Mullah Nasrudin and snoring

Nasrudin and snoring Mullah Nasrudin’s wife kept complaining that he snored. The Mullah said, “It is absolutely impossible. I have awakened myself a few times in the middle of the night and I was never snoring.” Since this was short I’ll include a few other short Mullah Nasrudin teaching stories. Heaven and hell: They asked […]

Realy Late

Mullah Nasrudin was flying from London to New York on a jumbo jet. After three hours the pilot calmly started to speak on the intercom, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Do not be alarmed but we have a problem with one of our engines and I have shut it off. This plane […]

I’m here because you’re here

Mullah Nasrudin was a digging a grave in the cemetry when from afar he saw the sand blowing in the distant desert. His imagination got the better of him and he thought it was a band of brigands. In fear for his life he jumped into the half dug grave site. In the distance a […]

Mullah Nasrudin and the rusty ax

Mullah Nasrudin was cutting a tree with a rusted ax. A friend came by and said, “Mullah, you cannot cut the tree with that rusted ax. Sharpen it first. Then cut the tree.” Nasrudin replied, “Can’t. Have to cut it very quickly. Don’t have any time.” This reminds me of Ben Franklin once saying that […]

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 […]

Nasrudin and the lawyer

Nasrudin was a coroner and was called to testify in the court. The lawyer for the defendant asked, “Are you sure that Mr. Jones was dead when you were performing the autopsy?” Nasrudin: “I am positive.” Lawyer: “Did you check his pulse?” Nasrudin: “No.” Lawyer: “Did you check his breathing when you did the autopsy?” […]

Nasrudin and the businessman

Mullah Nasrudin was a fisherman. One afternoon he was resting happily on the shore when a rich merchant saw him and said, “Mullah is there a storm at sea?” Mullah replied, “No, thank God no storm for a long while?” Businessman demanded pompously, “Then why aren’t you fishing?” Nasrudin smiled and replied, “I fished enough […]

Who is this Nasrudin fellow anyway?

Many nations of the Middle East claim the Mullah Nasrudin as their own, however, the Mullah, like all mythological characters, belongs to all humanity. Mullah Nasrudin is a wise fool and his stories have many meanings on multiple levels of reality. These stories show among other things that things are not always as they appear […]