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  Nasreddin Hodja - All About Turkey
Nasreddin Hoca was born in 1208 in Hortu village near town Sivrihisar (near Afyon) in the west part of Central Anatolia.
Nasreddin Hoca was a philosopher, wise, witty man with a good sense of humor.
Nasreddin Hodja, or Hoca which means teacher in Turkish ("c" is pronounced in Turkish like "dj" or like "J" in "John" in English), is known as with different names in the world.
www.allaboutturkey.com /nasreddin.htm   (996 words)

  
  Nasreddin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nasreddin (also commonly spelled Nasrudin, Nasr ud-Din, Nasredin, Naseeruddin, Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin, Nastradhin, Nasreddine, Nastratin, Nusrettin, Nasrudin) was a lower Muslim cleric who lived during the Middle Ages.
Nasreddin was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
Some tales of Nasreddin are also adapted and used as teaching stories by followers of Sufism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nasreddin   (1000 words)

  
 Nasreddin Hoja
Nasreddin Hoja (also known as Nusrettin Hoca, Nasreddin Hoca, Nasreddin Hodja, Nasreddin Hodza, Nastratin Hogea, Nasreddin Hogia, Hodza Nasredin, Maulana Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin Hodja, Nastradhin Chotzas, Mulla Nasrudin, Molla Nasreddin, Mulla Nasruddin and Hodja Nasreddine) was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
His exact country and lifetime are not known certainly but he is usually assumed to have lived in Anatolia between the 11th and the 14th century.
The anectodes 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.
www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/n/na/nasreddin_hoja.html   (169 words)

  
 Nasreddin Hoja
Nasreddin Hoja (also known as Nusrettin Hoca, Nasreddin Hoca, Nasreddin Hodja, Nasreddin Hodza, Nastratin Hogea, Nasreddin Hogia, Hodza Nasredin, Maulana Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin Hodja, Nastradhin Chotzas, Mulla Nasrudin, Molla Nasreddin, Mulla Nasruddin and Hodja Nasreddine) was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
His exact country and lifetime are not known certainly but he is usually assumed to have lived in Anatolia between the 11th and the 14th century.
The anectodes 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.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/na/Nasreddin_Hoja.html   (144 words)

  
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The historical Nasreddin Hoja can be considered a populist philosopher, wit and wise man. The contents of the many anecdotes about him suggest that Nasreddin Hoja lived in Asia Minor sometime between the 11th and the 14th centuries.
Nasreddin Hoja stories are well known from the shores of Aegean to the Eastern reaches of Sinkiang, where he is known as "Effendi." One of his statues adorns a city square in Bukhara, depicting the esteemed Hoja riding his donkey backwards, as told in one of his anecdotes.
Nasreddin Hoja is sent for and enters the Presence with a stack of pide (flat bread) in his arms, with slender lines of accounts scribbled on them.
vlib.iue.it /carrie/cec/NASREDDIN_IN_AZARBAIJAN.shtml   (5103 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : Tales of the Hoja
He is Nasreddin Hoja, the Anatolian preacher, teacher and farmer whose mythical adventures puncture pomposity, give grounds for hope, and recognize the realities of daily life not only of 13th-century Anatolia but of every place and age.
Nasreddin Hoja (hocameans "teacher" in Turkish) is both crafty and naive, wise and foolish, a trickster and the butt of tricks.
Nasreddin Hoja was very fond of liver, and he was very pleased when a friend sent him a wonderful new recipe for preparing it.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199705/tales.of.the.hoja.htm   (2722 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Nasreddin was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
Nasreddin often appears as a whimsical character of a large Albanian, Arab, Azeri, Bengali, Bosnian, Hindi, Pashto, Persian, Serbian, Turkish and Urdu folk tradition of vignettes, not entirely different from zen koans.
While Nasreddin is mostly known as a character from anecdotes, whole novels and stories have later been written and an animated feature film was almost made.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Nasreddin   (1259 words)

  
 Turkic hero - nasreddin hoja
He is Nasreddin Hoja, the Anatolian preacher, teacher, and farmer whose mythical adventures puncture pomposity, give grounds for hope, and recongnize the realities of daily life not only of 13th-century Anatolia but of every place and age.
Nasreddin Hoja (hoja means "teacher" in Turkish) is both crafty and naive, wise and foolish, a trickster and the butt of tricks.
Thus Nasreddin Hoja had to deal not only with Timur, the terrifying conqueror of Anatolia, but also with nagging wives, thoughtless sons, intrusive neighbors, bungling bureaucrats and assorted animals.
www.silk-road.com /folklore/nasreddin.html   (2179 words)

  
 Highlander: Millennium Database   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is not at Nasreddin Hoja but with him that the world has been laughing for seven and a half centuries, and with whom people will continue to laugh for ever more.
Nasreddin Hoca the trickster, Nasreddin Hoca the thief, Nasredding Hoca the pre-immortal who was silly enough to make fun of an arrogant little princess in one of his jokes and who got hung for it.
Nasreddin Hoca kept on living his life of con-man for two hundred years before losing a battle against the crude, ignorant and humorless Zoltan Lazlo.
www.iras.ucalgary.ca /~volk/sylvia/nasreddin.htm   (430 words)

