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Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 07

Sa di 1210 (Shiraz) – 1291 (Shiraz)

The son of a wealthy but avaricious old man, having fallen sick, his well-wishers advised him that it would be proper to get the whole Quran recited or else to offer a sacrifice. He meditated a while and then said: ‘It is preferable to read the Quran because the flock is at a distance.’ A holy man, who had heard this, afterwards remarked: ‘He selected the reading of the Quran because it is at the tip of the tongue but the money at the bottom of the heart.’

  It is useful to bend the neck in prayers
  If they are to be accompanied by almsgiving.
  For one dinar he would remain sticking in mud like an ass,
  But if thou askest for Alhamdu he will recite it a hundred times.

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