The Poet And The King


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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah

A lighthearted piece (not sure if it’s an actual incident in history, or just a story)…

ذهب رجل إلى الملك وأنشده شعرا
قال الملك: أحسنت.. اطلب ما تشاء
“A man went to the king (of his land) and recited some poetry to him. The king said, “Very good! Now ask for whatever you wish.”

قال: هل تعطيني ؟
قال: أجل
The man said, “And will you give that?”
He said, “Yes.”

قال : أريد أن تعطيني دنانير بمقدار الرقم الذي أذكره في الآيات القرآنية
قال: لك ذلك
He said, “I want you to give me a Dinar specifically equal to the number that I mention within the Qur’anic verses.”
He said, “You shall have that.”

قال الشاعر
قال الله تعالى : “إلهكم إله واحد
فأعطاه دينارا
The poet said, “Allah the Most High has said, “And your god is one God…” [2:163]
So he gave him…

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