A judge from Khurasan wanted to marry off his son, so he sought counsel with a man who was a follower of the majus religion. The man said:

"People come to you seeking judgement, and here you are coming to seek consel from me!"

The judge said, "You must advise me".

He said:

"Our leader, khosrau (Kisra), would choose wealth (when seeking a wife), the leader of the christians Caesar (Qaiser) would choose beauty, and the pre-Islamic Arabs would choose based on ancestory and status, and your prophet would choose based on religion - so choose which among them you will follow."