"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. Source
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.
In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.
In a flat world there is an explanation to everything.
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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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 !?
Edited by lightly, 30 November 2012 - 01:19 AM.
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