mosque. Suddenly a downpour started, and the people in the street ran and sought shelter in the mosque. The sodomite said: "Hold on; there's no room for you. Can't you see man is already on top of man here?"
One day the Shah [Shah Abbas] said to Enayat [his court jester], "My heart desires a young and virgin boy." Enayat left and came back with a wretch of a woman. "You fool," the Shah said, "I asked for a boy and you brought me a woman!" Enayat said, "She can be used both ways." "But I wanted to play with his cock," said the Shah. Enayat responded: "Do what is to be done to this woman, and as for 'playing with,* grab my cock."
A man lusted after his aunt. An opportunity arose when he had to accompany her to another city. On the way, being by themselves under a tree, he fucked her. Afterward, he used a rag to wipe his penis and tossed it into the branches. They then continued onward. That tree was on the roadside; consequently, every passerby saw that piece of cloth stuck in the branches and followed suit [by tying a rag to the branches out of superstition]. By and by the tree was fairly covered with rags. Now, after some time, that first man returned the same way and stopped to rest under the tree. He was amazed to see those innumerable rags and, thinking of himself, exclaimed:
"My God, how many aunts have been fucked under this tree!"
Mirza Ibrahim Adham was a guest at someone's house. That man had a very attractive young male servant. The Mirza developed a lust for him. At night, when everyone went to sleep, the Mirza went looking for the boy. Groping in the dark, he shook the leg of someone else. That man said, "Mirza! Are you alright?" The Mirza apologized and returned to his bed. After a while he again got up and went looking. By chance he caught hold of the same leg. The man said, "Hey Mirza, what are you up to?" Quite abashed, the Mirza again apologized and withdrew. But only for a while. However, every time that he tried his luck his hand found the foot of the same person. Finally, in sheer exasperation, he exclaimed: "Wherever I put my hand there I find your foot! Are you a centipede, you imbecile?"
Mirza Razi Danish was a courtier of the Prince Dara Shikoh. One day he went with the Prince to visit a faqir. That man began, "0 son, I was only a few years old when the war between the Prophet and Shah Madar occurred." The Prince turned to the Mirza and remarked: "Beside his other miraculous powers, the Shah Sahib seems to be matchless in his knowledge of history."
There was an atheist named Abdur Rahman who often sat in the courtyard of the Qadam-e-Rasul [a monument in Delhi where an alleged footprint of the Prophet is preserved in stone]. People were not happy with his convictions. One day Shah Gulshan—a saintly person--came to visit the reliquary. As he was going back, the atheist hailed him but the Shah Sahib paid him no attention. The atheist called out, "I thought you were a man, you turned out to be an ass!" The Shah Sahib replied:
"How terrible it is that all your thoughts turn out that way."