Almustafa is heading on a journey to another world, it seems, as evidenced by the beginning of the story. The journey can be seen as both symbolic and literal. What do you think this journey represents and why? Is Almustafa the only person who can go on this journey or is this a universal journey? What would you do if you were going on this journey?
The concept of love is something that has been discussed throughout the ages. When Almustafa says that Love neither possesses nor is possessed, what does this mean? How does this play out in relationships and families? What do you think "empty one's self to neither" (in reference to laughter and weeping) means?
When Almustafa says that children are not from their parents, but of them, what do you think this means? What do you think happens when parents think of their children...
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