  
 Folk Tales -- story2.html
Nasreddin is a clever old rascal, known throughout the Arabic speaking world.
The young man said he had mistaken Nasreddin for a friend of his and that he thought Nasreddin was making a lot of noise about nothing.
This insult made Nasreddin even angrier, of course, and he at once arranged for the young man to be brought before a judge.
thormay.net /literature/story2.html   (1561 words)

  
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The Historical Nasreddin Hoja The Historical Nasreddin Hoja can be considered a populist philosopher, wit and wise man. The contents of the many anecdotes about him suggest that Nasreddin Hoja lived in Asia Minor sometime between the 11th and the 14th centuries.
Hoja observes wryly: -- You harvest what you sow.[3] As Nasreddin Hoja becomes more known to Timur, he is invited to the Presence more often.
The Journal Molla Nasreddin The weekly journal carrying the name Molla Nasreddin appears to have exerted an enormous influence on its readership.[4] Several other periodicals, in other languages of the area, strove to emulate its style, philosophy and satire.
www.angelfire.com /on/paksoy/nasreddin.html   (5155 words)

  
 Nasreddin Hoca, Mulla Nasreddin, Efendi, etc
There is a legend - only a legend - that when Nasreddin Hoja was young and still at school, two of his classmates killed, cooked and ate a lamb of which their teacher was extremely fond.
Nasreddin Hoja's classmates confessed that one of them had slit the animal's throat while the other had flayed and cooked it, and when asked what role Nasreddin Hoja had played in this despicable affair, they said he had only watched and laughed.
It is not at Nasreddin Hoja but with him that the world has been laughing for seven and a half centuries, and with whom people will continue to laugh for ever more.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hoca/hoca.htm   (410 words)

  
 Hoja and the End of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is a legend - only a legend - that when Nasreddin Hoja was young and still at school, two of his classmates killed, cooked and ate a lamb of which their teacher was extremely fond.
The teacher was deeply pained and shocked by the enormity of this outrage, and he soon found out who the culprits were.
Nasreddin Hoja's classmates confessed that one of them had slit the animal's throat while the other had flayed and cooked it, and when asked what role Nasreddin Hoja had played in this despicable affair, they said he had only watched and laughed.
c.1asphost.com /yasinerhan/jokesoftheweek3.htm   (289 words)

  
 Nasreddin
Nasreddin (also commonly spelled Nasrudin, Nasr ud-Din, Nasredin, Naseeruddin, Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin, Nastradhin, Nasreddine, Nastratin, Nusrettin, Nasrudin) was a lower Muslim cleric who lived during the Middle Ages.
Nasreddin was a Turkish populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
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.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DNasrudin%26type%3Den   (967 words)

  
 All Empires History Forum: Nasreddin Hodja Stories
Nasreddin Hodja is Turkey's (and perhaps all of Islam's) best-known pranksters.
Nasreddin reputedly was born in 1208 in the village of Horto near Sivrihisar.
Nasreddin (also commonly spelled Nasrudin, Nasredin, Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin, Nastradhin, Nasreddine, Nastratin, Nusrettin) was a lower Muslim cleric who lived in Central Asia during the Middle Ages.
www.allempires.com /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7430&PN=1   (3073 words)

  
 MuslimVillage Forums -> Nasreddin Hoca (Mullah Nasruddin) Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One day Molla Nasreddin was sprinkling some powder on the ground around his house.
Nasreddin Hoja was awakened one night by the cries of two quarreling men in front of his house.
Nasreddin Hoja, very weary and perplexed, returned to his house.
forums.muslimvillage.net /index.php?showtopic=4005   (863 words)

  
 Light Millennium: KELOGLAN: The Bald Boy and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World; by H. B. PAKSOY
On the other hand, the environment sustaining the memory of Nasreddin chose to attribute the following events to him as a tribute-as the population obviously needed a person of Nasreddin's caliber to deal with Timur: According to one story, Timur had ordered his battle elephants to be quartered in the vicinity of his field quarters.
Nasreddin takes the lead, with the elders in tow, and they begin their trek to the encampment.
Nasreddin is sent for and enters the Presence with a stack of pide (flat bread) in his arms, with slender lines of accounts scribbled on them.
www.lightmillennium.org /2004_14th_issue/hbpaksoy_keloglan.html   (4014 words)

  
 IslamiCity Forum: Nasreddin Hoca, aka Mullah Nasruddin
Nasreddin Hoja was awakened one night by the cries of two quarreling men in front of his house.
Nasreddin Hoja, very weary and perplexed, returned to his house.
Nasreddin Hoja's fame is quite widespread; a Chinese friend of mine said these stories are popular in his homeland too.
www.islamicity.com /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=452&PN=2&get=last   (672 words)

