30 October 2008

A Nasreddin Hoca story


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 really," said the goat. "Your name is written inside the cover."

12 comments:

CherryPie said...

LOL

James Higham said...

Fatwah for you, Jams.

Dragonstar said...

That's fun!
Hope your shoulder's improving.

jams o donnell said...

It's very enjoyable. James no fatwa here, Nasreddin is a well loved islamic character

James Higham said...

Just worried for you. :)

jams o donnell said...

Why thankee James!

Ardent said...

I love Nasreddin stories. I had not previously read the story that you posted. :)
I have also posted a few Nasreddin stories on my site.

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha ha ha har har hardly can't stop laughing ...

Nasreddin's like medicine ... without adverse effects, though.

jams o donnell said...

Ardent, Sean they are such delightful and funny stories aren't they?

Stephen said...

You know the tradition that if you tell one Nasreddin story, there have to be six more...

One day, Nasreddin Hoca went to a hamam. The attendants saw his shabby clothes and said, "This man will never be able to pay us well, so why should we bother to perfume the towels or use hot water?" They gave him the most cursory of baths, and provided him with dirty torn towels.

Despite the lousy service, the Hoca paid each attendant a gold coin. They were quite surprised at this, and excitedly invited him to come back again.

The next week, the Hoca came to the hamam again, and this time he was received very well. He got a full bath and massage with hot water, and clean fluffy perfumed towels.

When he was ready to go, he left a single copper coin for the attendants to share. One chased after him, "What's the matter Hoca? Were you not pleased with today's service? Last week you paid us very well..."

"Oh, last week I paid for this week's service. Today I paid for last week's service."

jams o donnell said...

Haha great story Stephen!

Anonymous said...

haha thats very funny i also enjoy these stories