It happened that three men were traveling
It happened, three men were travelling; together they were on a pilgrimage in search of truth. One was a Jew, another a Christian, and the third was a Muslim. They all were great friends.
One day they found a coin with which they bought a piece of halvah. The Muslim and the Christian had just eaten, so they were a little worried because the Jew may eat the whole halvah; and they were so full, they had stuffed themselves so much just previously.
So they suggested – they conspired against the Jew – they suggested, ”Let us go to bed now. In the morning we will tell our dreams. Whoever has had the best dream eats the halvah.” And because two were in favor of it, the Jew had to agree – just to be democratic. There was nothing else to do.
The Jew, who was very hungry, his growling stomach would not allow him to sleep much. And, it is very difficult to sleep when the halvah is there and you are hungry and these two people have conspired against you. In the middle of the night he quietly got up and ate the halvah and went back to bed.
In the morning the Christian was the first to relate his dream. He said, ”Christ came, and when he was ascending to the heavens, he took me with him. It was the rarest dream I have ever seen.”
The Muslim said, ”I dreamt of Mohammed, who took me on a tour of paradise... and beautiful women dancing, and streams of wine flowing, and trees of gold and flowers of diamonds. It was tremendously beautiful.”
Now it was the Jew’s turn. He said, ”Moses came to me and said, ”You old idiot, what are you waiting for? Christ took one of your friends to heaven, Mohammed is entertaining the other in paradise – at least get up and eat the halvah!’”