He is the greatest, most intriguing character of folklore found in any Eastern land. Versions of his back-to-front thinking can be found in Morocco, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Albania and Afghanistan. Since Idries Shah made Nasrudin’s genius available to mainstream Western readers, people from every walk of life have laughed at and learned from this wise fool’s inimitable escapades.
The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
Many countries claim Nasrudin as a native, although few have gone so far as Turkey in exhibiting a ‘grave’ of the wisest fool who ever lived, and holding an annual Nasrudin Festival. read more