The Conference of the Birds Topics for Discussion

Sufi texts#Farid ad-Din Attar
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How does Solomon confer leadership on the hoopoe? Is the hoopoe a competent leader for the birds?

How is Joseph depicted in The Conference of the Birds? What aspects are most emphasized—and to what ends?

Why is the duck alone among the birds specified as female? What does this say about her excuse for not wanting to undertake the Quest?

How does Attar envision reincarnation?

With which of the hoopoe's stories do you most identify and with which the least? Why?

What is the function of the survey of the seven valleys?

Can a journey that suffers such extreme casualties be worth it? Justify your answer with examples of what the survivors learn and/or receive.

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