Friday, September 4, 2009

The Wise Caliph

Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed was a wise Muslim king of Baghdad. One day when he was holding court, Qazi of the city brought a disputed case before him. In fact two persons claimed the same horse. One of them was a beggar while other was a rich man. Qazi was unable to decide the case, so he brought it before the caliph for decision.

Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed asked the rich man for presenting facts. The rich man told him that, while he was riding to the city on the horse, the lame fellow made a request to him for lift up to the city gate. When they reached the city gate, the beggar refused to get down and claimed that horse was his.

Then the beggar told his story. He said that, as he was riding his horse to the city that morning, the rich man tried to borrow his horse. As he was stranger for him, so he could not lend him his horse, but gave him ride up to the city gate. On reaching the city gate rich man refused to get down and claimed that horse was his.

Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed asked both of them to touch the horse, one by one. At first the beggar touched the horse. On his touch it winced, the horse expressed its pleasure by neighing when the rich man touches it. The caliph gave his decision that horse belonged to rich man.

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Anonymous said...
July 19, 2015 at 6:55 AM

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