What Does it mean to Dream of a Snake in Islam – Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Incident – Walking Over Snakes — A man bought a farmland. One night, he saw his nephew in his farm walking over snakes. In the morning, he asked a dream interpreter about it, and the latter replied: “If your dream is true, the land you bought is fertile, and whatever you plant therein will come to life.” Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

Incident – a bag filled with Snakes and Scorpions — A person related his dream to Ibn Sirin (RA) saying that he had seen himself carrying a bag filled with snakes and scorpions. The Imaam interpreted the dream saying that he had one something as to cause the wicked people to hate him. He said: “Yes, I have been appointed by the Sultan to collect taxes from the Arabs. This has caused them to hate me”. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

Snake — Black snakes and pythons in a dream represent army generals. Water snakes in a dream represent money. If one sees his garden covered with snakes in a dream, it means that its trees will bear fruits and exceed the normal crop. A snake coming out of its hole in a dream represents a son. A snake leaving one’s house in a dream means its destruction or demolition. Killing a snake in a dream means marriage. Tapeworms or other intestinal worms in a dream represent one’s relatives and their children. Seeing snakes eating on one’s table in a dream means separation between friends. Desert snakes in a dream represent highway robbers. In general a snake or a serpent in a dream represent jealousy, envy, perfidy, swindling people’s properties, deceit and an avowed enmity. (Also see Belt; Sting) Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

Snake — Killing a snake in a dream and staining one’s hands with its blood means destroying one’s enemy. A snake in one’s dream also represents a rich enemy, for its poison means money. If one sees snakes being killed in the streets in a dream, it means a war. A small snake in a dream represents a little child. Hunting snakes in a dream means tricking or deceiving one’s enemies. A black snake in a dream represents a strong enemy. A white snake in a dream represents a weak enemy. If one sees a snake talking to him and saying nice words to him in a dream, it means enjoying pleasant moments with one’s adversary, or benefiting at the hands of one’s enemy. If the snake talks harshly to him in a dream, it means suffering from tyranny and oppression caused by one’s enemy. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

Snake — Becoming a snake in a dream means being contemptible against one’s own religion. Seeing oneself as a half-snake half-human in a dream means being able to neutralize half of the enemy’s power. Discovering a snake skin which is made from gold in a dream means that one will discover a hidden treasure. If a snake swallows someone in a dream, it means that he will reach a powerful position. If one sees a snake sitting over his head in a dream, it means that he will earn the respect of people in authority. A field which is covered with snakes in a dream represents a destructive rain. A snake with a horn in a dream represents a profitable business. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

Snake — (Boy; Contemptible person; Enemy; Hidden treasure; Idolatry; Innovators; Power; Unjust ruler; Woman) A snake in dream represents a person who lives in a valley. A snake in a dream also means enmity from one’s in-laws or children, or it could represent the evil and jealousy of one’s neighbor. A sleeping snake in a dream means a sleeping enemy. As for an unjust person, a water snake in a dream means receiving help, or it could represent a verdict. Owning a snake in a dream means gaining power and authority. Its flesh represents enemy money, or it could mean joy. If one sees himself wearing the skin of a snake in a dream, it means that he will unmask his enmity toward others.


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55 replies

  1. Assalam alaikum rehmatullah. I saw a snake in my dream, brown 2 cobras, near my friends house,, me and my friend rush to see them, i asked my wife to come and see the snakes, later on me and friend assume that may be they come from a hole and we starter digging the.. Please suggest what kind of dream was that

    • sorry, I am not really qualified to interpret it. However, I would say that the snakes did not attack you, so you might not be in danger. But still: always good to give Sadaqa and pray for Allah’s protection and guidance and blessings for this life and the next.

