Shaykh Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullaah Al-Shaykh said:
“The interpreters of Ru’yas, on the other hand, should fear Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) and beware of engaging in this field without sufficient knowledge, because interpreting a Ru’ya is like giving a Fatwa… Having said this, the field of interpreting dreams has expanded to the extent that there are now special programs on satellite channels, phone lines that reply to inquiries from the public, columns in newspapers and magazines, and places in clubs that aim to attract people and unjustly consume their wealth. All these practices are a great evil and trifle with this type of knowledge, which is part of prophethood. Once Malik (may Allah be merciful to him) was asked if it was permissible for any person to interpret Ru’ya, to which he replied: “Is prophethood to be played with?” Malik added: “Only those well-versed in interpreting Ru’ya should do so. If it bears glad tidings, one can narrate it; but if it bears an evil omen, one should say something good or else remain silent.” He was further asked: “Should one interpret it as glad tidings although he knows that it bears an evil omen, as the saying goes: It (a dream) will be realized as interpreted?” He replied: “No, Ru’ya is one part of prophethood which cannot be played with.” All Muslims should cooperate in preventing this evil, every one according to their capacity.
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman