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Evaluation of Haroon

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 By chance once Haroon and Bahlool both were going to Hammam (a public bath). Haroon asked him:

"What would my value be if I were a slave?" Bahlool replied: "Fifty dinars" Haroon in an enranged voice remarked: "Oh mad man! How could that be. My own valuable clothes are worth that much or more"

Bahlool reacted to this saying: "The value I had suggested was for your clothes, otherwise you yourself are of no value at all!"

Perhaps what Bahlool meant to taunt Haroon was that if he were a slave, he would not be able to provide any service to his master because of his easy and lusty life-style. As such he would be of no value on the slave market.


Taken from the book “The Moral Stories (Part 2)”‌‌

Author: Ahmed .H. Sheriff


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