneself giving the call to prayer may indicate one's plans for Hajj will succeed.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 224]
Based on: Proclaim the Hajj to mankind.
[Surah Al Hajj (22): 27]
BATHING: Dreaming of oneself bathing in cool water may refer to Allah's acceptance of one's repentance, a cure from sickness and/or the lifting of a calamity.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 220]
Based on: Verses referring to Prophet Ayyub عليه السلام: "This is a cool water to bathe in and a refreshing drink. And I returned his family to him and along with them a similar number of additional offspring".
[Surah Saad 38 verse 42-43]
BIRDS: Seeing birds flying or circling over one's head in a dream may indicate the attainment of an administrative post.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 221]
Based on: Verses referring to Prophet Dawud عليه السلام: "The birds assembled and all (with Dawud a.s) turned to (Allah in praise and repentance) and I strengthened his dominion".
[Surah Saad 38 verse 19-20]
BLOWING: Blowing away something or someone disliked in a dream indicates that the problem will soon be eliminated.
[Sahih Muslim, Sharh al Nawawee, vol 8 p 39]
Based on: Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه quoted Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saying, that "While sleeping, I saw two gold bangles on my hands. This disturbed me, but I was inspired to blow on them, so I blew on them and they flew away. I interpreted the two bangles as the two great liars who would appear after me and one of them is Al Ansee from Sanaa and the other, Musaylimah, from Yamaamah".
[Muslim, vol 4 pp 1228-9 no 5650]
CLOTHING/COVER: Seeing clothing or a cover in a dream may refer to a husband or wife according to the metaphor 'libaas' (meaning: clothing/cover).
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 221]
Based on: They (wives) are a cover for you and you are a cover for them.
[Chapter Surah Al Baqarah, verse: 187]
COWS: Fat cows indicate a good yield of harvest while lean cows indicate a poor yield.
Based on: Prophet Yusuf's عليه السلام dream, O! Yusuf! (He said :) O man of truth! Expound to us (the dream) of seven fat kinds whom seven lean ones devour and of seven green ears of corn and (seven) others withered: that I may return to the people and that they may understand." (Yusuf) said: For seven years shall ye diligently sow as is your wont: and the harvests that ye reap ye shall leave them in the ear except a little of which ye shall eat. Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years) which will devour what ye shall have laid by in advance for them (all) except a little which ye shall have (specially) guarded. "Then will come after that (period) a year in which the people will have abundant water and in which they will press (wine and oil)."
[Chapter Surah Yusuf: verse 46-49]
DATES: If one sees fresh Ibn Taab dates in a dream, it indicates that one's practice of the religion will become better.
Based on: Anas Ibn Malik رضي الله عنه quoted Prophet Muhammad ﷺ saying: "Last night I dreamed that we were in the house of Uqbah Ibn Raafi and were brought some Ibn Taab fresh dates. I interpreted it as meaning that eminence in this world will be granted to us, a blessed hereafter and that our religion has become good".
[Muslim, vol 4 p 1228 no 5647; Sunan of Abu Dawud, vol 3 p 1397 no 5007]
Prophet ﷺ derived the concept of a blessed hereafter (aaqibah) from the name Uqbah, he derived the eminence (Rifa’ah) from the name Raafi and he derived becoming good i.e. complete (Taaba) from the name Taab.
Dreaming of oneself eating ripe dates, acquiring them, etc. may signify Allah's granting of provision, or a reminder to pay charity, or a reminder to avoid extravagance.
Based on: "It is He who produces gardens with trellises and without and dates and tilth with produce of all kinds and olives and pomegranates similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loves not the wasters".
[Surah Al Anaam: 141]
DOOR: Seeing own self enter a door or a gate in a dream, may refer to the successful completion of a project, or the winning of an argument
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 221]
Based on: Enter upon them through the gate. For when you enter victory will be yours".
