Jouha at the mosque
One day, Jouha went to the mosque and, upright in the medium of faithful, he asked them :
Do you know what I will speak to you ?
They said: No, we don't !
Jouha answered them: It's preferable that you don't know it. Then he left them.
A few days later, he returned to the mosque and asked people :
Do you know what I will say to you ?
They answered: Yes! We know it
He said : It's good that you know it ! Then he moved away.
A few days after he returned towards them and asked : Did you know what I will say to you today ?
Half of them answered : Yes, we do ! and the other half of people answered that they were unaware of it. Jouha laughed and declared:
Those which know will teach it to those which are unaware of it; then he left them.
Jouha and its donkey
The donkey of Jouha had been mislaid and Jouha sought it everywhere while repeating: God is blessed !
People were astonished that he thanks God and asked him: Why do you say God is blessed although you lost your donkey ?
Jouha answered: I thanks God because if I had been on my donkey I would have lost myself with it.
Much and little
One day, somebody asked Jouha:
Can you count insane people in this country ?
Jouha answered him: The number of insane people is incalculable but if you want to count intelligent people, then they are very few !
The six fingers
Jouha was accustomed to eating with its five fingers and somebody asked him:
Why do you eat with your five fingers ?
Jouha answered him: Because, unfortunately, I do not have six fingers!
Translation Alain Mourgue