Mullah Nasrudin and the Eulogy

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 …

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Unexpected beauty

A beautiful reflection on beauty and gratitude, from Timothy Bowes over at Folio. It is said that Moses—peace be upon him—was walking with his disciples when they came across a donkey’s corpse. One of them said it smells so bad. The other said it looks so ugly. Moses, however, looked and said: ‘MashAllah, its teeth …

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Mullah Nasrudin goes Fishing

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 …

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