What are dreams? And do they affect us in a good way or a bad way

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Every time a black cat crosses someone’s path, it is considered a form of bad luck. It is assumed that one should have taken a different path to avoid this. This is also a form of a superstition and is usually heard from many superstitious characters. Superstitions are used to provoke a character into believing something that is really not possible, as do dreams. Although, ‘dream’ and ‘superstition’ are two separate terms, in many cases they work together to promote some kind of sign. When the word dream is used, often it is believed and given off as an image one may get when one is sleeping. There are two or more very broad definitions of the word dream. A dream could be a goal; something that you’ve wanted to achieve for a while. A dream could be the communication of the mind, body and soul. This communication usually occurs when one is unconscious.

The purpose of a dream that occurs as one is asleep is still not understood. Although hallucinations and premonitions are very different from a dream, it is assumed that a premonition is a dream. A dream is an alternate realm where one’s mind is living where as one’s body is not. This alternate realm is not a positive effect on one, as it allows one to create a false fairytale like world. This is dangerous for the mind and the soul therefore one is not positively affected by dreams.

What does it really mean to have a dream? There is no definite answer to this question. One could take a dream as a message from God. A dream can be looked upon in search for many different interpretations. In the Islamic perspective, dreams are not necessarily a message from Allah. It is believed that the dreams...