Sultan Murad IV, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623-1640, would often anonymously go into the midst of the people and see their state. One evening, he felt an uneasiness in himself and the urge to go out. He called for his head of security and out they went. They came to a busy vicinity, and found a man lying on the ground. The Sultan prodded him but he was dead and the people were going about their own business. Nobody seemed to care about the dead man lying on the ground.
The Sultan called upon the people. They didn’t recognise him and asked him what he wanted. He said,
“Why is this man lying dead on the ground and why does no one seem to care? Where is his family?”
“He is so and so, the drunkard and fornicator!”
The Sultan said,
“Is he not from…
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