After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385523947
ISBN 13: 9780385523943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Prophet Book Review:

A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-09-15
ISBN 10: 0385532091
ISBN 13: 9780385532099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Prophet Book Review:

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. 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. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. 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. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia–Sunni split.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0385523947
ISBN 13: 9780385523943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Prophet Book Review:

A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

After the Prophet

After the Prophet
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0385523939
ISBN 13: 9780385523936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Prophet Book Review:

Explains the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict, describing how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that became a central part of Shia Islam.

The Prophet s Heir

The Prophet s Heir
Author: Hassan Abbas
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 0300252056
ISBN 13: 9780300252057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophet s Heir Book Review:

The life and legacy of one of Mohammad’s closest confidants and Islam’s patron saint: Ali ibn Abi Talib Ali ibn Abi Talib is arguably the single most important spiritual and intellectual authority in Islam after prophet Mohammad. Through his teachings and leadership as fourth caliph, Ali nourished Islam. But Muslims are divided on whether he was supposed to be Mohammad’s political successor—and he continues to be a polarizing figure in Islamic history. Hassan Abbas provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of this towering yet divisive figure and the origins of sectarian division within Islam. Abbas reveals how, after Mohammad, Ali assumed the spiritual mantle of Islam to spearhead the movement that the prophet had led. While Ali’s teachings about wisdom, justice, and selflessness continue to be cherished by both Shia and Sunni Muslims, his pluralist ideas have been buried under sectarian agendas and power politics. Today, Abbas argues, Ali’s legacy and message stands against that of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Taliban.

The Division After Prophet Muhammad

The Division After Prophet Muhammad
Author: Hassan A. Nahim
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 1477148000
ISBN 13: 9781477148006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Division After Prophet Muhammad Book Review:

While the Prophet was returning from his last piligrimage to Medina, he received this revealation from Allah, at a place called Ghadir Khumm, commading the Prophet to read it to the people. O Prophet proclaim what has been revealed to you from your Lord, for if you do it not, you have not conveyed His message, and Allah will protect you from the (evil designs of) people, Surat Al Maida Chapter 5 V 67. Then the prophet told his People, the reason for this verse, is to Proclaim Ali as the Chaliphate after him. Immediately following the passing of the Prophet (SAW), his two Sahabat, and their fathers in law, turned against Ali. the home of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet was burned down by the sahabat, despite several narrations from the Prophet about Fatima, one of which is who ever upset Fatima, upset me and who ever upset me upset Allah. This book gives you summarized Ahadiths from Sunnis and Shias determining the Caliphate. It shows why the Caliphate belongs to Ali, and hid his decendant using Sunni Ahadiths to prove so. This book differentiates between the beliefs of the Shias and the Sunnis, and uses verses from the Holy Quran and from several Ahadith books.

The Prophet

The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publsiher: The Floating Press
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1877527076
ISBN 13: 9781877527074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophet Book Review:

A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication.

The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad

The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad
Author: Barnaby Rogerson
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN 10: 0748124705
ISBN 13: 9780748124701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad Book Review:

The Prophet Muhammad taught the word of God to the Arabs. Within a generation of his death, his followers - as vivid a cast of heroic individuals as history has known - had exploded out of Arabia to confront the two great superpowers of the seventh-century and establish Islam and a new civilization. That the protagonists originated from the small oasis communities of central Arabia gives their adventures, their rivalries, their loves and their achievements an additional vivacity and intimacy. So that on one hand, THE HEIRS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD is a swaggering saga of ambition, immense achievement, self-sacrificing nobility and blood rivalry, while on the other it allows us to understand some of the complexities of our modern world. For within this fifty-year span of conquest and empire-building, Barnaby Rogerson also identifies the seeds of discord that destroyed the unity of Islam, and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims to the rivalry of the two individuals who best knew and loved the Prophet: his cousin and son-in-law Ali and his wife Aisha.

The First Muslim

The First Muslim
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 1101602007
ISBN 13: 9781101602003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Muslim Book Review:

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade. Lesley Hazleton's new book, Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, is out now from Riverhead Books. Muhammad’s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton’s account follows the arc of Muhammad’s rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? How did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton’s narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy.

