Can we relate dreams in which we see the Prophet ﷺ?



Islamic Text

النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: «الرُّؤْيَا الحَسَنَةُ مِنَ اللَّهِ، فَإِذَا رَأَى أَحَدُكُمْ مَا يُحِبُّ فَلاَ يُحَدِّثْ بِهِ إِلَّا مَنْ يُحِبُّ

The Prophet ﷺ said, ‘A good dream is from Allah (Most High), so if one of you sees something he likes, then let him not speak of it to anyone except those he loves.’ (Sahih al-Bukhari, 7044).

When you see a Mubarak dream of the Prophet ﷺ, this is a great blessing and there is an abundance of guidance therein, but this is for you as an individual. If the dream concerns a group of people then you should only relate it to those people.

This is not to say that it is Haraam to relate it to anyone else, rather this is general advice. You should see this dream as an immense blessing, make Shukr to Allah (Most High), hope for an increase and if it involved other people, you may narrate it to them.

However, you should not spread it to everyone and certainly not try to introduce any new practices based upon the dream.

لا أنه يقطع بأمر المنام، ولا أن تبطل بمثله سُنَّة ثبتت، ولا يُثبت به سُنَّة لم تثبت بإجماع من العلماء

“That which is seen in a dream is not considered to be a matter of certainty. And it does not invalidate a Sunnah, nor does it establish a Sunnah. This is according to the consensus of the scholars.” – (Qadi Iyad, Sharh Sahih Muslim, Vol. 1, p153)

And Allah Most High Knows best.

– Answered by Shaykh Noorud-deen (01.02.2021)

See also:

Can you establish something new based upon a dream?

Is there a Hadith about dreams being like prophecy?