Fishy Morality

Once a renowned philosopher and moralist was traveling through Nasruddin’s village and asked Nasruddin where there was a good place to eat. Nasruddin suggested a place and the scholar, hungry for conversation, invited Mullah Nasruddin to join him. Much obliged, Mullah Nasruddin accompanied the scholar to a nearby restaurant, where they asked the waiter about […]

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Ignore the Braying

A neighbor comes to Nasreddin Hoja. “Would you lend me your donkey today, Hoja?” the neighbor asks, “I have goods to transport to the next town.” The Hoja answers: “I’m sorry, but I’ve already lent her to somebody else.” Suddenly the donkey is heard braying loudly behind a wall. “You lied to me, Hoja!” the […]

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Of any two options choose the third

A judge in a village court had gone on vacation. Nasrudin was asked to be temporary judge for a day. Nasrudin sat on the Judge’s chair with a serious face, gazing around the public and ordered the first case be brought-up for hearing. “You are right,” said Nasrudin after hearing one side. “You are right,” […]

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Face of the devil

When Timur was visiting the town, he called upon the local celebrity, Mulla Nasrudin. “They say you are a man of much knowledge, a man who is in league with the forces of darkness, that you have strange powers and know the strangest incantations, in fact they say you are in direct correspondence with Satan […]

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The Guest of Honor

The dervish Nasrudin entered a formal reception area and seated himself at the foremost elegant chair. The Chief of the Guard approached and said: “Sir, those places are reserved for guests of honor.” “Oh, I am more than a mere guest,” replied Nasrudin confidently. “Oh, so are you a diplomat?” “Far more than that!” “Really? […]

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The Book

While on a trip to another village, Nasrudin lost his favorite copy of the Qur’an. Several weeks later, a goat walked up to Nasrudin, carrying the Qur’an in its mouth. Nasrudin couldn’t believe his eyes. He took the precious book out of the goat’s mouth, raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed, “It’s a miracle!” “Not […]

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