- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group; Digital original edition (5 October 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349117578
- ISBN-13: 978-0349117577
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad: And the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism Paperback – 5 Oct 2006
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This book is beautifully written, although I must say that as a Muslim few things written perturb me a little. It is a compassionate account of Prophet of Islam and of his four most known companions, who would in turn become first four caliphs of Islam (rulers of Islamic world) and would conquer so many lands that these earliest conquests against the mightiest empires of the then world still astound our modern-day historians and readers. This book tries to demystify these conquests but it is in no way a detailed account. It should be read as a general interest book. For serious scholars, more detailed accounts may be found.
I am also not sure why the sources are not mentioned. Any good historian, even modern-day travel writer, tends to mention sources judiciously.
* He misquotes the first revealtion to the Prophet as being from Surah Ignaa (page 89). It should be Surah Alaq.
* On page 91 he refers to Kadir, when it should be Layl-atul -Qadr.
* On page 114 he refers to the Prophet's "daughter" Aisha. Hazrat Aisha was his wife.
-Sami T. Ahmad.