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Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad

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"Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book." —Coleman Barks

"Brilliant and illuminating... awesome in the depth of its research, the grace of its prose, and the beauty of its poetic voices." —Alicia Ostriker

Untold demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them a successful merchant, the leader of an army, two Jewish war captives, and a Coptic Christian diplomat. Here we see them, beautiful in their humanity, wily and wise, giving love advice, thwarting a rival's marriage, serving the poor, and saving a vital peace treaty.

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"[A] mystical demystification of the women who were present at the founding of Islam.... [A] remarkable book.... Written in a prose/poetry form known as prosimetrum, she combines hadith with poetical imaginings." Huffington Post

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Untold demystifies the most influential women present at the dawn of Islam and introduces us to Muhammads wives.

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"Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book." –Coleman Barks, author of Essential Rumi, and other books on the great Persian Language poet

"Brilliant and illuminating . . . awesome in the depth of its research, the grace of its prose, and the beauty of its poetic voices." Alicia Ostriker, author, poet, and Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University

"Poet, historian and mystic, Tamam Kahn captures the voices and hearts of women you will never forget. I would gladly sit at these women's feet night after night to hear their stories. " -Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles

Untold demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Prophet Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them, Khadija, a successful merchant and his only wife for twenty-five years; Umm Salama, who helped forge an important peace treaty; Rayhana and Safiyya, two Jewish captives; and there are others. This unusual book combines short biographies with meticulous research. The reader enters seventh century Arab culture and the first moments of what came to be a new religion. This book is powerful women's storytelling.

About the Author

Tamam Kahn, poet, journal editor and conference speaker is a regular presenter at Sufi Symposiums on both coasts. She has taught for the Sufi Ruhaniat International for over twenty-five years and with her husband, Pir Shabda Kahn, has led pilgrims to sacred sites in Morocco, India, Syria and Andalusia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982324653
Author:
Kahn, Tamam
Publisher:
Monkfish Book Publishing
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
Religion » Islam » History
Religion » Islam » Muhammad

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Product details 192 pages Monkfish Book Publishing - English 9780982324653 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] mystical demystification of the women who were present at the founding of Islam.... [A] remarkable book.... Written in a prose/poetry form known as prosimetrum, she combines hadith with poetical imaginings."
"Synopsis" by ,
Untold demystifies the most influential women present at the dawn of Islam and introduces us to Muhammads wives.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book." –Coleman Barks, author of Essential Rumi, and other books on the great Persian Language poet

"Brilliant and illuminating . . . awesome in the depth of its research, the grace of its prose, and the beauty of its poetic voices." Alicia Ostriker, author, poet, and Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University

"Poet, historian and mystic, Tamam Kahn captures the voices and hearts of women you will never forget. I would gladly sit at these women's feet night after night to hear their stories. " -Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles

Untold demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Prophet Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them, Khadija, a successful merchant and his only wife for twenty-five years; Umm Salama, who helped forge an important peace treaty; Rayhana and Safiyya, two Jewish captives; and there are others. This unusual book combines short biographies with meticulous research. The reader enters seventh century Arab culture and the first moments of what came to be a new religion. This book is powerful women's storytelling.

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