“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”
– Khalil Gibran
Book: The Prophet
Author: Khalil Gibran
Page Count: 150
Blurb: The most famous work of spiritual fiction of the twentieth century. The Prophet is rooted in Kahlil Gibran’s own experience as an immigrant and provides inspiration to anyone feeling adrift in a world in flux. In twenty/-eight poetic essays, a prophet named Almustafa offers profound and timeless insights on many aspects of life, including love,pain and friendship,family,beauty,religion,joy,sorrow and death.
Overview and Review: I got to know about this book when we were reading an extract from India’s former president: A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s autobiography. It was when his father quotes to his mother “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and they are with you but they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts” at the time of his departing for studies. When I came home, I got to know about this wonderful book, and luckily this year I got a special edition on amazon at reasonable rates.
The book features Almustafa, who’s departing for the sea, but is requested by Almitra to provide insights on life’s many aspects. Prophet is one of those books, without which every shelf remains incomplete. You may find it difficult in the very first go but once you are patient enough you’ll not hesitate acknowledging one of those precious books which are needed by the society. The book has probably the answers to things we worry about in our daily lives.
The main reason to buy this edition was the cover, it features Almustafa worshipping with beautiful design all over. I really don’t think that I need to write “Go for it’ ’cause every avid reader already owns it