[Surah Al Maidah: 23]
Opening a door in a dream may refer to the acceptance of a supplication or need to make one, according to the derivation of the word 'Istiftaah'.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 220]
Based on: "If you ask for a judgement, the judgement has come"

(إن تستفحوا فقد جائكم الفتح).

[Surah Anfaal (8): 19]
EGG: Seeing an egg in a dream may refer to a woman, according to the metaphor used in Quran referring to the maidens of paradise.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 220]
Based on: "And they will have with them chaste females with lowered, large, beautiful eyes; delicate and pure, like well preserved hidden eggs".
[Surah Saaffaat: 48-9]
ELEVATION: Seeing oneself in a dream either elevated, ascending or in the sky may refer to an elevation in status or rank (Rifah).
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 220]
Based on: Prophet Idrees عليه السلام, where the word 'rafanaa' is used "And I raised him to a high station (وَرَفَعْنَاهُ مَكَانًا عَلِيًّا).
[Surah Maryam: 57]
FLOWING SPRINGS: A flowing spring in a dream indicates continued reward for one's good deeds.
Based on: Kharijah Ibn Zaid Ibn Thabit رضي الله عنه narration that, Umm Al-'Ala an Ansari woman who had given the Pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle ﷺ said: (Usman Bin Maz'un came in our share when the Ansars drew lots to distribute the emigrants (to dwell) among themselves. He became sick and we looked after (nursed) him till he died. Then we shrouded him in his clothes. Allah's Apostle ﷺ came to us. I (addressing the dead body) said: May Allah's Mercy be on you, O Aba As-Sa'ib! I testify that Allah has honored you. The Prophet ﷺ said: How do you know that? I replied: I do not know, by Allah. He said: As for him, death has come to him and I wish him all good from Allah. By Allah, though I am Allah's Apostle ﷺ, I neither know what will happen to me, nor to you. (Um Al-'Ala said: By Allah, I will never attest the righteousness of anybody after that. She added: Later I saw in a dream, a flowing spring for Usman. So I went to Allah's Apostle ﷺ and mentioned that to Him. He ﷺ said: That is (the symbol of) his good deeds (the reward for) which is going on for him.
[Bukhari, vol 9 pp119-20 no 145]
FURNISHING: Seeing furniture and rugs in a dream may indicate the coming of a time of rest or a break from a period of difficulty or it may imply the attainment of an administrative office which was sought.
[Sharh al Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]
Based on: "Reclining on couches lined with brocade and the fruits from the two gardens will be nearby".
[Surah Rahman: 54]
Furnishing in a dream may also symbolize women and children.
Based on: "They will be on elevated couches. And I have specifically created them virgins who will love husbands of equal age.
[Surah Waaqiah: 34-37]
GARDEN: Seeing a garden in a dream indicates the richness of Islam.
HAND-HOLD: Grasping a hand-hold in a dream indicates that one will continue to hold firmly to Islam.
Based on: Abdullah Ibn Salaam رضي الله عنه said: (In a dream) I saw myself in a garden and there was a pillar in the middle and there was a handhold at the top of the pillar. I was asked to climb it. I said: I cannot. Then a servant came and lifted up my clothes and I climbed (the pillar) and then got hold of the handhold and I woke up while still holding it. I narrated that to the Prophet ﷺ who said: The garden symbolizes the garden of Islam and the handhold is the firm Islamic handhold which indicates that you will be adhering firmly to Islam until you die.
[Sahih Bukhari, vol 9 p 117 no 142]
GIFT: Receiving a gift in a dream may indicate a blessing of happiness.
[Sharh al Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]
Based on: "Indeed you are happy with your gift".
[Surah Naml: 36]
GOLD: Being given gold or finding gold may indicate finding a suitable wife or a successful marriage. The symbolism is derived when the Prophet ﷺ restricted ornaments of gold to women.