  2. Assalamu alaikum I saw in my dream one large green snake with patches on came out from pipe and my one of the brother ( who I don’t believe that he has well wishes for me .😄 I have always been in doubt about him ) cought that snake and offered me to hold and carry to the his destination. But snake was angry and his mouth was wide open and I was scared to hold him and suddenly the snake attacked on my right hand shoulder very harshly. As soon as he attacked I woken up from my sleep and scared and also I was feeling my right hand shoulder very heavy and uncomfortable ( felt that something had happened on same area ) . I am really scared 😦 ,can you plz help me to interpret ?

    • I am not really qualified to interpret any dream. I am just a humble editor. In any case, it does look that you need to be careful. Pray and give sadaqa please.

      • Thanks for reply ,
        I couldn’t sleep after that and searched other website and nearly interpret my dream ( it seems singe of jealousy who harmed me or going to harm in future .) This dream doesn’t seems good to me 😒 really worried . May Allah protect me from Evil act .

      • the website for interpretation is http://www.myislamicdream.com did you visit that? But, as you will see, even with that website sometimes there are many different meanings and we humble individuals will not know which one will apply to our case.

      • Asslamuwalekum , Allah hr shaks pr apni rahmat bnaye rkhe inshallallah. Kl raat hi muje ek behad dra dene wala kyab aaya kyoki agr vo mere liye aaya hota to beshaq m smz leti lekin muje kl raat jlal k waqt k bad me sone lgi aur muje dikha ki me meri ammy abbu aur bhaijaan So rhe h ek room me Me apne bhaijaan se be intaha mohabbat krti hu vo mere liye bhohot kaas h To hm do hi bhai bhen h Ab muje ye dikha ki Mere pass nhi mere bhai niche bistr pr abbu.k saath so rhe h achanak unke pass thodi dur ek saap aa gya aur vo unhe bs ghorre ja rha tha me uthi aur mene dekha sbko ittala kiye beger me gyi aur mene uski grdn means jo muh rhta h vo pkd liya mene use feka bhii lekin vo bhaiya k pass waps aa gya aur bs unhe dekhe jaa rha tha aur me again and again uska muh pkd ke use bori me daaal rhi hu vo vha se gayab ho rha h , Please meri madad kriye mere bhai meri zindagi hai , unke saath kuch hone wala h ya nhi hm ab aage kya kre masum baccho ki dawat kre , Sadaka de
        jarurt mand logo ki madad kre , btayi aur amaan bhaiya k liye dua jarur kriye gha.

      • My sister saw a grey snake which was my pet and it just went down my bedroom but it didn’t attacked anyone what does this means

  3. I did visit https://sites.google.com/view/green2fish/snake-dream-interpretation-islam which was explaining more .

    Yes even I am bit confused, I didn’t see snake 🐍 biting me in my dream. I just saw “ as soon as my brother caught him he Open his mouth widely and angrily I was scared to see him and suddenly he attacked on my right hand shoulder. As soon as he attacked I woken up in scary way and feeling right hand shoulder like something happened there 😀. I don’t know what kind of dream it is but bit scared after that . May Allah protect me .

    • in http://www.myislamicdream.com it says:

      Snail � A snail in a dream means that one will move away from his place or town. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

      HOWEVER, please note that dream interpretation is not an ‘exact science’. Things can change with prayers. Give Sadaqat and pray. But who knows, it might mean a better future ? May Allah be our support at all times.

      • anyway, please let us know any update, for instance in case you really do ‘move away’ ?

  4. hi, if I saw Black snakes and pythons in a dream it says that it means Army generals! but what does that mean? it only says army generals

  5. i have someone with me in that dream we drive a car and we pass the snake .. thats nothing to the snake.. whats the meaning of it?

  6. I dreamt that I saw snake, it was just sitting down in one corner of my room. It moved it head a little bit buh I was really afraid cause I’m ophidiophobic in reality. Then I saw my kid brother playing with one, kind of small. Then I told him to stop playing with. He came into the room with it. Please what does it mean?

