A Cobbler with Wings

When the Imam saw Nasrudin’s scuffed and torn slippers he patted him kindly on the arm:

‘Do not despair, Mulla. The Qur’an tells us that he who is needy in this world will be rewarded in Paradise. Your shoes may be worn and holed here, but you shall wear only the best in Heaven.’

‘In that case,’ replied Nasrudin, ‘I will certainly be a cobbler in Heaven.’

The World of Nasrudin Idries Shah, Octagon Press

A woodcut of shoe making.

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