The Fourth Talk A true dream and Satan's
A DISCIPLE OF Sheik Ansari has said that when he was
studying under him, one night he saw the accursed Satan
in a dream. Satan was carrying some bridles in his hand.
He asked Satan," Why are you holding these bridles
in your hand?' He replied, " I put them in the
necks of people and drag them! Yesterday I put a bridle
around the neck of one Sheik Murtada Ansari and dragged
him out of his house into the lane. But he escaped from
me from the middle of the lane and returned home!"
When he awoke in the morning, he went to the Sheik and
related to him the dream. The Sheik said, " Satan
has told you the truth. The accursed one did try to
tempt me with his glib talk. In fact, at home we needed
certain things and I had no money handy at the time.
I thought that from the Sahm e Imam I had with
me a copy of the Holy Quran. I thought that I would
sell it and use the money for my need as a loan to be
reimbursed later. I took the copy of the Quran and went
into the lane. While buying my needs a thought came
to me why I was doing such a thing. I felt penitent,
returned home and put back the copy of the Quran in
its original place.
This incidence is quoted from the biography of the Sheik
"Seerat wa Shaqsiat sheik Ansari- pages 88-89)
Some other persons have related the same incident in
the following manner:
When the Sheik's disciple saw the bridles in the hands
of Satan, he noticed that one of the bridles was very
strong and thick. When he asked the accursed Satan the
reason for his carrying the bridles, he replied that
they were for putting around the necks of people and
dragging them. The person also asked, " For what
purpose is the stronger and thicker bridle?" Satan
replied, " This is for your mentor, Sheik Ansari.
Yesterday I put it round his neck and dragged him into
the bazaar. But he managed to free himself and escaped.'
The person asked, " Which one of the bridles is
for me?" Satan replied, " For you there is
no need of a bridle. You can become my victim only with
my sweet talk!"