Tag: Sufi Stories


The Alternative – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

The Alternative

I am a hospitable man, said Nasrudin to a group of cronies at the teahouse. Very well, then - take us all home to supper, said the greediest. Nasrudin...


Memento – Spiritual Story By Houman Farzad

Memento

Once, someone requested of Mulla Nasrudin: Give me your ring as a memento, so that whenever I look at it I will remember you. Mulla replied: You cannot have the...


Hidden Depths

One day Mulla Nasrudin was in the market and saw birds for sale at five hundred reals each. My bird, he thoguht, which is larger than any of these...


Keeping the Tigers Away – Spiritual Story By Idries Shah

Keeping the Tigers Away

Nasrudin was throwing handfuls of crumbs around his house. What are you doing? someone asked him. Keeping the tigers away. But there are no tigers in these parts. That's right. Effective, isn't...


The Fool – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

The Fool

A philosopher, having made an appointment to dispute with Nasrudin, called and found him away from home. Infuriated, he picked up a peice of chalk and wrote Stupid...


Food of the Cloak – Sufi Story By Idries Shah

Food of the Cloak

Nasrudin heard that there was a banquet being held in the near-by town, and that everyone was invited. He made his way there as quickly as he could. When...


Four In A Bed – Sufi Story By Houman Farzad

Four In A Bed

After his wife died, Mulla Nasrudin married a widow. But things did not go smoothly because Mulla constantly talked about his former wife and the woman constantly talked about...