Dreams Interpretation Alphabetical Approach

Dreams Interpretation for ‘Letter S’

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BISMILLAHIRAHMAANIRAHEEM (IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE MOST BENEFICIENT THE MOST MERCIFUL)

Saber guard: (See Knife handle)

Sable: (Fur; Marten) In a dream, a sable represents an ungrateful person, a disbeliever, or an unjust person who lives in isolation, amasses wealth and no one can benefit from his riches until he dies. (Also see Fur coat; Fur)

Saboteur: (See Tar)

Sack: (Bag; Pouch; Suitcase; Trunk) A sack or any packing container in a dream represents travels or activities in general. A sack in a dream also represents the body of a human being. An empty sack in a dream then means death. Seeing a sack within a sack in a dream represents the knowledge one benefited from during his life in this world. If the second sack contains money in the dream, it means that one’s knowledge is true. If it contains the change, it means that one is still studying and needs to further his knowledge. A sack in a dream also represents one’s personal and secret life. In a dream, if one makes a cut through a sack and throws its contents asunder, it means that his private and intimate life will be exposed and becomes the subject of people’s talk. If one’s money falls through a hole in the bag or a purse he carries, the bag also represents his body and the money represents his soul, which is an indication of his death. If one finds termites or moths inside his sack in a dream, it also means death. Thus, a sack in a dream denotes what a person represents, or it could mean one’s heart. (Also see Bag; Pouch; Purse,’ Suitcase; Trunk)

Sacking needle: (Needle; Upholsterer’s needle) A sacking needle in a dream represents a woman, because of its threading hole. Holding a sacking needle in a dream means travels, or if one’s wife is pregnant, it means that she will beget twin girls.

Sacrament: (See ‘Aqi’qah rites)

Sacred mosque: (See Masjid)

Sacrification: (See Cupping)

Sacrifice: (Immolation) To offer a sacrifice in a dream means to fulfill one’s promises, relief from difficulty, healing of the sick, or increase in one’s earnings. If the one offering a sacrifice interprets dreams as a profession, then it means that he has misinterpreted someone’s dream, that he gave him bad advice, or sacrificed the interest of the person in question. Sacrificing in a dream also means receiving an inheritance. If a pregnant woman sees such a dream, it means that she will bear a righteous son. (Also see Abraham; Ismail; Immolation; Lamb; Offering; Ram; Sheep)

Saddlecloth: In a dream, a saddle cloth represents marriage, a judicial or a political appointment, moving to a new house, moving to a new shop, or it could mean travels.

Saddle mount: In a dream, a saddle mount represents a boy, a dependable and trustworthy servant, a woman’s vagina, or the foundation of a house. If one sees himself putting his right foot in it in a dream, it means that he will have sexual intercourse with his wife. A saddle mount in a dream also represents one’s vehicle, comfort, job, travels, carpet, farm, wife, son, honest money, or a presidency. If one finds that his saddle mount has a cut, or if it disappears in the dream, it means that he will sell his saddle or his vehicle, or that his dear servant may die shortly. (Also see Saddle)

Saddle: (Appearance; Burden; Control; Hamper; Impose; Money; Seat; Seat of authority; Woman) A saddle in a dream represents the end of one’s sufferings, difficulty, or bad luck, or it could mean planning a journey. Mounting a saddle in a dream means getting married for comfort and companionship. Descending from a saddled animal in a dream means repentance from wrongdoing after excessive indulgence in its sensations for a while. An unmounted saddle in a dream represents a woman. Seeing a saddle in a dream also represents sexual intercourse. If a dog, a pig, or a donkey sits in one’s saddle in a dream, it means that an ignoble person will betray him with his wife. Riding with a saddled animal in a dream also means continuous success or a growing victory. A broken saddle in a dream means death. To dismount a saddle in a dream also means divorcing one’s wife. (Also see Saddle mount)

Saddlebags: In a dream, a saddlebag represents expensive merchandise, comforts, or travels.

Saddler: In a dream, a saddler represents someone who has determination, and who takes matters into his own hands. This element also may represent a religious person, the officiant, or a Muezzin who performs wedding ceremonies.

Saddling an animal: Improper saddling of an animal for a ride in a dream means imposition upon oneself or others, or it could mean unnecessary and inadequate going out of one’s way.

Safa: (arb. Hill of Safa; Mecca. See Rituals of the pilgrimage; Sa’i)

Safar: (See Arabic months)

Safe: (See Closet; Protection; Veil; Wife)

Safety pin: (See Pin)

Safflower: (Dyestuff; Orange) Safflower in a dream represents a pleasant party that will be interrupted or followed by bad news. Safflower in a dream also represents one’s working tools, a war proclamation, the defeat of those who call for war, and women’s role in provoking a fight. If safflower is planted around the thorny tragacanth plant (bot. Astragalus) in a dream, it means receiving overwhelming benefits one did not anticipate.

Saffron: (Aroma; Perfume; Stigma) In a dream, If dried saffron does not stain the skin or a gown, then it represents lauding someone, commending him, or speaking good of someone. If its color does stain the skin or one’s gown in the dream, then it represents an illness. Grinding the dried purple saffron flowers in a dream to use as a powder, or as an additive for making perfumes in a dream represents a severe illness, though many people will pray for the recovery of the person who is struck by it, but to no avail. It is also said that saffron in a dream represents benefits, except if it touches one’s skin or stains it. Grinding saffron in a dream means producing something one will view with pride and be amazed by its results, though again, one’s efforts will be followed by a severe illness. Grinding saffron in a dream means illness, exposing secrets, divulging confidential information, or it could mean deeds that will bring happiness, or it could denote studying, or acquiring knowledge. If a woman sees herself grinding saffron in a dream, it means that she is a lesbian or a female homosexual. (Also see Miller)

Sagittarius: (astr. See Moon)

Sa’i: (arb. Encompassing the two hills of Safa and Marwa; Mecca; Rituals of the pilgrimage) Encompassing the two hills of Safa and Marwa in a dream denotes one’s righteousness and correctness. It also means reconciliation between two people, quelling a conflict, mediating between two people, and bringing about a just and peaceful agreement. If the one who is walking between the two hills in the dream is a judge, it means that he will be just and equitable. If he is a husband, it means that he will be just with his wife, or true to his parents. If one is ill, it means that he will recover from his illness and return to earning his livelihood. (Also see Rituals of the pilgrimage)

Sailmaker: A sailmaker in a dream represents travels, preparing oneself to start a business, to equip a major project, or to get married.

Sailboat: (See Ship)

Sails: (Captain; Manager; Ship) In a dream, the sails of a ship represent its Holy captain, or they could represent a good manager, or they could mean gaining power. If one sees sails being raised to honor him in a dream, it means that he will attain power, leadership, honor, and exaltation. If a ruler or a general of an army sees such a dream, it means that he will remain strong and secure from enemy attacks.

Saint tree: (See Tree)

Saker: (Falcon; Hawk) In a dream, a saker means a son, high rank, authority, or a respected, dignified, and awe-inspiring person who comes from noble lineage though he is unjust. If one sees a saker pursuing him in a dream, it means that he has incurred the wrath of a strong and courageous man who does what he says. Seeing a saker without a fight in a dream means profits, and the same interpretation applies to most hunting birds or animals. Owning a hunting saker who is well trained and obedient in a dream means gaining authority, or becoming unjust and ungodly. Owning a disobedient saker that does not hunt in a dream means begetting a son who will grow to manhood and be independent. A saker in a dream also signifies might, rank, victory, attaining one’s goals, adversities, death, prison, shackles, adornment, or tightening one’s grip on expenses. A trained saker in a dream also represents an articulate man of knowledge, versus an untamed saker in the dream.

Salat: (arb. See Five times prayers)

Sale: Ifone sees himself as a prisoner being sold in a slave market in a dream, it means honor if the buyer is a woman, and difficulties if the buyer is a man. The higher the price he is auctioned for, the better or worse is his luck. In a dream, the more loss the buyer incurs, the better it is for the traded subject and vice versa. There is also a difference between seeing oneself being auctioned and being sold. Being auctioned in a dream means evil. To sell means to part with. In a dream, the buyer is the seller and the seller is a buyer. Selling means giving preference and value to the merchandise. If what is being sold is worldly, the preference is then given to one’s benefits in the hereafter. Selling in a dream also means exchanging one condition with another. However, bartering in a dream means to exchange the benefit of things, or to share them. lf for example one sees himself in a dream trading something of no value for something precious, and if he is a warrior, it means that he will die as a martyr. Selling a free man in a dream means rotation of power and reaching a praiseworthy end. As it happened in the story of Joseph son of Jacob, upon both of them be peace. (See Introduction)

Salesman: If one sees himself in a dream invoking a false oath, or making false claims to market his merchandise, it means that he will turn into that state to live in falsehood and oppose his own conscience. This includes prejudice, belittling the value of things, underweighting the selling measures, or accumulating interest from usury. A wheat salesman in a dream denotes someone who loves the world and does not think about his life in the hereafter. If one sees himself receiving money for his merchandise, or if he discards his profits from the sale in his dream, such an act may be rewarding. Selling yarn in a dream means travel. Selling salt in a dream means earning extra money. Selling expensive fashion clothing and declining from taking money in a dream represents a trustworthy person who will attain a high ranking position. A fruit salesman in a dream represents a hard-working man who gives priority to his religious life over that of the world. An aromatic herbs salesperson in a dream represents a soft-hearted man who cries easily or a Qur’an reader who recites its verses in an emotional way that affects his listeners. Birds salesman in a dream represents a pimp, while a lead salesman in a dream represents someone with meager goals.

Salih: (God’s prophet S.iilih., upon whom be peace. He is the descendent of the people of Thamud, the son of ‘Abir, the brother or Arim, the son of Sam, the son of Noah, upon whom be peace. The prophet S.iilih.delivered God’s message to the tribe of Thamud who lived in the North-Western corner of the Arabian peninsula, in Petraea between Medina and Syria, 700 B.C.) Seeing God’s prophet Salih (upon whom be peace) in a dream means that one may suffer from the persecution of arrogant and ungodly people then triumph over them, by God’s leave, in a war between truth and falsehood. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means that one may give up his struggle against such people, following a major clash and display of differences. It also shows that the one who sees him in a dream is a righteous and a true believer.

Salsola kali: (See Mill)

Salt shaker: (See Salt)

Salt: (Condiment; Veteran) In a dream, salt means easy money, common people, and a good person. Seeing an argument between two adversaries and witnessing salt placed between them in a dream means that they will allay their differences and make peace. If common salt becomes spoiled in a dream, it means that a plague, injustice, or drought will befall the people of that locality. Salt in a dream also signifies hard work or an illness. Table salt in a dream also means asceticism, renunciation, and detachment from the material world. It also means blessings, honesty, and comfort. Eating bread with salt in a dream means contentment with little from this world. A salt shaker in a dream represents a good and dutiful woman. Discovering salt in a dream means adversities and a severe illness. Salt in a dream also represents balance, the usability of things, and the acceptability of everything. This includes knowledge, religion, wife, money, child, and lawful earnings. Salt in a dream also means appeasement of one’s fear, peacefulness, developing patience, and forbearance. Salt in a dream also represents medicine, remedy, drugs, love, tenderness, unity, compassion, earning suspicious money, or a conspiracy. Receiving a fish preserved in salt in a dream means good news. Olives treated with salt in a dream means recanting one’s promise.

Saltwort: (See Mill)

Salve: (See Electuary)

Sanctimonious: (See Besmear)

Sanctuary: In a dream, a sanctuary represents marriage to a righteous woman. (Also see Hermitage; Retreat; Temple)

Sand: In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business. If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on the sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustice toward one’s own soul or against others. Depending on the quantity seen in one’s dream, gathering sand may mean shackles, a siege, life or death, poverty or richness, and honor or humiliation. Sand in a dream also means toiling or difficulties. If a woman sees herself walking on sand in a dream, it means the death of her husband. If a man sees such a dream, it means the death of his wife. Red sand in a dream represents a high-ranking position. White sand in a dream means profits for fortunetellers. Yellow sand in a dream means repentance, recovering from an illness, or tightening one’s livelihood. A pile of sand collected at the feet of a tree in a dream represents a construction project or urban expansion. (Also see Hourglass)

Sandals: (See Shoes)

Sandglass: (See Hourglass)

Sanding: (Wood sanding) In a dream, sanding represents a person who extricates the truth and cleans it from slur through painstaking efforts, knowledge, wisdom, and experience.

Sandpiper: (Bird) A sandpiper in a dream represents a virgin, a woman, or a wife.

Sanitation: (Garbage; Refuse; Sweeping) Sanitation in a dream means profits for its professionals, a street sweeper, or a garbage collector. If a poor person sees himself engaged in such a profession in his dream, it means easing his difficulties and making money from new employment. If a rich person sees himself managing such a business in his dream, it means profits, leadership, honor, and earning everyone’s respect. (Also see Garbage; Sweeping the floor; Trash collector)

Sapphire: In a dream, sapphire represents an honorable, noble, dignified, wealthy, and prosperous woman. (Also see Stone”)

Sarcophagus: (Casket; Coffin; Mummy case) A dead person or a mummy inside a sarcophagus in a dream represents unlawful money. If the coffin is empty in the dream, then it represents a house of evil or an evil person who is sought by people of the same trade. (Also see Coffin)

Sash: (See Cummerbund)

Sasin: (See Mountain goat)

Sasquatch: (Bigfoot; Fabulous being; Fictitious creature) In a dream, a Sasquatch represents a person of little intelligence and who leads himself to a breakdown. Such a person disrupts his life by his own actions and becomes despised in people’s eyes.

Satan: Seeing the accursed one in a dream means evil, sin, lying, stealing, jealousy, sorcery, the separation between husband and wife, disdain from performing one’s prayers, or it could mean preaching falsehood. Seeing the accursed one in a dream also means propagation of an invented world or ideas. If in a dream one becomes Satan, it is interpreted as losing one’s sight. If one kills Satan in a dream, it means that he will deceive and conquer a deceiver and an evil person. In a dream, the accursed Satan also represents an enemy of the body and the soul. He deceives, cheats, disbelieves, as well as he is ungrateful, jealous, capricious, arrogant, heedless, impetuous, or he could represent a leader, a minister, a judge, a policeman, a man of knowledge, a preacher, a hypocrite, or one’s own family and children. Seeing Satan in a dream also means villainy, dirt, passion, and sexual devilry. If one sees Satan attacking him in a dream, it means that he earns his money from usury. If Satan touches him in a dream, it means that someone is slandering or trying to deceive his wife. If one is sick or under stress, and if he sees Satan touching him in a dream, it means that he will put his hand on material wealth. If one is suffering from the consequences of devilry while he recognizes his trials and remains steadfast in remembering God Almighty and calling upon Him for help in a dream, it means that he has many enemies trying to deceive him or to destroy him, though they will eventually fail, and in turn, they will be defeated by God’s leave. If one sees Satan following him in a dream, it means that an enemy is pursuing him to deceive him, and consequently one will lose his status, rank, and the benefits of his knowledge. If one sees himself inwardly talking with Satan in a dream, it means that he will join hands with his own enemy, and his strike will be against the righteous people, though he will ultimately fail. If one sees Satan teaching him something in a dream, it means that he will fabricate a story, speak falsehood, or recite poems filled with lies. If one sees that Satan has descended upon him in a dream, it means that he engages in falsehood and sin. If one sees himself presiding over a band of satans, controlling them, commanding them, and if they obey him in the dream, it means that he will receive a seat of honor and he will be feared by his friend and foes. If one ties Satan with chains in a dream, it means that he will win victory in his life together with might and fame. If one sees himself deceived by a group of satans in a dream, it means that he will suffer financial losses or lose his job. If Satan strips someone from his clothing in a dream, it means that the latter will lose a battle to an enemy. If one sees Satan whispering something in his ear in a dream, it means that he will be dismissed from his job. If one sees himself defying and fighting Satan in a dream, it means that he is a true and strong believer who obeys his Lord and who holds fast to his religious obligations. If Satan frightens him in a dream, it means that the latter is a sincere deputy and a protege of God Almighty and that God will safeguard him from any fear of the accursed Satan or his army. If one sees a meteor or a flame shooting at Satan in the skies in a dream, it means that there is an enemy of God Almighty in that locality. If that person is a ruler, then his secrets will be exposed, and if he is a judge, it means that a just punishment will befall him for his injustice. If one sees Satan happy in a dream, it means that he engages in sensuality, passion, and loathsome actions. In general, Satan is a weak enemy, if one sees himself fighting him with resoluteness in a dream, it shows that he is a religious and a pious person. If Satan swallows someone or penetrates inside his body in a dream, it means fright, losses, and suffering. Satan in a dream also represents builders or ocean divers who work as spies. Seeing them in a dream also could mean backbiting or slandering. If one sees himself as a Satan in a dream, it means that he constantly frowns with people and that he is quick to harm them, or that he may work at cleaning sewers, or perhaps he may perish in a fire, or die as a heedless person.

Satisfaction: Satisfaction in a dream means relief from difficulties and repentance from sin.

Saturn: (Planet) In a dream, the planet Saturn represents subjugation, rulership, deputyship, power of attorney, or seeking any of the above. If one sees the planet Saturn close to the moon in a dream, it means that he is thinking of a business expansion, real estate, properties, or buildings. The planet Saturn in a dream also represents a person who lives in the wilderness and mixes with wildlife, buffalos, dears, peacock, francolin, parrots, or any beautiful looking animal, or it could represent a caterpillar, silk, or a striped fabric denoting an architect, or a caller to prayers, or any courteous employee who willingly and wholeheartedly serves others. The planet Saturn in a dream also means punishment, poverty, business losses, or adversities.

Saucepan: If a traveler sees a saucepan in his dream, it may mean drowning. A saucepan in a dream also represents the house manager, the butler, the governor, the judge, the superintendent, the tax collector, or the internal revenues administrator.

Sausages: (See Meat)

Saw: In a dream, a saw represents a forgiving person or a mediator who negotiates back and forth. A saw in a dream also may represent a judge, an arbitrator, or marriage. A saw in a dream also means a division of assets, a scale, or a perfidious person who loves to create division between a husband and a wife and to separate between them. A saw in a dream also represents a cunning person, unfair dealings between people, hypocrisy, evil, an informant, or sexual intercourse. A saw in a dream also represents a helper, strength, profits, a public ordinance, a proclamation, a learned person, or a judge. A lumberman saw in a dream represents an astringent and an austere headman. A marble saw in a dream signifies running out of tricks, or presenting unsatisfactory proof. A handsaw in a dream represents a layman, a miller, or sieve merchant, etcetera.

Scabies: (See Plague)

Scale beam: (See Steelyard)

Scale: (Balance; Measure) Seeing a scale in a dream means renewal of one’s business. Depending on one the truthfulness by which one weighs his business, or product, a scale in a dream also means profits or a fine. Receiving a scale as a gift in a dream means that one may become a judge. The same applies if one sees himself transformed into a scale in a dream. If one sees merchants short weighing their merchandise in a dream, then a scale will represent a judge who deviates from justice. (Also see Balance; Measure”; Measurer; Weight)

Scallion: (See Onion)

Scarab: (Dung beetle; Evil spell; Charm) In a dream, a scarab represents vileness, a despicable nature, or mixing with lowly people.

Scarce: (See Little)

Scarcity: (See Famine)

Scarf: (See Headcover)

Scepter: (Authority; Mace) A scepter in a dream means good conduct, emulating the leading example of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, rising to a high ranking position, or becoming an authority. A scepter in a dream also could represent a wild son, a crooked man, or a hypocrite. Playing with a scepter in a dream means using the help of such a person and assisting him to lay hands on his rivals. The crosier represents the human heart and the staff represents man’s tongue. Thus, playing with a scepter in a dream means playing at will. Whatever may affect a scepter in a dream can be interpreted as affecting one’s son or his tongue. If one sees himself hitting a small ball with a scepter, or playing with a ball in his dream, it represents a dispute with his wife or a fight with a hypocritical person. A scepter in a dream also indicates the presence of jinn spirits, wars, devastations, or it could represent past benefits. Hitting someone with a scepter in a dream means getting what one desires from him but through crooked ways. If one sees his governor or his boss carrying a scepter in a dream, it means that he will be appointed to head an important project.

Scholars: (Early companions; Legist; Masjid; Men of knowledge; Mosque; Religious doctors; Righteous men) A scholar in a dream represents glad tidings, a promotion, or a commendation and it represents one who acts upon what he knows and says. Seeing one of the early scholars in a dream means an increase in one’s knowledge, for they were the wise representatives of God’s message on earth. Seeing them also means an increase in one’s wisdom, happiness, joy, and one’s dream could mean that one will stand to admonish people or counsel them. Seeing the early righteous people and the blessed companions of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace, in a dream means growth of one’s righteousness. If one sees a scholar who is considered to be a reference in religious knowledge, and if one accepts his admonition in the dream, though in wakefulness he does not follow this school of thought, it means that he will be tried with adversity that will be remembered by people for some time to come, though his testimony will be accepted by the people. If a well-known early scholar appears in one’s dream when the dwellers of that locality are experiencing adversities, economic distress, or a drought, it means that their calamity will be lifted. Seeing an unknown scholar, or an unknown religious doctor in a dream means that a physician or a philosopher may visit one’s house. (Also see Legist; Companions of the Prophet; upon whom be peace; Masjid; Mosque)

School: (Institute; Learning; Tutoring) In a dream, a school represents its teachers, scholars, agnostic, a school of thought, or its founder. Seeing a school in a dream also could mean divorcing one’s wife then returning her to wedlock. It also means righteousness, establishing the divine laws, promoting a business, or inviting trouble. (Also see Institute)

Scission: (See Cutting off)

Scissors: (Clippers; Shears) In a dream, scissors mean slander and cause harm to someone’s reputation without regard for the truth. Scissors in a dream also represent a legal guardian who discerns between true and false. Holding a pair of scissors in a dream means delivering a brother for one’s firstborn son, or having two businesses feeding one another, unless if one is unmarried, then holding a pair of scissors, or a nail clipper in a dream means getting married. If one sees a pair of scissors falling from the skies in a dream, they represent the scissors of destiny and the end of his life in this world. Clipping people’s beards in a dream mean backbiting them. A pair of scissors in a dream also represents business partners. Sheep shearing with a pair of scissors in a dream means prosperity. Holding a pair of scissors in a dream also means a dispute that requires a judge or a mediator.

