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Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 14 Apr 2009
Deep in the heart of seventh-century Arabia, a new prophet named Muhammad has arisen. As his message of enlightenment sweeps through Arabia and unifies the warring tribes, his young wife Aisha recounts Muhammad's astonishing transformation from prophet to warrior to statesman. But just after the moment of her husband's greatest triumph -- the conquest of the holy city of Mecca -- Muhammad falls ill and dies in Aisha's arms. A young widow, Aisha finds herself at the center of the new Muslim empire and becomes by turns a teacher, political leader, and warrior.

Written in beautiful prose and meticulously researched, Mother of the Believer is the story of an extraordinary woman who was destined to help usher Islam into the world.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781416579915
ISBN-10: 1416579915
Pagini: 560
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 38 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: Washington Square Press
Colecția Washington Square Press
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Notă biografică

Kamran Pasha is a business school graduate, former reporter, litigator, web entrepreneur, and television writer. He moved to the U.S. when she was three but has remained involved with the Middle East throughout his life.

Recenzii

"Superbly written, brilliantly realized." -- Steven Pressfield
"With insight and sensitivity, and in a beautiful balance of research and imagination, Kamran Pasha sheds light not only on the seminal figure of Aisha but on the origins of Islam. Mother of the Believers is both timely and timeless." -- Karen Essex, author of Leonardo's Swans
"With incredible scholarship and sensitivity, Kamran Pasha has crafted a remarkable tale and one that is long overdue. From the early days of persecution and enmity to the triumph of what will be one of the world's great religions, Aisha describes the struggle of a small band of believers to survive and ultimately to flourish in an environment that is by turns unforgiving and breathtakingly beautiful. This is a book of inspired and heartfelt imagination to be savored and enjoyed and an achievement of the first order." -- Frederick J. Chiaventone, author of Moon of Bitter Cold
"Both epic and intimate, a glorious story." -- Amy Tan