Who Can be A Dream Interpreter?
In Islamic dream interpretation, Some dream interpreters agree that dreams are seen by the soul and are understood by one’s consciousness. Shaikh Abdul Ghani Nabulsi explains in his book Ta’atir-ul Anum that “the soul resides within one’s heart, and the functions of the heart are dictated by one’s brain. When one falls asleep, his soul becomes like an extended ray of light, or like a sun, where he can see what the angel of dreams reveals to him through the effulgent light of his Lord. When one’s senses come to wakefulness, it is as though a cloud has come to cover the sunlight. When one wakes up, he may remember through his soul what the angel of dreams has shown him.” Someone said: “Spiritual feelings are greater than one’s physical awareness.
For the soul represents the truth, and the senses can only recognize what is physically perceivable.” For a dream interpreter, it is also necessary to know that the soil is different from one land to another because each soil is watered by a different quality of water. That is why dream interpretation may vary from one land to another.
Why a Woman Can’t Interpret the Dream?
As we explained earlier, dream interpretation requires a concise knowledge that must be based on the fundamentals of one’s religion, inner spiritual values, and moral and cultural traditions. Dreams also are influenced by the atmospheric condition of the land and culture. For example, if one who lives in a hot country sees snow or hail in his dream, it means rising prices or drought. On the other hand, if one lives in a cold country and sees snow, rain, and hail, it means a good harvest and prosperity. Women don’t fulfil the above mentioned requirements, that’s why a woman can’t be a dream interpreter.