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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See 1 question about After the Prophet…. Which is what you want tue you want truth. He found him sleeping in the masjid, his cloak covered in dust, and he started laughing and brushing off the dirt, saying, “Wake up, Abu Turab Father of the Dust.

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Of course–how else could it survive and gather power over so many centuries? In the end, Muhammad went to Abu Bakr’s house to question Aisha. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The author clearly has a thorough grasp of the subject. 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.

For readers looking for more understanding of the Koran and its teachings, this book does not satisfy those needs.

Ali, initially passed over for hazletkn leadership of Islam, eventually became its leader. Haider Ali Yes, you should read it to get a gist of the political situation of the Arabian lands. I have merely reported it as it was reported to me.


But I know this is wishful thinking. The author of this book, Lesley Hazelton, is a journalist, not a historian or a social scientist, and it shows.

After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton

Although she could have easily caught up to it, Aisha felt that running after the caravan would have been beneath her status as the first wife of the Prophet, she prphet the youngest, but first Muhammad married after the death of his beloved wife Khadija. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

As an introduction to the SHIA narrative, tue in a “lavish” manner. He had finally suceeded even in bringing the aristocratic Quraysh clan of Mecca into his fold, despite his teachings being clearly egalitarian.

His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. The tag line or sub-title, is there a difference? I am well orophet on the gulf between Catholicism and Protestantism, but the politics of Islam is new information for me. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over his successor had begun.

Although the author confesses that she draws heavily on Al-Tabari, in fact almost all of her quotations as she professes at the end, what she does not so clearly state is that his work is a collection of narrations.

Trivia About After the Prophet These were some of his senior aides. To ask other readers questions about After the Prophetplease sign up. Lesley Hazleton born is a British-American author whose work focuses on the intersection and interactions between politics and religion.


When asked my reply has always been the same: It will help you as long as you, and from you I’m assuming muslim from either sect, especially sunni, try to take it with a pinch of salt.

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A Peace to End All Peace. Nov 18, Muhammad Arqum rated it liked it Shelves: How Not to Be Wrong. In fact it was only Ali and Othman who wanted the leadership across the majority of historical accounts.

And our ignorance of it has haunted us as one Western power after another has tried to intervene in propphet conflict they barely understand. I disliked this book for many reasons.

It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia—Sunni split. All the elements of a fantastic story are here: Futhermore it is startling to see the clear similarities between Islam, Judaism and Christianity in the seventh century. Please review your cart.

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May differ from yours which I respect and do not wish to discuss save only from what you have to say about the book. However, I found, at times, the liberty the author takes in analyzi This is really worth a read for anyone starting out in the complex task of understanding the Shia Sunni split. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.