What Is In It?

Once, a Sufi dervish was respected for his piety and appearance of virtue. Whenever anyone asked him how he had become so holly, he always answered: "I know what is in the Koran."

One day he had just given this reply to an enquirer in a coffee-house, when an imbecile asked: "Well, what is in the Koran?"

"In the Koran," said the Sufi, "there are two pressed flowers and a letter from my friend."


Dervish:
faqir (A dervish is a member of a Muslim religious group which has a very active and lively dance as part of its worship).
Piety:
strong religious belief, or behaviour that is religious or morally correct.
Imbecile:
stupid or idiot.