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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Why I nev I was always intrigued about what caused this major split between the Shia and the Sunnis. A Spy Among Friends.

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Also by Lesley Hazleton. 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: Now for those who are wondering why have given it a 3 star rating, which in GR language means Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

A History of God. Lesley Hazleton takes up the ambitious task of trying to explain without bias the ‘Shia-Sunni Split’ in a historical context and that too in under pages. The poets quickly reversed their original works and began writing odes lavishly praising her.

It is part of the annual Ashura rites. Other former Meccans joined them in Medina, and the group was known as the Emigrants.


What I want to say here is that this book does not present the facts in a dry, boring manner. Aisha was a virgin. Did he not know he would die, or would he die? Write a customer review. What if it was not in their favor? Their sadness results from the disrespectful treatment of the Prophet’s family for two generations, and the complex series of events that culminates in extreme cruelty at Karbala.

My new book ‘Jezebel: In the meantime, a handsome young warrior named Safwan who had been delayed met Aisha as he hurried to catch up with the rest of their party. Very well written history of the early days of Islam and the break between Sunni and Shia which still resonates today.

I strongly urge you to read this book. He and she both swore that he dismounted, gave her his seat, and led the camel on foot the rest of the thee miles to Medina. But this book is not a comprehensive historyit is only focus to relevant issues with the Sunni-Shia split.

Without telling anyone, she went back to search for the beads. View all 21 comments. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

afger Regular readers will know that I’m already a big fan of religion journalist Lesley Hazleton, and especially after reading her bewitching Jezebel last year, in which through historical texts and contemporary journeys through the Holy Land she argued that who we’ve traditionally thought of as the “Whore of Babylon” was actually a tolerant, wise and popular leader in her day, forced by necessity into a villainous role by the war-mongering, monotheistic early Christians precisely in order to justify their monotheistic war-mongering.


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 leslej those aftsr heard them and remembered them to tell again, the details gathering impact as the years unfolded.

After The Prophet by Lesley Hazleton – Penguin Books Australia

Refresh and try again. There is no further record of what Ali may have said. Prophrt I said, its not history, its a comic book version of what Hazleton might have thought while going through various sources. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You are introduced to the characters of Islamic history as someone from amongst them.

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

At least not for me. I have merely reported it as it was reported to me.

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