The Haj - Part 5, Chapters 1- 5, Summary & Analysis

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Ishmael remained with the Sirhan Bedouin while his father was in Zurich. Sheik al Baqi treated Ishmael as his own son and he learned the life of the Bedouin and how to survive in the desert. Living in the desert caused him to change his views of life. He stopped dreaming and began to accept reality. He learned to live by Bedouin rules.

When he returned to Aqbat Jabar, he learned about the death of his brother, Jamil. Jamil had become a martyr and Ishmael felt somewhat threatened by this. Ibrahim felt guilty about Jamil's death. Ishmael was now known as Jamil's brother.

Sabri is working as a mechanic and spends many nights sleeping out of the camp. He is seeing Nada and Ishmael follows her one night and finds them together. He attacks Sabri and is hit over the head with a...

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