Based on: Abdullah Ibn Zubayr related that he heard Ali رضي الله عنه say that the Prophet ﷺ took some silk in his right hand and some gold in his left hand. Then he said: These two are forbidden to the males of my nation.
[Sunan of Abu Dawud, vol 3 p 1133 no 4046]
HAJJ: Hearing oneself congratulated on doing Hajj or Umrah indicates that it went well.
Based on: Abu Jamra Nasr Bin Imran Ad-Duba'i said: I intended to perform Hajj-al-Tamattu and the people advised me not to do so. I asked Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما regarding it and he ordered me to perform Hajj-at-Tammatu'. Later I saw in a dream someone saying to me: Hajj-Mabrur (Hajj performed in accordance with the Prophet ﷺ's tradition without committing sins and accepted by Allah) and an accepted Umrah. So I told that dream to Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما. He said, 'This is the tradition of Abul-Qasim. Then he said to me, 'Stay with me and I shall give you a portion of my property. I (Shu'ba) asked: Why (did he invite you)? He (Abu Jamra) said: Because of the dream which I had seen.
[Bukhari, vol 2 p 373 no 638]
Hajj-at-Tammatu: This is Umrah combined with Hajj in which the pilgrim is allowed to leave his state of consecration (Ihraam) after the completion of the Umrah
Hajj-Mabrur: Which means 'may your Hajj be righteous'
Abul-Qasim: This was Prophet Muhammad ﷺ's nickname, derived from the name of His son, Al Qaasim
KEYS: Seeing keys in one’s hand, or receiving keys in a dream, indicates the receipt of administrative authority.
[Muslim: Sharh ln Nawawee, vol 8 p 39]
Based on: Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه said: The Prophet ﷺ said: I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with awe (cast into the hearts of the enemy) and while I was sleeping last night, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to Me till they were put in My Hand." Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه added: Allah's Apostle  left (this world) and now you people are carrying those treasures from place to place.
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 106 no 127; Muslim, vol 1 p 266 no 1063]
LAUGHING: Dreaming of oneself laughing in a dream may refer to the arrival of good news, good times.
[Sharh al Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]
Based on: Some faces on that day will be bright, laughing and rejoicing at the good news.
[Surah Abas: 38-9]
LEG IRONS: Seeing oneself bound in leg-irons indicates stability in the religion.
Based on: Muhammad Ibn Seereen said: Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه hated to see neck irons (metallic neck collars) in a dream and people generally liked to see leg-irons. Leg-irons were said to symbolize one's constant and form adherence to religion.
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 118-9 no 144]
Imam Nawawee noted that the reason shakles on the feet were liked was because they indicate avoiding sin and evil (i.e. the feet are prevented from taking the body to corruption). On the other hand, shackles (ghull) on the neck are one of the characteristics of those in Hell.
[Sharh Al Nawawee, vol 8 p 28]
MAKKAH: Seeing oneself entering Makkah in a dream may refer to a state of security and peace.
[Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]
Based on: "Whoever enters Makkah will be secure".
[Surah Aal Imran: 97]
MARRIAGE: Dreaming of oneself getting married may indicate an impending marriage. If there are no marriage plans at the time of the dream, one may propose to the women shown in the dream.
Narrated by A’isha رضي الله عنها that Nabi ﷺ said to me: You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said to him, Uncover (her) and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen. Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said (to him): Uncover (her) and behold, it was you. I said (to myself): If this is from Allah, then it must happen.
[Bukhari: 7012; Book. 91; English vol. 9; Book. 87; Hadees. 140]
MILK: Receiving milk in a dream means that religious knowledge has been granted.
Based on: Abdullah Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما said: Allah's Apostle ﷺ said: While I was sleeping, I was given a bowl full of milk (in the dream) and I drank from it (to my fill) till I noticed its wetness coming out of my limbs. Then I gave the rest of it to Umar رضي الله عنه. The persons sitting around him, asked: What have you interpreted (about the dream) O Allah's Apostle ﷺ? He said: It is (religious) knowledge.
