Clear thinking, common sense and humour are not what we’ve come to expect from the Middle East and Central Asia. This glittering caravan of thought-provoking jokes, proverbs, table talk and tales delivers all this and more. It reveals what we share and can learn from Eastern lands. Here’s a little sample:
Sayings of the Prophet Mohammed: “Women are the twin-halves of Men.” “Trust in God, but tie your camel first.”
“Show me a man who thinks that he knows what ‘good’ is, and I will probably be able to show you a horror of a person. Show me a person who really knows what ‘good’ is, and I will show you that he almost never uses the word”. Idries Shah
Life: “Sometimes the man on the saddle, sometimes the saddle on the man.” Proverb