Khalil Gibran

(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931 / Bsharri)

Khalil Gibran
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Khalil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn]; born Gubran Khalil Gubran, in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān,:217:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,:217:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;:189 Arabic جبران خليل جبران , J) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He ... more »

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  • Rookie Stefan Sanmare (4/15/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Not just a poet. One of the world's 10 leading writers, if you look at the depth of the meaning of words. Several interesting jumps in his development. Christian, but Gibran became more of an universalist after the meetings with 'Abdu'l-Bahá (and wrote things like I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of One religion, and it is the spirit.) . This should have occured the summer of 1912, since Abdu'l-Bahá arrived in New York City on 11 April 1912, after declining an offer of passage on the RMS Titanic, telling the Bahá'í believers, instead, to donate the money for the first class ticket to charity. It is not known what these two men from the same region of the world actually spoke about. But 'Abdu'l-Bahás decision (or divine intervention) to not travel with Titanic led to a meeting that changed Gibran and his writing, as well as it allowed 'Abdu'l-Bahá to survive and make a sect to a new world religion.

  • Rookie Nahida Hadeesh (11/23/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    I always print out his poem about children and hand it to parents.... He had such great ideas...love all his writing.

  • Rookie Ahmed Mahmoud (2/20/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    Khalil Gibran, amazing work, and inspiration to all, and especially Arabs :)

  • Rookie Johnny Abou Jaoudeh (1/3/2013 6:50:00 AM)

    a great poet from a small country just like me

  • Rookie Ramesh Chand Bhura (9/25/2012 6:14:00 AM)

    I SUGGEST ALL TO READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROPHET WHICH IS A TRUE STORY OF PURE AND PLATONIC LOVE THAT HE SHARED WITH 'MARY'

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  • Rookie Nune Nune (7/21/2012 2:02:00 PM)

    It was such a great discovery for me when 2 or 3 years before I suddenly found this greatest writers work..... All my life I have spent in books, read this work, that work... But Khalil Gibran, s works gave me wings to fly.... You read him and you find yourself... You read him and you understand that really GOD blessed this world, if there is ones, as Khalil Gibran... Who MIT feet so deep, whose words can make you a real part of this world... Greatest poet, greatest humanist, greatest man....

  • Rookie H. Reese (7/5/2012 11:22:00 AM)

    Khalil Gibran was a very serious seeker of Truth. He reaped what he sowed in Truth through inspiration and wisdom. He is quoted heavily in a book at truthcontest.com called The Present, as well as in the 'Insights' section. I highly suggest you all visit that website. There is much to learn

  • Rookie Muhammad ibrahim (6/6/2012 2:19:00 PM)

    My first teacher, my lifetime inspiration.

  • Rookie - 711 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/28/2012 8:22:00 AM)

    One of the greatst poets of the world.

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