Publishing Organization

Joan Brodsky Schur


Joha Stories, a collection of stories and jokes from the famous universal Muslim character of wisdom and satire named Guha, Joha, Nasruddin Hoja in different cultures. Anecdotes and jokes poke fun at human foibles and contain kernels of wisdom. The lesson brings out the meanings and morals of the stories and explores why they are beloved across the Muslim world.

Type of Resource

Children and youth literature, Primary source document, lesson plan,

Topic Category
  • Children and youth literature
  • Contemporary Muslim regions
  • Lesson plan
  • Primary source document
  • Islamic history and civilzation
Grade Level
  • Elementary
  • Middle School