When the Samanid ruler, Nasr bin Ahmad ( 301 - 331 A.H), entered
Nishapur, he held a court. After ascending the throne, he wanted the
proceedings to be started with the recitation from the Holy Qur'an. At
this an elderly pious man came forward and recited a section of the
surah Al- Mu'min. When he came to the verse (On that Day it will be
asked:) "Whose is the Kingdom today?"
Nasr was struck with awe; he descended the throne trembling, took off
the crown and fell down in prostration, saying: "O my Lord, Kingdom is
Yours, not mine!"