In the interpretation of dreams in Islam, a chain represents an old or a rich woman whose earnings are lawful. A chain in one's hand or around one's neck in a dream may mean threats, menaces, sin or disobedience. Seeing a chain around one's neck in a dream also means marriage to a woman of bad character. A chain in a dream also denotes complications. Seeing oneself chained in dream means sorrow and distress.
Metal is also important since it denotes the level of difficulty. If the chain in dream is made of bronze or iron, then this means serious difficulties. The gold chains represent greed and hypocrisy and the silver chains represent the superficial or that one speaks without control.