Story of the broken gemstone

Yunus,  the  gemstone  craftsman  lived  in  the  neighborhood of  the  Imam  and  once  the  ruler  gave  him  an  expensive jewel  to  work  on.  Per  chance  when  he  was  working  on  it,  it broke.  He  came  to  the  Imam  and  explained  the  matter  who assured  him  that  it  would  be  all  right.  Yunus  was  restless; at  last  a  messenger  came  summoning  him  to  the  court. Imam Ali al-Naqi(a.s)  said:  Go,  everything  will  be  all  right.  When Yunus  came  to  court,  the  king  asked  him  if  he  has  finished polishing  the  stone.  Yunus  said  the  work  was  incomplete. The  king  said:  There  is  a  dispute  among  my  two  sons,  so cut  it  up  into  two  for  each  of  them.  Yunus  promised  to  do that  and  felt  happy  that  what  the  Imam  had  assured,  proved true.


Biharul  Anwar,  Vol. 9, Chap  3, Pg. 133


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