Scoop: (See Shovel)

Scorch: (See Cauterize; Seal)

Scorpio: (astr. See Moon)

Scorpion: (Calamity; Misfortune) A scorpion in a dream means distress, dismay, and trouble caused by a chatterer or a backbiter. A scorpion in a dream also means that one may be deceived by someone with a scorpion quality, particularly if he uses a short haircut around the ears in the dream. A scorpion in a dream also represents a backbiter and an enemy from within one’s family. If one catches a scorpion inside his own house and throws it at his wife in the dream, it means that he engages with a loathsome and forbidden sexual relationship with her from the anus. If a scorpion attacks people in a dream, the scorpion there represents a homosexual. A yellow scorpion in a dream represents a fierce enemy, though he would have more patience in getting at his prey. A yellow scorpion in a dream also means incoming money. Killing a yellow scorpion in a dream means making a good investment that will show profits. The sting of a scorpion in a dream represents the benefits one will receive and they will not remain long in one’s possession. If scorpions pierce through the walls of one’s house in a dream, it means the death of one’s enemy. A scorpion in one’s pants in a dream represents an enemy who blackmails or takes advantage of one’s wife. Eating a cooked or a broiled scorpion in a dream means making money behind the back of one’s enemy, or winning a just inheritance case against one’s opponent. Eating an uncooked scorpion in a dream means backbiting a corrupt person. Eating a scorpion uncooked in a dream also means getting unlawful money. A scorpion coming out of one’s anus in a dream means begetting children who will turn enemies of their father. Swallowing a scorpion in a dream means letting an enemy inside one’s house. A scorpion inside one’s shirt or shop in a dream represents trouble and distress regarding one’s livelihood. A scorpion sitting on one’s bed in a dream represents an inside enemy. A scorpion inside one’s stomach in a dream represents the enmity of one’s employees or children who work for their father. A scorpion in a dream also represents someone who speaks his mind and does not know his friend from his enemy. A scorpion in a dream also represents an enemy who lacks determination or will. Killing a scorpion in a dream means that one will capture and destroy his enemy. If one sees something that resembles a scorpion but is not a scorpion in a dream, it means that he has a suspicion about someone who is not an enemy. The stingers of a scorpion in a dream represent one’s tongue. (Also see Sting)

Scourge: (Whip) In a dream, a scourge means fulfilling one’s needs, attaining one’s goal, or subjugating one’s enemy to accept one’s conditions. If one’s scourge is cut into two pieces during a fight, or while lashing someone in a dream, it means loss of power. If the rope splits, it means weakening of one’s authority. If one sees himself driving an animal with a whip in a dream, it means praying to Almighty God to ease his burdens and to facilitate his earnings. If one sees himself riding a horse and hitting him hard with a scourge in a dream, it means that he is in dire need and is praying for a way out of his difficulties. If one sees himself lashing a sitting person with a scourge in a dream, it means admonishing him, and if the other person is scared, or if he shields his face with his arm in the dream, it means repentance from sin. If he is not hurt by the scourge in the dream, it means that he is stubborn and does not accept the good advice. If he bleeds in the dream, it means that he is beaten unjustly. If the victim’s blood splashes and stains one’s clothes in the dream, it means that he will receive suspicious or unlawful money from his victim. If one’s scourge is bent in the dream, it means a mental disorder or that one’s assistant is a reckless or an impatient person.

Scowling: (Frowning) Scowling in a dream connotes a misfortune.

Scraps: (See Trash)

Scratch: (Injury; Wounds) In a dream, a scratch represents financial harm. If one sees another person scratching him in a dream, it means that he will cause him partial financial loss, or pain with respect to a family member, or perhaps he will accuse him of something, then compensate him for injuring his reputation. If the scratch gets infected, bleeds, or produces pus or purulence in the dream, it means that the assailant will slander him and cause a major collapse to his business. If the scratch is over one’s forehead in the dream, it means that he may die quickly. A scratch in a dream also represents a bad reputation, an acronym, or a nickname such as stingy, insolent, apostate, etcetera. A scratch in a dream also means recanting one’s statement. (Also see Scratching)

Scratching: (Itch) Scratching in a dream represents the element of caring for one’s kin, though a headache may follow. If the itch stops in the dream, it means reaping the benefits of one’s deeds. (See Body’)

Scream: (See Shout)

Screeching of a pen: The screeching sound of a pen in a dream represents a writer, or writing on paper, or writing on a chalkboard. Such screeching in a dream also could represent the chalkboard itself, or teachers of various grades. As for most people, hearing the screeching of a pen in a dream means divulging secrets, or attacking people’s reputation in the process of attaining one’s selfish goals.

Scribble: (See Write)

Scribe: (Secretary; Tailor. See Writer)

Scribes: (Angels; Record keepers) If a pious person sees the recording angels in a dream, it means glad tidings, prosperity, happiness, and joy in this world and in the hereafter. If an ungodly person sees them in a dream, it means that he should correct his life and seek the company of pious and good people. (Also see Record keepers)

Scrolls: (See Book; Letter; Table of contents; Tablet; Write)

Sculpturing: (See Stonemasonry; Wood sculptor)

Scum: (See Foam; Sludge) Scythe: (Death; Mowing; Sickle) In a dream, a scythe means profits, good harvest, good news, true news, or the harvest of one’s life. (Also see Scissors)

Seagull: (See Plover)

Sea onion: (See Squill)

Sea: (See Ocean)

Seabird: (See Plover)

Seafood restaurant: (Fish) In a dream, a seafood restaurant represents adversities, fights, evil, stress, depression, or relief from difficulties. (Also see Fishery) Seal: (Brand; Lock; Stamp) If one sees a person in authority placing the seal of his ring on a document in a dream, it means that he will receive an important appointment. To see someone branding and sealing people’s hearing, sights, mouth, or hearts in a dream means that God Almighty abhors their actions and qualities. If a qualified person sees himself stamping cases of merchandise, or sealing coffers with his ring in a dream, it means that he may receive such a position or become a controller. If he is poor, it also means that his needs will be promptly satisfied. (Also see Cauterize)

Seaman: (Captain; Mariner; Sailor) In a dream, a seaman or the captain of a ship represents a jailor, a ghetto leader, a coach driver, a minister, an army general, a manager, a mediator, or a carrier.

Seaport: In a dream, a seaport represents a trustworthy person one can consign or store his belongings with him in trust.

Sear: (Scorch. See Cauterize; Back; Seal)

Search: (See Piercing a hole; Pursuit; Tunnel)

Searching for someone: (See Piercing a hole; Tunnel)

Seasonal sweets: In a dream, seasonal sweets represent witnessing an annual festival or the reelection of a just ruler. (Also see Pastry)

Seat of authority: (See Chair; Saddle)

Seat: (Chair) One’s seat in a dream represents his capital, wealth, work, profit, joy, happiness, a good son, or a wife who is content with what she has. Seeing a deceased person sitting relaxed in a comfortable chair in a dream means that he is in paradise. A chair in a dream also represents a contractual agreement, making an oath, peace, tranquility and comfort, or it could mean establishing a business partnership. (Also see Chair; Saddle)

Seclusion: (See Hermitage)

Second Wife: (See Polygamy)

Secret service: (See Bodyguard)

Secret: (Confiding) A secret in a dream means marriage. If someone tells a secret that does not denote marriage, then it means becoming a shareholder in a business, or it could mean trusting someone, or inheriting him. (Also see Confiding)

Secretary: (Keeping a secret; Scribe; Secretary of state; Tailor; Vice-regent; Writer) In a dream, a secretary represents someone who is acquainted with the ins-and-outs of a business or a woman who is aware of the private life of her employer, or she could be his wife or his mistress. (Also see Keeping a secret)

Security: (See Guarantee; Pawn)

Sedan chair: A sedan chair in a dream means moving from one place to another, activities, travels, business, or a noble and a well-respected woman. (Also see Palanquin; Litter)

Sedatives: (See Intoxicants)

Seedling: (See Planting a tree)

Seeds: Planting seeds in a dream represent the element of progeny and procreation. Scattered seeds on the ground in a dream mean bearing a child for each seed. As for the grains that are germinated for medicinal purposes, when seen in a dream, they mean acquiring knowledge that helps the person in question to increase his or her piety and ascetic detachment from worldly matters. Pumpkin, cucumber, eggplant, sweet basil, chard, onion, cabbage, Indian corn, and melon seeds in a dream mean abating or ceasing of difficulties and disturbances, or they could mean recovering from a terminal illness. If one sees himself trying to plant something which is not a plant or to place a seed in an unsuitable ground in a dream, it means that he is wasting his money and squandering his property. To plant seeds in a dream also could mean knowledge, wealth, or recognizing a noble trade. Sprouted seeds in a dream represent honor and status. However, planting seeds in a dream also represents mixing with evil people. (Also see Earth; Extracting oils from seeds)

Seeping: (Leaking) Seeping water from a crack in a wall in a dream means adversities and distress caused by a brother or an in-law.

Seer: (Dream interpreter) If a seer who predicts events or a dream interpreter sees himself falling into a deep well in a dream, it means that he will be involved with the life of governors, or high society who will seek his council to interpret their dreams. (Also see Dream interpreter)

Seizing: (See Gripping)

Self-control: (See Patience)

Selling: (See Sale)

Semen: (Sperm) In a dream, semen represents a growing and lasting capital, whether it is little or much of it. If one sees a drop of semen coming out of his reproductive organs in a dream, it denotes money that will surface. If the man’s semen spatters over his wife in the dream, it means that he will buy her a new garment. Owning an earthenware jar filled with semen in a dream means uncovering a hidden treasure, or becoming wealthy. If the husband is spattered with the semen of his wife in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his desire for her and attain his purpose. Drinking water from one’s own reproductive organ in a dream means lustfulness. If the husband sees a thick yellowish fluid flowing from his wife’s sexual organ in a dream, it means that she will give birth to an unhealthy child. If a reddish fluid flows instead in the dream, it represents a short-lived child. If it comes out as a black fluid in the dream, it means that such a child will grow to dominate the family and to be an unjust master of the household. The ovum of a beautiful woman in a dream means happiness, wealth, and children. Semen in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, comfort, wasting one’s capital, divulging one’s secrets, or the death of a child. If a farmer sees semen in his dream, it means that he will work on barren land and make it fertile. (Also see Impurity; Sexual intercourse; Vagina)

Semolina: (See Flour)

Seniors: (See Elders)

Sentinel: (See Patrol)

Separate: (See Sieve)

Separation: (See Pencil sharpener; Wall)

September: (See Earthquake; Thunder)

Sequins: (Glitters; Pilgrimage; World) Wearing a garment which is adorned with brilliant silk and decorated with glittery sequins in a dream means money or prosperity. If the color of the sequins is red in the dream, it means renewal of his material success. If it is yellow in the dream, it means wealth which is accompanied by health problems. All types and colors of sequins in a dream represent money except the yellow ones.

Sergeant: (Military) To see oneself as a sergeant in the army, or as a lieutenant in the police in a dream means gaining power, respect, fame, commendation, or perhaps one may become a muezzin in a mosque.

Sermon: (See Preacher; Pulpit)

Servants: (Angels; Vinegar) If one sees servants carrying platters of food, sweets, and fruits to serve in one’s house in a dream means that someone in that house who had a long illness has just recovered from it, or that he may die as a martyr. Servants in a dream also represent glad tidings. If a king, a merchant, or a man of knowledge see himself eating from the hand of a servant or a nurse in a dream, it represents his authority, knowledge, wisdom, falling sick, or it could mean business expansion. (Also see Slave)

Serviette: (See Towel)

Serving: To serve the poor in a dream, to humble oneself to them, to lower one’s wings to the believers, to stand before the righteous people with respect and obey their instructions in a dream means being extremely lucky in God’s sight, and that one can anticipate a good conclusion to his life in this world. It also could mean joining the company of agnostics and the circles of righteous people in this world, and God willing, one will rise in the station in this world and in the hereafter.

Sesame oil: In a dream, sesame oil represents someone who enjoys a material and a spiritual life. If burned, then its light means guidance, and if heated to fry something, then it represents something valuable. Eating sesame oil or using it as an ointment in a dream means profits, comfort, honor, rank, good deeds, or having prior knowledge about something.

Sesame seeds: In a dream, sesame seeds represent blessed earnings, and the same goes for its butter or oil. Like that, in a dream, all kinds of seeds denote lawful money. If one sees himself planting sesame seeds in a dream, it means that he will preside over a growing business, or it could represent an expanding trade, or a flourishing craft, happiness in one’s life, or becoming a renunciate. The meaning of dry sesame seeds in a dream denotes greater opportunities than fresh ones. If the seeds are fried or sauteed, then they denote a greater evil and hardships. Sesame seeds and mustard seeds in a dream denote good only when seen by a physician. Otherwise, for the majority of people, seeing sesame seeds in a dream could mean a sickness, fever, or even poison.

Seth: (The prophet Seth, upon whom be peace.) Seeing God’s prophet Seth, upon whom be peace, in a dream means prosperity, contentment, blessings, joy, children, honor, and happy life by God’s leave. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means becoming a guardian over a blessed and an important child, or it could denote an important appointment one will manage with decency, integrity, and honor, for the prophet Seth, upon whom be peace, was the first appointed guardian on earth.

Setting out: (Preach; Prescribe) Setting out to command what is good and to forbid what is evil in a dream means benefiting others and comforting them. If a sick person sees himself standing up to defend proper moral values, to explain what is true, and to refute what is false in a dream, it means that he will enjoy a quick recovery from his illness. If one sees someone’s infant setting out to walk in a dream, it means that it will take him a long time to walk.

Settlement: (See Conciliation; Reconciliation)

Severing: (See Cutting off)

Severity: (See Harshness)

Sexual climax: (See Pleasure; Sexual intercourse)

Sexual drive: (See Sexual intercourse)

Sexual intercourse: (Adultery; Coitus; Fornication; Hugging; Instinct; Lesbian; Molesting; Sexual drive; Sleeping together, Sodomy; Tribadism) If a man sees himself having sexual intercourse with another man in a dream, it means that both of them have lost their moral dedication, that has become aimless, turned stingy toward their own dependents and generous toward others. It also means loss of one’s capital or divorcing one’s wife. If a poor person sees such a dream, it means that he will fall sick, or attract an incurable disease. To have sexual intercourse with a male in a dream also means falling into sin, committing the unlawful, or engaging in sexual intercourse with a female member of one’s own family, a blood relation, or a consanguineous person whom one is forbidden to marry. Molesting a child in a dream means suffering from a great affliction. Fornication with a young servant in a dream means suffering from continuous stress and a lasting depression. Sleeping with a beautiful woman one recognizes in his dream means profits. Sleeping with an ugly-looking old woman in a dream means the opposite. Having sexual intercourse with an unknown woman in a dream represents the type of interactions and dealings one fosters with people in general. Accordingly, and depending on the condition of the woman one is sleeping within a dream, one’s actions will substantiate. Sleeping with someone’s wife in a dream means engaging in a profitable business with the husband. If a sick person sees himself having sexual intercourse with his mother in a dream, it means his death, for the mother here represents the earth. If a woman sees herself engaging in tribadism or a lesbian relationship with another woman she knows in a dream, it means that she will confide her personal life to her, or divulge all her secrets, become her intimate friend or a fan, shares opinions with her and emulate her actions and look in public. If she does not know that woman in the dream, it means that she will indulge in sin. If a married woman sees herself engaging in tribadism with another woman in a dream, it means that she will separate from her husband or become a widow. Engaging in sexual intercourse with a deceased person, be it a man or a woman in a dream means one’s own death, unless if one is traveling, then it could mean visiting that country where the deceased person is buried. Any sexual intercourse in a dream that culminates in ejecting semen and necessitates a complete ritual ablution in wakefulness represents disturbed dreams or engaging in forbidden sexual intercourse from the anus, or it could represent wet dreams. Having sexual intercourse in a dream also signifies paying one’s debts, or it could mean relief from pressures. Having sexual intercourse with a prostitute in a dream means love for the world, or it could mean profits. Having sexual intercourse with one’s wife in a dream means success in one’s trade. Having sexual intercourse with a heavenly woman in a dream means religious and spiritual attainment. (Also see Anus; Semen; Pleasure; Sodomy; Tears; Vagina)

Sexual organ: (See Looking at a sexual organ; Span)

Sexual pleasure: (See Pleasure)

Sha’ban: (See Arabic months)

Shackles: (See Bond’; Fetter; Yoke)

Shade: (Changes; Cover; Shelter) Witnessing a shade in the summertime in a dream means comfort, profits, honor, or becoming the protege of a great person. If one sees a shade in the winter in a dream then it means trouble, distress, adversities, or soliciting the company of people who foster innovation. Shade in a dream also represents the governor of one’s town, a man of knowledge, a pious person, an ascetic, or a religious student on the path. Seeking refuge in the shade away from the heat of the sun in a dream means comfort, profits, or escaping from harm. As for a woman, the shade in her dream represents her husband. If an unmarried woman sees herself seeking the shade in a dream, it means her marriage and that she will marry a rich and powerful person. If one finds it cold to sit in the shade in his dream, then if he seeks to sit under the sun to worm himself up, it means that his poverty will be dispelled, for cold in a dream also means poverty. (Also see Shadow)

Shadow: (Under the sun, in the dark, or otherwise.) In a dream, a shadow represents changes affecting one’s life in the world and his elevation or abasement. A shadow in a dream also means guidance, repentance, true monotheism, and contemplating the Maker and His creation. If one moves but does not see his shadow moving in a dream, it means abrogating the laws, discarding what is permissible, adopting what is unlawful, death, becoming motionless, or losing one’s senses. The same interpretation applies if one’s shadow disappears under the sunlight, or under the moonlight, or in the night lights, or if his reflection disappears from the water surface, or from any shiny surface. If one sees his shadow dancing in a dream, it means falsehood, lies, stealing people’s money, shifting one’s faith according to one’s personal interests, or that he criticizes the conduct of God’s Prophet, upon whom be peace. Dancing one’s shadow over a carpet in a dream means invoking evil spirits, speaking their words after being possessed by them, and it means trials, temptations, and evil. (Also see Shade)

Shahada: (arb. Tashahhud) A sitting posture during one’s prayers which includes the proclamation of God’s oneness ti.e., I bear witness that God is one, no associate has He, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.) To see oneself offering the testimony of faith in a dream means the lifting of his adversities and achievement of his goals.

Shaking one’s head: Shaking one’s head in a dream means begetting a son at an old age.

Shaking: (See Shivering; Tremor)

Sham: (See Labor)

Shameful act: (Abominable; Contemptible; Disgraceful; Loathsome) To engage in a shameful act in a dream represents one’s objectionable character and reprehensive behavior in wakefulness.

Shameless: (See Profligacy)

Sharing a table: (See Messmate)

Shark 1: (Deceiver. See Can artist)

Shark 2: (Fish) A shark in a dream represents a high spirit, or it could mean belonging to the upper class or to a noble lineage.

Shaved head: If a woman sees her head shaved in a dream, it means her divorce or the death of her husband.

Shaving: Shaving one’s hair in a dream relates to one’s personal customs. If he is used to having short hair and sees himself shaving his head in a dream, it means that he will pay a fine as an atonement. If he sees his head shaved in the summertime, and if he is used to doing so, it means benefits, comfort, or recovering from a migraine headache. If one sees his hair shaved during the winter in a dream, it means difficulties, adversities, penalties, or a sickness. Shaving one’s head in a dream also means paying one’s dues, appeasement of one’s fears, and success in one’s life. Shortening one’s hair in a dream also means appeasing his fears. If one is suffering from depression and he sees his head shaved in a dream, it means an end to his trouble or payment of his debts. It also means abasement, disgrace, deception, or death. If a soldier sees his head shaved in a dream, it means that he will lose his strength and esteem. If one sees himself chipping his hair in bits in a dream, it means that he will lose people’s respect. Shaving one’s head in a dream for someone who does not usually shave also may mean an affliction or an illness. If a woman sees her head shaved in a dream, it means divorce or the death of her husband. If she sees her hair sheared in a dream, it means confinement to her house. If she sees her husband giving her a beautiful haircut and talking to her affectionately in a dream, it means spiritual growth, delivering a trust, or paying one’s debts. Trimming women’s hair in a dream means the inability to conceive children. Cutting one’s hair in a dream means losing one’s strength. Shaving half of one’s beard in a dream means losing one’s source of income and dignity. Plucking out one’s facial hair in a dream is worst than shaving it, particularly when hair louses up one’s face or attractiveness. Nevertheless, plucking out one’s facial hair in a dream also could depict amelioration of one’s condition or look. Shaving one’s backside or abdomen in a dream means paying one’s debts. Shaving, clipping, or adjusting one’s mustache in a dream means lightening one’s burdens, though it also could represent a mishap. If a rich person sees himself shaving his pubic hair or using a depilatory agent for that purpose in a dream, it means the loss of his wealth, or it could mean that he has overpaid for a property he has just purchased. If a poor person sees that, it means that he will become financially solvent. If one sees himself shaving it with a razor blade, it represents benefits from one’s spouse. (Also see Beard)

Shawwal: (See Arabic months)

Shearer: (Sheep shearing) In a dream, a sheep shearer represents a barber, an evil fight, or squandering money. (Also see Scissors)

Shearing: (See Barber; Shaving)

Shears: (See Scissors; Shearer)

Sheath: (Covering) For those who love wealth, a sheath in a dream means guarding one’s money, but it could also mean being extravagant, or living lavishly. A sheath in a dream also means guarding one’s secrets, getting married, or becoming pregnant.

