The third story in my 30 Tales from Islamic Sources series. I love this story about a thief who thinks he’s clever… until the day he gets caught. It’s a story about really “seeing” what lies before our eyes… Enjoy!
The Arabic version of “G-d helps those who help themselves”. Episode 14 of 30 Tales from Islamic Sources.
Have you ever fantasised about winning the lottery? What would you do with your winnings? And what would you neglect whilst doing so? Episode 13 of 30 Tales from Islamic Sources.
This is a tale about a clever wife, a woman who managed to cleverly keep her man happy and faithful, even when faced by fierce competition from a beautiful woman… Being clever can be rather charming, it seems! Episode 12 of 30 Tales from Islamic Sources.
This is a curious Syrian tale about a king and Avicenna, and a problem with mice…
An interesting tale about “fitting in”. Perhaps even a tale for our times – if you could be sane when you knew that everyone else around you was “mad”, would you prefer to be sane but lonely, or part of a community but mad? You decide. Episode 10 of 30 Tales from Islamic Sources.
The second story from my 30 Tales from Islamic SourThis is my adaptation of a traditional Sufi tale, different versions of which can be found in many collections. This story is adapted from a version told by Idries Shah in a talk given in April 1978 called “Human Nature.”ces project. It’s a humorous tale about understanding and perspective. And perhaps a commentary about whether it’s acceptable to shake a cage
A snooty grammarian learns the hard way that a “wasted life” is a matter of perspective. Story eight in the 30 Days from Islamic Sources project.
Nasreddin uses his neighbours pot and returns it promptly with a little surprise! This hero of the Turkish world is simply too clever for his own good sometimes. This is the seventh story in the 30 Tales from Islamic Sources series.
This is a story about listening and the different types of people you may meet, and the different ways that they listen – or not! The sixth installment of 30 Tales from Islamic Sources.
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