An Islamic Joke.

Once, the people of the city invited Mulla Nasruddin to deliver a speech. When he got on the minbar (pulpit), he found the audience was not very enthusiastic, so 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 he 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 Mullah Nasruddin said, “Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won’t waste any more of your time” and he 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 Mullah Nasruddin said “The half who know what I am going to say,  go ahead and tell it to the other half who don’t know what I am going to say” and saying that, he left!

Mulla, is a scholar in Islam. Sometimes, the Mullas are very good,, and sometimes they fill the young minds with fundamentalist nonsense. This man Nasruddin, has been the butt of many jokes. I thought I would share one of them with you. 😉

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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4 Responses to An Islamic Joke.

  1. sunsetdragon says:

    “chuckling”
    This is good.

  2. christao408 says:

    Hmmm… very culturally specific. I think it went over my head. =/

  3. Humor_Me_Now says:

    Good Morning, Dr. Zakiah. That was quite a mind game. Thanks for sharing,

    frank

  4. Ha! Funny! 😀 I like his way of thinking! 😀
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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