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Book 2 Headings
111. How in the time of ‘Umar, may God be well-pleased with him, a certain person imagined that what he saw...
134. How a snake-catcher stole a snake from another snake-catcher.
140. How the companion of Jesus, on whom be peace, entreated Jesus, on whom be peace, to give life to the...
155. How the Súfí enjoined the servant to take care of his beast and how the servant said, “Lá hawl.”
193. How the explanation of the (inner) meaning of the tale was stopped because of the hearer's desire to hear the...
202. How the people of the caravan supposed the Súfí's beast was ill.
243. Kervan halkının Sofinin eşeğini hasta sanmaları
322. How the King found his falcon in the house of a decrepit old woman.
375. How by Divine inspiration Shaykh Ahmad son of Khizrúya bought halwá (sweetmeat) for his creditors.
444. How a certain person frightened an ascetic, saying, “Weep little, lest thou become blind.”
456. Conclusion of the story of the coming to life of the bones at the prayer of Jesus, on whom be...
502. How a peasant stroked a lion in the dark, because he thought it was his ox.
513. How the Súfís sold the traveller's beast (to pay) for the (expenses of the) mystic dance.
584. How the criers of the Cadi advertised an insolvent round the town.
613. How the prisoners laid a complaint of the insolvent's high-handedness before the agent of the Cadi.
642. The end of the story of the insolvent.
775. How men blamed a person who killed his mother because he suspected her (of adultery).
842. How the King made trial of the two slaves whom he had recently purchased.
863. How the King sent away one of the two slaves and interrogated the other.
904. How the slave, from the purity of his thought, swore to the truth and loyalty of his friend.
1046. How the (King's) retainers envied the favourite slave.
1130. Doğan’ın viranede baykuşlar içine düşmesi
1191. How the thirsty man threw bricks from the top of the wall into the stream of water.
1226. How the Governor commanded a certain man, saying, “Root up the thorn bush which you have planted on the road.”
1385. How friends came to the madhouse for Dhu ’l-Nún—may God sanctify his honoured spirit!
1429. How the disciples understood that Dhu ’l-Nún had not become mad, (but) had acted with intention.
1446. Resumption of the story of Dhu ’l-Nún, may God sanctify his spirit!
1461. How Luqmán's master tested his sagacity.
1509. How the excellence and sagacity of Luqmán became manifest to those who made trial (of him).
1560. Conclusion of (the story) how the (other) retainers envied the favourite slave.
1600. How reverence for the message of Solomon, on whom be peace, was reflected in the heart of Bilqís from the...
1632. How a philosopher showed disbelief at the recitation of (the text), “if your water shall have sunk into the ground.”
1719. How Moses, on whom be peace, took offence at the prayer of the shepherd.
1749. How the high God rebuked Moses, on whom be peace, on account of the shepherd.
1771. How the (Divine) revelation came to Moses, on whom be peace, excusing that shepherd.
1815. How Moses, on whom be peace, asked the high God (to explain) the secret of the predominance of the unjust.
1877. How an Amír harassed a sleeping man into whose mouth a snake had gone.
1931. On putting trust in the fawningness and good faith of the bear.
1992. How a sightless beggar said, “I have two blindnesses.”
2009. Continuation of the story of the bear and of the fool who had put trust in its good faith.
2035. How Moses, on whom be peace, said to one who worshipped the (golden) calf, “Where is (what has become of)...
2063. How the man of sincere counsel, after having done his utmost in (the way of) admonition, took leave of him...
2094. How the madman sought to ingratiate himself with Jálínús (Galen), and how Jálínús was afraid....
2102. The cause of a bird's flying and feeding with a bird that is not of its own kind.
2123. Conclusion of the (story concerning the) trust of that deluded man in the fawningness of the bear.
2140. How Mustafá (Mohammed), on whom be peace, went to visit the (sick) Companion; and an exposition of the profit of...
2155. How the high God revealed to Moses, on whom be peace, (the words), “Wherefore didst not thou visit Me in...
2166. How the gardener isolated the Súfí, the jurist, and the descendant of ‘Alí from one another.
2211. Returning to the story of the sick man and the visit paid (to him) by the Prophet, God bless him...
2217. How a certain Shaykh said to Báyazíd, “I am the Ka‘ba: perform a circumambulation round me.”
2251. How the Prophet-God bless and save him! –– perceived that the cause of that person’s sickness was irreverence in prayer....
2332. How Dalqak excused himself to the Sayyid-i Ajall (who asked him) why he had married a harlot.
2337. How an inquirer managed to draw into conversation an eminent (saintly) man who had feigned to be mad.
2353. How the dog attacked the mendicant who was blind.
2386. How the Police Inspector summoned the man who had fallen dead-drunk (on the ground) to (go to) prison.
2399. How the inquirer, for the second time, drew that eminent (saint) into conversation, in order that his condition might be...
