Since childhood I have been fascinated by the whole concept of dreams and it continues to be a topic of immense interest for me. People close to me are perhaps of the view I am paranoid and take my dreams too seriously.I guess all of us have our own obsessions and I have all the reasons to be obsessed.
So with the passage of time InshahAllah i'll share my findings on different aspects of dreams.The sources of my finding includes:
-The dictionary of dreams and their meanings by Richard Craze ;
-Dreams and Interpretations by Allamah Muhammad Biin Sireen(R.A);
In practically every age and culture, dreams have fascinated and puzzled us and we have searched for countless ways to understand their significance and to interpret their meanings. There is a famous story told by the philosopher Chuang-tzu(399-295BC). While sleeping he had a dream in which he dreamt he was a butterfly.He could fly and land on flowers, drawing up nectar and feeling the warmth of the sun on his wings.The dream was so vivid that when he woke he couldn't decide who he was: was he a man dreaming he was a butterfly, or could he be a butterfly dreaming he was a man?
When we sleep we drift into another dimension, a dimension that is not bound by space or time.In this magical land the impossible becomes possible, and the nonsensical appears perfectly plausible.This is the land of dreams, a mysterious shape-shifting world where boundaries dissolve and merge, so that when we wake it can take a moment to distinguish between what is a dream and what is not.
Dreams are from the inner world, having their own internal logic and subjective meaning amd are as valid in their own way as what is happening in the world "out there".