Mulla Nasruddin Jokes And Folktales From Turkey
Mulla Nasruddin Deliverse A Sermon
Once Nasreddin was invited to deliver a sermon. When he got on the pulpit, he asked, “Do you know what I am going to say?” The audience replied “no”, so he announced, “I have no desire to speak to people who don’t even know what I will be talking about!” and left.
The people felt embarrassed and called him back again the next day. This time, when he asked the same question, the people replied “yes”. So Nasreddin said, “Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won’t waste any more of your time!” and left.
Now the people were really perplexed. They decided to try one more time and once again invited the Mullah to speak the following week. Once again he asked the same question – “Do you know what I am going to say?” Now the people were prepared and so half of them answered “yes” while the other half replied “no”. So Nasreddin said “Let the half who know what I am going to say, tell it to the half who don’t,” and left.
Mulla Nasruddin – Who do you trust
A neighbour came to the gate of Mulla Nasreddin’s yard. The Mulla went to meet him outside.
“Would you mind, Mulla,” the neighbour asked, “lending me your donkey today? I have some goods to transport to the next town.”
The Mulla didn’t feel inclined to lend out the animal to that particular man, however. So, not to seem rude, he answered: “I’m sorry, but I’ve already lent him to somebody else.”
All of a sudden the donkey could be heard braying loudly behind the wall of the yard.
“But Mulla,” the neighbour exclaimed. “I can hear it behind that wall!”
“Who do you believe,” the Mulla replied indignantly. “The donkey or your Mulla?”
Mullah Nasruddin: Taste the same
Some children saw Nasreddin coming from the vineyard with two basketfuls of grapes loaded on his donkey. They gathered around him and asked him to give them a taste.
Nasreddin picked up a bunch of grapes and gave each child a grape.
“You have so much, but you gave us so little,” the children whined.
“There is no difference whether you have a basketful or a small piece. They all taste the same,” Nasreddin answered, and continued on his
Note: Mulla Nasruddin was a mystic Moslem character believed to have lived in a town situated in modern day country of Turkey during the Seljuk Islamic empire. There is a large number of jokes and folklore surrounding him and he is the most famous wise-cracker of Middle East.