O Evil Shaykh (old man)
Abu Bakr as-Saidalaani reported that he heard Salim Ibn Mansur Ibn ‛Ammar say,
"Upon seeing my father in a dream, I asked him, 'What did your Lord do with you?'
He answered, 'Indeed, my Lord drew me near and close and he said to me: 'O evil Shaykh (old man), Do you know why I forgave you?'
I said, 'No, O my Lord.'
He said, 'You sat before people in a gathering one day and you made them cry. Among them was one of my slaves who had never before cried from fear of me and so I forgave him and forgave everyone in the gathering for him; and you were among the ones I donated to him (among the ones that I forgave for him)."