The Interpretation of Dreams has always provoked interest in all societies, even in secular ones like ours. From the dreams of the Prophet Joseph and Nebuchanezzer down through the ages to our own 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 as well as 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 incorporated this in a practice of Istikhara, or Seeking the best path to take, which includes the believer hoping to see a response to his request for guidance in a dream.
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