By Lesley Hazleton
During this gripping narrative heritage, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic tale on the middle of the continuing contention among the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the inside track now greater than ever.
Even as Muhammad lay death, the conflict over who may take keep watch over of the hot Islamic country had began, starting a succession obstacle marked by way of energy grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was once embroiled in civil battle, pitting its founder's arguable spouse Aisha opposed to his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s perfect of unity.
Combining meticulous learn with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the unstable intersection of faith and politics, psychology and tradition, and historical past and present occasions. it really is an crucial consultant to the intensity and gear of the Shia–Sunni split.
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