A Parable

A Persian, a Turk, an Arab and a Greek are traveling to a distant land when they begin arguing over how to spend the single coin they share in common. The Persian wants to spend the coin on angur; the Turk, on uzum; the Arab, on inab; and the Greek, on stafil.

A linguist passing by overhears the argument. “Give the coin to me,” he says. Taking the coin, the linguist goes to a nearby shop and buys the travelers four small bunches of grapes.

“This is my angur!” cries the Persian.

“But this is what I call uzum,” replies the Turk.

“You have brought me my inab,” the Arab says.

“No! This in my language is stafil,” says the Greek.

The travelers suddenly realize that they were all asking for the same thing, but in different languages.

No god but God.

A Mere Story

In every meter of Egypt there is a Job (Ayyub),
Patiently remaining poor in a strange manner.
In every town of Egypt there is a Jacob,
Whose son was taken away from him and told that the wolf ate him.
And in every seaside in Egypt there is a Jonas,
Who drowned in the sea of poverty and was swallowed by the whale.