True (eastern parable)

    When Muhammad escaped from persecution and was searched everywhere, Ali, his father-in-law, came up with a saving thought: he hid the prophet in a high basket that is worn on his head, put this heavy burden on his head and walked, balancing, between the guards of the city gates.

    - What's in your basket? Asked one of the guards.

    “The Prophet Muhammad,” Ali answered.

    The guards were so dumbfounded by this unexpectedly impudent response that they laughed and let Ali pass.

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