Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Wise Caliph (Questions and Answers)

Q.1: What was Caliph Harron-ur-Rasheed known and respected for?

Ans: Harron-ur-Rasheed was a great Muslim Caliph. He was a wise and just ruler. He was known and respected for his justice and wisdom.

Q.2: Why did he go through the streets of Baghdad at night?

Ans: He was wise and just ruler; he wanted to know the actual problems of the people. Therefore he would go through the streets of Baghdad at night.

Q.3: What did Qazi say to the Caliph?

Ans: Qazi said to the caliph that he had brought a dispute which he could not settle. He was certain that with his knowledge and wisdom caliph would pronounce a just decision.

Q.4: What was the dispute between the rich man and the beggar?

Ans: The dispute between the rich man and the beggar was over the ownership of a beautiful white horse. Each one swore and claimed that horse was his.

Q.5: What did the rich man tell the Caliph?

Ans: The rich man told the Caliph, that as he was coming towards the city in the morning. On the way he met the lame fellow who requested him to give him a ride up to the city gate. He took pity on him and made him to sit behind him. When they reached the city gate beggar refused to get down and claimed that horse was his.

Q.6: What did beggar tell the Caliph?

Ans: The beggar took the oath before the Caliph and said that horse was his. He further told that early in the morning as he was coming to city on his horse, he met the rich man on the way. He stopped him and asked for lending horse. As he was stranger so instead of lending horse, he gave him riding up to the city gate. When they reached the city gate, the rich man ill treated him and claimed that horse was his.

Q.7: Why did beggar refused to get down the horse?

Ans: The beggar refused to get down the horse because he wanted to rob the rich man of his horse by making false claim.

Q.8: What did the horse do when the beggar touched it?

Ans: When the beggar touched the horse, it winced as if it did not like the touch of his hand.

Q.9: How did the horse feel when the rich man touched it?

Ans: When the rich man touched the horse, it expressed pleasure by snorting and neighing.

Q.10: What did the Caliph say to the beggar?

Ans; Caliph said to the beggar that he was liar and a wicked man. He deserved severe punishment, but he would be merciful and forgive him that time, if he begged forgiveness of the rich man.

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