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Topic How the author uses the analogy of love between two people to explain the idea of love and to equate that with the love of an individual should have for their god Love in the Sufi The author of The Conference of the Birds uses a parable type story to explain the idea of love I found this story to be of great significance for two reasons the parable structure of the story is a structure that is used in many religions to explain ideas such as the parables used in the New Testament Second the structure of the story is very effective in its goal to discuss the idea of love The author uses an incidence of passionate love that occurs between two people to illustrate the notion that one should be passionately in love with their god The paper discusses the elements of love within the story and why the principle is so effective To understand the issue of love in the story it is important to discuss the elements of love When one experiences love that is true love the following occurs 1 The individual renounces the Self 2 The individual exceeds mere piety 3 The individual does not have time for blasphemy of faith they do not make distinctions based on religion These elements are used throughout the story This paper will consist of a discussion of how these elements are used in the story The first element is the renouncement of self The author presents the character Sheikh Sam an as a the first man of his time He is presented as a man who lives for his faith and it is his faith that defines him For fifty yearshe kept Meccas holy placefifty times had made the pilgrimageobserved all sacred laws this was the definition of Sheikh Sam an He was known for his religious observation gaining him four- hundred pupils The sheikh is
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