Teaching a Bull to Read

Teaching a Bull to Read

Teaching a Bull to Read

Teaching a Bull to Read

        Because of Abunawas’ wits, king Harun often trapped him by giving impossible task. One of the impossible task was Teaching a Bull to Read. He wanted to know whether Abunawas was still really smart by asking him for teaching a bull. (also read : Abunawas and Six Speaking Donkeys)

        So one day, King Harun ordered some of his guards to go to Abunawas’ house for asking him to go to the palace. After arriving at Abunawas’ house, they directly meet him.

        “Abu, you have to go to the palace right now because the king calls you.,” said one of the guard to Abunawas.

        Abunawas could not reject the king’s call so he followed the guards to the palace. When they got in front of the king’s room, other guards accompanied him to see the king in the room. After sitting there for a while he asked, “Excuse me Your Majesty, what should I do for you?”

        “I want for your help, Abu. Everybody knows that you are a very smart man. Therefore, I think you can help me to teach my bull to read. If you can help me, I will give you reward. However, you cannot, I’ll punish you!”   read more

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

        One more story about Impossible the sun in pail. It is the story about the smartness of Abunawas. Because of his smartness, Harun Al-Rasyid (the king of Baghdad) used to try for testing him many quizzes. One of the quizzes was shown as below. (also read : Story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp)

        One day The King Harun Al-Rasyid gave another quiz. In this case, he wanted to give an impossible task to Abunawas.

        “Abunawas, as we know in this summer the sun is very hot. If you can wrap the sun, you’ll help all people so I’ll give reward to you.” Said King Harun Al-Rasyid.

        Then the King said again, “I want you to wrap the sun by tomorrow. Are you ready?”

        Abu was just silent of what the king said. However, he could not refuse the order of the king. He looked confused.

       “What time will you take the order, Abu?” asked the king. Abunawas was still silent.

        “What time will you take the order, Abunawas?” The king repeated the question. read more