In The end of the novel baba has been diagnosed with lung cancer and has refused treatment he then decides to donate the last of his life savings to his sons wedding. "Baba spent $35,000, nearly the balance of his life savings, on the awroussi, the wedding ceremony." Baba realized he didn't have much time left in the world, and wanted to use his money honorably. He also doesn't want to miss his own sons wedding. He also pays for a bunch of other things at the wedding. "Baba paid for the chilas, our matching wedding bands, and the diamond ring i picked out." Baba went beyond expectations and even paid the wedding bands and the diamond ring. this is how khaled creates a theme of honor in the end of the book.