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Dreams and Dreaming in Islam

  • Marcia Hermansen


In my overview of approaches to dreams and dreaming in Islam, I focus primarily on hermeneutic questions about the practice of dream interpretation. As the passage cited above suggests, the idea that there is a factual meaning or indication to a dream is assumed in the tradition. However, the interpretive process, the contextualization of dream and dreamer, and the relation between them are all factors of successful exegesis. This is foundational in approaching Islamic understandings of dreams and dreaming.


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