Mullah Nasruddin was in a contemplative mood, drinking coffee with his friends. They found themselves pondering death and the legacy they would leave behind. "When you are lying wrapped in your shroud, with your friends and family mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you?" asked a friend. "I would like … Continue reading Mullah Nasrudin and the Eulogy
Nasrudin heard that the Caliph had sent out a secret committee to identify suitable candidates for the position of qazis (judges). So Mullah Nasrudin began walking around with an old fishing net upon his shoulder. When the committee reached his village, the net drew their attention and they asked him about it. "Oh, I carry … Continue reading Mullah Nasrudin goes Fishing
God's House A beggar knocked on Mullah Nasrudin's door. Nasrudin opened the door a crack and peered out. "God has directed me to this house for a good meal," said the beggar. "I am sorry, but you have the wrong house," replied Nasrudin, pointing to the mosque. “God lives over there."
A group of wise philosophers set out to discover the exact moment of the End of the World. They travelled far and wide and contemplated the mystery for many years. Having consulted every source of wisdom, they finally turned to Mullah Nasrudin. “We hear that you know when the End of the World will occur,” … Continue reading Nasrudin and the End of the World
At a formal function, Mullah Nasrudin entered the reception and seated himself upon one of the most impressive-looking chairs at the front. The Head Steward spotted the Mullah's humble attire and hurried over. “Sir, these seats are reserved for the guests of honour." "Oh good,” replied Nasrudin confidently, “because I am more than a mere … Continue reading Mullah Nasrudin the Guest of Honour
I love the tales of Mullah Nasrudin. They come from many cultures and lands including Albania, China, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan and India to name just a few. He's a deceptively simple character with a unique way of looking at the world. You can enjoy his stories as simple humour, or read a little … Continue reading Introducing Mullah Nasrudin