The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9789390287826
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Release: 2020-08-20
Editor: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book of poetic essays written in English, Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of religious inspirations. With the twelve illustrations drawn by the author himself, the book took more than eleven years to be formulated and perfected and is Gibran's best-known work. It represents the height of his literary career as he came to be noted as ‘the Bard of Washington Street.’ Captivating and vivified with feeling, The Prophet has been translated into forty languages throughout the world, and is considered the most widely read book of the twentieth century. Its first edition of 1300 copies sold out within a month.

The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 96
ISBN: MINN:31951D019832433
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Release: 1951
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the Lebanese poet and philosopher's inspirational essays on love, marriage, work, joy, sorrow, freedom, pain, teaching, friendship and death

The Prophets

The Prophets
Author: Robert Jones, Jr.
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780593085707
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review “A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” —Entertainment Weekly A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man—a fellow slave—seeks to gain favor by preaching the master's gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuel's love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantation's harmony. With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr., fiercely summons the voices of slaver and enslaved alike, from Isaiah and Samuel to the calculating slave master to the long line of women that surround them, women who have carried the soul of the plantation on their shoulders. As tensions build and the weight of centuries—of ancestors and future generations to come—culminates in a climactic reckoning, The Prophets masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also shot through with hope, beauty, and truth, portraying the enormous, heroic power of love.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385523943
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Release: 2010
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

The Prophet Compact Edition with Original Illustrations

The Prophet  Compact Edition with Original Illustrations
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1947844938
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Release: 2019-02-14
Editor: Suzeteo Enterprises
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Kahlil Gibran published "The Prophet" in 1923. He addresses topics such as "Love" and "Marriage" as well as more mundane ones like "Work" and "Talking." Gibran, through Almustafa, 'the prophet, ' also talks about deeper issues such as "Good and Evil," "Joy and Sorrow," and even "Death." This compact edition contains the original illustrations.

The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781909621596
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Release: 2016-07
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Utterly unique and beloved around the world, The Prophet is a collection of twenty-six poetic essays by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. Telling the story of the prophet Al-Mustafa and his conversations with various acquaintances as he returns home after a long absence, the book touches on subjects of universal concern, including love, friendship, passion, pain, religion and freedom.Thought-provoking, comforting and wise, the simple truths of The Prophet remain compelling and rewarding nearly a century after it was first published.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

In the Footsteps of the Prophet
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780199705467
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Release: 2007-02-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. In the Footsteps of the Prophet is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism -- a fixation on ritual -- toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.

The Prophet A Graphic Novel

The Prophet  A Graphic Novel
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781645176381
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A moving and thought-provoking adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s classic poem. An enduring and moving commentary on the human condition since its publication in 1923, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this edition, Gibran’s classic poem is transformed into a narrative that shows how the words of the prophet Al Mustafa can help modern readers overcome personal struggles. Excerpts from Gibran’s original work are incorporated into full-color scenes so that readers can gain a deeper appreciation for one of the most popular books of the twentieth century.

The Wizard and the Prophet

The Wizard and the Prophet
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780307961709
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Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.

Muhammad the Prophet

Muhammad the Prophet
Author: Muhammad Ali
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0913321079
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Release: 1993
Editor: Ahamiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A well-researched biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, this book corrects many misconceptions about his life, and answers Western criticism. The biography discusses in detail the high moral character of the prophet, his love for orphans, the poor and downtrodden, his persecution by the Meccans, his flight to Madina.

The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0762470224
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A special and deluxe illustrated hardcover edition of the inspirational, million-copy bestselling classic. The perfect gift for anyone journeying and questioning on the road of life. Few books can be described as universal. And yet, The Prophet, by Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran, can only be described as that. Originally published in 1923, The Prophet is considered Gibran's masterpiece and is one of the most beloved spiritual classics of all time. Further cementing its status as a worldwide classic is the fact that it has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history. Drawn from Gibran's own experience as an immigrant, The Prophet transcends generations, languages, and borders. In this beautiful meditation on the meaning of life, Al Mustafa, the prophet, is about to board a ship back to his homeland after 12 years spent living in exile in the city of Orphalese. Before he departs, he is stopped by a group of followers who ask him to share his wisdom. In twenty-six poetic essays, Al Mustafa offers profound and timeless insights on various aspects of life and the myriad impulses of the human heart and mind. He offers lessons on love, marriage, children, pain, friendship, beauty, religion, joy, knowledge, reason and passion, time, good and evil, pleasure, and death. A timeless spiritual touchstone, this gorgeously illustrated gift edition is perfect for graduating students, or for anyone searching for solace, peace, hope, and purpose in today's world.

Medicine of the Prophet

Medicine of the Prophet
Author: Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīyah
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0946621225
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Medicine of the Prophet is a combination of religious and medical information, providing advice and guidance on the two aims of medicine - the preservation and restoration of health - in careful conformity with the teachings of Islam as enshrined in the Qur'an and the hadith, or sayings of the Prophet. Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d. 751AH/1350AD) as part of his work Zad al-Ma'ad, this book is a mine of information on the customs and sayings of the Prophet, as well as on herbal and medical practices current at the time of the author. In bringing together these two aspects, Ibn Qayyim has produced a concise summary of how the Prophet's guidance and teaching can be followed, as well as how health, sickness and cures were viewed by Muslims in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The original Arabic text offers an authoritative compendium of Islamic medicine and still enjoys much popularity in the Muslim world. This English translation is a more complete presentation than has previously been available and includes verification of all hadith references. Medicine of the Prophet will appeal not only to those interested in alternative systems of health and medicine, but also to people wishing to acquaint themselves with, or increase their knowledge of, hadith and the religion and culture of Islam.

