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Are thoughts of death and death dreams a sign from Allah?

lonely man, losing her,Hello,

I’ve been recently reading about dream interpretations online and some of the dreams, especially the ones interpreted as "nearing death" signs in Islam have been stuck in my head. For example, teeth growing on one's heart and seeing your mom give birth to you.

I can’t seem to stop thinking about them and now I’m scared that because I keep thinking about them, I’ll actually end up dreaming them, as dreams are sometimes linked to your constant thoughts.

What do I do about this problem? How do I know that if I dream them, if it’s a "sign" or merely from my thoughts?

Before anyone misjudges and says that I am overreacting and need to get a hold of myself, I would like to say that I have been diagnosed with anxiety, specifically death anxiety and showing symptoms of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

Please try to understand me and send me helpful tips. Thank you in advance yet again.

-Tala


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  1. Hi Tala

    I would like to suggest being a Psychotherapist that these are not signs from Allah, it is what you have been diagnosed with. This can be treated and is completely manageable if you see a therapist. Its very important that you see a therapist and cure it without taking medicines. Everything shall be fine Inshallah, once you begin to see a specialist who can treat OCD but not a Psychiatrist. Go for therapists who specialize in OCD . Goodluck!

    • Thank you for your suggestion. Hopefully I’ll get better.

      I wanted to tell you about a dream that I got which is bothering me. I want an interpretation to it, if it had one. I couldn’t find one online on my own.

      In the dream my dad told me that I was to get married to my cousin- I wasn’t told which one- and I wasn’t happy about it, so I went to my room, got ready for the wedding, but before we left to the ceremony/wedding, I escaped alongside my mom and brothers to my grandmothers house.

      What’s been bothering me is that I read somewhere that if a girl sees herself on her way to her groom and doesn’t make it, her death is near, but in my dream, it’s not that I was unable to reach him. I purposely avoided going there. I was never on my way to him or my wedding. I know going to him and being unable to reach him and avoiding him are 2 different things, but my thoughts keep telling me, “ what if your dream means you didn’t reach him?” It bothering me a lot.

      My dream is different than the interpretation I read online, right? It’s just my thoughts and anxiety trying to convince me otherwise, right?

      Does my dream have any meaning?

  2. First, stop reading these dream interpretation websites. They have no actual knowledge, and just speculate. Some of them try to make money from it. Most if it is pure nonsense.

    Just take your dreams as they come. Don't get uptight about them. I am a dreamer, I have all kinds of strange and fascinating dreams. On a few occasions my dreams have come true. But more often not. I just take them as interesting stories. If there is a lesson I can derive from a dream, then I do. But no one can say definitively, the dream means this or that.

    Please try not to get hung up on it or let it worry you.

    Wael
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

    • Thank you for your reply. I will stop using online resources and take your advice.

      I have something I want to ask you. I have this feeling that something bad will happen on September 2nd or that I will die on it. I don’t know why, but thinking about that day make me anxious and worried. It was worse a few hours ago and now the anxiety and worry subsided, but I can’t brush the feeling that it will be a bad day off. Is it shaytan? A result of my constant thoughts about death? Or from Allah?

      I can’t relax and keep thing about that day.
      It started because I was talking to a friend about my plans on that day and then thought “I’m might day on that day” and since then I can’t stop thinking about it. My cheeks flushed, I couldn’t relax, I clenched my jaw. It was horrible and now since I relaxed a little I can talk about it.

      Does it hold a meaning? Or from my thoughts?

      • Tala, it sounds like a fear that you created from your own thoughts. Whatever will happen to you on that day (which is probably nothing unusual) is from your Qadar, and you cannot change it. But if you are very worried, then maybe just plan to spend the day at home. Read, watch a movie, eat some ice cream, do your prayers and relax.

        Or if you think it will relieve your stress, then go out with some friends on that day to the park or something.

        But I really think it is nothing. Only Allah can see the future.

        Wael
        IslamicAnswers.com Editor

        • Thank you for your thoughtful answer, I will try my best to relax and forget the thought and push it to the back of my mind. Insha’Allah nothing bad will happen and it will pass without any problems.

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