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Bahlool in Basrah


Bahlool once happened to go to Basrah. Not being acquainted with anyone there, he was obliged to rent a room for some days. But it was so old and in bad condition that a blow of strong wind or rainfall would make the roof and doors rattle and create unusual sound.

Bahlool went to the owner to complain saying that the room was so bad that a slight blow of the wind would make the roof and the walls rattle and create frightening sound.

The owner of the room being of jovial nature responded by arguing that: "As you know. Oh Bahlool, that all creatures in this world sing the praise of Allah and declares His glory. Hence the rattling and sound making of the roof and walls is for that purpose."

Bahlool reacted to this by saying:

"It is true but don't you know that the singing of praise and glory by creatures leads to Sajda, i.e. prostration. I am worried what would happen when the room prostrates into Sajda (i.e. when it falls and collapses by the gush of the wind)."

What a remarkable degree of intelligence possessed by Bahlool. No shrewed argument could ever beat him in his wit and ability to retort instantly.

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

Author: Ahmed .H. Sheriff

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