    • First of all I have to tell you that I am not really qualified to interpret dreams. I am just giving you an idea. I feel that as the snake did not harm you it should not be such a bad dream. But please give Sadaqa and pray to Allah for protection for yourself and your family. May Allah be our Protector at all times.

    • you may go to http://www.myislamicdream.com and enter ‘black snake’. You will note that there are different meanings. Difficult for us normal mortals to be sure of the meaning without Ibn Sirin interpreting it. – Generally speaking a snake may mean an enemy (but has other meanings too). As the snake did not bit you the meaning should not be too bad. Anyway, please give Sadaqat and pray to Allah for protection!

  7. i had a dream where my house was full of snakes. me and my father were trying to get them out, every time we tried there would be even more snakes. so we gave up but i would still try and from nowhere a big cobra snake attacked and bite me. I felt the venom changing the color of my blood. I would scream as loud as i can for help from my father. can you please help me find the meaning of this inshallah i fell like its a meaning full dream and i want to really know what this means. may allah bless everyone

      • Aslm.i saw a white snake in my dream,it was like halfway in the ground ..someome and i would walk pass a street ..when it finally came out it was in the house and biting my big toe,or almost biting it ,i woke up from my dream with a big scare ,what does it mean,please?

      • please go to http://www.myislamicdream.com and enter ‘snake’. In any case please give sadaqa and pray that Allah will protect you at all times. (I pray for you too). ONE QUOTE: Possessing a Beautiful White Snake � He will acquire fortunes from the treasures of the king. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin in any case, please give Sadaqa

    • I am not a qualified dream interpreter. could be that the enemy is harmless? Anyway, always good to give Sadaqa !

  8. Assalamu alaikum. I saw in my dream one large Red snake with patches on came towards me. his mouth was wide open and I was very scared and suddenly the snake tries to attack my right Leg, with the help of Sticks I pushed away.it’s gone. I am really scared can you plz help me to interpret?

  9. Asalaamuailakum I dreamt of a snake that bit me and then transformed into a human baby and I decided to take care of the baby

  10. In my dream me and a cousin I haven’t talked to in a while (who I used to be close with when I was younger) were walking on a field and saw a bunch of dead snakes, and the we noticed we had been bit by snakes prior to when we saw them in the field without knowing! What does this mean? My mother says it means an enemy is out to get me.

    • As they are dead now they wont. (but I am not really qualified to say so. Please pray and give Sadaqa)

  11. i saw a dream where there is a white and black striped snake on the surface of water in the undeground water tank of my house

  12. Asalaam Aleikum i had a dream about multiple snakes sorrounding me but i escaped but one followed me a yellow cobra i dont remember well but it was either protecting me or destroying my chances of escape

    • Assalam Alaykum
      i had a dream of a big green snake, attacking us in a house we re all students. we close all doors but the owner of the snake told me come out it is not after you it is after the rest so come out it wont hurt you. I search for my trouser to get dressed but it was missing. The snake got name (gwamma)
      please what does it mean i use to dream alot anf most of them come true

      • sorry, I am not a qualified dream interpreter. Just saying: please give sadaqat and pray and ask Allah for his protection and blessings. See http://www.myislamicdream.com and enter green snake and see what it says…

  13. In my dream, my friend owns a lot of snakes with different colors. There’s a white, there’s an army green and black. That’s all i can remember. I also saw that some of the black and white snakes was killed by my friends for a reason i cannot remember. They were in a cage and there’s another color white snake who got escaped. And it’s also weird because i dreamt that our house that time was standing in a lake. Like it’s literally in a lake

  14. Hello please I kindly need explanation to this, I search it on google that’s why I’m brought here, just two days ago I dreamt that me and my mom while walking close to the house we both saw a snake in front of the house, then Suddenly mum left me and went far to stone the snake from far, unfortunately the snake enter inside the house to hide, I was a bit furious with here because I know I would have killed the snake easily instead of stoning it from far,

