Exactly what I would have done

A Mullah Nasruddin / Nasreddin Hoca story

Exactly what I would have done

Mullah Nasruddin
Mullah Nasruddin

When Nasruddin was newly married, just on the third night, Nasruddin dreamt that he was swimming deep in a vast ocean. It was a happy dream until he woke up to realize that he’d wet the bed.

Of course, he was embarrassed but was unsure quite how to tell his wife, Fatima, snoring fast asleep next to him. So Nasruddin arranged his blanket partly over the damp spot and then lay back down, pretending to be asleep.

After a minute, he bolted upright with a shout, “Arghhh! Dear Allah, save me!”

Fatima awoke and turned her head to look at her husband. “What’s the matter, Nasruddin?”

The trembling and visibly shaken Mullah replied, “Fatima! Wife, you have no idea what sort of horrifying nightmare I’ve just had!”

She asked, “What did you dream?”

“I saw three tall minarets, one set right above the next, and atop the third minaret was an egg, and on that egg was a needle, and on that needle balanced a covered table, and at that table I had to eat my dinner!”

Fatima gasped, “God! How terrifying! What a predicament! My poor husband!”

Nasruddin replied calmly, “You can’t imagine how shocked I was!”

Fatima sympathized, “I can only imagine, dear husband. You must have been frightened beyond belief. Out of sheer fear, I would have soiled the bed, or worse!”

“Indeed,” Nasruddin readily agreed, “that is exactly what I would’ve done myself!”

Excerpted from the forthcoming Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, by Ron J. Suresha


It’s terrifying to imagine the heights to which some people will go will to cover their infantile behavior.

Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Forthcoming December 2014 from Lethe Press:

The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning book,

The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin:


Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin

Naughty, unexpurgated stories of the beloved folk hero from the Middle and Far East

by Ron J. Suresha


Nasruddin and his hairy ass
Nasruddin and his hairy ass — not final cover art


The following excerpts from the sequel have been previously published on this website with the “Naughty Nasreddin” category and tag. Click any story title to see the story.

If you’re old enough to understand the word “unexpurgated,” you’re old enough to read this book.




Unique gold-leaf illustration of the Mullah and his donkey

by rjs
Categories: Mullah Nasruddin art
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Published on: May 8, 2013

Unique gold-leaf illustration of the Mullah and his donkey

Original framed art found in Istanbul gift shop

Nasruddin and his hairy ass
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