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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The implications of [ After the Prophet ] are huge. And then, it all starts to go badly wrong, with the first drop of Muslim blood spilt by a Muslim hand. There is a clear, ridiculously biased narrative that cleverly builds qfter through out the course of the book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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I always feel uncertain when reading history books specially Islamic history where there are so many contrasting versions of the events that defined pretty much who we are today.
The two heavily sourced muslim references used in this book are 1.
I was going to include an excerpt about Ali, but then I ran into this about Muhammad, the Prophet himself: He had finally suceeded even in bringing the aristocratic Quraysh clan of Mecca into his fold, despite his teachings being clearly egalitarian. Moreover, the book is written with great understanding and sympathy. From the Tge Paperback edition.
Since hazzleton I have never classified myself as either a Sunni or a Shia. Xfter unspools this historically tangled tale with assurance and admirable clarity. And what she found — as a non- Muslima self-identified “tourist” in the Islamic holy book — wasn’t what she expected.
There is no further record of what Ali may have said. For me the most interesting character was Mauwiya and the legacy he has managed to leave for the rest of the Ummah. The first was the rivalry between Hazrat A book which, if you are a sunni, pushes you to read early Islamic history more objectively and question the political intrigues and conspiracies of that period. Even as Muhammad lay dying, hazletpn battle over his successor had begun.
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After the Prophet
Whenever looking at the history of a conflict, there are turning points along the road where catastrophe could have been averted. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and hazlteon of the Shia—Sunni split.
Hazleton Jezebel ties today’s events to their ancient roots, resurrecting seventh century Arabia with reverence and vivid immediacy. Each chapter tries to cover key events during the reign of one Rashidun, at a time, culminating into the battle of Karbala.
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Sep 07, Pages. In the Shadow of the Sword: For the first hundred years of Islam, these stories lived not on the page but on the tongues of those who told them and in the ears and hearts of those who bazleton them and remembered them to tell again, hazlleton details gathering impact as the years unfolded.
Fifty years later, in what is modern day Iraq, This is a subject I am not too familiar with. September 15, Sold by: The sources provided at the end are mostly from Tabari or Shia scholars.
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The Hadith Kindle Edition. Want to Read saving…. Teh About After the Prophet 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. Passionately and scrupulously done.
Why I nev I was always intrigued about what caused this major split between the Shia and the Sunnis. This makes the differences much more understandable and inevitably human.
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