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Author: Leila Azzam,Aisha Gouverneur,Gh Amn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798648847224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad Book Review:

All Praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the [One Who] Sustains the Heavens and Earths, Director of all that is created, who sent the Messengers (may the peace and blessings of Allah beupon all of them) to rational beings, to guide them and explain the religious laws to them with clearproofs and undeniable arguments. I praise Him for all of His bounties. I ask Him to increase HisGrace and Generosity. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah alone, whohas no partner, the One, Who Subdues, the Generous, the Forgiving. I bear witness that our leaderMuhammad is His servant and Messenger, His beloved and dear one, the best of all creation. Hewas honoured with the Glorious Qur'an that has been an enduring miracle throughout the years.He was also sent with his guiding Sunnah that shows the way for those who seek guidance. Ourleader Muhammad has been particularised with the characteristic of eloquent and pithy speech, and simplicity and ease in the religion. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, theother Prophets and Messengers, all of their families and the rest of the righteous.NO Copyrights!!!This book can be printed or reproduced or utilized in any form or by anyelectronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, without permission from the publisherfor the sake of spreading the True teachings of Isl

Jezebel

Jezebel
Author: Lesley Hazleton
Publsiher: Doubleday Religion
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0385516150
ISBN 13: 9780385516150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jezebel Book Review:

A fascinating portrait of the Bible's most notorious woman narrates the saga of Jezebel, the Phoenician princess married to King Ahab, and her violent conflict with the prophet Elijah, which became a symbol of the ancient battle between polytheism and Jewish monotheism, offering the story of the ultimate downfall of a powerful woman and its repercussions. Reprint.

The Prophets

The Prophets
Author: Robert Jones, Jr.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0593085701
ISBN 13: 9780593085707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prophets Book Review:

Instant New York Times Bestseller "May this book cast its spell on all of us, restore to us some memory of our most warrior and softest selves." —The New York Times Book Review “A new kind of epic...A grand achievement...While The Prophets' dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison...its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly.” —Entertainment Weekly A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence. Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man—a fellow slave—seeks to gain favor by preaching the master's gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own. Isaiah and Samuel's love, which was once so simple, is seen as sinful and a clear danger to the plantation's harmony. With a lyricism reminiscent of Toni Morrison, Robert Jones, Jr., fiercely summons the voices of slaver and enslaved alike, from Isaiah and Samuel to the calculating slave master to the long line of women that surround them, women who have carried the soul of the plantation on their shoulders. As tensions build and the weight of centuries—of ancestors and future generations to come—culminates in a climactic reckoning, The Prophets masterfully reveals the pain and suffering of inheritance, but is also shot through with hope, beauty, and truth, portraying the enormous, heroic power of love.

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

In the Footsteps of the Prophet
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-02-05
ISBN 10: 0199705461
ISBN 13: 9780199705467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Footsteps of the Prophet Book Review:

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. In the Footsteps of the Prophet is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain -- or become again -- an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism -- a fixation on ritual -- toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.

After Ezekiel

After Ezekiel
Author: Paul M. Joyce,Andrew Mein
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-19
ISBN 10: 0567036790
ISBN 13: 9780567036797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Ezekiel Book Review:

Ezekiel has long been considered the most difficult of all the prophetic books to understand. The prophet's bizarre visions, extraordinary behaviour, and extravagant imagery have perplexed and fascinated readers for more than 2,500 years. The prophet has had an impact not only on theology and the life of Church and Synagogue, but also on culture, art and architecture. The volume brings together 15 new essays on Ezekiel's impact by leading scholars, and they focus on a range of different parts of the book and periods of reception. Historically they cover the reception of Ezekiel from the New Testament to the present day, and include both Jewish and Christian readings of the book. Methodologically, they offer a wide sample of the different approaches to reception/history of interpretation current in contemporary biblical studies.

The History of Islamic Political Thought

The History of Islamic Political Thought
Author: Antony Black
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780415932431
ISBN 13: 0415932432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Islamic Political Thought Book Review:

The History of Islamic Political Thought offers a full description and an interpretation of political philosophy from early Islam to the current age of Fundamentalism (622 AD to 2000 AD). Antony Black takes the same approach as scholars usually do for the history of Western political thought, examining the mentality, cultural milieu, and political background of thinkers and statesmen. He covers the relationship of politics to religion, law, ethics, philosophy, and statecraft, as expressed through treatises, occasional writings, official rhetoric, popular slogans, and other evidence of how people thought about authority and order.

