Visions in Dream and matters relating to them

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 130
Visions in Dream and matters relating to them

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And among His Signs is your sleep by night and by day.” (30:23)

838. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “All that is left from Prophethood is the glad tidings.” He was asked what the glad tidings were, and he said, “The good dream.”
[Al-Bukhari].

839. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “When the time draws near (i.e., near the end of the world), the dream of a believer can hardly be false; and the dream of a believer represents one part from forty-six parts of Prophethood.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

One narration says: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The most truthful of you in their speech are those who see the truest visions.”

840. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who sees me in his dream will see me in his wakefulness (or he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) may have said it is as though he has seen me in a state of wakefulness), for Satan does not appear in my form.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim ].

841. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “When one of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah. He should praise Allah for it and relate it to (others).”

Another narration adds: Messenger of Allah(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He should not report it except to those whom he loves. And if he sees one which he dislikes, then it is from the Satan. He should seek refuge in Allah against its evil and should not mention it to anyone. Then it will not harm him.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

842. Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “A good vision (dream) is from Allah and a bad dream is from the Satan. He who sees something in a dream that he dislikes, should blow thrice on his left, must seek Allah’s Refuge from the evil of the Satan (i.e., by saying: A`udhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim). Then it will not harm him.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

843. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “When one of you sees a bad dream let him blow three times on his left, seek refuge in Allah from the Satan three times (i.e., by saying: A`udhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim) and change the side on which he was lying.”
[Muslim].

844. Wathilah bin Al-Asqa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Of the worst lies are: to claim a false father, or to pretend to have seen what one has not seen (tell a false dream), or to attribute to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) what he has not said.”
[Al-Bukhari].