More Devious than the Devil| حیله گرتراز شیطان


A woman asked the Devil: “Do you see that man, the tailor?” and pointed to a small deprived shop.


Devil said: “Yes.”

The woman said: “He loves his wife so much. Can you make him hate his wife?”


Devil responded: “It would be very easy.”

The devil walked towards the shop. He tried many tricks on the tailor but couldn’t convince him to dislike his wife. He came back towards the woman and confessed that he is not able to deceive each and every human.


The woman said: “But a woman can.”


She walked to the tailor’s shop, pointed to an expensive fabric and said: “Can I have two meters of this fine fabric? My son would like to buy a gift for his lover and asked me to help him.”


The tailor cut two meters of the fabric and handed it to her. The woman walked towards the tailor’s house and knocked on the door. The tailor’s wife opened the door and saw a stranger.


The woman asked: “Sorry my child but I am lost, hungry and thirsty. Could you feed me so that I get my strength and go back home?”

The kind wife of the tailor invited her in and went to the kitchen to prepare some food.


The woman hid the fabric behind the door. She ate the food and thanked the tailor’s wife for her hospitality and left the place.


When the tailor came home, he saw the fabric. The tailor remembered the story of the woman’s son’s gift to his lover and assumed that his wife was the lover of that customer’s son.


 When the tailor was fighting and accusing his wife, the woman looked at the devil and said: “Do you see how we [women] can be more deceiving than the devil? Watch how we can be an angel too.”


The woman knocked on the tailor’s door. When he opened the door, she said: “Sorry to bother you sir, I was tired and hungry and your very kind wife invited me in and fed me food. When I was leaving I forgot to take my fabric with me. Could you please bring it to me?”

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70 thoughts on “More Devious than the Devil| حیله گرتراز شیطان

  1. I like to look at this story as a lesson that women are more capable than the devil. It takes away the starch in the religious scriptures about how Satan was able to corrupt Eve first because Satan only has the power to deceive but a Woman also has the power to alleviate. Good story!

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  2. Hey Laleh, Namaste 🙂

    O a woman’s wicked wiles: she can twist and turn anything more ways than a cat on a hot tin roof! 😉

    Another excellent story thoroughly enjoyed, thank you. You weave a wonderful tale. The photograph of the tailors shop is wonderful: the word ‘modes’ is perhaps derived from the older word ‘modist’ meaning tailor or stylist.

    Hoping life is a peach on a beach and the sun shining. Take care 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


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  3. Beautiful story!! I don’t know but a thought if evil or male would have done the same thing the result would be same .. as still there was a little trust that was missing in that relationship.
    If I consider my parents preachings they trust us even if the whole world is against us. Somebody complains or says wrong about us they will surely reconfirm in their own manner before believing the story completely.

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  4. This story reminds me a little of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, except that the devil in that play is an archetypal jealous and scheming male, Iago. Othello’s wife Desdemona is unable to defend herself against the rage of her husband, because Iago knows how to enflame Othello’s passions, posing as Othello’s friend who pretends he does not want to incriminate anyone. Iago knows how make it look like he does not want to reveal his lie, a piece of false evidence, Desdemona’s handkerchief (again, it is cloth that provides the catalyst for Othello’s murderous rage).

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