[Sahih Bukhari, vol 9 p 112 no 135]
MOUNTAINS: Seeing Mountains in dream indicate the attainment of an administrative post.
Based on: Verses to Prophet Dawud عليه السلام: "Indeed, I made the mountains glorify our praises along with Him in the evening and in the morning and I strengthened his dominion".
[Surah Saad: 18 & 20]
PEARLS: Dreaming of pearls may indicate Allah's granting of a mater, male or female, which refer to the young men and women of paradise granted to the believers.
Based on: "And there will be large eyed maidens like hidden pearls".
[Surah Al Waaqiah: 22-3]
And there will be young men of perpetual youth serving them; if you see these youths, you would think that they were scattered pearls.
[Surah al Insaan: 19]
RECONCILIATION: Seeing reconciliation in a dream may refer to a good settlement of one's affairs.
[Sharh al Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]
Based on: There is nothing wrong in making peace between them, for reconciliation is better.
[Surah An Nisa: 128]
RIGHT SIDE: If one dreams of being led to the right side of a location, it indicates achieving a state of security or an escape from harm. Based on: Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما said: Men from the companions of Allah's Apostle ﷺ used to see dreams during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle ﷺ and they used to narrate those dreams to Allah's Apostle ﷺ. Allah's Apostle ﷺ would interpret them as Allah wished. I was a young man and used to stay in the mosque (Masjid) before my wedlock. I said to myself, "If there were any good in myself, I too would see what these people see." So when I went to bed one night, I said, "O Allah! If you see any good in me, show me a good dream." So while I was in that state, there came to me (in a dream) two angels. In the hand of each of them, there was a mace of iron and both of them were taking me to Hell and I was between them, invoking Allah, "O Allah! I seek refuge with You from Hell." Then I saw myself being confronted by another angel holding a mace of iron in his hand. He said to me, "Do not be afraid, you will be an excellent man if you only pray more often." So they took me till they stopped me at the edge of Hell and behold, it was built inside like a well and it had side posts like those of a well and beside each post there was an angel carrying an iron mace. I saw therein many people hanging upside down with iron chains and I recognized therein some men from the Quresh. Then (the angels) took me to the right side. I narrated this dream to (my sister) Hafsah رضي الله عنها and she told it to Allah's Apostle ﷺ. Allah's Apostle ﷺ said: "No doubt, 'Abdullah is a good man." (Nafie' said, "Since then 'Abdullah bin Umar رضي الله عنهما used to pray much.)"
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 127-8 no 155]
Hafsah رضي الله عنها was his sister and she was one among the wives of Nabi ﷺ.
Nafi’ was the freed slave of Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما, who became his student and one of the most outstanding scholars of his time.
ROOM: Dreaming of oneself in a room or in different rooms, may refer to being safe from what one fears.
Based on: "They will reside in rooms in peace and security".
[Surah Saba: 37]
ROPE: Seeing a rope in a dream and grabbing hold of it may indicate one's adherence to the covenant with Allah and Islam.
[Sharh al Sunnah, vol 12 p 220]
Based on: Hold on firmly to the rope of Allah and do not become divided.
[Surah Aal Imran: 103]
RULER: Being addressed by a ruler in a dream may refer to the attainment of a high post or rank.
[Sharh al Sunnah vol 12 p 220]
"When he (the ruler) spoke to him, he said, 'Indeed, today you are considered an established, trustworthy person".
[Surah Yusuf: 54]
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE: Dreams of sexual intercourse are fundamentally satanic and therefore not interpretable. However, they may only be classified as good dreams if the people involved are married.
If a person has an orgasm while dreaming, taking a complete ritual bath (gusl) is obligatory on that individual to attain the state of purity (taharaah) necessary to make formal prayers.
