I'll try to find his response.
And more frequent visits to sinners are welcome.
Jibran's book 'The Prophet' was written in English, so from right there no one can say that he even tried to imitate the Qur'an. Besides, if anything, Jibran was trying to emulate the style of the Christian Bible, or more precisely the English translation of the Bible. Notice how his book starts out:The Qur'an Eloquence Was Met By A Great Poet From Lebanon By A Man Named Kahlil Gibran In A Book He Wrote Entitled '' The Prophet '' And The Muslims Would Thought It Could Not Be Done . Christian Mocked The Very Style Of The Quran Phrases And The Tasmiyya This Goes To Show That It Can Be Done And That AnyBody Can Produce The Like Thereof . '' The Book Is Divided Into 30 Chapter And Is Comprised Of Verse Compiled From The Gospels Of Four Disciples , Matthew , Mark . Luke . And John .
ALMUSTAFA, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.
And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day of Ielool, the month of reaping, he climbed the hill without the city walls and looked seaward; and he beheld his ship coming with the mist.
If one reads more of the book, the only parallels one can draw are between the 4 Christian "Gospels". Consider the following from Jibran:
AND the priests and the priestesses said unto him: Let not the waves of the sea separate us now, and the years you have spent in our midst become a memory.
You have walked among us a spirit, and your shadow has been a light upon our faces.
Much have we loved you. But speechless was our love, and with veils has it been veiled.
Yet now it cries aloud unto you, and would stand revealed before you.
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
AND others came also and entreated him. But he answered them not.
He only bent his head; and those who stood near saw his tears falling upon his breast.
And he and the people proceeded towards the great square before the temple.
AND there came out of the sanctuary a woman whose name was Almitra. And she was a seeress.
And he looked upon her with exceeding tenderness, for it was she who had first sought and believed in him when he had been but a day in their city.
And she hailed him, saying: Prophet of God, in quest of the uttermost, long have you searched the distances for your ship.
So the parallels are very striking, and it goes to show that even when the Christians clumsily try to disprove the Qur'an, the only thing they do is show that their redaction of the Bible has no claim to superiority over other literary genres.
Who said the book of Revelation is the "Injil"? According to the Christians, the book of Revelation was authored by a certain "John" (Christian experts differ on his exact identity). We Muslims say that the Injil was the revealed book to Isa (Alayhi Salaam), and the New Testament does not even have one book which is claimed to be only revelations to Isa (Alayhi Salaam). The claim of "Prophetic Events" need not be argued over at this stage, and the claim to greater "symbollism" is a way of trying to embellish the fact that the various churches cannot even agree on whether this book is meant to prophecize anything in the first place. (Admittedly, this is a minor issue, but it can be discussed further as needed).Then It Means Nothing Because There Is A Book More Symbolic Which Is The Book Of Revelation Called The Injil In Qur'an 3;3, 5;49.5;71, Full Of Prophetic Events That Came And Are Coming True Right Now .