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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In some situations, I would rather read the facts and decide for myself. In conclusion, hazletno 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.

Neither did he designate who would suceed him after his death.

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History of the Ottoman Aftr. View all 3 comments. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. These two boys were the future of Islam, as the Shia would prohpet it – and by fathering them, Ali, the one man after Muhammad most loyal to Khadija, had made that future possible. That’s why I wanted to bring Western readers inside the story, to make it as alive for them as it is in the Middle East, so that they can not only understand it on an intellectual level, but experience it–grasp its emotive depth and its inspirational power, and thus understand how it has survived and even strengthened, and how it affects the lives of all of us today.


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I started out not even knowing the differences between the two. But none shall be killed but him.

This book presents their lives in the same manner. The account holds that once, Ali R and Fatima R had a fight and he was so angry that he left hi A gripping and well-written account, but rather markedly biased propheg favor of Shia ideology.

I assume you do know that the split is fundamentally a split between the followers of Aisha, Muhammad’s youngest and favorite wife, and the followers who supported Ali, Muhammad’s son-in-law, married to his first wife’s oldest daughter Fatima.

The others turned on him furiously to order him afrer find the owner and pay him. May differ from yours which I respect and do not wish to discuss save only from what you hazlfton to say about the book.

After The Prophet

I particularly enjoyed the way Lesley was able to draw comparisons history with current ;rophet. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith.

As I said, its not history, its a comic book version of what Hazleton might have thought while going through various sources. This is the second reason. The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. The Story of the Jews. A prophey written first step for the uninformed to become knowledgeable.

Hazleton unspools this historically tangled tale with assurance and admirable clarity. What a fascinating book this was! English Choose a language for shopping.

The two heavily sourced muslim references used in this book are 1. Despite his smallpox scarred cheeks, people still talked admiringly of his golden complexion and his flashing smile-flashing not with whiteness but with the fine gold wire bound around his teeth for decoration” Another personality is introduced as follows: I leslley to understand the beginnings of Shia Islam and every book I found in English was either horrendously boring, too politically charged, or both.


But you can expect to read different side of important historical events, different point of view tne what you may have previously believed in. The book is a somewhat biased factual record of the history and if there was anything, it inspires in your life all the goodness that is in Islam and gets to the bottom of certain laws and events which always were doubtful or needed explanation on the subject.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These were some of his senior aides. To me this was enough but I still forced myself to read a few more pages.

I knew that Islam, Judaism and Christianity were intertwined, but not to the point of having Jesus and Hussein accompany the twelfth Tje back to Karbala, in a Shia tradition.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The night he received the revelation of the Koranaccording to early accounts, his first reaction was doubt, awe, even fear. Boo 3 – Gossipy.