The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Michael Koryta
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316215909
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Release: 2012-08-07
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adam Austin hasn't spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers, their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town's criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them. Kent Austin is the beloved coach of the local high school football team, a religious man and hero in the community. After years of near misses, Kent's team has a shot at the state championship, a welcome point of pride in a town that has had its share of hardships. Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when horrifically, impossibly, another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried rage and grief-and unite to stop a killer. Michael Koryta, widely hailed as one of the most exciting young thriller authors at work today, has written his greatest novel ever-an emotionally harrowing, unstoppably suspenseful novel that Donald Ray Pollock has called "one of the sharpest and superbly plotted crime novels I've read in my life."

The Eye of the Prophet

The Eye of the Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1556436971
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Release: 2008
Editor: North Atlantic Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Poet, philosopher and artist, Khalil Gibran was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond his native Lebanon. Drawn from Gibran's prose, poetry and letters previously available only in Arabic, The Eye of the Prophet is a source of enlightenment and reflection to guide readers through daily life.

Kahlil Gibran s Little Book of Life

Kahlil Gibran s Little Book of Life
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781612834160
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Release: 2018-03-01
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the past eighty years, the beautiful words of the Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran have graced everything from greeting cards and wedding invitations to inspirational wall hangings and corporate motivational literature. By one account, Gibran is the third bestselling poet of all time, after Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. In this beautiful gift book, we discover the essential wisdom about what it means to be alive. For Gibran life is the energy that saturates all we see and feel—as well as what we can only imagine. Here are over 100 fables, aphorisms, parables, stories, and poems from the author of The Prophet. Here on display is that visionary voice of comfort, love, and tolerance. Listing to Nature’s Life Taking time to listen to the natural world reveals a new dimension of being human. It is as if all of nature were already within us, reminding us of our connection to the one life we share. Solitude Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches. Yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.

The Prophet Calls

The Prophet Calls
Author: Melanie Sumrow
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781499808131
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God’s chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, all bets are off as the Prophet exercises his control. Born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico, Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God’s chosen. Here, she lives apart from the outside world and its “evils.” On her thirteenth birthday, Gentry receives a new violin from her father and, more than anything, she wants to play at the Santa Fe Music Festival with her brother, Tanner. But then the Prophet calls from prison and announces he has outlawed music in their community and now forbids women to leave. Determined to play, Gentry and Tanner sneak out. But once they return, the Prophet exercises control from prison, and it has devastating consequences for Gentry and her family. Soon, everything Gentry has known is turned upside down. She begins to question the Prophet’s teachings and his revelations, especially when his latest orders put Gentry’s family in danger. Can Gentry find a way to protect herself and her family from the Prophet and escape the only life she’s ever known? This realistic, powerful story of family, bravery, and following your dreams is a can't-miss debut novel from Melanie Sumrow.

The Garden of the Prophet

The Garden of the Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1528714709
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Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The Garden Of The Prophet" is Khalil Gibran's 1933 sequel to "The Prophet", published posthumously. Intended to be a companion to his masterpiece, it represents a lyrical celebration of life, nature and love. Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was a Lebanese-American poet, writer, and artist best known as the author of "The Prophet" (1923), which is one of the best-selling books of all time. Gibran's work covers such themes as justice, religion, science, free will, love, happiness, the soul, the body, and death. He is widely considered to have been one of the most important figures in Arabic poetry and literature during the first half of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include, "Music" (1905), "Rebellious Spirits" (1908), and "Broken Wings" (1912). This volume is highly recommended for fans Gibran's seminal work and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The Prophet s Heir

The Prophet s Heir
Author: Hassan Abbas
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780300252057
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Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life and legacy of one of Mohammad’s closest confidants and Islam’s patron saint: Ali ibn Abi Talib Ali ibn Abi Talib is arguably the single most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after prophet Mohammad. Through his teachings and leadership as fourth caliph, Ali nourished Islam. But Muslims are divided on whether he was supposed to be Mohammad’s political successor—and he continues to be a polarizing figure in Islamic history. Hassan Abbas provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of this towering yet divisive figure and the origins of sectarian division within Islam. Abbas reveals how, after Mohammad, Ali assumed the spiritual mantle of Islam to spearhead the movement that the prophet had led. While Ali’s teachings about wisdom, justice, and selflessness continue to be cherished by both Shia and Sunni Muslims, his pluralist ideas have been buried under sectarian agendas and power politics. Today, Abbas argues, Ali’s legacy and message stands against that of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban.

The Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran

The Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran
Author: Kahlil Gibran,General Press
Pages: 2400
ISBN: 9789380914800
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Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

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The Return of the Prophet

The Return of the Prophet
Author: Hajjar Gibran
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781471105791
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Release: 2012-12-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kahlil Gibran released his universally acclaimed masterpiece, The Prophet, in 1923. Since then this incredible book has been renowned for its profound answers to life's deepest questions. Now, several generations later, Kahlil's great-cousin Hajjar Gibran has written the long-awaited answer to his ancestor's promise. The Return of the Prophet, based on Hajjar's real-life experiences, is a moving collection of inspiring words spoken to Hajjar by Kahlil in a series of visions. Hajjar's life experiences and Kahlil's wise advice and prophetic statements that are applicable to everyone are woven masterfully and told beautifully. The Return of the Prophet is written in the same style as The Prophet, yet contains a modern understanding of spirituality and faith that can be applied to all religions. Like The Prophet with its universal themes and timeless advice, The Return of the Prophet is another true insight into life's deepest meanings.