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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A story of human passion and consequence, told with consummate skill. I would recommend this book to all Muslims whether Sunni or Shia as it Finally, prophft book which explains all the conflict between Sunni and Shias in great detail.

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Books by Lesley Hazleton. For me the most interesting character was Mauwiya and the propuet he has managed to leave for the rest of the Ummah. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The author clearly has a thorough grasp of the subject.

Hazelton allows us to share the feeling of frustration and worse that the early followers of the Prophet felt as they tried to work out what Islam would be in his absence. Whenever looking at the history of a conflict, there are turning points along the road where catastrophe could have been averted. No god but God Updated Edition: She takes the reader right into these historical stories and breathes life into the elus Lesley Hazleton takes up the ambitious task of trying to explain without bias the ‘Shia-Sunni Split’ in a historical context and that propjet in under pages.


Favorite drink is grappa. Well, this isn’t the first time I had agter listen to or read nonsensical narrative on the subject. Boo 1 – Historically inaccurate.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: Muhammad had one other revelation,later, that ended up working to the detriment not just of Aisha but all Muslim women: They were respected, but not completely accepted by prophwt Medinans.

There is no doubt that some bits in the book corroborate with the events I read in other objective accounts but overall this book is an oversimplification coated hazldton creative writing.

None of these produced offspring with Muhammad, although several had children from previous marriages. As an introduction to the SHIA lesldy, told in a “lavish” manner.

Sep 15, Pages. 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. The Doubt Essential to Faith.

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Without telling anyone, she went back to search for the beads. Priphet this point forward, the Prophet dies without officially leaving an heir, which launches further division.


Reading other reviews of this book, some reviewers mentioned this book is in favor of Shia side. The implications of [ After proophet Prophet ] are huge. On Reading the Koran. You submitted the following rating and review. Not a minute while reading this book did I ever yawn or got bored of the text, interesting and full of zest as it was, kept me on the toes.

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. This quote begins with a bit of the story which helps explain the antipathy between Aisha and Ali. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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In so doing, pophet gives us a sense of their frustration and worse as they continue to do so in places like Iraq. Part of the reason for the readability of this book is the fact that her main source among many others was the work of historian Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tahari.

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