2455. Conclusion of the admonishment given by the Prophet, God bless and save him, to the sick man.
2550. How the Prophet, God bless and save him, gave injunctions to the sick man and taught him to pray.
2603. How Iblís awakened Mu‘áwiya—may God be well-pleased with him!—saying, “Arise, it is time for prayer.”
2611. How Iblís gave Mu‘áwiya, may God be well-pleased with him, a fall, and practiced dissimulation, and how Mu‘áwiya answered him....
2616. How Iblís again made answer to Mu‘áwiya.
2651. How Mu‘áwiya again exposed the deceitfulness of Iblís.
2671. How Iblís again replied to Mu‘áwiya.
2699. How Mu‘áwiya dealt sternly with Iblís.
2705. How Mu‘áwiya complained of Iblís to the most high God and besought His aid.
2713. How Iblís once more exhibited his deceit.
2729. How Mu‘áwiya once more pressed Iblís hard.
2743. How a cadi complained of the calamity of (holding) the office of cadi, and how his deputy answered him.
2755. How Mu‘áwiya—may God be well-pleased with him!— induced Iblís to confess.
2763. How Iblís told truly his hidden thought to Mu‘áwiya—may God be well-pleased with him!
2770. The excellence of the remorse felt by one who was sincere (in his devotion) for having missed the congregational prayers.
2779. Conclusion of the confession made by Iblís to Mu‘áwiya of his deceit.
2792. How a thief escaped because some one gave the alarm to the master of the house, who had nearly overtaken...
2824. The story of the Hypocrites and their building the Mosque of Opposition.
2847. How the Hypocrites cajoled the Prophet—God bless and save him!—that they might take him to the Mosque of Opposition....
2887. How one of the Companions—may God be well-pleased with them!—thought (to himself) disapprovingly, “Why does not the Prophet—God bless and...
2910. Story of the person who was seeking after his stray camel and inquiring about it.
2922. On being perplexed amidst discordant doctrines and finding (a means of) escape and deliverance.
2945. On making trial of everything, so that the good and evil which are in it may be brought to view.
2972. Explaining the moral of the story of the person seeking (the lost) camel.
3015. Showing that there is in every soul the mischief of the Mosque of Opposition.
3026. Story of the Indian who quarrelled with his friend over a certain action and was not aware that he too...
3045. How the Ghuzz set about killing one man in order that another might be terrorised.
3058. Explaining the state of those who are self-conceited and unthankful for the blessing of the existence of the prophets and...
3087. How an old man complained of his ailments to a doctor, and how the doctor answered him.
3115. The story of Júhí and the child who cried lamentably beside his father's bier.
3154. Timet puer quidam hominem corpulentum. “Ne timueris,” inquit, “O puer; ego enim vir non sum.” [About a boy’s fear of...
3162. The story of an archer and his fear of a horseman who was riding in a forest.
3175. Story of the desert Arab and his putting sand in the sack and the philosopher's rebuking him.
3209. The miracles of Ibráhím son of Adham on the seashore.
3239. The beginning of the gnostic's illumination by the Light which sees the invisible world.
3302. How a stranger reviled the Shaykh and how the Shaykh's disciple answered him.
3335. The rest of the story of Ibráhím son of Adham—may God sanctify his spirit!—on the sea-shore....
3363. The statement of a certain individual that God most High would not punish him for sin, and Shu‘ayb’s answer to...
3397. Remainder of the story of the stranger’s reviling the Shaykh.
3423. How ‘Á’isha—may God be well-pleased with her!—said to Mustafá (Mohammed), on whom be peace, “Thou performest the prayer anywhere, without...
3435. How the mouse pulled (the rope attached to) the camel's nose-ring and became self conceited.
3477. The miracles of the dervish who was suspected of theft in a ship.
3505. How some Súfís abused a certain Súfí, saying that he talked too much in the presence of the Shaykh....
3525. How the dervish excused himself to the Shaykh.
3572. Explaining (that there are) some assertions the truth of which is attested by their very nature.
3601. How Yahyá, on whom be peace, in his mother's womb bowed in worship to the Messiah (Jesus), on whom be...
3606. On raising a difficulty as to this story.
3611. The answer to the difficulty.
3624. On mute eloquence and the understanding of it.
3635. How worthless sayings find acceptance in the minds of worthless folk.
3640. On seeking the tree whereof none that eats the fruit shall die.
3658. How the Shaykh explained the hidden meaning of the tree to the seeker who was in the bondage of formalism.
3680. How four persons quarrelled about grapes, which were known to each of them by a different name.
3712. How dissension and enmity amongst the Ansár were removed by the blessings of the Prophet—may God bless and save him!...
3765. The story of the ducklings which were fostered by a domestic fowl.
3787. How the pilgrims were amazed at the miracles of the ascetic whom they found (living) alone in the desert.