Stories from Stories of Bohlool

Bahlool Goes to the Public Hot Bath

One day Bahlool went to the public bathhouse, but its servants acted carelessly and didn't massage him with the sponge. In that regard, when coming out, Bahlool gave the bath's owner all 10 dinars he had. When the servants saw his generosity, they got embarrassed...

Bahlool's Decisive and Silencing Reply

It is said that an Indian businessman was bringing wealth and goods from India and selling in Baghdad. His caravan stayed at the inn one night and he asked for dinner. The cook brought him a roasted chicken and a few eggs. When the businessman...

Bahlool and a Traveler

It is said that a traveler came to Baghdad and Haroun Rashid's court. He asked a few questions before the Khalifa to his viziers and wise men, but no one could answer correctly. The Khalifa got angry and said to his scholarly courtiers and viziers,...

Bahlool's Decision

 An Arab beggar arrived in Baghdad. When he passed the bakery, he smelled the pleasing smells of many kinds of foods, but he didn't have any money. He took stale bread out of his bag and softened it with the steam coming out, and then...

Bahlool and an Inspector

A Baghdadi inspector was boasting in a crowd that no one had ever cheated him yet. Bahlool was also in this crowd. He said to the inspector that his work is very easy and not worthy of taking pains over.The inspector said, “You are saying...

Bahlool and a Book of Philosophy

Bahlool went to the Mosque one day. Since that day was Eid, there were a lot of people. Bahlool wanted to go sit in the upper room. He saw that there were a lot of shoes, and since his shoes were stolen once, he was...

Bahlool and a Landlord

They say that one time Bahlool went to Basra. Since he had no acquaintances in this city, he rented a room for a few days. That room was so old and damaged that it started creaking at the slightest breeze.Bahlool went to the landlord and...

Bahlool and Haroun Go Hunting

One day Haroun Rashid and a group of his courtiers went hunting. Bahlool was also with them. A deer was seen in the hunting area. The Khalifa shot an arrow at it, but it didn't hit the deer.Bahlool said, “Well done!”The Khalifa angrily said, “You...

Bahlool and a Slave

It is said that one of Haroun Rashid's slaves ate cheese, and a little cheese was stuck to his beard.Bahlool asked him, “What did you eat?”The slave jokingly said, “I ate a pigeon.”“I knew before you said so.”“How did you know?”Bahlool said, “I can see...

Bahlool is Questioned About Shaitan

They say that an evil and unmannerly person said to Bahlool, "I have a great desire to see Shaitan."Bahlool said, "If you don't have a mirror in your house, then look in clean water. You will see Shaitan."...

Bahlool is Questioned About Hazrat Loot

People asked Bahlool, "Which nation was Hazrat Loot from?""It is clear from his name that he was the messenger for corrupt and voluptuous people (Looters)."The people said, "Why do you show such rudeness to the dignity of Allah's Messenger?"Bahlool answered, "I was not being rude...

Bahlool and a Charlatan

They say that Bahlool had a gold coin in his hand, and was playing with it. A fraud who had heard that Bahlool was insane, came to him and said, "If you give me that coin, I will give you ten coins that color."When Bahlool...

Bahlool and the Astrologer

It is said that a person came to Haroun Rashid, claiming knowledge of astrology. Bahlool was also present at this assembly. Coincidentally, the astrologer sat across Bahlool.Bahlool asked him, "Can you tell who is sitting near you?""I don't know.""You don't even know who is sitting...

Bahlool Instructs a Friend

It is said that a person brought a beautiful donkey for the commander of Kufa. The courtiers praised the donkey. Among those present, someone jokingly said, "I am ready to teach that donkey how to read."Hearing this, the commander said, “You who are saying this...

Haroun Questions Bahlool About Wine

It is said that one day Bahlool went to Haroun, who was busy drinking wine. He wanted to prove that he was safe from forbidden eating and drinking, so he asked Bahlool, “Is it forbidden to eat grapes?""No!""What if after eating grapes, water is drunk...

Bahlool and a Judge

It is said that a certain man decided to do Hajj. Since he had little children, he went to the judge and, in front of the court officials, gave 1,000 Dinars to the judge for his children. He said, "If I die during this journey,...

Bahlool and Haroun Rashid Go to the Public Bath

One day Haroun Rashid went to the hot bath with Bahlool. The Khalifa jokingly asked, "If I am a slave then what would be my cost?"Bahlool said, "Fifty dinars."The Khalifa angrily said, "Lunatic! The low skirt that I am wearing is just fifty dinars.""I only...

Bahlool Meets Shaykh Junayd

Shaykh Junayd Baghdadi went for a walk out of Baghdad. His students followed him. The Shaykh asked how Bahlool was. They answered, "He is a crazy person, what do you need from him?""Bring him to me because I have a need for him."The students searched...

Bahlool Criticizes Abdullah Mubarak

One day Abdullah Mubarak went to the desert to see Bahlool the Wise. He saw Bahlool bareheaded, barefoot, and reciting Allah's Name. He went up to him and saluted him. Bahlool answered the greeting.Abdullah Mubarak said, "O Shaykh! My request is that you advise me...

The Effect of Bahlool's Du'a

It is said that an Arab had a camel which was afflicted by the itching disease. People advised him to rub castor oil on it. The Arab rode his camel to the city to buy the oil. Near the city, he met Bahlool. Since Bahlool...