Shedding one’s skin: (See Skin inflammation)

Sheep shearing: (See Scissors; Sheep)

Sheep: A herd of sheep in a dream represents a good flock, obedient subjects, or good citizens. Sheep in a dream also signify joy, happiness, festivities, a wife, children, farmland, properties, prosperity, or wealth, and particularly when one pays the due alms tax on his money-making ventures and liquid assets. Owning a herd of sheep in a dream represents growing wealth. Passing by a herd of sheep in a dream means passing a gathering of men who have no brain. If a herd of sheep faces someone in a dream, they represent a group of people who will welcome him with a fight which one will eventually win. Receiving a herd of sheep as a gift in a dream means a political appointment, knighthood, knowledge, the seat of justice, or a blessing in one’s life. Shearing off the wool of a sheep in a dream is a warning that one should remain aloof for three days. Both the white sheep and the black sheep in a dream mean profit, though the benefits one draws from a white sheep are greater. Seeing a herd of sheep in a dream means continuous happiness. Walking by a slaughterhouse or a tripe shop and witnessing the heads and trotters of sheep in a dream mean longevity. To find oneself transformed into a sheep in a dream means a booty or winning something. Seeing a sheep in one’s dream also represents an obedient son. If one’s wife is pregnant, and if he is presented with a sheep as a gift in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Otherwise, the remaining little domesticated animals represent headache, because of the responsibility involved in caring for and in upbringing the boys, except for the girls, for they represent worldly success and profits. If one sees himself slaughtering a sheep in a dream, it means that one of his boys will shortly die, or perhaps it could be the son of someone he knows. A sheep trader in a dream represents a good man who is intuitive and who spends his money on the path of seeking knowledge or propagating the same. If one sees himself having a fat tail like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. In a dream, a sheep also represents a righteous man. (Also see Counting sheep; Ewe; Ram; Trader)

Sheepskin: (See Wool)

Shelf: (Secretary) In a dream, shelves represent one’s confidant, the keeper of his secrets, one’s secretary, one who veils noble women’s personal pitfalls, or one who creates a facade for some charitable women. To see a shelf that carries some unique or precious collectibles in one’s house or shop in a dream means that one may beget an intelligent son who is diversified and capable, and who will grow to become a renowned man of knowledge. A shelf supported with rods in a dream represents a chaste woman who protects her husband’s secrets. A shelf in a dream also represents a trustworthy business partner who labors hard for the success of the business, and who respects and guards his partner’s interests.

Shell: (Husk; Peel; Rind; Shuck; Skin) Almond, walnuts, or the like nutshell in a dream signify clothing or sustenance. If a pregnant woman sees nutshells in her dream, they mean a miscarriage. A shell or a husk in a dream represents hypocrisy, affectation, ostentatiousness, and a swelled head. (Also see Skin)

Shelling: (Bombing; Shooting) Shelling someone or a place in a dream represents an excuse or a stratagem. Shelling in a dream also means defaming the people of knowledge, slandering them, or exploiting a religious subject for fame and profits. Shelling someone or a place in a dream also may mean adversities and trials. Shelling the castle of one’s enemy in a dream means speaking the truth, or invoking a strong prayer. (Also see Shooting arrows)

Shelter: (Gulf. See Shade)

Shepherd’s dog: (See Dog)

Shepherd: (Bucket; Watering) In a dream, a shepherd represents a leader, a teacher, or a governor. If one sees himself herding his sheep and not knowing how far they have spread in the fields in the dream, it means that he reads the Qur’anic revelations but does not fathom their meaning. Herding camels in a dream means presiding over people from a different land. Herding one’s flock in a dream means serving one’s people with compassion, and caring for their interests. Sheep in a dream also represent righteous men. A shepherd in a dream also represents a high rank, a position of authority, or justice toward others. (Also see Righteous people)

Sherbert salesman: (See Bartender)

Shield: (Armor; Coat of mail) A broad piece carried by warriors for their protection during their fight. In a dream, a shield means a faithful but arguing friend. It also represents a well-mannered and true person or a sincere person who protects his friends and helps them. A valuable shield in a dream represents a beautiful and wealthy wife, or any female acquaintance or relative. If the shield is worthless in the dream, then it means the opposite. (Also see Armor)

Shine: (See Light)

Ship: (Boat; Human being; Might; Mother; Prison; Star; Salvation; Stress) Seeing a ship in a dream means escape from danger, overcoming adversities, recovering from an illness, or it could represent rain after a severe drought. If one who is experiencing adversities sees a ship or a boat anchored in a harbor in his dream, it means that his adversities will be lifted shortly. If one sees himself pulling it, or driving it on dry land in a dream, it means that he is a hypocrite or a pimp. If he rides a ship along with righteous people in a dream, it means that he is guided on the straight path and that his sins will be forgiven. If one reaches the shore and leaves the boat in a dream, it means that he will live in safety and happiness, and he will escape from the danger of his enemies. If one who is dismissed from his work sees himself on a boat in a dream, it means that he will be rehired to occupy the same office and regain his authority, or that he may take a dangerous trip during which he may either die or escape from death. If one thinks that the ship does not befit his class or rank in the dream, it means that he will face danger. If one’s ship is drowning, and if another ship comes to its rescue in the dream, it means that one will escape from a great danger to fall into the hands of a strong person, or that he will escape from a danger, though should he disobey its captain and abandon the second ship in his dream, it means that he may disobey his leader and go astray. Recovering one’s ship from the deep in a dream means regaining power. If the ship in one’s dream is interpreted as power, it means that he will lose his power or authority. If the ship is interpreted as burdens and difficulties, it means that he will overcome them through prayers or giving charity, or taking medicine if he is ill. If one’s ship drown, and if he sees himself floating in the water holding to a panel or debris from the ship in the dream, it means that he will face the wrath of someone in authority. If he is holding a leadership position, it means that he may lose it. If he is a merchant, it means that he may go bankrupt. If he still dies from his trial in the dream, it means that he may be killed, and his death will still be an escape from something he feared most. An empty ship in a dream means business profits. Seeing a passenger ship transporting people in a dream means safety. If the ship is floating still in the dream, it means imprisonment. To hold to the rope of a ship in a dream represents a religious person who joins the company as a pious teacher. Even if one sees himself dropping the ropes, or lowering the anchor in his dream, it means that he will remain in the company of such a person. Riding a ship along with one’s family, relatives, and friends in a dream means honor, prosperity, and escape from one’s enemies. If one sees himself crossing the sea with a small boat in the dream, it represents a danger he will face. Seeing a ship floating nicely in a dream means happiness. Standing on the shore and watching a ship in the sea in a dream means receiving glad tidings. If one sees the ship ascending in the skies in a dream, it represents slow coming benefits, and if the ship is descending from the sky, it denotes fast coming benefits. The beams of a ship represent religious men, faith, holding fast to one’s religion, or they could mean complications. The sails of a ship in a dream represent its captain. The crew represents servants. The rowing oars, the rudders, or the propellers in a dream represent the movement of the ship or the children of its owner. The condition of a ship represents the state of the person seeing the dream or his living condition. If one rescues a drowned ship in a dream, it means that he will discover a treasure, or it could mean marriage if one is unwed, or a financial gift for one who works for a governor. If one sees himself as a ship ebbing and stretching as the tide fall in the sea, then if the sea calms in the dream, it means that he will receive a high-ranking appointment, leadership, authority, and honor. If one sees a ship floating over a sea of blood in a dream, it means adultery. If the ship sinks, and if some of its debris and boards remain afloat in the dream, it may mean the death of one’s mother, for one’s mother was once his ship. Buying a ship in a dream means getting married. Carrying oars in a dream means knowledge. A flying ship in a dream means the death of its rider. A flying ship in a dream also may represent another type of vehicle, or it could mean a coffin or a funeral. If one dies inside a ship that has sunk in a dream, it means that he will be saved from suffering in the hereafter, and he will also escape from what he fears most in this world. If he finds a hole in the ship in his dream, it means that he may escape from drowning. A ship in a dream also represents a heavily built woman. In a dream, a ship also represents the Bridge of Judgement that will be stretched on the Day of Resurrection for the creation to cross into the land of the Grand Gathering. A ship in a dream also represents salvation, avoiding ignorance, or overcoming temptation. If a sick person sees himself riding in the morgue of a ship with dead people in a dream, it means that he will escape from the trials of this world. If a healthy person who is seeking knowledge does so in a dream, it means that he may meet with a spiritual teacher to benefit from his knowledge and wisdom, and to escape from ignorance. If an indebted person does so in his dream, it means that he will repay his debts, while for a deprived person, he too will find plenitude and acquire wealth from unexpected sources. If one sees his ship sailing to the shore, then if it becomes amphibious, driving him on dry land in the dream, it means that he will waiver in his faith and deviate from the path of truth to follow innovations, hypocrisy, and insolence. If he is not seeking knowledge, it means that he will divorce his wife, then proceed to live with her in sin. If he is a merchant, it means that his business will stagnate and he will seek unlawful methods to market his merchandise. In a dream, a ship also represents good deeds, righteous companions, associating with a wise man, a good fellowship, praiseworthy deeds, a handcraft, stagnation of one’s business, fear, hope, salvation, a mosque, a marketplace, one’s father, one’s mother, master, teacher, educator, wealth, a house, an adulteress, a vehicle, one’s wife, or his servant. A ship in a dream also represents a tavern in the sense that one enters it sober and leaves it light-headed. A ship in a dream also represents the human form and its body represents his body. Its oars represent his hands. Its front represents his head. Its contents represent his brain. Its boards represent his ribs, and its ropes represent his veins, etcetera. If one sees a ship sitting on top of a mountain in a dream, it means safety, escape from danger, or protection from one’s enemy. If it sinks in the sea in the dream, it also means that he is one of the dwellers of hell-fire. If the ship turns into iron in the dream, it means longevity. Eating the wood of a ship in a dream means receiving a sizeable inheritance, or it could mean eating forbidden meat. If one sees a ship talking to him and soothing his understanding in a dream, it means that he will listen to the admonition of a wise man. Seeing Noah’s arc in a dream means happiness, joy, festivities, salvation, relief from stress and worries, protection from drowning, marriage and a presiding position, or victory over one’s enemy. (Also see Boat; Helm)

Shipment: (See Cargo)

Shirt: (Blouse) One’s shirt in a dream represents his piety, godliness, livelihood, knowledge, or it could mean glad tidings. Putting on a new shirt in a dream means marriage to a woman who has no relatives or kin. If a woman puts on a shirt or a blouse in a dream, it also means her marriage. A torn shirt in a dream means divorce. If one’s shirt is torn in a dream, it means breaking up a business partnership. A shirt in a dream also represents one’s religious and worldly concerns. Wearing a shirt without sleeves in a dream means having piety but no money, for sleeves in a dream represent money. If the pocket of one’s shirt is torn in the dream, it means poverty. Having a wardrobe filled with shirts in a dream represents one’s reward in the hereafter. Wearing a white shirt in a dream means piety and religious assiduousness. Receiving a shirt as a gift in a dream means blessings and profits. Wearing a dirty and torn shirt in a dream means poverty, distress, and afflictions. If a woman sees herself wearing a new, large and comfortable blouse in a dream, it denotes her piety, religiousness, happiness, and the enjoyment of a rich life in this world. The same could reflect the state of her husband. Wearing a green or a white shirt in a dream denotes piety. Wearing a blue shirt in a dream may not be praiseworthy. Wearing a redshirt in a dream means fame, while a yellow shirt in a dream means an illness. A wet shirt in a dream means obstacles in one’s travels. If one’s wet shirt dries in the dream, it means that his hurdles have been removed. Wearing a shirt without a collar, a pocket, buttons, or buttonholes in a dream means nearing one’s shroud at the time of his preparation for burial. Wearing a shirt with stripes in a dream means traveling, or it could mean performing a pilgrimage. Wearing a shirt that does not properly cover one’s body in the dream means falling short in performing one’s religious duties. Wearing a black shirt in a dream means sorrow, distress, and worry. Wearing one’s shirt inside-out in a dream means a reversal of one’s condition, or having a loathsome and a forbidden type of sexual relationship with one’s wife from the anus. A shirt in a dream also represents one’s house or shelter. If one’s shirt is torn in half vertically in a dream, it means relief from anxiety or depression. If one’s shirt is torn from the back in a dream, it means that one will suffer from defamation, or be falsely accused of sexually harassing or abusing a woman. If one’s shirt is torn from the front in the dream, then it becomes proof of his guilt. Seeing the shirt of the Prophet Joseph (upon whom be peace) in a dream means that an emissary of good intent will bring glad tidings, and for someone who is suffering from eye problems, it means that he will recover his sight.

Shivering: (Shake; Shudder) Shivering in a dream means fear of God Almighty.

Shock: (Blow) A shock that leads to pain, suffering, and crying in a dream means the loss of a child or money. (Also see Tremor)

Shoemaker: (Beautician; Broker; Woman) A shoemaker in a dream represents someone who brings peace and unity between adversaries, a lawyer, a peacemaker, a scholar, or a shaikh who specializes in jurisprudence relating to inheritance laws. A shoemaker in a dream has many meanings. Some shoemakers specialize in repairing women’s shoes. In that case, in a dream, he represents a pimp or a brothel owner. As for those specializing in men’s shoes, seeing him in a dream means to travel, or employing people to work in one’s business. (Also see Tailor)

Shoes: (Sandals) In a dream, a pair of shoes represent one’s son, a vehicle, a friend, a brother, a business partner, or travels. Wearing a pair of shoes without heels in a dream means having a barren wife. Walking with one shoe in a dream means separation between husband and wife or the breakup of a business partnership. Taking off one’s shoes in a dream means victory and rising in station. Shooting arrows: In a dream, shooting arrows is interpreted as shelling someone or a place. Otherwise, they mean backbiting people or slandering them. Shooting arrows in a dream also could mean taking medicine or giving an injection to a patient. If the arrows do not have arrowheads in the dream, then they mean disappointment. If one shoots arrows and finds himself also at the receiving end in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal of meeting his Lord. However, if he remains in this world, it means that he will rise in station and receive the honor. If one sees two rows of people shooting arrows at each other in his dream, it means that the successful ones would be right and the losers would be at fault. Shooting arrows at people in a dream then means backbiting people, slandering them, or it could mean vain talking. If one constantly fails his aim in his dream, it means that he has an evil-speaking tongue. Hitting one’s target in a dream means attaining one’s goals, or speaking the truth regarding someone he knows. Wearing a white garment and standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows toward the East and the West in a dream means attaining vast control over people and lands if one qualifies. One’s arrows in a dream also represent his message or writings. (Also see Arrows; Hunting; Shelling)

Shooting: (Hunter; Hunting) Shooting in a dream means heedlessness, or pursuing the avenue of women, lust, and the company of its people. (Also see Hunter)

Shop: In a dream, a shop represents one’s wife, child, life, death, property, pride, servant, vehicle, or personal secrets.

Shopping bag: Seeing or carrying a shopping bag in a dream represents someone who strives to serve his family or one who brings his household what they desire. A shopping bag in a dream also may represent one’s wife, son, or a charitable endowment.

Shorebird: (See Plover)

Short hair: Shortening one’s hair in a dream means appeasing one’s fears. (Also see Hair; Shaving)

Shoulders: (Friend; Responsibility; Support) Riding over the shoulders of one’s enemy in a dream means committing wrongdoing or a shameful act against someone. If there is no enmity between the two, and if one sees himself riding over the shoulders of his friend in a dream, it means that he will earn something from him. Carrying someone over one’s shoulders in a dream means being indebted to him. Carrying a hypocrite over one’s shoulders in a dream could mean that one may work at a lumberyard, or deliver wood for a living. One’s shoulders in a dream also represent his parents, brothers, partners, one’s station, or beauty. Anything that affects them in a dream will show in any of the above. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s partner, his employee, assistant, or a close friend. As for a prisoner, having large shoulders in a dream means serving long-term imprisonment. Aching shoulders in a dream may represent the sickness of one’s brothers. Shoulders in a dream also represent one’s child or the weight and amount of responsibilities one can assume. (Also see Body; Ride)

Shout: (Call; Cry; Human call; Outcry; Shout; Scream) Shouting at a gathering of people in a dream means winning the title of a statesman, authority, and power in an election, or presiding over people. If one sees himself shouting alone in a dream, it means that he will lose his power and his words will have an impact. Shouting in a dream also denotes social turmoil, agitation caused by war, an earthquake, the drowning of a ship, or the spread of a new disease that will force people to turn to God Almighty for help. (Also see Calling someone)

Shouting: (See Calling someone)

Shove: (See Thrust)

Shovel plow: (See Rake; Shovel)

Shovel: (Harrow; Mattock; Plow; Scoop; Trowel) In a dream, a shovel represents a wife for an unmarried person. She will keep no secret, though she will spare no expense to save her husband from poverty. A shovel in a dream also means dispelling distress, overcoming trouble, or satisfying one’s debts. A shovel in a dream also may represent a trustworthy person one can depend on during hard times, or in times of adversities. Holding a shovel in a dream means receiving benefits and blessings, for a shovel collects dirt as well as valuables. A shovel in a dream also may represent a woman, profits, or business activities. (Also see Rake; Spade)

Shrill sound: (See Wind)

Shrine: (Grave; Tomb) The graves of martyrs, Holy men, saints or their shrines in a dream represent innovation, heedlessness, intoxication, adultery, corruption, or fear. Seeing the shrine of a saint or a shaikh, or the gravesite of a martyr who is venerated by people in a dream means witnessing either good or evil happenings. It also could represent the pilgrimage season, religious gatherings, precious metals, a treasure, or offerings. (Also see Dome’; Cemetery)

Shroud: (Wrap) A shroud in a dream means covering one’s private parts, or it could mean having a secret affair, concealing one’s action while displaying a deceptive appearance, or it could mean marriage with an incompatible spouse. Wearing a shroud in a dream also may mean earning money from adultery. If one sees a shroud and does not wear it in his dream, it means that he will be lured to engage in adultery, though he will abstain. Being wrapped in a shroud-like a dead person in a dream means one’s death. If one’s head and feet are still uncovered in the dream, it represents his religious failure and corruption. The smaller is the wrap shrouding the deceased in a dream, the closer he is to repentance and the larger is the wrap and more complete is his preparation for burial in the dream, the further he is from repentance. (Also see Shrouding; Undertaker)

Shrouding: Shrouding the body of a deceased person in a dream is a cause of happiness for a sad person and repentance for a sinner. If someone sees himself brokering on behalf of a friend or a relative to purchase a shroud for him in a dream, it means that he will pay and intercede on behalf of someone who strayed from God’s path, whom one regularly admonishes and advises to correct his actions and thoughts. It also means helping him against poverty or adversities, because death is the culminating phase of practicing one’s religion in this world. A shroud in a dream also connotes a prison or committing a major sin. Shrouding the dead after washing the body in a dream means washing it from impurities. (Also see Burial; Camphor; Disrobe; Mummification; Shroud)

Shrubs: (See Buckthorn)

Shu’aib: (God’s prophet Shu’aib, upon whom be peace, a great-grandson of Madyan and one of the children of God’s prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace.) Seeing him a dream means that one lives among people who fake their measures, cheat in their weight, withhold things that are due and do mischief. Such people will cause him harm, though at the end one will triumph over them, beget daughters, and live happily with them. If the prophet Shu’aib (upon whom be peace) looks ghastly in the dream, it means that one may lose his sight.

Shuck: (See Shell)

Shudder: (See Shivering)

Shut: (See Close)

Shyness: Shying from God Almighty, or refraining from indulgence in evil and forbidden acts in a dream represents a strong faith, profits, or that one will receive spiritual guidance.

Siamese cat: (See Tomcat)

Sickle: (See Scythe)

Siddiqin: He is the archangel Saddiqin, upon whom be peace, who is in charge of interpreting the meaning of dreams and visions, or giving explanatory parables drawn from the heavenly Preserved Tablet. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream represents glad tidings, festivities, fulfilling promises, recognizing the inevitability of death, enjoying life, travels, coming home, marriage, children, a high ranking appointment, gaining power, victory, or perhaps defeat and humiliation. Whatever this blessed angel of dreams gives or tells will take effect as it is, for he is in charge of such a duty. The arc angel Saddiqin in a dream also represents the speaker of the house, the translator of the palace, the one who delivers the royal decree and knows the inner secrets. Seeing him in a dream also represents piety, medicine, clarity, perspicacity, transparency of one’s vision, the school teacher who keeps looking at the blackboard, the librarian, an official speaker, logs, or books.

Sideswipe: (See Digging up the past)

Siege: (Besiege) In a dream, a siege represents an ambush or constipation. It also means having patience, determination, and steadfastness. A siege in a dream also means victory over one’s enemy.

Sieve: (Bolter; Colander; Filter; Separate; Sift; Sort; Strainer) In a dream, a sieve represents knowledge, discerning, honor, rank, and discriminating between truth and false. A sieve in a dream is like a detector of true banknotes from counterfeit, a person who chooses his words, a choosy person of the type of work he does, or a discriminating buyer, a pious person, or it could represent a comb. If a sieve is given as collateral, or as a promissory note in a dream, it means that the depositor will flunk his promise, for a sieve does not retain water. (Also see Bolter; Strainer)

Sift: (See Sieve)

Sifter: (See Bolter; Sieve)

Sigh: A deep sigh in a dream means initiating a project which demands are cumbersome and which progress is slow and painful. In general, deep sighs in a dream indicate an involvement that will cause suffering.

