chapter  III
On bolding court for the redress of wrongs and practising justice and virtue
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Men have taken all this care so that they may not be found ignorant when they have to give their answer in the next world.

The sto,:y of The Just Amir and the SafJarids 4 One of the kings of ~he Samanid line was called Isma'il ibn Ahmad. He was extremely just, and his good qualities were many. He had a pure faith in God (to Him be power and glory) and he was generous to the poor - to name only one of his notable virtues. His seat was at Bukhara. Khurasan, 'Iraq1 and Transoxiana all belonged to his ancestors.