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The Prophet

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

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.

Der Prophet Jona

Der Prophet Jona

The Prophet Jonah

  • Author: Heinrich Dolle
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3947806191
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 60
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Dieses wunderschöne Werk erzählt einem Propheten, der sich von Gott abgewandt hat und vor ihm und seinem Glauben davongelaufen ist. Jonas Erlebnisse sind spannend und anschaulich wiedergegeben und werden durch zahlreiche eindrucksvolle Bilder ergänzt, die professionelle Maler speziell für diese Geschichte auf Leinwand gebannt haben. Der kleine und große Leser begibt sich mit Jonas auf eine einzigartige Reise, die uns an unseren Glauben, unsere Werte und daran, dass Jona ein Teil von uns ist, erinnert. Die Texte samt Erklärungen stammen aus einer 500 Jahre alten Bibel. Es grenzt an ein Wunder, dass sie bis heute unversehrt geblieben ist. Ein Schatz, der ein halbes Jahrtausend unbeschadet überstanden hat und uns nun seine Erzählungen offenbart.

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

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

The Prophet

  • Author: Kahlil Gibran
  • Publisher: Rajpal & Sons
  • ISBN: 9788170287636
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  • Page: 112
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The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. An all time classic and world wide bestseller. Prophet, after twelve years of living in a foreign country, is about to set sail to go home when he is stopped by a group of people who ask him about the various aspects of life. Prophet's answers are twenty-six sermons offering insights of profound wisdom which are universally true. The inclusion of sketches made by the author enhance the appeal of this book.

Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God [2 volumes]

Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God [2 volumes]

  • Author: Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D.,Adam Hani Walker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610691784
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 784
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This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies. • Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society • Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspectives on how Muhammad's life and beliefs have changed the course of history • Explores Muhammad's changing image—and controversies over his depiction and the communication of his ideas—in art, music, and literature • Provides an in-depth overview of Muhammad's influences on secular life and culture

Muslim Extremism in Egypt

Muslim Extremism in Egypt

The Prophet and Pharaoh

  • Author: Gilles Kepel
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520239340
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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"Perhaps more than any other, this book gives the background necessary to understand the purpose and mindset of today’s religious radicals. In this classic study of the roots of Islamic extremism, Gilles Kepel demonstrates the pivotal role of the Egyptian connection. He skillfully traces the story of Islamic anti-modernism in Egypt from the early part of the 20th century to its tragic involvement in some of the most violent incidents in recent years, including the terrifying attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001. Kepel’s treatment is even-handed and sensitive, though the world he uncovers is the dark side of today’s global culture."—Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Stories Of The Prophet In The Holy Quran

Stories Of The Prophet In The Holy Quran

  • Author: Shahada Sharelle Haqq
  • Publisher: Tughra Books
  • ISBN: 1597846503
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 100
  • View: 1908
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This inspiring collection of illustrated stories offers an Islamic take on the lives and missions of familiar prophets. Through these Islamic renditions, children are made keenly aware of the importance of certain virtues - steadfastness, patience, and honesty - exhibited by religious role models in the Qur’an, including Abraham, Moses, Noah, and Jesus, and the prophets' willingness to endure hardship as a means to an honest life.

A Day with the Prophet

A Day with the Prophet

  • Author: Ahmad Von Denffer
  • Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 0860376125
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 120
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This book invites Muslims and non-Muslims to acquaint themselves with the prophet's practice and teachings, his Sunnah, first hand. Relying exclusively upon the sayings and actions of the prophet, which have been selected and translated from authenticated and well-known collections of hadith literature, this book presents a close-up and composite picture of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, described in the Qur'an as the best model for humanity. Ahmad Von Denffer was born in Germany in 1949. He studied Islamics and Social Anthropology at the Universty of Mainz. He works at the Islamic Centre, Munich, and has translated the Qur'an into German.

Heirs of the Prophet, The

Heirs of the Prophet, The

Charisma and Religious Authority in Shi'ite Islam

  • Author: Liyakat N. Takim
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791481913
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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Looks at how various factions used the tradition that scholars were the “heirs of the Prophet” during the classical period of Islam (570–1258 CE).