Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja was a satirical Sufi who lived in the 13th century . He is considered a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories, which usually have a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature.
One day, a neighbour who Nasreddin didn’t like very much came over to his yard and asked him if he could borrow his donkey.
But Nasreddin didn’t feel inclined to lend the animal to that particular man, so, to sound he answered that he had lent the animal to his brother the previous day
The acquaintance was disappointed, but he thanked Nasreddin and began to walk away. All of a sudden, the donkey could be heard braying loudly behind the wall of the yard.
The neighbour turned to Nasreddin and said;
“Mullah Sahib, I thought you told me that your donkey was not here. ”
Nasreddin turned to him and replied:
“My friend, who are you going to believe? Me or the donkey?”