Hadith on Dreams: Good from Allah, Bad from Satan

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 6985
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “If anyone of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others; but if he sees something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then it is from Satan, and he should seek refuge with Allah from its evil, and he should not mention it to anybody, for it will not harm him.”

  • This hadith is from Sahih al-Bukhari (6985) indicates that if a person sees a dream that they like, it is considered a good dream and is from Allah. On the other hand, if a person sees a dream that they dislike, it is considered a bad dream and is from Satan. The hadith advises that in the case of a bad dream, a person should seek refuge in Allah and not disclose it to anyone. it suggests that bad dreams or nightmares can come from negative thoughts, anxieties, or the whisperings of Satan. Seeking refuge in Allah and not disclosing the bad dream is a way to protect oneself from its potential negative effects. It is important to note that in Islamic belief, Allah is the only one who has the power to create and control all things, including dreams.