A thread on dreams and their meanings:
Teeth falling out means outliving your fellows, but if you’re collecting fallen teeth it means lots of kids and descendants.
However if in the dream you die, are washed, carried, but not buried, then you will be victorious.
Dreams of the angel of death are a sign of what is to come, but with blessing.
Pitching a tent or building a house in the air means sudden death of someone ill.
Ascending into the clouds means death but is a blessing.
A puppy however means a beloved child. A white puppy means the child will grow up to be a believer.
If a cat is stealing something from you, it means you’ll have to pay a fine.
Water according to some means expansion of business, but others say it means fitna. Rain however is aid, mercy & blessing from God.
Drinking water from a cup or spring means glad tiding of pregnancy
Crows means poverty but according another scholar could mean a corrupt person
Seeing a happy dead person means they are pleased with their reward in the afterlife
A scorpion an enemy that attacks you with words.
Ibn Qutaybah on the other hand says there are 9 different methods of interpretation-
2. Ta’wil bil ma’na- interpretation through meaning. If you are given a drink then you will have children because water is a blessing and gives sustenance.
4. Ta’wil bil Hadith- Interpretation through prophetic tradition. Eg. Muhammad called crows corrupt so that’s what they mean in dreams
6. Ta’wil bil did wal maqlub- Interpretation through opposites. Eg. Giving birth means death and death means giving birth.
The last two methods of dream interpretation have to do w/ timing. Eg The most truthful dreams are seen right before dawn
ru’yaa- true dreams and visions
nafsi- dreams from the ego/humors/confused mind
hulum-dreams of evil and temptation from djinn and shaiytan.