I asked Allah to give me a sign or dream because I am torn between Islam and Christianity. I had a dream that a huge black spider came into my room and started jumping wall to wall to weave a 5 sided web (because there were 5 walls). When the spider was doing that, I was in the bed in the middle of the room and watched it jump wall to wall in terror. The web was in an octagon shape.
Walaikumas salam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem,
In summary, this dream is a glad tiding for you and answer to your request. It gives you a clear answer for your dilemma between Islam and Christianity. This dream is telling you that Islam is the chosen religion for you and you are being advised to accept the guidance of a Sufi Master (mystical way of Islam for inner enlightenment and peace).
Now here is the details. A spider symbolises a pious person who devotes all his time in worship and who guards his time and always offer repentance of Allah. The color black in a dream means prosperity and happiness.
The number “5” indicates Islam because the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon Him) said Islam is based on 5 pillars (Believe in Allah and Muhammad, daily prayers, poor dues, fasting of Ramadan, Hajj). More over, the prayers are five in numbers per day.
The number ‘8’ is a mysterious number whose meaning varies and does not have an exact meaning. Dreaming of that number may mean the dreamer will be closer to the ruler or some prominent and important man. So in your case this indicates a mystical teacher (also known as Sufi Master), who is ruler of the egos, who trains the egos to get rid of bad characters and acquire good character.
The terror you felt is the fear we have when the real truth arrives at our door and our ego rebels to accept. The ego is frantic as it will loose its freedom once it accepts the true religion. It is like the beast who is afraid when it sees its real trainer or master, because it senses that it has to give up its wildness as the trainers trains it.
The web in general means physical protection through spiritual power. This indicates a mystical power in your life.