The interpretation of dreams has always provoked interest in all societies, even in secular ones like ours. From the dreams of prophet Joseph and Nebuchanezzer down through the ages to our time there has been no community which has not regarded dreams as messages to be decoded so that their meaning can be understood and benefited from in the spiritual world as well as in the temporal domains. Islamic society is no exception to this rule and dreams have always constituted one of the elements which Muslims have used to regulate their lives. Indeed Islam has the incorporated this in the practise of istikara, or seeking the best path to take, which includes the believer hoping to see a response to his request for guidance in a dream.
Ibn Sirin | 159 pg PB