An Imam wanted to sell a horse in the market when An interested buyer (akpos) walked up to him and requested if he could get a test ride. The Imam told Akpos that this horse is unique and obedient but you have to follow the rules.
(1.) In order to make the horse walk, you have to say Subhanallah.
2. To make it run, you have to say Alhamdulillah.
3. To make it stop, you have to say Allahu Akbar.
Akpos, very excited sat on the horse and said Subhanallah. The horse started to walk and after a while, he said Alhamdulillah and the horse started to run.
Unbelievable!!! He kept saying Alhamdulillah and the horse started running faster and faster. All of a sudden Akpos noticed that the horse was running towards the edge of the hill as he was riding on.
Scared,shocked and dumbfounded , he forgot how to stop the horse. He kept saying all these words out of confusion.
When the horse was just near the edge, he remembered Allahu Akbar and said it out loud. The horse stopped just one step away from the edge. Akpos took a deep breath and with a great sign of relief he looked up towards the heavens and said Alhamdulillah!
Well you know the rest of the story…