Signing a loan: Signing a loan in a dream means being put under a court restraint. (Also see Borrowing; Lending money; Write)

Signs of the last hour: (See Resurrection)

Silence: (Abstaining from reply; Desistance; Dumbness; Muteness)

Silk brocade: (See Brocade)

Silk merchant: Seeing him in a dream means celebrations and joy because of the beautiful colors he displays in his shop. Seeing him in a dream also may represent a social worker, a spiritual guide, or a psychologist who is an expert at solving problems and promoting peace. (Also see Brocade; Silk)

Silk: Seeing loose silk in a dream means being enamored, or falling in love. If a person in authority wears silk in a dream, it represents his arrogance. Wearing yellow or red silk in a dream means a sickness. If a warrior wears one of these two colors in his dream, it means that he will be decorated for his chivalry. If a man of knowledge is adorned with silk in a dream, it means that he is desirous of worldly status, or that he will lead people astray through innovation. As for the rest of the people, wearing silken garments in a dream means that one’s deeds are worthy of paradise, though such a person may attain leading ranks and success in the world as well. Wearing a silken garment in a dream also means marriage to a woman from a noble lineage. Wearing a silken shawl without patterns in a dream is better than cotton or a woolen shawl and particularly a patterned one. (Also see Silk merchant)

Silkworm: (See Butterfly; Caterpillar; Worms)

Silly: (See Fool; Stupidity)

Silver cage: (See Marriage)

Silver: (Woman) Silver in a dream represents hard-earned money or savings. In dream interpretation, the substance of silver and that of a woman are the same. A silver coin in a dream represents a beautiful woman. Extracting silver in a dream means taking advantage of a woman. If one finds an abundance of silver in his dream, it means that he will uncover a treasure. Melting silver in a dream means having an argument with one’s wife that will become the talk of the town. Receiving silverware or silver cups as a gift in a dream means being entrusted with money or personal items for safekeeping. The same interpretation goes for receiving a silver mirror in a dream as long as one does not look into it. Once he looks into the mirror in his dream, it means adversities, defamation, and loss of respect, for only harm could come from looking into a silver mirror in a dream. Silverware, silver cups, or silver pitchers, as well as the golden ones in a dream also may represent good deeds that lead to paradise, or they could mean good business and prosperity. To see expensive silver items mixed with trivial imitations in a dream means innovation and suspicious behavior. Silver ornaments in a dream mean forcing one’s way or obliging a jealous person to revert the course of his actions. Buying something with silver coins of unknown origin, or placing them inside a silver bowl in a dream means hiding something suspicious, or receiving something as a trust that one should keep with honesty, then return it to its rightful owner when asked to do so.

Singer: A singer in a dream represents celebrations, parties, festivals, traveling around the country, or a preacher. (Also see Singing) Singing: (Chanting; Song) Singing in a dream means falsehood and trouble. Having a beautiful voice in a dream may represent a profitable business. Otherwise, if one sings off-key in his dream, it means that he is venturing into a losing business. A singer in a dream also represents a wise person, a preacher, or a physician. The location where the singing has taken place in the dream will experience lies, falsehood, and separation between beloveds because of jealousy, envy, and perfidy. Singing in a dream also connotes evil, disputes, and fights. If a professional singer, a musician, or a music writer sees himself singing his repertoire in a dream, it means benefits and profits. If the singing is bad, or off-key in the dream, then it could mean a lack of work, meekness, or it could mean having little opinion about oneself. If one sees himself singing while walking in a dream, it means earning a comfortable livelihood, being content, and having a good opinion about oneself. Singing in the bathroom or under a shower in a dream means speaking unclear words, or having a dispute. If a rich person sees himself singing in the streets or in a marketplace in a dream, it means a scandal, or it could carry a bad connotation. If a poor person or an evil person sees such a dream, it means that he has lost his mind. If a pious person sees himself singing in the streets or in a marketplace in a dream, it means that he will witness deceit and trials. (Also see Hornet; Singer)

Sin: (Inequity; Wrongdoing) To see one’s movements hampered by sin in a dream means debts. To confess one’s sins in a dream means dignity and honor. To commit a sin in a dream means borrowing money.

Sinus congestion: Sinus congestion in a dream means a sickness that will be followed by fast recovery, comfort, and rejoicing.

Sirat: (arb. See Bridge of the Day of Judgement)

Sirius: (Constellation; Star. See Dog)

Sisters: (Bread) Holding two loaves of bread in a dream means the marriage of two sisters to one man, one after the other.

Sitting: In a dream, sitting means inactivity, idling, failure, disappointment, paralysis, and for an old woman, it may mean ceasing to bear children.

Siwak: (arb. See Toothbrush)

Size: (See Tallness)

Skewer: (Brochette; Fastener; Leaning; Piercing; Pin) Skewers in a dream mean fulfilling one’s needs, satisfying one’s goals, reconciling two friends, or interceding to give advantage to someone for his comfort, or they could mean money. A skewer in a dream also represents the butler of the house, or the household servant who manages its business, teaches many workers their duties, arts, and commands the various interests of his employer.

Skies: (Castle; Child; Firmament; Heavens; House; Mother; Oath; Ocean; Prison; Teacher; Town; Wife; Wonders) In a dream, the sky represents itself. Whatever descends from it or comes from that direction in a dream will materialize. If fire falls from the sky over people’s homes in a dream, it means plagues, illness, pleurisy, smallpox, or death and destruction. If fire falls over the marketplace in the dream, it means higher prices. If it falls over the fields and farmlands in the dream, it means that the crops could either burn, freeze or be struck by a swarm of locusts or by other harmful insects. lf what falls from the sky indicates prosperity, such as honey, oil, figs, barley, or money, etcetera, in the dream, it means a good rain and a good harvest for that year. Whatever falls from the sky of good or bad may represent the government and the hardships it inflicts upon the people or the benefits it may bring them. Climbing to the sky with a rope, a ladder, or using a staircase in a dream means exaltation, rising in station, good luck, and support. If one climbs without a common medium in a dream, it means fear and arrogance. If his intention in climbing is to spy on others in the dream, it means that he may work as a spy. If one descends safely from the sky in the dream, it means that he will escape and be spared the consequences of his sin. If he falls and breaks or fractures a bone or so in the dream, it means that he may suffer such an accident in wakefulness. If a sick person sees himself climbing to the sky, and if he does not return to earth in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness. If he comes back in the dream, it means that his illness will increase and his difficulties will reach their peak, though God willing, he will recover from his illness, unless he falls into a hole in a dream. In that case, the hole represents his grave. If one sees the sky shooting arrows causing people wounds, injuries, and bleeding in a dream, it means taxes and confiscation of properties by the government. If the arrows hit people’s ears and eyes only in the dream, it means that major trials and temptations will strike at everyone. If the arrows fall without causing harm to anyone, and if people rush to collect them in the dream, they represent a booty that people will come to win or a divine gift people will enjoy. To rise close to the sky in a dream means nearness to one’s Lord. This is particularly true for pious people and for true believers. Nearing the sky in a dream also represents a supplication needing an immediate answer, and God willing such prayers will be answered. Nearing the sky in a dream also could mean going before the governor of one’s town, or any person from whom one may need something, i.e., a teacher, a man of knowledge, a father, or a wife. If one sees the sky falling over his head in a dream, it means that the roof of his house may cave in, or that he will die from an illness he already suffers. If one sees himself climbing and entering the sky in a dream, it means that he will die as a martyr. If one sees himself standing in the sky in a dream, it means that he will command or admonish others. If one sees himself in the sky looking down at something on earth in a dream, it means that he will rise in station, then he will regret something he missed. If one sees the sky green in a dream, it means prosperity and a good harvest. If one sees the sky turned into iron in a dream, it means drought or scarcity of rain. If one falls from the sky in a dream, it means that he may abandon his faith, become a reprobate, or that he may be struck with a major calamity that will be driven by an unjust person. If the iron sky splits open, and if an old man appears from behind it in the dream, such an old person represents the grandfather of the people of that town or tribe. Consequently, people will enjoy a good harvest, prosperity, and happiness. If it is a young man that appears in the dream, then he represents an enemy and an evil that may befall the people following such a dream. If a sheep appears from the sky in a dream, then it means profits. If camels appear, then they represent rain. If a lion appears in the dream, it represents an unjust ruler. If the sky becomes one solid piece in the dream, it means drought. If it rips apart and its doors become wide open in the dream, then it means rain or an answer to people’s prayers. If one sees himself reaching out and touching the sky in a dream, it means that he is seeking an important goal and that he will fail to attain it. If one sees himself rising near the lower heavens in a dream, it means worldly gains, or profits and status in either material or spiritual realms. If one looks toward the sky, whether to the East or to the West in a dream, it means travels. If one sees himself stealing the sky and hiding it in ajar in a dream, it means that he may steal a copy of the Holy Qur’an and hide it with his wife. If one sees the sky wide open in a dream, it means blessings and benefits. If one sees himself rising toward the sky in a flat posture in a dream, it means that he will become emaciated, or suffer losses in his business. On the other hand, if one sees himself rising without difficulty and without being laid on his back in a dream, it means exaltation, success, and safety from any harm that could be driven by one’s enemies. If one bites the sky in a dream, it means that a calamity will strike at him, or it could mean business losses, failure to attain one’s goals or an argument with one’s superior at work. If one sees himself touring the sky then returning to earth in a dream, it means that he may become an astronomer, or an astrologer and gain fame in his field. If one sees himself leaning his back to the sky in a dream, it means that he may win a leadership position, or win victory over his opponents. If one sees himself in the sky having a form different than that of human beings in a dream, it means that he may leave this world unblessed. If one sees himself hanging down with a rope from the sky in a dream, it means that he will govern after someone else, or inherit his post. However, if the rope breaks in the dream, it means that he may lose such an opportunity. If one sees a lighted candle in the sky in which luster and brightness dim the light of the sun in a dream, it represents a solar eclipse. If one sees the sky being built in his presence in a dream, it means that he lies in his testimonies. Falling from the sky in a dream also could be a warning against falling into sin. Falling from the sky in a dream with one’s head down means longevity. If one sees himself in the sky but could not remember when did he enter it in a dream, it means that God willing he is already in paradise. If one sees radiance or scintillating rays of light coming through the sky in a dream, it means guidance. If he sees dark clouds coming through the sky in a dream, it means that he could stray from God’s path. If he sees a scourge descending from the sky in a dream, it means that plagues and adversities will befall the people as a chastisement for their sins, or for crimes they have committed. As for agnostics and people of knowledge, seeing the sky in a dream means clarity, vision, placing one’s interests in heavenly matters, traveling to distant lands, or engaging in importing and exporting goods. Climbing into the sky in a dream also means falsehood, false beliefs, lies, or talking about God Almighty without the proper knowledge or guidance. Climbing into the sky in a dream also could mean seeking one’s livelihood, satisfying one’s needs, or fulfilling a promise. Skies in a dream also represent the ocean because of their vastness and the countless number of creations living therein, or they could represent the ripening of fruits, or the conclusion of one’s work, or they could represent one’s helmet, armor, wife, money, religion, death, or they could indicate slander and falsehood against someone who descends from them after being raised, and they could mean making peace with one’s enemies, or they could represent the shares allotted for each one of God’s creation, the good and the bad, people’s sustenance and that of beasts, gains, losses, blessings or afflictions. (Also see Ascending in the skies; Celestial spheres; Heavens; Star)

Skin inflammation: (Thinning; Shedding one’s skin) If one sees his skin thinned or inflamed between his legs in a dream, it means that he will marry a rich woman who will give him her wealth. If one sees himself shedding his skin or skinning himself in a dream, it means money he will part with, and if he is sick, it means his death. (Also see Dry skin; Skin)

Skin: One’s skin in a dream represents the element that cloaks the human being, veils his wealth and what he wills for his heirs. Skin in a dream also represents the elements of father, might, wealth, garment, farm, state of worship, faith, polytheism, or it could mean one’s enemy, friend, wife, house, beloved, son, or what protects the human being from harm. Healthy skin in a dream represents a healthy life, and diseased skin means weakness. Discolored skin in a dream means sickness. If a deceased person is seen wearing healthy and beautiful skin in a dream, it represents his good state or condition in life after death. If a sick person sees himself being skinned like a goat in a dream, it means his death. Being skinned in a dream also represents a robbery in one’s house, or it may represent a tyrant or an unjust ruler. lf he is healthy, it means that he will become poor and his ill qualities will be exposed. Fat which is collected under the skin represents the strength of one’s faith and religious adherence. If one sees himself wearing the skin of a snake in a dream, it means that he will unmask his animosity toward others. In general, wearing animals’ skin in a dream means receiving an inheritance. If one sees himself having a fat tail like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. lf he sees his body grown, it means that he will prosper accordingly. Being fat in a dream means prosperity and knowledge, and being emaciated means poverty and ignorance. (Also see Body’; Body”; Shell)

Skinning an animal: (Peel) In a dream, skinning an animal represents an unjust ruler, a tyrant, an oppressor, a policeman who takes people’s money and disappears, or a policeman who can be bribed.

Slander: (Calumniation; Fire; Harsh words; Rebuke)

Slapping on the cheek: (Blow; Criticize; Smack) To lightly slap someone in a dream means to reprimand him or to oblige him to recognize a favor, boasting about one’s generosity, or constantly reminding the other person of some shabby assistance. If one playfully slaps someone lightly on his cheek in a dream, it also means that the latter owes him something or favor and the opposite is interpreted accordingly. Slapping someone’s face with anger in a dream means that the victim will triumph over the assailant. To slap someone in a dream also means recognition of his seniority or superiority. Threatening someone in a dream also may be a recognition of his superiority. (Also see Digging up the past; Slapping; Threat)

Slapping: (Striking) Slapping someone on his cheek in a dream means cautioning him or warning him about his heedlessness. If a woman gently slaps her own cheeks in a dream, it means glad tiding of a son she will conceive at an advanced age, or after having lost hope in conceiving children. However, slapping someone’s face in a dream also could mean injustice, an illness, or cold. (Also see Slapping on the cheek)

Slaughter: (Astray; Injustice; Kill; Murder; Relief) In a dream, slaughter means displeasing one’s parents, or it could mean injustice. If one sees himself in a dream slaughtered, he should pray hard and seek refuge in God Almighty to help him. If one sees corpses of slaughtered people scattered around him in a dream, it means profits and achievement of his goals. Seeing slaughtered people in a dream also may mean that they have gone astray. If one sees a man or a butcher slaughtering him in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his assailant. If he is imprisoned, it means that he will be set free. If he is seized by fear, it means that he will reach safety and regain his equanimity and peacefulness. If he is a war-captured prisoner, it means that he will be set free. If he is a leader, it means that his sovereignty will widen. Slaughtering someone in a dream means being unjust toward him. Slaughtering a pigeon in a dream means getting married. Cutting a piece of flesh from one’s backside in a dream means that he engages in sodomy. If one finds himself slaughtered but does not know who killed him in the dream, it means that he is an innovator, or it could mean that he will forge a testimony. Murdering one’s own father or mother in a dream means disobeying them or assaulting them and becoming damned. To slaughter, a woman in a dream means adultery or eliciting sexual intercourse with her. To slaughter a fowl or the female of any bird or animal in a dream means deflowering a young girl. To slaughter a son in a dream means that such a son is ruthless and unjust toward his parents. If one kills himself in a dream, it means that he married a woman who is unlawful to him. (Also see Slaughterhouse)

Slaughterhouse: (Abattoir) A slaughterhouse in a dream represents a loss of lives, the return of souls to their Lord, bloodshed, skinning animals, or it could mean fetidness. A slaughterhouse in a dream also means weddings, festivities, celebrations, and banquets, or it could represent tyranny, adultery, or a brothel. If a sick person sees himself entering a slaughterhouse in a dream, it means the end of his life and the dividing of his assets after his death. If a healthy person enters a slaughterhouse and if his garment becomes stained with blood in a dream, it means a sickness, adversities, or debts. If one sees hogs or pigs being slaughtered therein, his dream means that he will witness the end of innovators, the contemptible, the evil ones, and the abominable people. Meanwhile, if people are afraid of someone, the dream then signals the end of such a person. A slaughterhouse in a dream also represents a dungeon, a torture room, or a primitive prison. Entering a slaughterhouse in a dream may also mean that the police are investigating allegations related to such a person. A slaughterhouse in a dream also represents a procuress or a white slaver. (Also see Slaughter)

Slave: (Bondman; Servant; Submission) If a free man sees himself as a slave, and if he recognizes the person who enslaved him in the dream, it means that he will serve such a person, or perhaps he may blackmail him. Becoming a slave in a dream also means excessive borrowing of money until one becomes a slave to his lenders, or that the compounded interest of his loans weigh heavy on his family, or it could mean a reorganization of one’s business, or that he may work for his lender to repay his debts, or it could mean that he may develop heart problems or any debilitating illness. If one is sold as a slave in a dream, it means that he will regain honor and dignity, or perhaps fall into a trap, for selling a free person in a dream means humiliating him. Selling a human being in a dream also connotes a good end, such as that in the story of God’s prophet Joseph, upon whom be peace. If a bondman sees himself free in a dream, it means that he will experience ease after he was subjugated to difficulties and hardships, or it could mean paying his debts, recovering from an illness, attaining one’s goals, or perhaps he may become a true servant of God Almighty, who commands good and forbids evil, establishes regular prayers, pays his charities and fears wrongdoing. Being a slave in a dream also means distress. Being sold in a dream also means worries, unless if the buyer is a woman, then it means that he will be honored and well treated. His value and comfort then will depend on the price he is sold for in the dream. If an unmarried woman is sold as a slave in a dream, it means that she will marry the one who bought her. If a man sells his wife in a dream, it means that he will divorce her. If one is captured and turned into a slave by his enemy in a dream, it means that he will learn something about humiliation and submissiveness.

Sled: (See Hammer)

Sleep: Sleeping in a dream means heedlessness or joblessness. In general, sleeping or feeling sleepy in a dream has negative connotations except for someone who is scared, or who expects adversities or sufferings he may experience otherwise. This is because sleep abates all fears, annihilates them, and clams one’s distress. Sleeping in a graveyard in a dream means a sickness. Sleeping over a grave in a dream means death for a sick person and joblessness for a healthy person. Sleeping in a dream also means stagnation, heedlessness, infringing upon God’s commands, or discrediting or denying the consequences of negating them. Sleeping in a dream also could represent a blessed journey, such as seeking knowledge or doing good deeds. It also means disregard for worldly attractions, or despite for its glitters. Sleeping people in a dream also represents mass annihilation, death, murders, rising prices, or it could denote things that people are unaware of. If in fact, the people are unaware or uncertain about something, and if one sees them in such a state of slumber in a dream, it means that God Almighty will remove that blind, and they will see things clearly. If one sees himself sleeping or laying on his back in a dream, it means that he will gain power and financial success in the world. Sleeping with the face down in a dream means losing one’s job, or it could mean poverty. Sleeping on the floor in a dream means owning land, being a rich person, or having children. Sleeping for an unmarried woman in a dream means that she will get married shortly. The sleeping of an unjust ruler in a dream means a temporary relief for the people. Sleeping in a dream also means intoxication of the mind, ecstasy, a sickness, neglecting one’s duties, disunity, humiliation, or death. Sleeping under a tree in a dream means having a large progeny. (Also see Doze; Sleeping on the stomach: Slumber; Turning in one’s sleep)

Sleeping on the stomach: (See Sleep; Turning in one’s sleep)

Sleeping pad: (See Mattress)

Sleeping together: (See Sexual intercourse)

Sleeplessness: (Insomnia) In a dream, sleeplessness means the loss of a beloved, the death of a child, separation between lovers, or leaving one’s family and traveling to a foreign country.

Sleeves: Sleeves in a dream represent money. Thus, large sleeves denote a greater amount of money than tight ones, and long sleeves in a dream mean more money than short ones. Torn sleeves in a dream signify poverty, exposure, or resistance of divine favors.

Sleighbell: (See Bell)

Slime: (See Sludge)

Sling: (See Slingshot)

Slingshot: (Sling; Catapult) Bringing a slingshot before a sick person in a dream means transporting him to a new place, or it could mean his death and burial. A slingshot in a dream also means the removal of a guardian from his office or recovering from drug addiction, or it may represent a messenger. Using a slingshot to cast stones at others in a dream also means rightly invoking a strong curse on them. If one sees a woman using a slingshot to throw stones at him in a dream, it means sorcery or witchcraft. A slingshot in a dream also denotes just and harsh words. Holding a slingshot and preparing to shoot in a dream represents one’s strength and determination to say something just and true. If one carries a slingshot but does not use it to cast stones in the dream, it means that he will repent for his sin.

Slip of a tongue: (Cutting remark; Oversight) A slip of one’s tongue, or to slip in a cutting remark in a dream may mean walking on a slippery surface, or vice versa. (Also see Slippery surface)

Slip: (Undergarment; Underpants) In a dream, a slip represents a free woman. A woman wearing an underwear slip in a dream denotes marriage. If she is wearing a flashy red slip in the dream, it means that she will be accused of wrongdoing. If a respectable woman adventures with her slip into the streets in a dream, it means that her misfortune will become the talk of the town.

Slippers: (Glass slippers; Hoof; Protection; Wooden clogs; Wooden slippers.) Slippers in a dream represent property, protection, a ring, or preventing evil from happening. Wearing a pair of slippers in a dream also means a journey, traveling by sea, or it could mean buying a new vehicle. Tight slippers in a dream mean tightness in one’s livelihood, entanglements, or being pursued by debt collectors. Removing one’s slippers in a dream means putting an end to one’s strains. Wearing embroidered slippers coupled with a shawl over one’s shoulders in a dream means an increase in one’s wealth and respect. Wearing them in the winter is more beneficial than wearing them in the summer where they mean distress. Seeing one’s slippers on fire or if they fall into a well in a dream may mean the death of one’s wife. In a dream, a pair of new slippers that are elongated like a boat means tight circumstances and debts. Slippers in a dream also represent money that is earned from a foreign country or from an import and export business. If slippers in a dream are interpreted to mean protection, then losing them in a dream could mean the loss of one’s job. If they are interpreted to mean religion, then losing them in a dream means relief from difficulties or an end to one’s trials. Wearing a pair of simple slippers in a dream means taking a trip to a distant place, or a marriage to a young virgin. If one’s slippers are worn-out in a dream, it means that one may marry an unwed woman or a widow. Losing a slipper in a dream means losing half of one’s assets. Finding a pair of lost slippers in a dream means occupying oneself with worldly business rather than serving one’s benefits in the hereafter, or it could mean delinquency in attending one’s religious duties. Wearing wooden slippers in a dream means repentance from sin, engaging in an argument, acquiring knowledge, or exposing a secret one would rather conceal from others. Walking with glass slippers in a dream means being a hypocrite and a bad companion whose friendship does not last, and whoever befriends someone wearing glass slippers in a dream will suffer from adversities and hardships because of him. (Also see Wooden clogs)

Slippery surface: Walking on a slippery surface, or tripping over a slippery surface may mean the abolition of a wrongdoing one has committed in the past. It also means forgetfulness, distraction, slowing of mental keenness, or diversion from one’s pursuit of knowledge. (Also see Slip of a tongue)

Slipping: (See Slip of a tongue; Tripping)

Sludge: (Black mud; Scum; Slum; Profits; Capital for business; Glad tidings; Dominance) In a dream, a sludge means good news and particularly if one cannot find clean water near it. If a poor person trips into sludge in a dream, it means that he will satisfy his needs. If an unmarried person sees sludge in his dream, it means that he will get married, and he will have a family, a father-in-law and a mother in-law. Though this gain of his will be accompanied by trials and difficulties. Nevertheless, it will also remain under control.

