Bayazid Bastami and Fire-Worshiper

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A fire-worshipping Magian [fire-worshipper] was asked why he did not become a Muslim.

He answered:

‘If you mean that I should be as good a man as Bayazid, I lack the courage. lf however, you mean that I should be as bad a man as you, I would detest it.

 

 

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