The Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, was due to testify in court before the judge Shamsuddin Ferani. Sultan Beyazid stood humbly in court awaiting to give his testimony, when judge Shamsuddin announced:
“We shall not accept your testimony, as you do not attend the congregational prayer with the Muslims in the Mosque, and a person who does not attend the congregational prayer without a legitimate excuse, could lie in his testimony.”
Everyone in court was astounded by the incident, as the judge’s words were an insult to the sultan. The guards awaited a signal from the Sultan to behead the judge, but the Sultan did not say anything. He left the courtroom with his head down in humbleness, satisfied with the judge’s judgment.