Poverty and Pomp

107

views


Bahlool liked to visit the graveyards. “People here are good friends”, he used to say, “They do not
backbite.” Once, he sat in a corner of a graveyard and with a long heavy stick started probing some of
the old skulls which lay scattered about. Harun Rashid, the king passed by, and saw him. The he said: O
Bahlool, what are you doing?
Oh nothing very important, said Bahlool. I am just trying to find out whether the skulls belong to kings or
paupers. They are all the same.
And what is the stick for, Harun asked.
Well, I am measuring the earth, Bahlool replied.
Measuring the earth? What are your findings? Harun joked!
It is equal and the same, O King! Bahlool retorted. Three armlengths for me, inspite of my poverty and
three armlengths for you, in spite your pomp and wealth.

Unto Thee We Grant..

Sharing is caring. Please spread the story around your friend and show your love to us! May Allah (swt) bless us, forgive us and give us more rewards.


Poverty and Pomp

Bahlool liked to visit the graveyards. “People here are good friends”, he used to say, “They do notbackbite.” Once, he sat in a corner of a graveyard and with a...

The Fly

It was an Abbasid court, with all the splendor. Mansoor was the King. Just as Mansoor was attending thebusiness to state, a small fly sat on his nose. With a...

LESSONS ON LIFE

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn,...

Hell-A Vision from within (Part-21)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.So, we proceeded to find something that looks like a tanoor [93], and I think He said: 'There were voices and...

Abu Yazid al-Bestami (Part-17)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."When God recognized my sincerity, the first grace that He accorded me was that he removed the chaff of the self...

Sura Al-Baqarah (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-117

To read the previous part, click hereThe second trial was that Sayyidna Ibrahim عليه السلام was asked to leave his homeland, and to migrate to Syria along with his family....

THE WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the sheep owing to the vigilance of the shepherd and his dogs. But one day it found the skin of a sheep...