What Is the Wisdom behind Not Telling Others about Our Bad Dreams?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


I would like to ask about the wisdom behind the hadith (which I believe is in Sahih Bukhari), where the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) teaches us that good dreams come from Allah and bad dreams are from the Shaytan and that we should take refuge in Allah from it and shouldn’t tell anyone about it.


In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate.

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

Among the wisdom behind not mentioning bad dreams is that the source of bad dreams is either our fears and concerns or the whispering of the Shaytan. None of these harm us in any way, by the Mercy of Allah.

Instead, we seek refuge in Allah, act on the sunnas related to bad dreams, and have complete trust in Allah (Most High).


And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a recognized specialist scholar in the Islamic sciences, having studied under leader scholars from around the world. He is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance.

Shaykh Faraz stands as a distinguished figure in Islamic scholarship. His journey in seeking knowledge is marked by dedication and depth. He spent ten years studying under some of the most revered scholars of our times. His initial studies took place in Damascus. He then continued in Amman, Jordan.

In Damascus, he was privileged to learn from the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas. Shaykh Adib al-Kallas was renowned as the foremost theologian of his time. Shaykh Faraz also studied under Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi in Damascus. Shaykh Hassan is recognized as one of the leading Hanafi jurists of our era.

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