    I decide to enter inside the house to search for it and kill, while entering I saw the snake hiding in a place I was about to move close I also saw another snake with same look and length, I got stuck and was confused, to cut it short I woke up and recite suratul nas and suratul Kursiy, please any explanation or idea for this,

    I’m 30years now I’ve being suffering all this while and I also lost a lot I can’t even feed my self and still leaving under the roof of my parent, I try so much in life I learn cinematography vedio editing but all ain’t yielding, I pray in Ramadan for deliverance, now I’ve went to learn forex just a year, blown like 8 account but still confidence I’ll make it in the market someday, please I know I have my Muslim brother here kindly help me say a minute pray

    My name is ibrahim
    My dad name is musbau
    My mum name is kafilat. Just for the prayer, here is my number 09030434377.

    • yes, I pray for you and your family. you did right. also give some sadaqa … sorry, dream interpretation is not easy … just pray and you will be fine Inshallah.

      • Assalamualaikum
        I got a dream that I had a small (snake’s kid)pet snake
        And I have a pet cat (in real life)
        So my cat attacked that snake and killed it
        After that we bought one more snake as I was crying for having a snake as a pet
        The cat i saw in the dream is my real cat Mimi
        Please tell me the interpretation
        Waiting for your reply

  15. Assalamualaikum Today I had a dream that a large green snake was following me everywhere and my family members, especially my aunty, helped me to hide from the snake and after a few minutes my mom found another place to hide and I saw the snakes’ few body pieces asked my mom and she said other people did that and when I was alone the snake came and said that it was my old friend. Then I woke up. Can you please explain? I don’t know what this is.

  16. First I saw in my dream that I was arguing with my husband and trying to convince him in many ways. Eventually his anger subsided and everything was fine between us again.
    Meanwhile, in the same dream I saw 2 snakes intimates on the road, but they didn’t hurt me.

    Please tell me the meaning behind this dream.

  17. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Please tell me the meaning behind this dream. I tried to Google it but I’m failed to find the proper meaning. Help me with your observation and pray for me please.

    JajakAllah Khayran.

  18. I had a dream that I’m swimming in the dark, I’m holding an amerald stone and a snake was following me. I stop and ask him why he is behind me he says I’m protecting you, so no one takes your amerald stone. Does anyone know the meaning?

    • Emerald � Seeing an emerald in a dream denotes martyrdom or the blessings that are created for a believer in paradise. If one buys an emerald in a dream, it means that he will win a dear brother, associate himself with a group of righteous brothers on the path, raise well behaving children, acquire a useful knowledge, or earn lawful money. Dream Interpreter: Ibn Sirin

      Emerald � The emerald, the beryl, and the peridot symbolize the polite, polished brothers and children, the good money made through honest gains, and the genuine and candid references to virtuous teachings and philanthropy. They could also refer to a devout, pious, and noble friend. Dream Interpreter: Various Islamic Scholars

      from http://www.myislamicdream.com

      Good dream. Please give sadaqa …

  19. I see you still replying so I want your thoughts on this. I had a dream of a brown orange snake venomous as I stated in my dream talking to my brother as he said drop it, well I had the snake by its neck it was a small one the size of 2 fingers but long, I held its neck so that it would not bite me, but I lost my grip and the snake turned around my fingers and bit the top middle side of my thumb, it was painfull but I was not scared, I opened the snakes mouth and removed it still the fangs were inside my finger they were pretty long and skinny but I removed them and that pretty much concludes my dream what you think anything here to worry about and if so would love to know also is this not shirk believing in a dream.

    • It is not shirk to believe in true dreams. The interpretationn however is not easy. Please check http://www.myislamicdream.com and enter ‘snake’ and you will get some interpretations. But which one will apply to you? Difficult to say as Ibn Sirin has gone to the next world centuries ago. In any case please give Sadaqa and pray. As you were not scared Inshallah the meaning will be positive.

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