Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Aroma; Perfume; Stigma) In a dream, If dried saffron does not stain the skin or a gown, then it represents lauding someone, commending him, or speaking good of someone.
If its color does stain the skin or oneâs gown in the dream, then it represents an illness. Grinding the dried purple saffron flowers in a dream to use it as powder, or as an additive for making perfumes in a dream represents a severe illness, though many people will pray for the recovery of the person who is struck by it, but to no avail.
It is also said that saffron in a dream represents benefits, except if it touches oneâs skin or stains it. Grinding saffron in a dream means producing something one will view with pride and be amazed by its results, though again, oneâs efforts will be followed by a severe illness. Grinding saffron in a dream means illness, exposing secrets, divulging confidential information, or it could mean deeds that will bring happiness, or it could denote studying, or acquiring knowledge.
If a woman sees herself grinding saffron in a dream, it means that she is a lesbian, or a female homosexual.
(Also see Miller)