The colour of the clothing affects the interpretation of the dream as to whether there is a positive interpretation or negative one.

Green clothing worn by someone who is still living indicates religiousness and preoccupation with worship. If it is seen on a dead person it indicates the person is in a positive condition with Allāh.

White clothing is an indication of good things and glad tidings.

If one sees himself wearing black clothing to which he is not accustomed to wearing, this indicates he will be afflicted by some things that he may dislike. However, if his habit is to wear black then this indicates honour and authority, wealth and prestige.

Wearing red clothing means one will acquire much wealth from which one is obligated to apportion some for the sake of Allāh in terms of Zakāh. Therefore, one should fear Allāh in terms of paying what is owed to Allāh. Red clothing also indicates reputation and fame.

The state of one’s clothing and garments as seen in a dream is also an indication of the state of one’s imān (faith) i.e. whether strong or weak or pure or corrupted. The finer the clothes the stronger one’s state of faith, conversely, the dirtier and cheaper one’s attire is; the weaker and more defective one’s faith.


Seeing a scholar in one’s dream is a glad tiding from Allāh and generally indicates good things for the viewer in terms of increase in religious knowledge, high status and kind praise. It also indicates guidance because the scholars are the advisors of Allāh on His earth.

If the viewer kissed the scholar on the forehead or hand it indicates that he/she has great respect for that particular scholar or scholars in general and for knowledge. It also indicates one will acquire knowledge and respect from those seeking knowledge.

The type of scholar one sees is also an indication of the knowledge the person will acquire. So, if one sees a scholar of ḥadīth then he will acquire knowledge of ḥadīth, if he sees an exegete then he will gain knowledge of tafsīr etc.

If the scholar is seen in the viewer’s house, this indicates a blessed house from which a scholar will be raised or from which knowledge will be spread.

Take Note…

In this section I will post generic interpretations of dreams which the readers may find useful. I have taken these interpretations and translated them primarily, although not exclusively, from the book entitled ‘Qāmūs Tafsīr al-Aḥlām’ by Dr. Khālid b. ῾Alī al-῾Anbarī.

If one wants an accurate and idiosyncratic interpretation, it is advised such dreams are referred to a person of knowledge who has the expertise in interpreting dreams according to Islām. One should avoid disclosing dreams for interpretation to other than an expert for the simple fact that the science of dream interpretation is an actual legal vocation and any resulting interpretations are considered to be legal verdicts.