Slum: (See Sludge)

Slumber: In a dream, slumber means appeasing one’s fears and getting some peace. Slumber in a dream also means repentance from sins, guidance, victory over one’s enemy, prosperity, or stabilization of market prices.

Slumberous: (See Yawning)

Smack: (See Slapping on the cheek)

Smallpox: In a dream, smallpox represents debts, or being pursued by debt collectors. It also can be interpreted as an increase in one’s earnings. If one sees his son struck by smallpox in a dream, it denotes blessings for the son.

Smashing: (Bang; Collide; Hit; Impact; Knocking) To bang one’s head against a rock or a wall in a dream means suffering from failing to perform one’s night prayers. (arb. ‘Isha)

Smell: Smelling a sweet fragrance in a dream means uneasiness or a light illness. Smelling a bad odor in a dream means hearing or speaking bad words, or it could mean distress or depression.

Smelling an apple: Smelling an apple inside a mosque in a dream means getting married. If a woman sees herself smelling an apple during a reception in a dream, it denotes her misconduct, and that she could commit an abominable sin during that same evening. (Also see Nose)

Smile: Smiling in a dream means happiness and true adherence to one’s religion. Smiting one’s forehead: (Blow; Pound; Shake; slap) In a dream, pounding one’s head, or smiting one’s face means begetting a son at an old age.

Smoke: (Fumes) In a dream, smoke means a partnership, an investment, or it could represent outside money which someone has placed with one’s own capital for business. Smoke in a dream also may mean meekness or loss of property or capital. However, seeing smoke in a dream may mean profits only for one whose livelihood stems from dealing with fire. In a dream, smoke also represents an appalling or horrifying calamity wherever it may appear. (Also see Clouds of smoke; Sparks)

Smothering: (See Extinguishing a fire)

Smut: (See Besmear; Rust)

Snail: A snail in a dream means that one will move away from his place or town.

Snakebite: (See Snake; Sting)

Snake charmer: (Diphtheria; Quinsy; Tracer; Tracker) A snake charmer in a dream represents mixing with evil people, participating in a competition, or racing against one’s enemy. If a sick person sees himself sitting with his snakes in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and live a long and happy life. If the basket carries silkworms instead of a snake in his dream, it means repentance of a sinner or prosperity of a poor person, or it could mean changing a bad profession for a good one. The presence of a snake charmer in a dream also represents the presence of a deceiver, any taunting profession, or it could mean an illness or suffocation. (Also see Tracker)

Snake-cucumber: (Cucumber; Large cucumber; Squirting cucumber) Seeing or eating the large variety of cucumber known as snake-cucumber in a dream means blessed money, a good business, or buying a new property. On the other hand, a snake-cucumber in a dream may represent money that does not remain long in one’s hand. If a woman sees a snake-cucumber in a dream, it means that she is pregnant. (Also see Cucumber)

Snake: (Boy; Contemptible person; Enemy; Hidden treasure; Idolatry; Innovators; Power; Unjust ruler; Woman) A snake in a dream represents a person who lives in a valley. A snake in a dream also means enmity from one’s in-laws or children, or it could represent the evil and jealousy of one’s neighbor. A sleeping snake in a dream means a sleeping enemy. As for an unjust person, a water snake in a dream means receiving help, or it could represent a verdict. Owning a snake in a dream means gaining power and authority. Its flesh represents enemy money, or it could mean joy. If one sees himself wearing the skin of a snake in a dream, it means that he will unmask his enmity toward others. Killing a snake in a dream and staining one’s hands with its blood means destroying one’s enemy. A snake in one’s dream also represents a rich enemy, for its poison means money. If one sees snakes being killed in the streets in a dream, it means a war. A small snake in a dream represents a little child. Hunting snakes in a dream means tricking or deceiving one’s enemies. A black snake in a dream represents a strong enemy. A white snake in a dream represents a weak enemy. If one sees a snake talking to him and saying nice words to him in a dream, it means enjoying pleasant moments with one’s adversary or benefiting at the hands of one’s enemy. If the snake talks harshly to him in a dream, it means suffering from tyranny and oppression caused by one’s enemy. Becoming a snake in a dream means being contemptible against one’s own religion. Seeing oneself as a half-snake half-human in a dream means being able to neutralize half of the enemy’s power. Discovering a snakeskin that is made from gold in a dream means that one will discover a hidden treasure. If a snake swallows someone in a dream, it means that he will reach a powerful position. If one sees a snake sitting over his head in a dream, it means that he will earn the respect of people in authority. A field that is covered with snakes in a dream represents a destructive rain. A snake with a horn in a dream represents a profitable business. Black snakes and pythons in a dream represent army generals. Water snakes in a dream represent money. If one sees his garden covered with snakes in a dream, it means that its trees will bear fruits and exceed the normal crop. A snake coming out of its hole in a dream represents a son. A snake leaving one’s house in a dream means its destruction or demolition. Killing a snake in a dream means marriage. Tapeworms or other intestinal worms in a dream represent one’s relatives and their children. Seeing snakes eating on one’s table in a dream means separation between friends. Desert snakes in a dream represent highway robbers. In general, a snake or a serpent in a dream represents jealousy, envy, perfidy, swindling people’s properties, deceit, and an avowed enmity. (Also see Belt; Sting)

Snare: (Catch; Hunt; Lure) In a dream, a snare means deception, duplicity, and fraud. If one is captured or held with a snare in a dream, it means that he will be victimized. If one places a snare to catch an animal or a bird with it. In a dream, it means that he earns his money through deception and fraud. (Also see Trap)

Sneezing: (Anger; Ascertain; Cold; Disdain; Disregard; Exhale; Fury) Sneezing in a dream means reassessing something about which one had a doubt. Thus, sneezing in a dream could mean acknowledging the truth, and that is why people’s common reply is “God bless you.” Sneezing in a dream also could mean the death of a sick person, experiencing agony, distress, adversities, or facing a disturbing problem. If one who is experiencing such trials sees himself sneezing in a dream, it means that the time has come to dispel them. If a poor person sneezes in a dream, it means that he may wake up to find that help is coming his way. Sneezing in a dream also could mean paying one’s debts, recovering from cold or nasal congestion, or it could mean exasperation, fury, rage, anger, or frowning. If one sneezes with force in his dream, it means that he should beware of a strong enemy and the possibility of suffering losses at his hands.

Snoring: Snoring in his dream means getting hold of one’s enemy or exposing him, or it could mean enjoying peace and comfort or dispelling one’s fear. Seeing someone else snoring in a dream means that he is a heedless person.

Snot: (See Nasal mucus; Phlegm)

Snow: Snow in a dream means profits, or it could mean a cure for an illness. lf snow and fire coexist beside one another in a dream, they represent love, passion, and companionship. If one sees snow in its season, then it means washing away one’s difficulties and exposing one’s enemies or jealous companions. Seeing snow other than wintertime in a dream means an illness, paralysis, or obstacles hindering one’s travel plans, or it could mean suffering, swearing, or deceit. A heavy snowstorm in a dream means oppression, while a light snowfall or flurries mean benefits to one’s town. Melting snow in a dream means dispersal of agony, or it could mean the end of the depression. Like rain, snow in a dream is a sign of divine mercy and a good harvest. When heavy, it represents a calamity, and when light, it is a blessing. Standing under a snowfall in a dream signifies enemy blows. (Also see Snowball)

Snowball: (See Ball; Snow)

Snuff: (Inhaling pulverized tobacco or powdered medicine.) Inhaling snuff in a dream is a sign of devastation, lacking a sense of continuity, needing to conceive a child, needing one’s mother, seeking the help of one’s superior, or it could denote a mental illness. If one sees himself snuffing tobacco or other herbs, or powdered medicine in a dream, it means that his anger has reached a stage he could no longer bear.

Soaking: (See Infusion)

Soap: In a dream, soap represents the washing away of one’s sins, dispelling distress and adversities, or paying one’s debts. Seeing a soap boiler inside one’s house in a dream represents a visit by the undertaker. A bar of soap in a dream also represents a funny person. Washing a shirt with soap in a dream means recovering from an illness, or repenting from sin. A bar of soap in a dream also means hearing a story, writing a story, bringing a deposition before a judge, or it could simply mean washing one’s dirt.

Soar: (See Kite) Sociability: (See Adulation; Flattery)

Social acquaintances: (See Connections)

Social connections: (See Connections)

Sock: (See Stocking)

Sodom and Gomorrah: (See City; Lot’)

Sodom: (See Lot’)

Sodomize: (See Pederasty; Sexual intercourse; Sodomy)

Sodomy: (Homosexuality; Pederasty; Sodomize) Sodomy in a dream means a meeting between two men to engage in an evil act. To see an unknown person forcibly subjecting the one seeing the dream to engage in sodomy means letting oneself be overcome by an enemy. (Also see Pederasty; Vagina)

Softness: (See Pillow)

Solar eclipse: (See Eclipse; Skies)

Solar system: (See Stars)

Soldiers: (Angels; Travel) Soldiers in a dream represent God’s arc angels and the soldiers of mercy, while mercenaries in a dream represent the soldiers of punishment. If one sees himself as a soldier eating his meal inside the chambers of a king in a dream, it means that he will control land without much effort on his part. If one’s name is listed as a soldier in a dream, it represents his welfare, satisfaction, or that he will continue his education. If a bedridden person sees himself as a soldier in a camp, or that he is discharged from the army in a dream, it means that his illness will end in his death, or it may mean difficulties, distress, and losses. A gathering of soldiers in a dream means the destruction of the wrongdoers and victory of the righteous ones. A soldier carrying a scourge or arrows in a dream also represents good conduct. A count of one hundred soldiers in a dream represents the chastisement and calamity which God Almighty inflicts upon the people of the earth because of their sins at the conclusion of each century, or at the beginning of a new one. Seeing one thousand soldiers in a dream represents the blessed Night of Power which occurs near the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. If soldiers are led by a prophet, a king, a wise man, or a man of knowledge in one’s dream, it means victory for the believers. If one sees an army entering a town in a dream, they could represent rain. (Also see Night of Power)

Solemn promise: (See Offering)

Soliciting advice: (Appeal; Begging; Bequeath; Plead) To solicit the advice of a religious scholar, a learned person, a lawyer, or a judge in a dream means to need them in a conflict. If a rich person asks a poor person for something or for a favor in a dream, it means that he could suffer in hellfire unless he repents from his sins and bigotry. (Also see Advice; Beggar)

Solomon’s ring: (A gift from God Almighty; Authority) If a ruler or a rich person sees himself wearing Solomon’s ring in a dream, it means that his authority, wealth, lands, travels, and all his goals will be successful and grow further. If someone invokes spirits for a living, then wearing Solomon’s ring in a dream will make him rich. Seeing or finding Solomon’s ring in a dream also means renewing one’s term of leadership, or a manifestation of a great confounding wonder that will bewilder everyone. (Also see Ring; Solomon)

Solomon: (God’s prophet Solomon, upon whom be peace.) God Almighty subjugated the wind to serve the prophet, Solomon. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream denotes leadership, the seat of a judge, acquiring wisdom, or giving religious interpretations if the person who sees him in a dream qualifies. This vision becomes stronger if the Prophet Solomon crowns the person, places a ring on his right hand, or sits him beside himself on his throne. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means overcoming adversities and hardships, receiving a divine endowment of an exalted station in this world, and greater blessings in the hereafter. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means trials with women and ingratitude on their part. If the person who sees God’s prophet Solomon in a dream is a governor, it means that he will be dismissed from his functions, though his authority will be restored later on, or he could through cheating, marry a rich woman. If the one who sees God’s prophet Solomon in a dream practices sorcery, witchcraft, black magic, or invoking jinn or evil spirits, it means that he will profit from his trade and become wealthy after having lost hope in attaining such benefits, or he could triumph over his enemy. Whoever sees God’s prophet Solomon (upon whom be peace) in his dream will receive God’s favors, including clear visions, clarity of religious interpretations, the ability to learn many languages, or he could become a translator, or perhaps could master the Arabic language. Seeing Solomon in a dream also means that one will recover from an illness. If one gets hold of Solomon’s staff in a dream, it means that he will engage in slander or calumny, and if he is sick, it means his death. Seeing or finding Solomon’s ring in a dream means renewing one’s term of leadership, or a manifestation of a great and a confounding wonder that will bewilder people. If a woman sees God’s prophet Solomon (upon whom be peace) in a dream, it means that she will deceive her husband. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means that one may acquire knowledge about herbal medicine. If one sees him lying dead on his bed in a dream, it means that the caliph, an army commander, a leader, or a man of knowledge will die in that locality and whose death will remain undetected, or undisclosed for some time. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also means an increase in one’s travels, supremacy over one’s enemy, and subjugation of one’s friends and foes to his orders should he qualify. Seeing him (upon whom be peace) in a dream also denotes riches, sovereignty, distant but fast travels, and receiving blessings, peace, and protection. (Also see Solomon’s ring) Solution: (See Complications; Solving a complicated problem)

Solving a complicated problem: Solving a complicated problem, or dissolving a solid element into liquid in a dream represents profits and easing of one’s problems, abating one’s concerns, neutralizing a sorcerer’s act, or nullifying the intent of an evil spell.

Son: In a dream, a son may mean a daughter or a servant.

Song: (See Singing)

Songs of God’s love: (See Zikr)

Sophistication: (See Elegance)

Sorcerer: (See Worshipping fire)

Sorcery: (Black magic; Magic arts; Witchcraft) If one sees women throwing stones at him using a slingshot in a dream, it means sorcery and a bad spell. Sorcery in a dream also means deception and arrogance. If one sees himself practicing sorcery, or if he is bewitched by a sorcerer in a dream, it means separation between husband and wife through falsehood. Sorcery in a dream also connotes disbelief, a ruse, shrewdness, or ingratitude. If the sorcery is done by jinn in the dream, their effects will be stronger. (Also see Magic arts; Spit out)

Sorrel: (Heartburn)

Sort: (See Sieve)

Sound of animals: In a dream, the sound of a crowd means money besides other benefits. The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear. The neigh of horses in a dream means might and honor. The barking of a dog in a dream means vain talk and meddling in others’ business. The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself and wantonness. The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrow or marriage. The chirp of swallows in a dream means beneficial words. The croaking of frogs in a dream means beatings or death. The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream represents a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war. The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness. The braying of mules in a dream means vain talk, or it could mean indulging in suspicious acts. The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation. The gurgling or braying of camels in a dream signifies travels and difficulties. The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats. The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation, and insinuation. The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning for one to escape from danger, or to move from one field into another. The howling of a wolf in a dream means robbery. The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love, and peace. The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland. The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent or a forthcoming evil. (Also see Dog; Listening; Roaring; Speaking; Voice)

Sound of birds: (See Sound of animals)

Sound of walking: (See Tap)

Sound: (Human sound. See Voice)

Soup: Sopped bread with meat and broth or soup in a dream represent man’s livelihood. The amount of food one eats from a bowl of soup represents the portion of life one has spent, and the balance in the bowl represents what is left. Looking at a bowl of soup and being afraid to eat from it in the dream means longevity which is accompanied by comfort and ease. Eating fat-free soup in a dream means wishing for death because of one’s poverty or illness. Soup with bread but without meat in a dream represents a high-ranking position without benefits. Eating a lion’s soup in a dream means presiding over heartless and inhumane people, along with mistrust and fears. Eating a dog’s soup in a dream means presiding over a loathsome and despicable business, working with evil people, and earning black profits. If the soup has no fat in the dream, it means deprivation, poverty, and humiliation. Eating the sopped bread of such soup means death. Eating a falcon’s or eagle’s soup in a dream means taking a business trip, or making profits out of ignorant people who unwillingly submit to their losses.

Sourcebook: (See Reference book)

Spade: (Shovel) In a dream, a spade means profits. (Also see Shovel)

Spadix: (See Palm branch; Palm leaves; Pollen)

Span: (Hand; Measure) In a dream, a span denotes architecture, renewing one’s wardrobe, or travel. A span in a dream also could represent a compass or the male sexual organ. If one sees himself fighting with a spear that measures about a span in the dream, it means that he will seduce a virgin.

Spaniel: (See Dog)

Spanish fly: (Blister beetle) A Spanish fly is a bad omen if seen in a dream by someone who indulged in abominable and loathsome actions. As for the majority of people, seeing a Spanish fly in a dream is more ominous. However, if a druggist or a pharmacist sees a Spanish fly or a blister beetle in his dream, then they connote medicinal benefits.

Sparks: In a dream, sparks represent ugly words. If one sees sparks hitting him in a dream, it means that he will hear harsh words pronounced against him by someone in authority. If one’s clothing ignites and burns from sparks in the dream, it means aggravation of his condition. If smoke engulfs the sparks in one’s dream, then they represent awesome adversity. Whenever smoke appears in one’s dream, it represents an appalling and horrifying calamity. If the sparks cause secondary burns in the dream, then they represent a weak enemy who slanders him and one may bear the consequences of such slander with patience, and its evil and fire will eventually diminish. If one sees a major eruption of sparks in his dream, they represent a major calamity. If a spark falls in the midst of a gathering in the dream, it means a fight and harm. Sparks in a dream also represent one’s children. If sparks burn one’s face in a dream, they mean continuous suffering and disturbances. Sparks in a dream also mean evil deeds, sins, and crimes that call for punishment in hell-fire. (Also see Flint Stone)

Sparrow: A sparrow or a hawk in a dream represents an ignorant and unjust ruler. Both command lesser controlling domains than the eagle. Holding a sparrow or a hawk in a dream means that one will capture a thief. If one sees himself producing a sparrow or a hawk out of his urethral canal, it means that he will bore a son who will possess courageous and frivolous character. Holding a sparrow in a dream also means choosing a community of elders and volunteering one’s services. (Also see Hawk)

Spasmodic inhalation: (See Hiccup)

Spathe: (See Pollen)

Speaking in other languages: (See Language)

Speaking: (Hearing; Language; Listening; Talking; Words) Speaking different languages in a dream means richness. The words of a deceased person in a dream are always true. The same goes for birds speaking in a dream and their speech denotes glad tidings, prosperity, knowledge, and understanding. If an animal talks with someone in his dream or tells him: “I saw a dream… ” then if the animal refrains from relating such a dream, it means a fight, a battle, losses, or an argument. If a dog, a panther, or a falcon speaks to someone and tells him a dream in a dream, it means glad tidings, great earnings, benefits, and joy. In general, birds talking to humans in a dream mean benefits and rise in rank. If a snake speaks gently with someone in a dream, it means that he will receive benefits from an enemy. If a beast talks to someone in a dream, it means his death. If one’s head or nose talk to him in a dream, it means that whoever these two members represent in one’s life (See Body) will suffer from an adversity. If a tree speaks to someone in his dream, it means benefiting from that line of thinking. A talking tree in a dream means a fight or the end of one’s exile. The speech of a tree in a dream also could mean exaltation. Whatever a baby says in a dream is true. It also could mean falling into sin. If a godly and a spiritual person sees a baby talking to him in a dream, it means that he will witness wonders or a miracle, or become a witness to an unbelievable agreement. The speech of inanimate objects in a dream always means good, provides a lesson, or gives advice. Animal talk in a dream also represents punishment and suffering. The talk of one’s limbs in a dream means trouble from one’s relatives, or it could mean committing a sin. The speech of moving shadows in a dream means evoking jinn or evil spirits. Being possessed by such spirits and speaking on their behalf in a dream signifies temptation, trouble, corruption, and evil. Any words that agree with God’s revelations in a dream must be hearkened to and complied with. The opposite is also true. If a limb talks to someone in his dream, it denotes advice one will receive from a relative. Animal talk in a dream denotes leaning toward friendships and finding peace in the company of pious people, or it could mean working to earn one’s livelihood. If a wall speaks to someone in a dream, it means a warning of separation, or it could mean renouncing the city and seeking to live in the wilderness, near uninhabited ruins, or near a graveyard. Hearing a voice commanding one to do something in a dream means glad tidings. Hearing God Almighty on the Day of Judgement in a dream means rising in station, performing good deeds, and nearness to one’s Lord. Listening to the Holy Words of God Almighty in a dream also denotes the spread of justice and righteousness, and such a dream could represent a ruler who cares for his subjects. If a godly and pious person sees that in a dream, it means that he will renounce the world and seek the comfort and the blessings of the hereafter. (Also see Exhaustion from speaking; Listening; Sounds of animals)

Spearhead: In a dream, a spearhead means patience, determination, bearing difficulties, facing evil people, or it could mean a bridge or tools.

