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1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found

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#1    Karlis

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:55 PM

Authored by al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, a well known scholar of the Prophet Mohammed's teachings

"This book, which contains flirtation, profanity, and even a little drunkenness, is a lot of fun and offers a rather different perspective to the austere image Islam has from that period. The reality is that the Baghdad of 1,000 years ago was actually rather Bohemian -- it wasn't perfect by any means -- but not the violent and repressive society you might imagine it was."

Here are some of the jokes:
Once a man crashed another man's party. "Who are you?" the host asked him. "I'm the one who saved you the trouble of sending an invitation!" he replied.
A party-crasher walked into a gathering, and they said to him, "Nobody invited you!" "But if you didn't invite me and I didn't come," he replied, "think how lonely that would be!"
Once a party-crasher walked in the house of a man who had invited a gathering of people. "Hey, you!" the man said. "Did I say you could come?" "Did you say I couldn't come?" the party crasher replied.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

Those are actually some pretty good jokes. Funnier then most modern comedians anyway.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

I like the first one! :lol: ... the one who saved you the trouble of sending an invitation.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

Oh my .This will offend so many Muslims ,and they can't kill anyone,since they said it,and dude was a best buddy of Mohammad.
Ohhh dearrrrr.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:22 PM

well it just shows, 1000 years ago and they were having parties and had gatecrashers. wonder if they turned up with a bottle too?

mind you when i read the title i thought it was meant the koran, then realised the dates wrong.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

well those were kinda weird.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

Baghdad needs to return to its roots.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

hehe.. to be honest, iv'e heard funnier jokes...   Maybe they're funnier in Arabic?  .. but   jokes are good things,  so i like em.  :lol:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

It's a nice joke book, but I don't find it that mysterious.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

1000 years ago Islam was pretty liberal and the Islamic societies thriving. Can't compare it with the narrow minded and mostly fanatical Islam in most places of the world of our days.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

They sound Jewish, seriously, particulary the last one
Guess I will get stoned for such heresy now :whistle:


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

..  a muslim goes into a bar   .         .            .       HA!  


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

This is great, shows a better side to life 1000 years ago, is there a copy of this book anywhere? I think it would be interesting.


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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

maybe it's the desert air which fosters such DRYYYYYYY   humor?   .. I hope they had more than just the one joke, about party crashers?   .. there's just something extremely funny about those jokes verging so precariously on being not funny !?




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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:19 AM

Achmed! That is all! XD

And not one mention as to who probably prepared the "Party" in silence!


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