Great Book of Interpretation of Dreams

The Great Book of Interpretation of Dreams (Tafsir al-Ahlam al-kabir) attributed to the 7th century scholar Ibn Sirin which was originally compiled in the 15th century by al-Dārī under the title Selection of Statements on the Exegesis of Dreams.[1]

The typology of categorization of dreams in Arabic literature of dream interpretation is noted for it close adherence to orthodox theological categories, and assumes an intimate relationship between dreaming and conventional expressions of devotional religious piety. Traditional Arabic books of dream-interpretation were composed by theologians.


The Great Book of Interpretation of Dreams is in 59[2] chapters, thus:


  1. ^ Maria Mavroudi, A Byzantine Book on Dream Interpretation, Brill, 2002, pp. 27-28.
  2. ^ Yehia Gouda : Dreams and Their Meanings in the Old Arab Tradition. Vantage Pr, NY, 1991. pp. 21-25

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