Spearman: A battle between spearmen in a dream represents a blow of fate, a mishap, or a calamity. The way to avoid such a mishap is by spending money and efforts on God’s path. Such a battle also could mean an attack against one’s religion, a calumny, or mocking another person’s faith, or speaking ill of righteous people, or being sarcastic about religion, or it could mean slander, defamation, confuting someone, defaming him, vilification, or making libelous statements against someone. If one sees himself stabbing someone with a spear, a sword, a lance, or a wooden post in a dream, it means making or publishing libelous statements about someone, and in that case, he is the assailant and he is liable for his actions, also he will be subjected to the same destiny. If one stabs, wounds, or threatens someone with any of the above weapons, or if he points them toward the other person but does not attack him in the dream, it means that he will be tempted to slander or defame him, then he will withhold himself from doing so. If one sees people fighting with spears in a dream, it means that a plague will strike that place, or it could mean rising prices. If one sees them rebelling against the government in the dream, it means that prices will fall.

Speckles: (See Freckles)

Specks of dust: Counting specks of dust or gathering them in a dream means trials, injustice, aggression, or temptations. Specks of dust in a dream also represent one’s progeny, money, longevity, or they could represent soldiers, weak people, or God’s soldiers. Seeing a room full of dust in an unusual place, or a closed place where they usually do not gather means knowledge, or they could mean immeasurable wealth.

Speechwriter: (See Tongue)

Speech: (See Language)

Spell out: (Divulging) If one speaks or spells out something that is supposed to remain a secret in a dream, it may mean reaching an elevated position, gaining respect for one’s words and opinions, or it could mean speaking publicly about one’s charities.

Sperm: (See Semen)

Spermaceti: (See Amber)

Spica: (See Constellations)

Spider: In a dream, a spider represents a malicious woman, or a weak, perfidious, and distant man. A spider in a dream also represents a weaver, an ascetic, or a monk. If one sees a spider in his dream, it may mean that he will meet a pious and religious man. Weaving a web in a dream means becoming weak. A spider in a dream also could represent a pleasing wife. If one sees a spider hanging down from the ceiling in a dream, it indicates a severe winter in that area. (Also see Tarantula)

Spikes of grain: Seeing spikes of grain in a dream means money and profits that will multiply. Green spikes of grain in a dream represent prosperity and a good harvest, while dry spikes of grain mean drought. Spikes in a dream also represent the days, months, and years of one’s life, or the wealth contained in this world, its natural resources, or its coffers. Carrying a bunch of green spikes in one’s hand in a dream means knowledge or profits. Collecting spikes of grain from different spots in a farm one recognizes in a dream means that he will receive regular payments or a wage from the owner of that farm.

Spikes: (Fishbones) Spinal column: (See Backbone; Body)

Spindle whorl: (Spinning; Yarn) Owning a spindle whorl in a dream means marriage while losing it in a dream means divorce. To place the spindle on the spinning wheel in a dream means reconciliation between husband and wife. A spindle whorl in a dream also means steadfastness, profits from a business, or it could mean marriage for a single person. (Also see Spinning)

Spindle: If a woman sees a spindle in her dream, it means that she will beget a daughter or have a new sister. If a thread line of a spindle breaks in a dream, it means that a traveler will be delayed. Spinning a wire with a spindle in a dream means using the help of a stranger. In a dream, a spindle also represents a messenger, a collector, or a vehicle. (Also see Spindle wheel; Spinning)

Spinning wheel: A girl operating a spinning wheel in a dream represents contentment, giving things their true worth, or devoting one’s life to a good cause. If the girl keeps on weaving, then when she finishes her work she unravels the fabric in the dream, it means God’s wrath, afflictions, or destruction. (Also see Spindle; Spinning; Wheel)

Spinning: (Yarn) If a woman sees herself working on a spinning wheel and quickly trying to finish her work in a dream, it means that a traveler will soon come home, or that an expected visitor will arrive. If she sees herself taking her time in spinning her wool in a dream, it means that either she or her husband will undertake a journey. If the thread breaks inside the bobbin in her dream, it means cancellation of her plans to travel. If she sees herself in a dream spinning cotton threads, it means separation from her husband. During such a separation, she will cease asking her husband for her bridal dower, and later on, she will return to him. If she sees herself spinning linen in a dream, it means that she will seek the company of righteous people to acquire wisdom and knowledge. If a man sees himself spinning cotton, or linen in a dream, it means that he will suffer humiliation, or he may engage in a job which he cannot do properly. If the threads he is spinning turn thin in the dream, it means that he toils hard through his work but fails to do it properly. If the threads turn too thick in the dream, it means that he will undertake a business trip and reap success from it. If a man sees a woman spinning cotton in her house in a dream, it means that she will betray her husband with someone else. If one sees himself spinning wool, fur, or hair in his dream, it means that he will undertake a profitable business trip. To undo a spun thread in a dream means renouncing one’s allegiance, breaking one’s promise, or denying one’s commitment. (Also see Ball of thread; Pledge of allegiance; Spindle)

Spireas: (See Meadow)

Spirits: (See Intoxicants)

Spiritual gathering: (Admonition; Fellowship; Gathering; Meeting; Religious meeting) If one who does not qualify to be a spiritual leader or a scholar sees himself holding a religious gathering and admonishing people to do good and to forbid evil in a dream, it means distress and an illness which he is praying hard for it to be lifted by God’s leave. However, if he does speak wisdom during such a spiritual gathering in his dream, it means praying hard to have one’s distress and illness lifted by God’s leave. Consequently, and God willing, he will recover from his illness and be able to dispel his adversities. His condition will change from tightness to abundance. He will repay his debts and overcome his oppressors. If one sees a spiritual gathering where God’s Name is glorified, the Holy Qur’an is read and wisdom is spoken in his dream, it means that such a place will be established as a spiritual center or as a mosque. Such a place will also become a center where spiritual leaders and governors will gather and speak. If love songs of light nature are played during such a gathering in a dream, it means that falsehood will overtake such a place. If one sees himself sitting in the center stage, in the middle of learned people and religious scholars in a dream, it means that he will receive a greater knowledge and honor in his life. A gathering that involves a court case, or a marriage in a dream represents an unknown adversity that will safely pass. Admonishing people in a public gathering in a dream means that one’s command will be obeyed. Sitting in the center stage in a spiritual gathering in a dream represents one’s station or rank, or it could represent one’s wife, child, property, or personal secretary. Anything that happens to such a gathering in the dream may reflect on any of them. (Also see Fellowship; Gathering; Mosque)

Spiritual guide: (See Army’s flag; Minaret; Spiritual gathering)

Spiritual leader: (See Army’s flag; Minaret; Spiritual gathering)

Spit out: (Imprecation; Witchcraft) Spitting over something in a dream, or blowing over a knot and spitting on it with an imprecation in a dream means witchcraft. (Also see Spittle)

Spitefulness: (See Enmity)

Spittle: Saliva or spittle in a dream represents the element of one’s strength. If in a dream one seems to have a dry mouth, it represents his inability to do what his competition can do. Spitting against a wall in a dream means spending one’s money on a good cause, or engaging in a profitable business. Spitting on the floor in a dream means purchasing land. Spitting against a tree in a dream means to recant one’s promise. Spitting at another person in a dream means despising him. Warm saliva in a dream means long life, while cold saliva represents a short life. The color of one’s saliva in a dream shows the state of one’s spirit. Spiting blood or phlegm in a dream means speaking ill of others.

Spleen pain: (Also see Body’; Pain; Spleen)

Spleen: (ant.) A healthy spleen in a dream means that one’s coffers are well protected and that he will enjoy success in his life. If one’s spleen is inflamed or larger than usual in the dream, it means that one will fail to achieve his goals or to change his general condition, or that he will become physically weakened by a debilitating illness. Suffering from one’s spleen in a dream means that one will spoil or waste a great wealth which he is supposed to use to support his family. (Also see Body’)

Splice: (See Twist)

Split: A split in a branch of a tree in a dream means that a member of one’s family will brace against him.

Spoils: If one sees himself pillaging or plundering something in a dream, it means that he will recant a covenant, or ruin something useful, stray from God’s path, or it could mean that he will marry a young girl whom he will abuse sexually. If what he ruins is a cast of precious metal in the dream, then it denotes bad words he speaks or jealousy and envy he carries. (Also see Booty)

Sponger: (See Leech)

Sponsoring a child: (See Sponsorship)

Sponsorship: (Guarantee; Legal guardianship; Support; Tutelage) To take the responsibility of caring for someone, or to sponsor someone, or to become a legal guardian of someone, or to guarantee someone in a dream means blessings, profits, or victory over one’s enemy. Sponsorship in a dream also signifies the steadfastness and resoluteness of both the guarantor and his protegee. It is also said that sponsoring someone in a dream means to cause him harm. Guaranteeing someone or something in a dream means profits. Sponsoring a child in a dream means advising an enemy. (Also see Guarantee; Legal guardian)

Spook: (See Ghost; Mirage) Spool: In a dream, a spool means keeping one’s secrets, or it could represent a gracious man or a trustworthy person who lends his help to others and benefits them in their worldly affairs. If one sees himself carrying a spool while taking his ritual ablution in a dream, it means that he will seek the help of a righteous believer who holds fast to the rope of God Almighty. In that sense, a spool represents the element of religious life and the rope in a dream signifies religion, which is one’s connection to his Lord. Carrying a spool when performing one’s ablution in a dream means that one will be permanently cured of ills and become free from debts. A spool in a dream also means an active servant or a talkative son. (Also see Ball of thread; Rope)

Spoor: (See Tracker)

Spores: (See Pollen)

Spread 1: (See Date Spread)

Spread 2: (See Measure)

Spread 3: (See Hanging clothes)

Spring: (Ascent; Creation; Fountainhead; Season) In a dream, a spring represents money, a child who may die young, a short-lived marriage, acquiring an important job that does not last, or fast disappearing happiness. (Also see Fountainhead)

Sprinkler: (Water sprinkler) In a dream, a sprinkler means rejuvenation, renewal of life, a revival of old practices, or extinguishing a fire.

Sprout: (Garden greens; Leguminosae) A fresh sprout in a dream means distress, but if it is dry, then it means a good harvest or clean money which is earned with joy. If one sees himself gathering a bunch of green sprouts in a dream, it denotes a warning. If one recognizes its substance in his dream, interpreting the element then goes back to its innate quality. Entering into a field of sprouts in a dream means marriage to the family who owns that farmland, or it could mean a business partnership. If one sees himself bartering green sprouts for bread in a dream, it means aversion to poverty. Eating cooked sprouts in a dream means benefits in every respect. If one sees himself in a dream exchanging quails and manna (See Manna) for green sprouts and garlic, it means that he will be subjugated to poverty and humiliation. Purslane is a dream that represents someone who has exaggerated hopes. This is why this type of sprout is also called: ‘Stupid sprout.’ (Also see Garden herbs; Lentil)

Spur: (Prick; Punch; Strike) In a dream, to spur someone means to pursue a satanic act, then be struck with fear, or run away, although one will survive and ultimately triumph over his act.

Spyglass: (See Binoculars)

Spy: (Diver) In a dream, a spy represents jinn (See Jinn) or an evil influence. (Also see Diver)

Squandering money: (See Shearer)

Squash: (See Pumpkin)

Squeak of a mouse: (See Sound of animals)

Squeaking of the door: In a dream, the squeaking of the door means an evil caused by a guard or a fight between husband and wife, or it could mean divulging a secret. (Also see Screeching of a pen)

Squill: (Onion) In a dream, squill represents an obscene and corrupt person who is notorious for his pranks. Holding squill in one’s hand in a dream means seeking something that will earn him the worst reputation.

Squinting of the eyes: Squinting of the eyes in a dream means evil talk, or perhaps it could mean good news.

Squirrel: (See Fur) Squirting cucumber: (See Snake-cucumber)

Stabilizer: (Balancer; Evenness; Weight stabilizer) A weight stabilizer in a dream represents equilibrium, justice, truthfulness, and beneficial knowledge.

Stableman: (Barn; Cattle-ranching; Fodder; Forage) In a dream, a stableman represents a rich and generous person who is known for his good deeds. Seeing a stableman in a dream also means managing one’s business, showing kindness to others, distributing charity, helping foreigners, assisting travelers, turning one’s attention to slothful people, or feeding the homeless. (Also see Driver)

Staff 1: (See Scepter; Solomon; Staff; Transformation)

Staff 2: (Rod; Wand; Scepter; Stick) In a dream, a staff represents a distinctive, strong, generous, and helpful person. Holding a staff in a dream means depending on a person who also carries some imprints of hypocrisy. Through such a person, one will attain his goals, gain strength and overcome his enemy. Leaning on a hollow staff in a dream means losing one’s wealth and keeping it a secret. If the staff of a governor, or a leader, or a manager is broken in a dream, it means that he will lose his post. If he is a merchant, it means that he will lose his business. If one sees himself hitting the ground with his staff in a dream, it means that he will have control over that land, preside over its people, or triumph over the landlord. If one turns into a staff in his dream, it means a quick death. A broken staff in a dream represents a sickness that will lead to debilitation and complete loss of power. Staff in a dream also means giving orders, victory over one’s enemies, or attainment of one’s goals. If the staff is made from a branch of a palm tree in a dream, it means isolation. If it is made from a branch of an almond tree in the dream, it means banishment. If it is made from a branch of a plum tree in a dream, it means religious hypocrisy. Staff in a dream also could represent a snake or sorcery. Hitting someone with a staff in a dream means using harsh language with him. If a poor person hits a rock with his staff, and if water gushes forth from the rock in the dream, it means prosperity. If a rich person sees such a dream, it means an increase in his wealth. The water that comes out of a rock in a dream also could represent sweet earnings. A wooden staff in a dream represents a vile person, or irreligious man because the wood in a dream means hypocrisy. (Also see Scepter; Solomon; Transformation)

Staircase: (See Stairway)

Stairway: (Conveyor; Steps; Travels) In a dream, stairways represent the vehicle of rising in station, advancement in worldly gains, seeking the blessings of the hereafter, and the rising of one’s station in the hereafter. A stairway in a dream also could represent the days of one’s life and their term. If one sees a staircase which he recognizes in the dream, it could represent the servant of a house, its owner, or its accountant. If a sick person sees himself climbing an unknown staircase that is leading him to the upper room from where he can see paradise in the dream, it means that he may die from his illness and reach what he saw. If obstacles hinder his way or impede his climb in the dream, it means that he is detained, and the immediate blessings of such a gift will be veiled to him. Descending a staircase in a dream means arriving from a journey, resigning from one’s job, impeachment, or it could represent a pedestrian. If one’s descent leads him to his family, house, or farmland in the dream, it means money. If what he reaches at the end of the staircase is unknown, and if one meets people or souls he does not recognize in the dream, it also denotes what we have earlier explained. If during one’s climb or descent he falls into a well, or if a giant bird grabs him and flies away with him, or if a beast devours him, or if he steps into a boat that sails away as he steps into it, or if he takes a step to find himself riding an animal, or a vehicle of some type, the staircase then represents the stages of one’s life and what he encountered during the journey of his life, all replayed or screened before his eyes at the point of descending into his grave, or as a book, one reads after his death. If he does wake up and finds himself healthy and fit, it means that he will become a tyrant, an unjust person, an atheist, and a reprobate. If one sees himself descending a staircase that leads him into a mosque, lush foliage, green fields, a fresh breeze of spring, or into a pond to take a ritual ablution to perform his prayers in the dream, it means that he will become a true believer, repent for his sins and abandon his blameworthy conduct. Otherwise, if he descends upon adverse elements such as snakes, lions, steep hills, corpses, or a field of scattered remains in a dream, then it represents major trials and adversities. If the steps are made of clay in one’s dream, they indicate positive signs. However, a stairway could be regarded as unfavorable if its steps are made of backed bricks. If they are made of stones in the dream, they mean business success, along with a heart like a stone. If the staircase is made of wooden steps in the dream, it means reaching a high rank which is compounded with hypocrisy. If they are made of gold in the dream, then they mean achieving success and gaining authority. If they are made of silver in the dream, they represent one’s entourage and attendants. Climbing a staircase in a dream also means sharpening one’s intellect and awareness. In a dream, a stairway is also interpreted to mean leading a life of ascetic detachment and devotion. Coming near a staircase in a dream also means attaining success and a growing piety. Each step represents a different station. Climbing a staircase in a dream also represents the dangers one may have to cross. Seeing a staircase with five steps in a dream represents the five-time prayers or the pulpit where the Imam stands to deliver his Friday sermon. That is why some interpreters qualify the staircase in one’s dream as glad tidings, good news, prayers, charity, almsgiving, fasting, or a pilgrimage. God knows best.

Stake: (See Peg)

Stale bread: (Cheap; Inexpensive; Shoddy prices)

Stall: (See Carriage house)

Stammer: Stammering in a dream means acquiring knowledge and a better religious understanding, or it may mean eloquence in speech. Stammering in a dream also means attaining a high-ranking position, or winning victory over one’s enemies.

Stamp: (See Seal; Cauterize)

Standing up for the truth: (See Setting out)

Star: (Astral; Celestial spheres; Constellation; Dogstar; Moon; Procyon; Sirius; Stars) In a dream, a star represents the best and the noblest of people. Seeing the stars scintillating with lights and gathered inside one’s house in a dream means that great people or some of the leaders of the country will meet at that house. If the stars are gathered in one’s house, and if their light is dimmed in the dream, it means that such people will secretly meet in that house under constraint, or because of a calamity. Holding a star in one’s hand in a dream means begetting a noble son who will grow to be a great leader. Stealing a star in a dream means stealing a valuable thing. Seeing a star falling from the skies in a dream means that a calamity will befall that place and it will particularly affect the life of a great and noble person, or it could mean the death of the governor of that town. In general, stars in a dream represent political leaders, the most knowledgeable of scholars, the noblest of people in the society, and the richest of the rich. Seeing many stars inside one’s house in a dream also may signify having a large family. Seeing the seven major stars, or the fixed stars of the solar system in a dream represents the trades, businesses, knowledge, and leadership in the land. Each of such stars brings a different luck. Seeing a brilliant star in a dream means happiness and leadership. If a rich person sees the skies without stars in a dream, it means the loss of his wealth. If a poor person sees the skies without stars in a dream, it means his death. Holding little stars in one’s hand in a dream means acquiring fame and presiding over people. Seeing a star over one’s head in a dream means becoming renowned and surpassing one’s associates, or it could mean serving in a high-ranking position. If one sees brilliant stars gathering in one place in his dream, it means that he will reap benefits from a business trip, or safely return home from such a successful business trip. Riding a star in a dream means leadership, strength, and wealth. If one sees the stars fixed under his roof in a dream, it means a calamity or destruction of one’s house, or it could mean the death of the head of the household. Eating stars in a dream means swindling people of their money. Swallowing a star in a dream means mixing with noble people and sharing one’s personal life with them, or it could mean insulting or slandering the companions of God’s Prophet upon whom be peace. Sucking on a star in a dream means learning at the hands of great scholars or a wise shaikh. If a fortuneteller or an astrologer sees himself eating stars in a dream, it means that he will be selected to fill an important job from which he will prosper. As for the majority of people, eating stars in a dream means death. Seeing the stars scattered in a dream means the death of great leaders or scholars, or it could mean a war. Seeing the stars falling down on earth then disappearing, or the lights of meteors entering the earth atmosphere in a dream represents a great destruction and death. The falling of small stars in a dream signifies the death of unknown people and the meek ones, while the falling of large stars represents the death of renowned people. Seeing the stars falling from the skies also could mean becoming bald or losing one’s hair. Whereby, the stars represent one’s hair and the skies represent one’s head. Seeing the stars during a daylight time in a dream means scandals, notoriety, or major events and calamities. Seeing the morning stars in a dream means a wedding. Becoming a star in a dream means acquiring wealth and fame. Seeing stars that denote the coming of winter in a dream means distress and sorrow while seeing the stars that denote the coming of summer in a dream mean happiness and good living. (Also see Celestial spheres; Ship)

Starling: (Zool) In a dream, a starling represents an ascetic, one who surrenders to God’s will, a true believer, a patient man, a traveler, or a companion on the road. If one sees himself holding a starling in a dream, it means that he will meet someone of such caliber. If he eats flesh or pulls out its feathers in the dream, it means that he will receive benefits. A starling in a dream also may represent the element of mixing good deeds with bad ones or a person who is neither rich nor poor, neither honest nor vile. Seeing a starling in a dream also means humiliation, being content with little, or it may represent a writer. (Also see Swallow)

Stars: (astr. Horoscope) Watching the stars in a dream means presiding over people. (Also see Celestial spheres; Moon)

State 1: (Abode; Changing condition vs. station; Dwellings; Transient)

State 2: (Government)

Station of Abraham: (Maqam Ibrahim, arb.) One who stands at the Station of Abraham at the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and offers his prayers in a dream is a pious person who observes the divine laws and who may be invited to perform a pilgrimage. If a terrified person sees himself entering inside the Station of Abraham in a dream, it means that all his fears will be dispelled and that he will reach the abode of safety. Entering the station of God’s prophet Abraham, upon whom be peace, in a dream also means receiving honors, seeking knowledge, or receiving an inheritance from one’s father or mother. Standing up or sitting at the Station of Abraham in a dream also may signify living by the divine laws until one’s soul returns to its Lord. (Also see Abraham)

Station: In a dream, attaining a station means receiving an irrevocable award, as compared to reaching a state which denotes a transitory passage and a condition that is subject to constant changes.

