Nasrudin and what people think

Mullah Nasrudin was returning from the market with his son and donkey. They had sold all the goods they had taken to the bazaar and now the Mullah was riding the donkey and his son was on foot when a passing man said, “Aren’t you ashamed old man that you ride the donkey and your […]

Nasrudin and what a wonderful donkey

Mullah Nasrudin’s donkey would not obey him. He was wild, unruly, slow and obstinate. After unsuccessfully doing all he could do to make his donkey behave, the Mullah gave up and took his donkey to the Bazaar to sell at auction. The auctioneer was good. Oh, he was so good. The bidding started with one Ashrafi […]

Have you ever tasted true love?

A wise Sufi was giving a sermon at the invitation of the Sultan for the opening of the grand mosque in Istanbul. The Sultan and all the dignitaries of the Ottoman Empire were there for the celebration of the consecration of the mosque. When the sheikh (leader) got up to talk before this learned and […]

The Dervish and the donkey

A wise Sufi was giving a talk at the invitation of the Sultan for the opening of the grand mosque in Istanbul. The Sultan and all the dignitaries of the Ottoman Empire were there for the celebration. When the sheikh got up to talk before this learned and sophisticated assembly, a simple-minded man jumped up […]

Who you going to believe

Once Mullah Nasrudin’s neighbor came to borrow his donkey. The Mullah did not wish to loan his donkey and said it was on loan to his other neighbor, Mustapha. Just then Nasrudin’s donkey brayed. The neighbor said, “I thought you had lent it to Mustapha.” The Mullah replied, “Who are you going to believe, me […]

Nasrudin and saving the donkey

Mullah Nasrudin was going to Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) with his daughter. They rode on his prize donkey and had with them all his wealth to be purified by the pilgrimage. After six month they had to cross a desert. In the distance they saw a whirlwind of sand thrown up in the air. Soon […]