For Love of the Prophet

For Love of the Prophet
Author: Noah Salomon
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1400884292
ISBN 13: 9781400884292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Love of the Prophet Book Review:

For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion and politics. Yet, while there has been much discussion of the idea and ideals of the Islamic state, its possibilities and impossibilities, surprisingly little has been written about how this political formation is lived. For Love of the Prophet looks at the Republic of Sudan's twenty-five-year experiment with Islamic statehood. Focusing not on state institutions, but rather on the daily life that goes on in their shadows, Noah Salomon’s careful ethnography examines the lasting effects of state Islamization on Sudanese society through a study of the individuals and organizations working in its midst. Salomon investigates Sudan at a crucial moment in its history—balanced between unity and partition, secular and religious politics, peace and war—when those who desired an Islamic state were rethinking the political form under which they had lived for nearly a generation. Countering the dominant discourse, Salomon depicts contemporary Islamic politics not as a response to secularism and Westernization but as a node in a much longer conversation within Islamic thought, augmented and reappropriated as state projects of Islamic reform became objects of debate and controversy. Among the first books to delve into the making of the modern Islamic state, For Love of the Prophet reveals both novel political ideals and new articulations of Islam as it is rethought through the lens of the nation.

The Origins of the Koran

The Origins of the Koran
Author: Ibn Warraq
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 161592146X
ISBN 13: 9781615921461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Koran Book Review:

This volume rejects the notion that Islam's sacred text is error free and cannot be critically evaluated. The study of the Koran must develop and mature. Scholars of Islam are of course familiar with the book's many errors and contradictions, but these inherent flaws have rarely been revealed to a wider public. The Origins of the Koran is an attempt to remedy this deficiency by bringing together classic critical essays which raise key issues surrounding Islam's holy book.Divided into four parts, this important anthology begins with Theodor Nöldeke's first truly scientific study of the Koran. Part Two focuses on the difficulty of establishing a reliable Koranic text, while Part Three examines the Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian sources of Muhammad's revelation. Part Four is a consideration of the controversial interpretations of contemporary scholar John Wansbrough, who questions the historical reliability of the earliest Islamic sources.This superb collection, which includes additional selections from Leone Caetani, Arthur Jeffery, David Margoliouth, Andrew Rippin, C.C. Torrey, and more, will prove indispensable to scholars and all those interested in the textual underpinning of one of the fastest growing religions in the world.Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran'.

Muhammad

Muhammad
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0007232489
ISBN 13: 9780007232482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muhammad Book Review:

Through comparison with other prophets and mystics the author examines Muhammad's spiritual ideas, and uses the facts of his life - from which Muslims have drawn instruction for centuries - to make the tenets of Islam clear and accessible for readers of all faiths.

The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad

The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad
Author: The Way of Islam UK
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781973729518
ISBN 13: 1973729512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad Book Review:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born in Makkah to Amina and Abdullah. Abdullah passed away before Muhammad (pbuh) was born and was brought up by Amina, his mother. When he was six, his mother passed away and then he was looked after by his loving grandfather Abdul Mutallib. Two years later, Abdul Mutallib also passed away and Muhammad (pbuh) was brought up by his uncle Abu Talib. Muhammad (pbuh) lived a simple life, marrying Khadija when he was twenty five years old. At the age of forty, the first verses came from Allah in the month of Ramadan. The Angel Jibrael brought these first five verses to Muhammad (pbuh). These words were written down by the scribes and memorised by the Muslims. This message continued for twenty three years and is known as the Qu'ran - the word of Allah. The Qu'ran is this pure message that was revealed to Muhammad 1400 years ago. These are the words of Allah that were sent to the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Allah has guarded it and kept it pure from changes and errors. The purpose or mission of the prophet (pbuh) was to deliver this message to Mankind and to follow its teachings. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was kind and honest. He looked after his family and friends. He had good character and respected the elders. He looked after the orphans and the poor. He was concerned for the wellbeing of all people. He never stole or swore at anyone. He was loved and respected by everyone - the Muslims and the non-Muslims. The prophet's character and actions are also recorded in the Hadith books which give us an insight into this great man. Many people try and follow the example of the prophet (pbuh), indeed he is a role model for all Muslims. We should also be kind and good - following the example of the prophet (pbuh) throughout our lives. In this Seerah Book, Children will learn a lot about the prophet (pbuh) and about his life.

Proof of Heaven

Proof of Heaven
Author: Eben Alexander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 1451695195
ISBN 13: 9781451695199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proof of Heaven Book Review:

Shares an account of his religiously transformative near-death experience and revealing week-long coma, describing his scientific study of near-death phenomena while explaining what he learned about the nature of human consciousness.