Statue: (Idol) A statue in a dream represents falsehood, inventions, make-shift, fiction, illusion, heedlessness, or a nice-looking person who is full of deception. Worshiping a statue in a dream means lying to God Almighty, or that one worships what his mind tells him to worship, whether it is a physical object or a child of one’s imagination. If it is a carved wooden statue in the dream, it means that he ingratiates himself to rich people, or to an unjust person in authority through his religion. If the statue is built from wood in the dream, it means that one seeks religious arguments or disputes. If the statue is made of silver in the dream, it means that one elicits a sexual relationship with his servant, or with a foreign woman, or perhaps just a friendship. If the statue is made of gold in the dream, it means that one may commit an abominable action, or a religious inequity, or seek profits from someone at the expense of displeasing God Almighty, and consequently, one will suffer financial losses or health problems. If the statue combines mixed materials of bronze, copper, steel, iron, or lead in the dream, it means that such a person uses his religious garb to make profits and that he often forgets about his Lord. A statue in a dream also means travel. Seeing a golden or a silver statue in a dream also could mean prosperity. Seeing a bronze statue of a young woman moving around in a dream means a good harvest, prosperity, or travel. If the statue is bigger than life-size, then it means a fright. Statues in a dream also represent one’s children, his sexual drive, or his determination. If one sees himself worshiping a statue in a dream, it means that he is engaged in falsehood, giving preference to his personal desires and passions over obeying his Lord’s commands. If one sees himself worshiping a golden statue in a dream, it means that he will solicit business from someone who worships God Almighty, though he will also suffer losses from such an association. It also means that he will lose his investment and it will show the weakness of his faith. If one sees himself worshiping a statue made of silver in the dream, it means that he uses his religion to make a business out of it or to betray others through it, or that he will solicit the help of someone to do evil, or that he may sexually abuse a young girl who trusts his religious appearance. If one sees a statue and does not associate it with worship, or if he does not see anyone worshiping it in his dream, his dream then represents financial gains. A statue in a dream also means to be enamored with a woman or a boy. Statues in a dream also could mean deafness, idiotic behavior, dumbness, attachment to anything in this world, making an idol out of it, such as one’s love and attachment to his position, status, business, wife, beloved, house, or child, etcetera. If one owns a statue in a dream, it means that he may marry deaf, or a dumb, or a non-intelligent woman, or that he may beget a child who will grow up having one or more of these defects. In whatever condition one sees the statue in his dream, it will reflect on any of the above. A statue in a dream also represents a generation. If the statue is missing something in the dream, such defect will definitely manifest in one’s society. Seeing a statue in a dream also could reflect one’s strength and determination. If one breaks a statue, or lames it, or damages it in a dream, it means that he will vanquish his enemy and earn rank and fame. If the statue in the dream portrays a particular woman, or if it is interpreted to represent a specific woman, then she will be quiet, intelligent, and serene, or it could mean that she is stupid and has pride.

Status: (See Rising in the station)

Steak: (Meat) In a dream, a steak represents an unavoidable evil happening, or it could represent a passing danger. Sliced meat in a dream also could mean happiness, quick earnings, fertility, or exposure of what man should keep personal and private. Seeing a butcher slicing meat in a dream could mean fights, evil, war, divisions in the society, or mixing the lawful with the unlawful, usury, or fulfilling one’s needs.

Steam: (See Vapor)

Steamroller: (Mortar) In a dream, a steamroller represents a hard-working man or a person who tries to make good of an investment but fails to succeed. A steamroller in a dream also represents force, adversities, aberration, despotism, or it could mean bringing things down to the proper level and correcting the course of one’s life.

Steelyard: (Scale beam) A steelyard in a dream represents a difficult son or a husband with a temper that is difficult to balance. Seeing a steelyard in a dream also denotes knowledge, guidance, following the path of truth, or it could represent a judge, or a great king and his land, his subjects, secrets, hearing, sight, justice, and responsibilities.

Steep incline: (See Ascent)

Steeping: (See Infusion)

Steer: (See Bull; Cow)

Steering wheel: Holding onto a steering wheel in a dream means pursuing one’s own destiny and whatever good or bad it brings. Controlling a steering wheel in a dream means that adverse conditions will turn easy through one’s determination and perseverance.

Stench: (See Odor; Perspiration)

Steps: (Conveyor; Stairway)

Sterile: (See Impotence)

Stern: (See Scowling)

Stew: (Indian meal; Indian stew) Cooking a dish of boiled meat and vegetables in a dream means profits and prosperity for a poor person. Cooking Indian stew which is a meal consisting of corn and other vegetables in a dream means poverty, worship, or devotion. Cooking unripened vegetables in a dream means an illness. If one cooks a nice meal for himself in a dream, it means that he will be honored, or it could mean a political appointment or money. If someone else cooks one’s meal in a dream, it may denote double-crossing, deception, or perhaps it may mean receiving help from someone according to one’s own intention or state. (Also see Boiled vegetables; Kitchen; Ladle)

Steward: (See Wick)

Stigmatize: (See Besmear)

Sting: The sting of a scorpion or the bite of a snake in a dream means falling into sin, or committing a wrong action. (Also see Scorpion)

Stinger: (Tongue. See Scorpion; Sting)

Stink: (See Odor; Perspiration)

Stir up: (See Digging up the past)

Stockbroker: (See Termite)

Stocking: (Sock) In a dream, stockings represent wealth and prevention, as long as they are not worn. Once seen worn in a dream, they mean business losses. If one’s mother is alive, it means that he will migrate with her to another country, or it could mean that she will be deprived of her son. If the socks are new and have a clean smell in the dream, it means that one regularly pays his due alms, that he is praised for his character, and that his money will grow in a lawful way. If his socks are old or emit bad odors in the dream, it means that he withholds paying the obligatory alms tax, that he is uncharitable, worthy of blame, and that his wealth will quickly disappear.

Stomach pain: (See Body’; Pain)

Stomach: In a dream, the stomach represents the elements of property, family, secrets, one’s mate, prison, grave, health, sickness, friend, wayfarer, one’s religious life, and nature of one’s devotion. If in a dream one sees his stomach open, it means that his business may be temporarily put out of commission, or that he may lose any benefits he used to derive from it up to then. The other aforementioned elements also may apply. If the person in question is a pregnant woman, and if she sees her baby or any part of it comes out of her open stomach, this may mean that a jailed person in her family will be set free, or that the family graves will be desecrated, or that the body of someone in her family will be exhumed, thus uncovering its diseases and infestations, or it could mean that one’s personal life will become public knowledge. If one is actually complaining of such an illness, his dream means that he will find a cure for it. If one sees that he has no stomach in a dream, it means that he may lose a friend, or that his guardian may die shortly, or that he may become a religious, ascetic, and devoted worshiper. If one sees a fire coming out of his stomach in a dream, it means that he will repent for stealing the properties of orphans. If one sees himself crawling on his stomach in a dream, it shows him being needy and striving to barely feed himself, or it may denote his materialistic character. The stomach in a dream also represents the plains of a valley. It also can be interpreted as one’s tribal belonging or a branch of his lineage. Entering a stomach in a dream means travels, imprisonment, or returning home from one of the two. If one sees himself inside the womb of his mother while he is traveling in a foreign land in a dream, it means that he will return to his motherland to die and be buried there. (Also see Body’; Rumbling of one’s stomach)

Stone coffin: (See Sarcophagus)

Stone hammer: (See Hammer; Stone’)

Stone tomb: (See Grave; Sarcophagus)

Stone: (Rock) A discarded stone in a dream represents a dead person. It could also represent people with hardened hearts, heedless, or jobless people. It is common among the people of knowledge to describe an ignorant person as a stone. Owning a precious stone in a dream could mean buying one in wakefulness, or it may mean gaining a strong foothold over someone of the same caliber, or it could mean a marriage to a compatible person. If one sees himself petrified in a dream, it means that he disobeys his Lord, in that sense, if he is sick, it means that he may die from his illness, or he may be inflicted with a stroke that will leave him paralyzed. A falling stone over the world in a dream means the wrath of God Almighty, a calamity, or that an unjust person will rule the land. If the stone splits asunder or explodes after falling in the dream, it means that the harm will touch every house. Carrying bags full of stones or moving mountains in a dream means attempting to do something difficult. Hanging a stone around one’s neck as a charm in a dream means that an affliction or an evil will take place. If a poor person sees himself hitting a rock with a staff to split it, then if water gushes forth in the dream, it means that he will strike it rich. Stones in a dream also may represent devotion, asceticism, or godly people. If a godly person or an ascetic sees himself possessing a stone in a dream, it means that the blessings he receives will show in his community, and people will seek him to pray for their needs. Owning wheat grinding stone, a juicer, porphyry, or any therapeutic or medicinal stones in a dream represent a respected or a revered person such as one’s father, one’s master, teacher, shaikh, friend, relative, physician, agnostic, a learned person, honorable people, a property, comfort, profits, benefits, or a rewarding trade. Such stones also may be interpreted as extensive travels. (Also see Pebbles; Rocks) Stone2: (See Carnelian-red; Gem; Jewel; Ring)

Stone Cutter: Seeing a stone cutter in a dream means that one is close to committing a major sin. A stone cutter in a dream also means enmity or divisiveness. A stone cutter in a dream also represents an experienced person at dealing with, treating, and healing the pains of hardened hearts. (Also see Stonemasonry)

Stonemason: (See Stonemasonry)

Stonemasonry: (Cutting stones; Stone carving; Sculpturing) Building a structure in a dream from masonry rather than baked brick represents an elevation of one’s status, success, or stretching one’s hopes. It also could denote concerns about protecting one’s wife, adopting what is beneficial, conducting scientific research, or preserving one’s heritage. Building the base, the foundation or the pillars from uncut stones rather than marble in a dream connotes humiliation and poverty. If one sees that the gravestones were changed from marble into unfinished stones in a dream, it means an alteration of a will left by the deceased. (Also see Building)

Stoning to death: (See Stoning)

Stoning: (Capital punishment; Cleansing; Curse; Damn; Death; Lapidate) Stoning someone in a dream means insulting him, backbiting him, or it could mean slandering a woman. Stoning someone to death in a dream means purification from sin only when it relates to fulfilling the divine laws.

Storage: (Ferroconcrete; Chaste wife)

Stork: In a dream, a stork represents sociable and sharing people. However seeing a flock of storks gathering in the wintertime in a dream means a meeting of thieves and highway robbers, or it could represent the enemy’s army, cold weather, air pollution, or strong winds. Seeing a dispersed flock of storks in a dream is then a good sign for a traveler, or it could mean returning home from a business trip.

Storm: (See Wind)

Storyteller: In a dream, a storyteller may represent the Imam of a mosque or the Khatib who delivers the Friday sermon. A storyteller in a dream also may represent one’s livelihood, or intestinal and bowel problems, or he could represent travels. If the stories are new, then they mean disturbances in one’s life. If they are stories of chivalry, then they represent a war. A pleasant story one tells to a king, or to authority in a dream represents wealth or great profits that are distributed equitably. As for a merchant, hearing a pleasant story in a dream represents easy and quick profits from his business, and for a craftsman, it represents a sizeable contract or an important new account. (Also see Comedian; Humorist)

Story: (See Storyteller)

Stove: (See Fireplace)

Straight razor: (See Razor)

Strain: Exerting efforts to one’s utmost, or to the point of straining oneself in a dream means the death of a sick person, or it could represent laboring hard to sustain one’s dependents.

Strainer: A strainer in a dream represents a noble servant. (Also see Sieve)

Strand of hair: (Bun; Tuft; Wisp) If a pregnant woman sees a strand of hair in her dream, it means that she will beget a blessed son. A strand of hair hanging over one’s head in a dream means money. Carrying several tufts in a dream represents one’s neighbors. If a woman sees herself having a long strand of hair in a dream, it means that her son will become a leader. If she sees her hair thick in the dream, it means that she will do something that will make her famous. If people see her thick strand of hair, it means that she will be exposed for something wrong she has committed. Black hair represents a respected and handsome-looking husband. If the woman sees herself without a headcover in a dream, it means that her husband has left her and he will not return back to her. If she is not married, it means that she will never marry. If she sees herself having charcoal-colored hair in a dream, it means that she will live from her husband’s wealth or inheritance. (Also see Black hair)

Strangulation: (Hanging) If one strangles himself with his own hands, or if he hangs himself with a rope which he attaches to the ceiling in a dream, it means that he is sufferings from depression, distress, or sorrow. It also could mean that he will not reside in his present house, or in the place where he saw himself strangled. The same interpretation goes for seeing oneself suffering from asphyxia. (Also see Suffocation)

Strap: (See Bond’)

Stratagem: (See Advice)

Straw mat: (See Carpet; Mat)

Straw: In a dream, straw represents richness, prosperity, and a good harvest, for one who gathers straw ends and brings them home. Eating straw in a dream means poverty and hunger. Locking or placing a straw in an unsuitable container such as a safe or a dresser in a dream means depression and destruction of cattle feed. Straw in a dream represents charities. An abundance of straw in a dream also represents a community where the female count exceeds the number of men. Wheat straw in a dream means goodness and trustworthiness. (Also see Wheat straw)

Strawberry mark: (See Birthmark)

Strawberry: (See Mulberry)

Stream: (Brook; Creek; Irrigation; Rivulet; Watering) In a dream, a stream represents the course of one’s livelihood, his source of income, his shop, his trade, travels, and the like interests. A stream in a dream also could mean festering wounds, waterskin, watering irrigation, the resting area on the highway, one’s throat which is the watering access of his body, or it could represent life if it is public property. If it is private property, then it represents the life of the person who digs out such a stream. A stream in a dream also represents a good life or the comfort of its owner. If its water flows over its banks in the dream, then it represents sorrow, crying, or sadness. If one sees a stream flowing through people’s homes in a dream, then such a stream represents a happy life and particularly when its water is colorless and sweet tasting. If one sees himself as the owner of a stream, a spring, or a watercourse that he establishes as a charity in a dream, it means that he will become a leader, a president, or happily serve his community. If one cleans a rivulet then finds it filthy again, or finds it filled with trash in his dream, it represents diarrhea. If he sees water flowing under his feet in a dream, then it means dropsy. If one sees a stream of water running through a town where people are filling their jars, drinking its water, and thanking God for His blessings in a dream, it means that a calamity is removed and is replaced with peace, safety, and tranquility. If the people are inflicted with adversities or a drought, then it means prosperity and rains, food, or money and their merchandise will not stagnate. If the water in the stream is murky, or salty, or running outside its canal, then it represents a coming calamity that will cause mass sufferings, or sicknesses such as cold in the winter and fever in the summer, or it could mean that they will hear bad news about some travelers, or it could represent a richness which is acquired from an unlawful source, or it could mean that he will receive tainted money. If one sees a watercourse flowing only in the direction of his house, then such adversities will be his lot. If one sees a stream flowing in the direction of his house, or garden in a dream, it means a marriage or conceiving a child. A stream of flowing blood rather than water in a dream represents the deviation of one’s wife. If one sees a stream running off its course, or damaging people’s crops in a dream, it means bad news. Blocking the path of a stream in a dream means separation between a husband and a wife, or avoiding a sinful action between unmarried relatives. If one sees himself standing behind a rivulet in a dream, it means that his wife will inherit him. If one sees the water of a stream flowing toward his own home or garden, and if he finds that its water has turned into blood in the dream, it means that someone will marry his wife after him. Drinking fresh water from a rivulet, a stream, or a river in a dream represents the joy of living or longevity. A murky water of a rivulet or a stream in a dream means fright, difficulties, or sickness. Streams in a dream also represent the veins and the blood that flows through the human body. (Also see Fountainhead; Meadow; Spring)

Street vendor: In a dream, if a street vendor is selling woolen garments or golden jewelry, then one’s dream denotes benefits. If he is selling silk merchandise in the dream, then it denotes harm.

Strength: In a dream, strength signifies wealth that is accompanied by an illness.

Stress: In a dream, stress means tightness of income, or it could represent the consequences of one’s wrongdoing or the punishment for his sins.

Stretcher: (Dolly; Litter) In a dream, a stretcher or a dolly represents a hardworking man who earns his livelihood through toiling and suffering. There are no advantages in seeing a stretcher in a dream and particularly if one is brought before a sick person, then it means his death and departure from this world. A stretcher in a dream also represents an abode or a hostel.

Strike: (See Spur)

Striking: (See Punch; Slapping; Spur)

String instruments: Seeing string instruments in a dream means recovering from an illness, or they can represent man’s spinal cord, or his spinal column, strength, sternness, relentlessness, health condition, or physical fitness. Seeing string instruments in a dream also means gaining some understanding about human nature, or the physiology of the human being, or they could represent medicine or astronomy. If a bachelor sees string instruments in his dream, it may mean that he will get married. If a wife sees herself playing a string instrument in her dream, it means that she will put a child in her lap. If one sees himself playing a string instrument in front of the governor’s house in a dream, it means that he will preside over people should he qualify. Otherwise, it could mean that he will piece together or fabricate a story. Seeing a lute or a guitar in a dream denotes no harm if one sees them or intends to hold them, except if one hears their music. Playing or hearing a string instrument in a dream represents lies. Playing them in one’s house in a dream represents a calamity that will befall that family. It is also said that playing such an instrument in a dream also means winning fame and presiding over others, though it could also denote distress for the player. If a string of such an instrument breaks in a dream, it means relaxation and relief from stress. A broken string of a lute or a guitar or similar instrument in a dream represents a precious property that causes its owner a headache. Every time he remembers it, he suffers from heartburn or stomach pain. Seeing such an instrument by a layman or a hardworking person in a dream means consolation and a lesson to learn from life. Seeing it by an insolent person in a dream means further corruption, while if a tyrant or an unjust person sees it in a dream, it means oppressing others, terrorizing them, and cutting them off from their families. (AlsoseeBanjo; Musician)

String: (See String instruments)

Stripped: (See Naked)

Strive: (See Efforts; Struggle)

Stronghold: (See Castle; Citadel; Fortress)

Strudel: (See Pastry)

Struggle: (See Inner-struggle; Jihad; Wrestling)

Strutting: (See Walking)

Stubbornness: (See Obstinacy)

Students’ leader: (See Assistant teacher)

Stuffed fish: (See Stuffed turkey)

Stuffed fowl: (See Stuffed turkey)

Stuffed lam: (See Stuffed turkey)

Stuffed Turkey: (Stuffed fish; Stuffed lam; Stuffing) In a dream, a stuffed turkey means holdings, reserves, profits from an investment, marriage, a festive dinner, or it could mean recovering from an illness. The grease collected in the bottom of a pan in the dream represents the money earned from a woman.

Stuffing: (See Stuffed turkey)

Stumble: (See Tripping; Walking)

Stump: (See Firewood)

Stun: (Stupefy) If one is stunned by someone in a dream, it represents suffering and trouble driven by perfidy and jealousy of the other person.

Stupefy: (See Stun)

Stupid sprout: (See Sprouts)

Stupidity: Acting stupidly in a dream means money or profits. If a farmer acts silly in a dream, it may mean a good harvest for that year. Otherwise, the farmer’s dream could be meaningless.

Submerse: (See Diver; Spy)

Submission: (See Islam; Slave)

Submissiveness: (See Meekness; Humiliation)

Substitute: (See Commutative contract)

Subterranean storehouse: (See Underground granary)

Suburban area: (See City; Village)

Subversive people: (See Tar)

Successors: (See Companions of the Prophet; Companions; Followers; Righteous people)

Suck: (Bleed; Drain; Tap) To suck someone in a dream means to take money from him. Sucking someone’s breast in a dream means swindling money from his wife. Sucking someone’s nose in a dream means taking money from his pocket. Sucking someone’s thigh in a dream means taking money from his clan.

Suckling: (See Breast; Breast-feeding; Milk)

Suds: (See Foam)

Suffocation: (Strangulation) Suffocating in a dream means that one has taken upon himself a responsibility greater than what he can handle, or that he is intimidated into accepting a heavy responsibility, or that he abused a trust or a leadership position. lf his suffocation is caused by an illness in the dream, then it represents a chastisement for sin or injustice he has committed. If his suffering increases to near strangulation and death in the dream, it means that he is required to repay all the benefits he drew from holding such trust. If he dies in his dream as a consequence of his suffocation, it means that he will lose his battle with the owner and become poor. If he comes back to life after dying in the dream, it means that in a while, God Almighty will reinstate him in his position after his trying experience. He also may regain power and bring his opponents to justice. (Also see Strangulation)

Sugar cane: (Cane; Juice; Reeds) In a dream, sugar cane means toiling and suffering, rabbling, or clamor in the area in which it is seen in a dream. Sugar cane in a dream also could represent a noble lineage, acquiring honorable knowledge, or earning a spiritual advancement. Sugar cane in a dream also represents chaste and noble women or pious men. If one sees a field of sugar cane planted in inadequate terrain, then means destruction, ruin, or archaeological excavations that will lead to exposing the past and exhuming the dead, or it could mean a wailing party of women showing their grief and sorrow. A field of sugar cane in a dream also represents the ability to hide something, or to redo something, or to declare war, or it could mean signing a business agreement, a marriage contract, celebrating old times and events, freedom from imprisonment, releasing prisoners, recovering from an illness, or exhuming the dead. Chewing or sucking on a stick of sugar cane in a dream means becoming talkative or repetitive. If one sees himself making juice out of sugar cane in a dream, it means prosperity and wealth. Sugar cane in a dream also represents money that one earns from a stingy person. (Also see Juice; Reed)

Sugar mill: (Mill) A sugar mill in a dream represents success in the world, sufferings, burial, money, usury, the release of prisoners, a bathhouse, a lavatory, discarding what is shameful, waters, spinning, breathing, a college, or a fellowship house. In general, all types of mills represent good news and guidance. (Also see Oil Press)

Sugar: (Kiss; Sweet) Sugar in a dream represents joy, festivities, recovering from an illness, dispelling anxiety, putting worries aside, fulfilling one’s aspirations, reaching one’s goals, completing one’s duty, a noble wife, a blessed son, an intelligent child, or a son who is a genius in all crafts. If sugar is interpreted as money in the dream, then it means lawful money, and if it is interpreted as a man of knowledge, his knowledge is then free from innovation. A piece of sugar candy means a kiss, money, a child, truthfulness, sincerity in words and actions, recovering from an illness, financial comfort after difficulties, or it could represent profits from a farming business, or from collecting the sap from maple trees in season. A large quantity of sugar in a dream means hearsay or vain talk. Selling sugar in a dream may stimulate hypertension or discomfort. (Also see Sugar cane)

Suhur: (arb.) To take the last meal before daybreak during the month of Ramadan in a dream means wearing down one’s enemy, repentance of a sinner, guidance to a disbeliever, or it could mean earning little money. If one thinks that he took such a meal in his dream, it means that he may commit wrongdoing then repent and ask for forgiveness.

