Story of Hatim Tai from Hazrat Shaykh Saadi’s Gulistan
Hazrat Shaykh Saadi writes in Gulisan that Hatim Tai had the reputation for most big-hearted person of his era. Someone asked him whether he has even seen anyone more generous than him?
Hatim replied that once he had arranged a banquet at his place and asked entire city to eat at his place. Hatim had to go travel for some work same day and saw a woodcutter who was dragging firewood for living.
He asked him if he aware of Hatim’s dawat, where he can eat for free.
The woodcutter replied, ‘When God has given me hands to feed my stomach, why I need Hatim to feed it.’
Justice is that woodcutter was far more noble than myself.
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