Saturday, September 6, 2008

Leaders of tomorrow !!

One day, Utbah bin Farqad, the Gabenor of Azerbaijan at the time of Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab was presented with a food by his people which was a norm at that time. He accepted and asked:
"What is the name of this food?"
"This food is called Habish" said his people.
The Gabenor tasted the food and found it very delicious. He thought that it would be a good idea to send this food to Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab and make him happy. The Gabenor quickly asked his people to make the food.
After the food was ready, he ordered two of his people to send the Habish to Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab. They both quickly headed for Madinah and presented the food to Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab. Khalifah Umar tasted the food.
"What is the name of this food?" asked Khalifah Umar.
"The name of this food is Habish. This is the most delicious food in Azerbaijan," said one of the messenger. 
"Can every people of Azerbaijan eat this food?" asked Khalifah Umar again.
"No, not everyone can eat this food," said the messenger with some fear in his voice.
Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab went red in the face as a sign that he is angry. He asked both messenger to return the Habish to Azerbaijan and present a letter to the Gabenor of Azerbaijan,
'......this delicious food is not made from the money of your mother and father. Thus, fill the stomach of your people first before you fill your own stomach.'

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