Suicide: (See Disbelief; Killing)

Suit of mail: (See Leather shield)

Suitcase: In a dream, a suitcase represents two brothers, two sons, partners, or perhaps it could mean travels. Having a suitcase, buying or receiving one as a gift in a dream means relief from difficulties. A suitcase in a dream also could represent an ambassador. (Also see Sack)

Suite: (See Chamber)

Sulfur: In a dream, sulfur represents a liar or tainted money. If used as a fuel for cooking in a dream, sulfur then means guidance, benefits, and dispelling worries, or distress, because it burns quickly and its smoke dissipates fast.

Sultan: (See King; Sun)

Sun-dried bricks: (See Adobe)

Sun: (King; The Fourth heaven; Planet) In a dream, the sun represents a great king, the vice-regent, a father, a prince, a commander, gold, or a beautiful woman. If one sees himself turned into a sun in a dream, it means that he may receive a dominion that will stretch as far as the radiance one sees in his dream. If one sees himself holding the sun in a dream, it means that he will gain strength and wealth that will come about through someone in the government. If one receives the sun hanging as a necklace in a dream, it means that he will win a seat in the senate. If he goes near the sun or sits inside it in a dream, it means that he will acquire power, wealth, and support. Should he qualify, the stretch of his power will extend between the two horizons he sees in his dream, or it may mean that he will acquire knowledge coupled with fame. If one sees that he owns the sun in a dream, it means that his words will be respected and listened to by someone in authority. If someone in authority sees the sun looking clear and brilliant in the dream, it means that his authority will grow, or that he will assist someone in leadership. Otherwise, it means that he will live happily and acquire lawful wealth. If a woman sees such a dream, it means that she will enjoy her marriage and receive what pleases her from her husband. If the sun rises inside one’s house in a dream, it means that he will receive an important political appointment, or that he should be careful about his association with someone in authority, or it may mean marriage. If the sun rises inside one’s house and lights the entire house in the dream, it means that he will receive honor, dignity, rank, and fame. If a woman sees the sun rising inside her house in a dream, it means that she will marry a wealthy person and that her horizon will expand. The radiance of the sun in a dream means reverence, might, and justice of the ruler of that land. If one sees the sun talking to him in a dream, it means that he will be honored and commended by the governor. If one sees the sun or the moon talking to him, and if he then strolls away with them in the dream, it represents his death. If one sees the sun rising from an unusual direction in a dream, it represents a beneficial knowledge he will acquire. If the sun shines over one’s head and not the rest of his body in a dream, it means that he will receive a prominent responsibility. If its rays rise to shine over his feet and not the rest of his body in the dream, it means a farming project that brings him prosperity and lawful earnings. If the sun discretely shines over one’s belly and without people’s noticing it in the dream, it means that he will be struck with leprosy. If it shines over his chest and not the balance of his body in the dream, it means a sickness. If a woman sees that the sun has embraced her from her neck down in a dream, it means that she will marry a person in authority and for one night only. Should such a person divorce her the next morning, it means that she may become a prostitute. If the sun rises from one’s open belly in a dream, it means his death. If one sees the sun setting and himself walking behind it, it also means death. If one sees himself walking behind the sun in a dream, it means that he will be captured and imprisoned. If one sees the sun turned into an old man in a dream, it means that the governor will become a pious and God-fearing person. Otherwise, if the sun turns into a young man in the dream, it represents his weakness. If one sees blazes of fire straying away from the sun in a dream, it means the impeachment of some members of the governor’s cabinet or someone from his counsel. If one sees the sun turned red in a dream, it means corruption. If it turns yellow in the dream, it means an illness. If it turns black in the dream, it means losses. If one seeks the sun after it sets in a dream, it means that whatever is destined for him whether it be good or bad has passed. If one sees the sun rising at times different than its usual sun rising time in a dream, it means that an uprising against the government will take place in different parts of the country. If one sees himself with the sun in a dream and should he be working in the government, or the army, it means that he will betray his superior or the ruler of that land. Otherwise, it means that his condition will deteriorate and life will turn against him. If the sun has no rays in the dream, it means that the governor or the general of the army will lose respect. If he is an administrator, it means that he will be dismissed from his function. If he is a subject or an employee it means that he will lose his source of income. If a woman sees a sun that has no rays in a dream, it means that her husband will deprive her of her needs. If one sees the sun split in two in a dream, it means losing one’s dominion. If one sees the sun falling down in a dream, it means that a major calamity will befall the inhabitants of the earth. If it falls over the earth in the dream, it means the death of one’s father. Gazing at the sun in a dream means gaining authority and dominion, or presiding over the people of one’s locality. If a traveler sees the sun too bright in a dream, it means that he will return home safely. If one sees the sun rising from the East and setting in the West with a clear brightness in a dream, it means blessings for that land. If one swallows the sun in a dream, it means distress, sorrow, or death. If the sun rises from the West, then it means defamation, exposing the ills of the person seeing it, or divulging a secret. The rising of the sun from the West also means recovering from an illness, and for a businessman, it means profits from that direction, but in general, it may mean revealing a secret, or it could mean a scandal or death. The same interpretation is given if one sees the sun rising from the South to set in the North. If the sun changes its nature in a dream, it means trouble in that land. If one sits under the sun in a dream, it means that he will receive honor and blessed profits. Grabbing some rays of the sun in a dream means receiving undiminishing wealth. The sunrise in a dream also means waking people up to go to work, seeking one’s livelihood, begetting a son, or releasing a prisoner. If one is hiding something, then seeing the sun in his dream means that his secret will be exposed. If one sees the rays of the sun falling over his bed or threatening him in a dream, it means a painful sickness or inflammation of the skin. If the sun rays which are falling over his bed provide him with good energy in the dream, it means a good harvest or good health. If travelers see many suns in the sky in a dream, it means profits and prosperity. Running away from the sun in a dream means that one may leave his wife, or he may run away from the governor of that land or escape from evil. If the sun and the moon meet in one’s dream, it means a royal marriage or a marriage between a beautiful woman and a wealthy man. Clouds covering the rays of the sun in a dream means an illness. If one carries the sun in a bag in a dream, it means money. The sun in a dream also could represent a wise man or a teacher whose company is sought. Otherwise, the sun in a dream could represent, the governor, one’s husband, wife, child, mother, daughter, aunt, father, or grandfather, and the above interpretations will relate to such a person. Whatever happens to the sun in the dream, will then affect such people. If one sees the sun rising, then immediately set in the same direction in a dream, it means a newborn who may die shortly after his birth, returning an ex-prisoner to jail shortly after his release, earning amazing amounts of money, or repenting from sin, reverting to wrongdoing, the return of a bride to her parent’s house immediately after her wedding night, or it could mean reconciliation between husband and wife. If one sees the sun and the moon shining on him in a dream, it means that his parents are pleased with him. If one sees himself prostrating to the sun or the moon in a dream, it means that he will commit an awful sin o r a heinous crime. In a dream, the sun also represents one’s livelihood, earnings, spiritual guidance, following the truth, new garments, or recovering from a serious illness. Seeing many suns in the sky in a dream means the spread of religious innovations. If the brightness of the sun grows beyond normal to become unbearable in the dream, it means adversities. Eating up the sun in a dream means benefiting from its services and prospering from its rays, or that one may become a man of knowledge, a scholar, an astrologer, or a fortuneteller. If the rays of the sun cause burn to someone in a dream, it means that he will fall in love with a beautiful face, or perhaps he will be hurt by someone he adores, or it could mean loss of spiritual direction, or it could be a severe warning about a woman he loves. If a woman sees herself carrying the sun in a dream, it means that she will find a husband, or bear a son. If one sees the sun talking to him in a dream, it means that he will discover a mystery or acquire knowledge about spirits, or he could become a translator, an analyst, or a consultant. Seeing the sun, the moon, and the stars together in a dream denotes adversities, jealousy on the part of one’s own family, or they could denote fear. If the rays of the sunburn the crop in a dream, it means devastation and a plague or rising prices. (Also see Eclipse; Heavens)

Sunshine: (See Light; Sun)

Superciliousness: (Disdain; Haughtiness) For one who desires to earn respect from others, superciliousness in a dream means groveling, servility, toadying, or losing rank.

Supermarket: (See Marketplace)

Supervisor: In a dream, a supervisor represents a seeker of knowledge, remembrance of God Almighty, prayers, family reunion, or marriage of an unwed person.

Supplication: (Imploring; Invocations)In a dream, supplications represent worship, a special prayer, or asking for a specific need. Invocations in a dream mean that one’s needs are satisfied. If one’s supplications are done under dire need, or if they involve strong emotions, sobbing, or grief in the dream, then they represent trying moments in one’s life, or they could mean temptations. Loud or solemn supplications in a dream may indicate a special prayer for rain. If the supplications do not call for God’s favors, or if they are not directed toward Him in the dream, then they represent falsehood. If the supplications are silent in the dream, they could mean that one will beget a blessed son. If one sees a group of people gathering in a circle of prayers, or doing Zikr and invoking the divine attributes in a dream, then they represent a gathering of children, growth, blessings, or waiving away sufferings. If one sees himself praying to God Almighty, or that prayers are invoked on his behalf in a dream, it means happiness and money. Supplications in God’s house or in a mosque in a dream are more beneficial than prayers that are offered anywhere else. If one prays in the dark in a dream, it means that he will be saved from trials. If one sees himself imploring another person in a dream, it means that he fears him. (Also see Prayers; Zikr)

Support: (See Brace; Family support; Pillow; Sponsorship)

Suppository: (See Medicine)

Suppressing one’s anger: (Anger) Suppressing one’s anger in a dream means having good qualities, receiving a commendation, blessings, doing good for those who appreciate and those who do not appreciate good favors. (Also see Anger; Suppressing one’s feelings)

Suppressing one’s feelings: If a sick person sees himself suppressing his feelings, or downplaying his pain and sufferings in a dream, it means that he will shortly recover from his ailment. (Also see Suppressing one’s anger)

Suppression: (See Terrorization)

Surety: (See Guarantee)

Surgery: Surgery in a dream represents the real limb that is operated on in one’s dream. If a young man or a young woman see themselves having an operation where their chest is opened, or having open heart surgery for example in a dream, it means that they are in love. As for elderly people, it means distress. Having a minor surgery on the thumb in a dream means signing a loan. (Also see Body; Chest)

Surrender: (See Islam)

Susan: (Lily of the valley. See Hyacinth)

Suspicion: Being suspicious in a dream means committing a sin.

Swaddle: (Diaper) A swaddle in a dream represents a pregnant woman, a broken bone, or defeating one’s enemy. If one sees his wife swaddled in a piece of cloth and if he unwraps her in a dream, it means that he will divorce her. Seeing a fugitive, a sick person, a traveler, or a prisoner swaddled in a dream may not purport advantages or a favorable end.

Swagger: (See Ghee; Prance; Write; Writer)

Swallow: (Zool, Starling) A swallow in a dream represents money, a blessed man, a blessed woman, or an intelligent and a learned boy. Catching a swallow in a dream means seizing what is unlawful for one to take. A house filled with swallows in the dream represents lawful earnings. A swallow in a dream is also interpreted to represent a man of good character, and who is pious and amicable. Helping a swallow in a dream means that one may assist a kind person in his life. Catching a swallow in a dream also means being unjust toward one’s wife. Eating a swallow in a dream represents a fight. If one sees swallows flying away from his house in a dream, it means that his wife or a relative will abandon him, or separate from him and travel away from that town. In general, swallows and starlings in a dream represent people who are financially comfortable, or they could represent death, grief, good deeds, movement, chanting, benevolence, or weddings. Seeing a swallow in a dream also may mean marriage to a trustworthy woman, or it could represent a good household manager. If one is transformed into a swallow in a dream, it means that thieves will rob his house. Seeing a dead swallow in a dream is a warning to revert one’s actions and to engage in doing good.

Swallowing: To swallow something one is chewing in a dream means debts, or collectors demanding their money. To swallow dust or sand in a dream means poverty, giving someone a warning look, greed, or it could mean bribing someone in authority. (Also see Chewing; Food)

Swan’s meat: Eating swan’s meat in a dream means benefits drawn from pious and religious people. (Also see Dusk; Meat)

Swathe: (See Wrap up)

Sweat: (See Perspiration)

Sweeping the floor: (Cleaning; Sanitation) Sweeping the floor, or caring for the floor matt or carpet in a dream means to care for one’s community or family. Sweeping dirt or cleaning a floor in a dream means financial benefits for people who do that professionally. Sweeping someone else house in a dream means receiving money from him. If a rich person sees himself sweeping a floor in a dream, it means poverty or the loss of a business. (Also see Cleaner; Garbage; Sanitation; Trash collector)

Sweet almond: (See Almond)

Sweet fragrance: (See Smell)

Sweet marjoram: (See Marjoram)

Sweet water: (See Euphrates)

Sweets maker: (Baker; Pastry chef) A pastry chef in a dream represents a man of knowledge, catering a wedding, vesting ranks of authority, or children. A sweets maker in a dream also represents a good and gentle person, a compiler of literary works, a scientist, a slanderer, or an agitator. (Also see Sweets)

Sweets shop: In a dream, a sweets shop represents faith in God Almighty and submission to His will.

Sweets: Seeing or eating sweets in a dream indicates one’s sincerity in his religious attendance, the release of a prisoner, arrival of a traveler, recovery of a sick person, the marriage of an unwed person, guidance, repentance, learning the Qur’an, buying new clothing for one’s children, having a loyal servant, or earning blessed monies. Seasonal sweets in a dream represent witnessing an annual festival or the reinstatement of a just ruler. To feel saturated with sweets in a dream means self-conceit, lies, or it could mean extolled, or speaking nice words. Eating sweets in a dream also means suffering from cold symptoms. Though, eating fermented sweets or preserves in a dream may represent a cure. If a sweet is made from the basic four ingredients (i.e., honey, sugar, flour and manna or dates, or other fillings) in a dream, it means happiness, longevity, or escaping from the consequences of dangerous business ventures in with greed. As for a believer, eating sweets in a dream means tasting the blessings of one’s faith, though, for a disbeliever, it means indulging in the pleasures of this world. (Also see Pastry; Seasonal sweets; Sweets maker)

Swelling: Swelling in a dream means an increase in one’s earnings or earnings that will be quickly spent, or it could mean an increase in one’s knowledge. Swelling in a dream also signifies pride, self-adulation, or a hidden claim. If swelling from inflammation subsides in a dream, it means the return of a traveler, calming the fury of an angry person, controlling the exasperation of an outraged person, things returning to normal, appeasement of a repulsive person or loss of one’s job. (Also see Pimple)

Swells: (See Waves)

Swerving: (See Cave)

Swimmer: A swimmer in a dream represents someone who strives to serve his superiors or people in the government, though little is what he can offer. (Also see Swimming)

Swimming: (Employment; Knowledge; Prison) If a man of knowledge sees himself swimming in the ocean in a dream, it means that he will attain his goals. If he enters the water of the ocean then comes back to the shore in a dream, it means that he will commence his path of seeking knowledge then abandons it. Swimming in a dream also means going to jail. Swimming on the sand in a dream means that one may be incarcerated; that his living conditions in his jail will be constricted, and that he will suffer in his prison from hardships equal to the difficulties he encounters during his swim in the dream. If one sees himself swimming inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will work for a ruthless, wicked, and unjust employer who will entrap him in his service through a business deal. Consequently, God Almighty will help him out of his entanglements. If one is afraid of swimming in the dream, it means that he is scared of someone in authority. If he runs away from swimming in a dream, it means that he will escape from him. If one sees himself entering waters where he can swim successfully in a dream, it means that he will engage in a major project, lead an important job, or acquire authority and power. If one swims on his back in a dream, it means that he will repent for a sin. If he swims in the sea and finds its water stagnant in the dream, it means that he will serve someone in authority, though his job will bring him nothing but trouble and the wrath of his employer. If he still manages to cross the sea in his dream, it means that he will escape from dangers his employment could inflict upon him. If he swims with fear in a dream, it means trouble, imprisonment, or a sickness he will endure depending on the type of needed efforts or distance he has to cross. Should he think in the dream that he will not be able to make it, then it means his death. If he shows courage during his swim in the dream, it means that he will be able to escape from such a dangerous job. Troubled waters in a dream mean adversities. Swimming successfully across troubled waters in a dream means overcoming one’s adversities. Any sea or agitated waters in a dream represent the authorities or the state, whether it be a swamp, a lake, a pond, a sea, or an ocean. If one sees himself drowning in a river, or a lake, then if he is carried by others and laid on dry land motionless like a fish in a dream, this also means trials and adversities. If one is saved from drowning before he wakes up from his sleep in the dream, it means that he will triumph over his trials. Otherwise, if he dies from it in the dream, it means that he may die from such adversities. If during his swim one meets a ship that pulls him out of the waters, or to which he holds or grabs, it also means escape from adversities. If one drowns in the dream, it means that he may die as a martyr, though having previously indulged in many sins. To walk on water, whether it is the sea or a river in a dream means good spiritual standing, religious assiduousness, and strong faith and determination. Walking on water in a dream also could be interpreted as ascertaining something about which one may have doubt, or placing one’s trust in God Almighty before embarking on a dangerous trip. (Also see Air)

Swindle: (See Chisel; Crow)

Swine: (Pig) In a dream, a swine represents an avowed and fierce enemy who is perfidious, worrisome, anxious, who does not act upon what he says, and who lies and tricks people. Riding a swine in a dream means that he will earn a large sum of money. If one eats it raw, cooked, or broiled in the dream, it means that he swallows unlawful money, or knowingly eats impermissible food. Walking like a swine in a dream means turning quick profits from an investment or a business, or it could mean that one will acquire what his heart desires. A wild pig in a dream is a sign of severe cold weather, Eating ham in a dream carries benefits for all people, though it is unlawful for Muslims. If one sees a pig in his bed in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery. Little pigs in a dream represent adversities and distress for their owner, or for the person seeing the dream. A domesticated swine in a dream means good harvest, prosperity, or satisfying one’s needs and desires. Seeing a swine in a dream also may mean presiding over people of opposing or diverse opinions, or it could mean divorce, evil happenings, spendthrift, acquiring demonic nature, earning illegal money, or having a large progeny. If a pig causes harm to someone in a dream, it represents the perfidy of one’s rival. Swine’s milk in a dream represents a heartbreaking loss of money, or it could mean committing a major sin. If one sees little pigs entering his house in a dream, it represents an official inspection of one’s private life. If one sees himself kicking little pigs out of his house in a dream, it means that he will resign from working for the government. Swing: (Toy) To see oneself in a dream swinging on a rope means faltering in one’s faith. Swinging on a suspended seat in a dream also means heedlessness, or looking at random in search of true religion.

Swiss chard: (See Chard)

Swoon: (See Faint)

Sword hilt: (See Knife handle)

Sword: (Blade; Power; Scabbard) In a dream, a sword represents a son, a king, a clan, a tribe, a farm, a property, or a woman. If a sword is interpreted as power, then it means diligence, and if it is interpreted as words, it means clarity of speech. If it is interpreted as one’s father, then it represents the father’s pride in his son. If one’s sword is weighing heavy and is being dragged with difficulty in the dream, it means an appointment that is difficult to bear, though one will draw benefits from it. If one hands his wife the blade in the dream, it means that she will bear a son. If he hands her the sword sheathed in the dream, it means that she will bear a daughter. An iron sword in a dream represents a son. A brass sword in a dream means a rich son. A lead sword in a dream means an effeminate son. A wooden sword in a dream means a son who is a hypocrite, and a tarnished sword in a dream represents an unattractive son. To draw out one’s sword from its sheath in a dream could represent some words one is prepared to say. If the sword is sharpened, bright, and scintillating in the dream, it means that his words will be sweet and true. If it looks rusted or tarnished in the dream, it means that his words will be harsh and false. If the sword is heavy in the dream, it means that he will say words that are even heavy on him to bear. If the sword has a crack in the dream, it means that his words will be rejected, and his intention will vex. If one’s sword falls to the floor in the dream, it means that one may divorce his wife. If one’s sword is seen laying beside him in the dream, it means that he is a man of authority. If the loop or the belt breaks and the sword falls in the dream, it means a loss of one’s power. If the hilt breaks in the dream, it may mean the death of one’s wife. If one is given a sheath without a sword in a dream, it means that he will keep something in trust. If the handle of one’s sword breaks in the dream, it means that either one’s father, uncle, aunt, or mother may die shortly. If the blade breaks in the dream, it means that one’s servant or assistant-worker may die shortly. If one sees swords flying in the air in a dream, they represent a plague. A sword in a dream also could represent one’s anger or his tight financial circumstances. Swallowing a sword in a dream means gathering the spoils of war. If a sword swallows someone in a dream, it means a snakebite. In a dream, the sheath of a sword represents a woman. Hitting someone with a sword in a dream means insulting him with harsh words. Sheathing one’s sword in a dream means marriage. If the blade ceases to cut in a dream, it means that one’s words will bear no weight. If one is hit with a sword, and if he loses his hand, his leg, or receives wounds in the dream, it means having an argument that involves one’s father, son, or brother, etcetera, depending on which limb and what member of one’s family it represents. If one’s head is cut off with a sword in a dream, it means that the one who received the blow will triumph over the one who beheaded him or receive benefits through him. If one’s body is dismembered with a sword in a dream, it means that he may travel far, or that his progeny will disperse across the land. A sword in a dream also represents wealth, power, or knowledge. Waving a sword during a duel in a dream means becoming known in one’s field or profession. (Also see Duel; Knife)

Sycamore tree: bible. Fig tree; Mulberries tree; Maple tree) In a dream, this large shade tree represents beneficial and lawful earnings that keep multiplying. A sycamore tree in a dream also represents a rich and strong person who benefits others. A sycamore tree in a dream also could be interpreted as a beautiful and rich woman, or it may represent suffering from heart disease

or sight problems. (Also see a Mulberry tree; Tree)

Sycophancy: (See Adulation; Flattery)

Sycosis: (See Plague)

Sympathy: (See Condolences)

Synagogue: (See Church; Temple)

Syphilis: (Piper; Venereal disease)

Syrup vendor: (See Bartender)

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