Settle your score

‘Uthmān b. ‘Affān saw his slave feeding his camel something he didn’t like, so he took hold of the slave’s ear and twisted it.

Then he regretted it and said to his slave: “Settle the score.”

The slave refused, but ‘Uthmān did not leave him alone until he had taken hold of his ear and begun to tweak it.

Then ‘Uthmān said: “How easy it is to settle a score before it is settled in the Akhīra!”

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