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Laughter The Best Medicine
Laughter The Best Medicine
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[A5] Paperback - 74 pages,
by Mulla Nasr al-Din,
Published by Islamic Promotions.

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Contains humourous anecdotes and stories of the famous Mulla Naseerud Deen.

Nasreddin (Nasr al-Din, Naseer ud-Din) was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. He often appears as a whimsical character of a large Persian, Arab, Pashto, Urdu and Turkish folk tradition .

The anecdotes attributed to him reveal a satirical personality with a biting tongue that he was not afraid to use even against the most tyrannical sultans of his time. He is the symbol of both the Central Asian style satirical comedy and the rebellious feelings of people against the dynasties that once ruled this geography.

Some tales of Nasreddin are also adapted and used as teaching stories. This is such a common practice that, given the nature of many of Nasreddin's jokes, multiple interpretations (or several 'layers' of meaning) are to be expected. Idries Shah, a well-known Sufi and writer, published a number of collections of Nasrudin stories, and suggested that the stories' various layers of meaning have a teaching-effect.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 08 January, 2016.