The Prophet

Author: Kahlil Gibran

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264856

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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'The Prophet', by Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) is a book composed of twenty-six poetic essays. Continually in print since its publication in 1923, its ongoing popularity is a continuation of the interest generated by the American counterculture of the 1960s and the New Age movement. His language has a breath-taking beauty. Before returning to his birthplace, Almustafa, the 'prophet', is asked for guidance by the people of Orphalese. His words, redolent with love and understanding, call for universal unity, and affirm Gibran's certainty of the correlated nature of all existence, and of reincarnation. 'The Prophet' has never lost its immediate appeal and has become a ubiquitous touchstone of spiritual literature. AUTHOR: Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book 'The Prophet', an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

After the Prophet

The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam

Author: Lesley Hazleton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385532099

Category: History

Page: 304

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In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia–Sunni split. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Way of the Prophet

Author: Shaykh 'Abd Al-Ghaffar Hasan

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0860374246

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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A selection of 393 traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, including Arabic and commentary to elucidate their meanings.

Muhammad and the Empires of Faith

The Making of the Prophet of Islam

Author: Dr. Sean W. Anthony

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520974522

Category: History

Page: 302

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In Muhammad and the Empires of Faith, Sean W. Anthony demonstrates how critical readings of non-Muslim and Muslim sources in tandem can breathe new life into the historical study of Muhammad and how his message transformed the world. By placing these sources within the intellectual and cultural world of Late Antiquity, Anthony offers a fresh assessment of the earliest sources for Muhammad’s life, taking readers on a grand tour of the available evidence, and suggests what new insights stand to be gained from the techniques and methods pioneered by countless scholars over the decades in a variety of fields. Muhammad and the Empires of Faith offers both an authoritative introduction to the multilayered traditions surrounding the life of Muhammad and a compelling exploration of how these traditions interacted with the broader landscape of Late Antiquity.

The Prophet

Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399559140

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 25

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The second exclusive digital original short story by the author of Bloodwitch and Bloodkin. Narrated by Malachi, one of the powerful leaders of the Obsidian guild, readers will learn all about his past and the events that lead Malachi to the actions and decisions he makes when we meet him in Bloodwitch and Bloodkin. This short story is set in the alternate-reality world of THE MAEVE'RA, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's trilogy about the powerful empire of Midnight,where vampires rule, shapeshifter royals obey, and the Obsidian guild refuses to bow to anyone--and where loyalty and power always come with a price.

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

The Islamic Near East from the Sixth to the Eleventh Century

Author: Hugh N. Kennedy,Karl Barbir

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582405257

Category: History

Page: 419

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Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.

The Prophet

Author: Hone Kouka

Publisher: Huia Publishers

ISBN: 9781869692414

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 981


Joshua was special, the chosen one, the prophet. Five teenage cousins have returned home for another cousin's unveiling. Over the three days there, they begin to deal with the new roles they must accept as adults. The Prophet completes the trilogy of plays including Waiora and Home Fires.

The Prophet Armed

Trotsky, 1879-1921

Author: Isaac Deutscher

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859844410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 497

View: 4739


This first volume of the trilogy traces Trotsky's political development.

The Poet, the Warrior, the Prophet

Author: Rubem A. Alves

Publisher: Scm Press

ISBN: 9780334028963

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Rainer Maria Rilke, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Emily Dickinson, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud and the Tao Te Ching are just some of the influences evident in this book which brings poetry to bear on theology. An atmosphere of wonder and vision is created - as when, for example, through the magic of Isak Dinesen's Babette's Feast, Alves evokes a picture of `words which are good to be eaten' - which in turn leads to a meditation on politics, prophecy and the theme of resurrection.