Justice with Common Sense
As has happened with other barbarians in history, the first three generations of Seljuqs made splendid rulers. Neither Tughril Beg nor his son, Alp Arslan, could read or write. But they were great fighters and, being men of simple minds unwarped by laws and traditions, they administered justice with common sense, without fear or favour.
— Soldiers of Fortune, p. 28