On the other end of the emotional scale from the Manqurt are the Äfändi tales.  The Äfändi, known in Central Asian folk tales variously as "Äfändi Xoja", "Äpändi Bek", "Nasardın", "Xojanasır" and so on, is a satirical figure of Islamic folk tales, known for his simple yet piercing wit.  Originating with the Sufi communities of Turkey, Nasredin Äfändi has been adopted and made their own by Turkestanis and other Turkic Central Asians, spreading far beyond his original Muslim roots.
In the wider Islamic world, he is known as Nasrudin, and given typically Muslim titular epithets: Molla, Xoja/Khoja, Effendi.  In Central Asia, especially Turkestan, the Arabic Muslim epithet Effendi has been reinterpreted as a proper name.  He is often given other, more neutral titles, such as the Turkic Bek or Baı, or even other religious titles.  Non-Central Asian Muslims are sometimes taken aback when they encounter Nasrudin tales featuring "Mar Äfändi" or "Nasardın Dastur", though Turkestanis take this in their stride.
Whoever they are told by, the Äfändi stories all share a common illogical logic.  In one typical example, Äfändi borrows a cooking pot from a neighbour who is going on a journey.  When the neighbour returns, Äfändi announces that he has discovered that the pot was pregnant, and while he was away it's time came, and Äfändi presents his neighbour with a smaller pot.

Some weeks later, Äfändi's neighbour goes away again, and lends his pot again to Äfändi.  As he does so, he tells Äfändi that he has discovered that the pot is pregnant again, this time with twins.  This time, when the neighbour returns, Äfändi puts on a show of great sadness.  "I'm afraid that it was a very difficult birth," he tells his neighbour.  "Both babies and their mother perished."

The neighbour is indignant.  "What kind of fool do you think I am?  Pots can't die!  You give me my pot back!"
"Well," says Äfändi, "you were fool enough to believe me when I said your pot was pregnant..."
The other tales, of which there are a myriad, share this kind of logic.
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