~ 200. Nasruddin's Final Prayers ~

The Angel of Death arrived to take Nasruddin. "It's time," said the Angel.
Nasruddin was alarmed. "I've done some dubious things in my life, and I haven't always been a good Muslim. Can you at least let me say the day's five prayers before I die?"
The Angel was compassionate and agreed. "I will be back tomorrow at this same time."
As promised, the Angel returned the next day.
"But I haven't finished my five prayers yet!" Nasruddin protested. "I've only done two."
"And when will you say the rest?" asked the angel.
"In my own time," Nasruddin replied, smiling.

Inspired byThe World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #175 in Shah's book. You can read about the prayers called Salah at Wikipedia.

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