Bahlool's Decision



 An Arab beggar arrived in Baghdad. When he passed the bakery, he smelled the pleasing smells of many kinds of foods, but he didn't have any money. He took stale bread out of his bag and softened it with the steam coming out, and then ate it.

The baker astonishingly watched this for a few moments. When his bread finished, the beggar wanted to leave. The baker stopped him and demanded money. They exchanged hot words. Coincidentally, Bahlool passed by. The Arab wanted Bahlool's decision.

Bahlool said to the baker, “Did this person eat your food or not?”

“He didn't eat the food, but certainly benefited from its steam.”

Bahlool said to him, “This is correct. Listen!” He took a few coins out of his pocket, and one by one showed them to the baker, dropped them on the ground, and then picked them up. He said to the baker,“Take the noise of these coins.”

Extremely surprised, the baker asked, “What kind of way is this to give money?”

Bahlool replied, “According to my just decision, the person that sells smells and steam should, in exchange, get the noise and tinkling of coins.

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.

Bahlool Instructs a Friend

It is said that a person brought a beautiful donkey for the commander of Kufa. The courtiers praised the donkey. Among those present, someone jokingly said, "I am ready to...

Bahlool's Advice to Fazl bin Rabi'

Fazl bin Rabi' was passing by on his way somewhere when he saw Bahlool sitting with his head bowed, deep in thought. Fazl loudly said, “ Bahlool! What are you...

Suhayb Ar-Rumi

About twenty years before the start of the Prophet's mission, that is about the middle of the sixth century CE, an Arab named Sinan ibn Malik governed the city of...

Hazrat Shamweel (A) (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here.The Appointment of Hazrat TaalootDuring the time of Nabi Shamweel (A)  Bani Israel continued with their opposition to truth. Then they...

The Crowded Home

Nasrudin was talking to his neighbor one day, and the neighbor lamented, "I'm really having trouble fitting my family in our small house. It's me, my wife, my three kids,...

al-Shebli (Part-5)

To read the previous part of this story, click here."The man who sleeps is heedless," he added, "and the heedless man is veiled."One day Jonaid visited him to find him...

Sura Al-Imran (Tafseer-ul-Maariful Quran), Part-137

To read the previous part, click hereBut, modern democracies, since they appeared as a reaction to cruel monarchies, came out with an equal lack of moderation. They went on to...