After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam. Lesley Hazleton , Author. Doubleday $27 (p) ISBN In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam. Lesley Hazleton (born ) is a British-American author whose work focuses on the Thumbnail: “When Lesley Hazleton was writing a biography of Prophet Muhammad, she was After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split.
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However, the narrative is heavily biased towards shias and there is a lot of pick and choose material by the Jewish political writer, Lesley Hazleton to support, manipulate or simply make the historical book more readable.
Surprisingly, this book is an easy read. The Doubt Essential to Faith. The author relates these very same tales to the reader.
After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam
Depending on their age, readers will remember more of what happened in Iran in or Iraq in or the US inor more precisely, for many, the coverage they saw of it. Muhammad S asked after him and went to the masjid. View all 4 comments.
I was surprised, for example, that while Hazleton provided several possible explanations aftter why Ali R was called Abu Turab, all of them were dramatic and spoke of loss and sorrow, and she didn’t bother to include the account believed by most Sunni Muslims, which is found in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Hazelton states all would have been simple if Muhammad had had a son, but alas he did not.
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Dec 06, Hammad Ali rated it it was ok. Nov 18, Muhammad Arqum rated it liked it Shelves: Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events.
Unfortunately for us Muslims, the fear of upsetting our brothers is so extreme that any mention of these events are scandalous at the least leaving this delicate job of explaining history to non-Muslims like Lesley.
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Hazleton’s book gives us all the details of history and lets us in on how the middle east and Islam was formed and why the history of that region is so alive today! This quote begins with a bit of lrsley story which helps explain the antipathy between Aisha and Ali.
After the Prophet
This makes the differences much more understandable and inevitably human. He would bounce the young boys on his lap for hours at a time, kissing and hugging leskey. Anyone with an interest in the Middle East, U. There is no doubt that Aisha behaved with propriety during the trip to Medina.
I have to share my thoughts with you! Sep 06, Ali Shahid rated it liked it. While it appears to be well researched, at times the story takes on a soap opera air.
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. In conclusion, the book presents an accessible account of what seemed to happened and for someone who simply wants to know about the sunni-shia split without delving too deep into its details, this book is good introduction as seen from the eyes of a impassioned third person.
The writer is great, and it’s an easy read even if you are not familiar with the religion or culture. He had founded the world’s third great monotheistic faith.
After The Prophet
For rape, only her account is sufficient; at least across all the 4 Sunni Schools. Share your thoughts with other customers. Such stories go a long way to understanding the different forces pressing in on early Islam and, when twinned with current tensions, particularly in Iraq, make the various fractures and their results easier to understand.
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. The poets quickly reversed their original works and began writing odes lavishly praising her.