  
 Islamica Community Forums - Mullah Nasruddin jokes
Molla Nasreddin stories are eternal; they deal with social issues which are fundamental to human nature-social injustice, class privilege, selfishness, cowardliness, laziness, incompetence, ignorance, narrow-mindedness and all kinds of fraud.
Every year, an "International Nasreddin Hoja Festival" is held between July 5-10 in the town where he was buried in Turkey, giving writers and artists a chance to present their works of drama, music, paintings, films and animation and keep the memory of Nasreddin alive.
Azerbaijanis are extremely fond of Molla Nasreddin anecdotes and entertain one another by telling them at parties and family gatherings, injecting Molla's humor and wit into the natural flow of conversation just as they do with proverbs and jokes.
www.islamicaweb.com /forums/showthread.php?t=8785   (4334 words)

  
 Sufism/Nasrudin - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Mullah, Nasrudin Hoja appears as the whimsical character in a growing tradition of stories.
Nasreddin Hodja was lying in the shade of an ancient walnut tree.
“Nasreddin”, he began, “it is necessary again to repair the Niujie mosque of Beijing.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Nasrudin   (7309 words)

  
 Armenian Cafe
It was common knowledge that in his youth Nasreddin Hoja made a comfortable living as a smuggler.
So that whenever he crossed the border with his donkey (and he did so frequently) he was searched thoroughly by border guards, who found nothing.
Years later, when one of these guards met the Hoja, he wanted to know what was it that he was smuggling.
www.network54.com /Forum/149359/thread/1103048672/1103048672-12-14   (239 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Bukhara
The historic center of Bukhara has been listed by the UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites.
A statue of the populist philosopher and wise man Nasreddin Hoja can be found on a central square.
It shows him riding his donkey backwards and grasping its tail, as he is traditionally depicted.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/b/bu/bukhara.html   (109 words)

  
 The Fabulous Adventures of Nasruddin Hoja
Nasreddin (also commonly spelled Nasrudin, Nasr ud-Din, Nasredin, Naseeruddin Nasruddin, Nasr Eddin, Nastradhin, Nasreddine, Nastratin, Nusrettin) was a lower Muslim cleric who lived in Central Asia during the Middle Ages.
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.
'Hoja' or 'Khoja' and 'Mulla' all mean an 'imam.' but this is no ordinary imam.
www.bysiness.co.uk /Childrens/fabulous_adventures_of_nasruddin.htm   (451 words)

  
 Offffffffff the topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The philosophers, logicians and doctors of law were drawn up at Court to examine Nasreddin.
This was a serious case, because he had admitted going from village to village saying: "The so-called wise men are ignorant, irresolute and confused." He was charged with undermining the security of the state.
One day Nasreddin Hodja got on his donkey the wrong way, facing towards the back.
www.orientalrugs.com /_disc11/00000181.htm   (1918 words)

  
 Nasreddin Hodja
Nasreddin Hodja was walking down the street one day when he noticed something shining in the dirt.
On a frigid and snowy winter day Nasreddin Hodja was having a chat with some of his friends in the local coffee house.
Nasreddin Hoja accepted the verdict and invited all of them to a dinner that night at his home.
hem.bredband.net /hodja/neighbor.htm   (1939 words)

  
 pkpjamestown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nasreddin Hoja was dreaming that someone had counted nine gold pieces into his hand, but Hoja insisted that he would not accept less than ten pieces.
While he was arguing with the man over one gold piece, he was awakened by a sudden noise in the street.
Seeing that his hand was empty, Nasreddin Hoja quickly closed his eyes, extended his hand as if he was ready to receive, and said, "Very well, friend, have it your way.
www.freerepublic.com /~pkpjamestown/index?U=/focus/f-news/browse   (88 words)

  
 Molla Nasreddin: Comic Sage of the Ages
Molla Nasreddin stories are eternal; they deal with social issues which are fundamental to human nature-social injustice, class privilege, selfishness, cowardliness, laziness, incompetence, ignorance, narrow-mindedness and all kinds of fraud.
Every year, an "International Nasreddin Hoja Festival" is held between July 5-10 in the town where he was buried in Turkey, giving writers and artists a chance to present their works of drama, music, paintings, films and animation and keep the memory of Nasreddin alive.
Azerbaijanis are extremely fond of Molla Nasreddin anecdotes and entertain one another by telling them at parties and family gatherings, injecting Molla's humor and wit into the natural flow of conversation just as they do with proverbs and jokes.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/43_folder/43_articles/43_molla.html   (1662 words)

  
 Chapt.1
By tracing the inclusion of themes and topics from these classics, the great influence they continue to exert upon modern culture in general, and in children’s literature in particular, can be shown.
Thus, it can be seen that the Mulla of Iran, the Hoja of Turkey, Goha or Joha of the Arabic-speaking countries, and the ‘Man of no principle’ of China all appear in similar tales as the same character.
In this section on the historical influences and background of children’s literature in Iran, it is impossible to omit one of the most important sources of material for children’s stories.
members.tripod.com /nafisa2002-ivil/Chapt1.htm   (14282 words)

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