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The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad

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The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade.

Muhammads 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.

Hazletons account follows the arc of Muhammads 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, Hazletons 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.

About the Author

Lesley Hazleton reported on the Middle East from Jerusalem for more than a dozen years, and has written for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Harper's, among other publications. Her last book, After the Prophet, was a finalist for the PEN-USA book Award. Hazleton lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594632303
Author:
Hazleton, Lesley
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Religion » Eastern Religions » Islamic Studies
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Islam » History
Religion » Islam » Muhammad
Religion » Islam » Sufism

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