In the twelfth century, a group of birds realise the need to know more about their king and meet him. However, Simurgh, the king lived too far and the journey to reach to him seemed arduous. Hoopoe a clever bird steps forward and offers to lead these birds through this intense, interesting and scary journey, calmly!
The Conference of the Birds is a mystical tale originally complied in 4,500-line poem by Farid al-Din Attar. Through the use of metaphors, the Sufi poet relates to the journey, all human beings should undertake in search of God. This unique piece is published by the Institute of Ismaili Studies in the Primary 4 book ‘Fountain of Stories’.
ITREB Mozambique will take you through this intriguing journey where Hoopoe leads the seekers through seven valleys to see the king. What happens after the birds cross the seven valleys? Do they see the king? Is the king exactly as they expected? Maybe ‘yes’ may be ‘not’. The journey to experience the reality imperative!
The conference of Birds will be broadcasted in four episodes from 4th to 7th June 2020.