Al-Asma‘ee reported that the ruler Ar-Rasheed once ordered for many delicacies to be prepared for him. He wanted to have a party for himself, so he had a hall decorated for him and invited the famous poet Abul-‘Ataahiyah. When the party began, Ar-Rasheed looked at Abul-‛Ataahiyah and said, .
When Al-Manṣoor ibn ‘Ammaar, once entered the court of ‘Abdulmalik ibn Marwaan, the latter said, "O Manṣoor, I have a question for you, and I will give you respite for an entire year to answer it: Who is the wisest of people, and who is the most ignorant of people?" Al-Ma.
‘Abdullah ibn Marzooq, who was a close friend of the ruler Al-Mahdee, was drunk one day and consequently missed the congregational prayer. His female servant came to him with a piece of burning wood and placed it on his leg. He jumped up with an expression of pain on his face. "If you can.