Nasreddin

This weapon was forged by Devrim Kay VIII for the survivors.

Definition/Summary:

Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja (satirical Sufi)

  • Considered a populist philosopher and wise man
  • Told funny stories and anecdotes
  • He appears in thousands of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise, or as a fool or the butt of a joke
  • His themes/tales have become part of the folklore of a number of nations and express the national imaginations of a variety of cultures

 

The International Nasreddin Hodja festival is celebrated between the 5th and 10th of July in his hometown every year which many believe is modern day Turkey

  • He has been claimed by many cultures and in several cultures he is named by the title alone
    His name is spelt in a wide variety of ways: Nasrudeen, Nasrudin, Nasruddin, Nasr ud-Din, Nasredin, Nasiruddin, Naseeruddin, Nasr Eddin, Nastradhin, Nasreddine, Nastratin, Nusrettin, Nasrettin, Nostradin, Nastradin (lit.: Victory of the Deen) and Nazaruddin
    It is sometime preceded or followed by a title or honorific used in the corresponding cultures: “Hoxha”, “Khwaje”, “Hodja”, “Hoja”, “Hojja”, “Hodscha”, “Hodža”, “Hoca”, “Hocca”,”Hooka”, “Hogea”, “Mullah”, “Mulla”, “Mula”, “Molla”, “Efendi”, “Afandi”, “Ependi” (أفندي ’afandī), “Hajji”

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Nasreddin’s Ring

  • Mulla had lost his ring in the living room. He searched for it for a while, but since he could not find it, he went out into the yard and began to look there. His wife, who saw what he was doing, asked: “Mulla, you lost your ring in the room, why are you looking for it in the yard?” Mulla stroked his beard and said: “The room is too dark and I can’t see very well. I came out to the courtyard to look for my ring because there is much more light out here.”

Everyone Who Sees The Light

  • Hodja’s wife was pregnant. One night, her labor pains started and Hodja called the neighbours and the midwife. Soon they called out from his wife’s room and said, “Hodja! You have a son!”
    He was very happy. A few minutes later the midwife called out again,
    “Hodja! You also have a girl.”
    After a little while, she called out again,
    “Hodja! You have another girl!”
    Hodja, who had been waiting in front of his wife’s room, rushed into the room and bleww off the candle.
    “What are you doing?” asked the surprised women.
    “Well! Everyone who sees the light wants to come out. What else can I do?” he answered.

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