Meaning: Seeing yourself in jail in a dream in Islam

Sometimes Seeing yourself getting arrested or being in jail or prison is a terrifying dream which has a special meaning as per Islam.

The General Meaning

As per Islam, seeing a jail in a dream indicates one of the following;

  • The long life of the person.
  • Getting reunited with the beloved ones.
  • A safe journey.

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Imprisoned by will

Seeing yourself imprisoned by your will in a dream is a sign of getting protected from sins and bad people.

A sick person in Jail

As per Ibn Sirin, the greatest dream interpreter of Islam, if a sick person sees himself in Jail in a dream, it could be positive or negative;

  • Leaving the prison indicates health improvement.
  • Entering the Jail means Death.
  • If you see such a dream, make sure to offer some sadaqah as soon as possible.

Seeing an Open Jail

If a prisoner sees an open jail or a hole in the walls of the prison in a dream, it is a sign of getting freedom. 

Swimming on the Sand

Swimming on the sand in a dream is an indication of being arrested and jailed as per Islam.

  • His life as a prisoner would be a difficult one.
  • He will face hardships equivalent to the hardships he caught himself in while swimming on the sand.

Disclaimer: The material used for the interpretation of dreams has been extracted from the Ibn Sirin book for dream interpretations. You can read the book here.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.