Anas Ibn Malik رضي الله عنه reported that Umme Sulaim رضي الله عنها came to the Prophet ﷺ while he was with Aisha رضي الله عنها and asked him: "O Messenger of Allah ﷺ, when a woman sees and experiences in a dream what a man does, what should she do? Aisha رضي الله عنها remarked, "O Umme Sulaim رضي الله عنها, you have humiliated women, May your right-hand be covered in dust". Prophet ﷺ said to Aisha رضي الله عنها, "May your right hand be covered in dust". He ﷺ then said to Umme Sulaim رضي الله عنها, "O Umme Sulaim, she should take bath (gusl) if she sees any discharge".
[Muslim, vol 1 p 178 no 607]
Right hand be covered in dust: this is an Arabic statement of disapproval
SHIP: Seeing a ship in a dream may mean success or escape.
[Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 220]
Based on: Prophet Nooh عليه السلام: "Then I saved him and those with him in the ship and made it a lesson for the whole worlds".
[Surah Al Ankaboot: 15]
SHIRT: Wearing a shirt in a dream indicates adherences to the religion, the longer the shirt, the greater commitment to Islam.
Abu Saeed Al Khudri  said: I heard Allah's Apostle ﷺ saying: "While I was sleeping, I saw (in a dream) the people being displayed before me, wearing shirts, some of which (were so short that it) reached as far as their breasts and some reached below that. Then 'Umar Bin Al-Khattab was shown to me and he was wearing a shirt which he was dragging (behind him)." They asked. What have you interpreted (about the dream), O Allah's Apostle ﷺ?" He said, "The religion."
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 113-4 no 137]
SILK CLOTH: Receiving or giving silk cloth in a dream may indicate impending marriage. Since silk garments are restricted to women, dreaming about silk may be symbolic of a woman.
Based on: A’isha رضي الله عنها said: "Allah's Apostle ﷺ said to me: "You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said to him, 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen.' Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth and I said (to him), 'Uncover (her),' and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), 'If this is from Allah, then it must happen."
[Bukhari vol 9 p 115-6 no 140]
Dreaming of oneself flying in paradise holding a piece of silk cloth indicates righteousness in the individual.
Based on: Ibn Umar رضي الله عنهما said: I saw in a dream a piece of silken cloth in my hand and in whatever direction in Paradise I waved it, it flew, carrying me there. I narrated this (dream) to (my sister) Hafsah رضي الله عنها and she told it to Prophet ﷺ who said, (to Hafsah), "Indeed, your brother is a righteous man," or, "Indeed, 'Abdullah is a righteous man.
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 118 no 143]
SWORD: Seeing a sword in a dream refers to one's companions and supporters coming to their aid.
[Muslim: Sharh al Nawawee, vol 8 p 38]
Based on: Abu Musa رضي الله عنه said: That Prophet ﷺ said: I saw in a dream that I waved a sword and it broke in the middle and behold, that symbolized the casualties the believers suffered on the Day of Uhud (battle). Then I waved the sword again and it became better than it had ever been before and behold, that symbolized the Conquest (of Makkah) (fateh Makkah) which Allah brought about and the gathering of the believers.
[Bukhari, vol 9 p 133-4 no 164]

Science & dreams: -

All scientific efforts to unrevel the mysteries of dreams have failed. There is no answer to how the mind is able to construct the images it does in dreams; In Scientific studies, using electrodes attached to the head, recording firings (conduction) of neurons by several parts of the brain have yielded nothing. What the mind actually sees or the imaginations it creates, have not been recorded by any electronic gadget.

Conclusion of Hadees: -

1. Dreams are of 3 types, true dreams are from Allah; do not tell about the dreams to everybody; take interpretation by an Aalim about your true dreams; true dreams are part of prophecy.
2. When you see a bad dream it is from devil (shaitaan) & spit to the left side & recite: لاحول ولاقوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم & do not tell to anybody. This lesson has 19 Hadees.