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The Prophet

  • Author: Khalil Gibran
  • ISBN: 9789699473906
  • Publisher: Ilqa Publications
  • Format: Paperback – 78 pages
  • Language: English


Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.”

Author Biography

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese American writer, poet and artist. Born to Catholic parents in Bsharri, Lebanon in 1883, he migrated with his family to the USA at an early age where he studied art and started pursuing a literary career. He wrote both in Arabic and English languages and owing to the tremendous success of The Prophet, he soon became famous all over the world. As a writer and poet, Gibran composed many volumes of prose poetry which deal mostly with spiritual love. As an artist, he made over 700 images including the portraits of his friends WB Yeats, Carl Jung and August Rodin. Gibran died in New York on April 10, 1931.


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