Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 1

Gulistan of Saadi | The Morals of Dervishes | Story 1

Gulistan of Saadi

The Morals of Dervishes

 Story 1

One of the great devotees having been asked about his opinion concerning a hermit whom others had
censured in their conversation, he replied: ‘I do not see any external blemishes on him and do not
know of internal ones.’

Whomsoever thou seest in a religious habit
Consider him to be a religious and good man
And, if thou knowest not his internal condition,
What business has the muhtasib inside the house?

 

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