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The First Muslim epub ò The Story of Muhammad read ☆ goproled Û ➶ The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad Free ➬ Author Lesley Hazleton – The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam and the world he inhabitedand remade Lesley Hazletons new book Agnostic A SpiritedDid 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 A very sympathetic book on Mohammed by a Jew But this book repeats myths which aren’t true Myths that form the basis of hatred of the Jews from the Muslim worldThe Battle of the Trench claimed as victory for the Prophet is fallacy as no battle took placeConuest for than two thousand years consisted of siege of major towns This was an impossibility in the Arabian peninsular and the reason it was never conuered Uniuely the towns surround an oasis so bringing a large army would mean the nearest water outside the town could be hundreds of miles away All sieges therefore lasted a few days at most and all resulted in the town being left alone Siege was rare they would raid each other’s caravans and usually take great booty from the goods being transported In the Battle of the Trench there was no booty to recompense for all the unpaid work in preparing to resist the siegeThis was also a dispute between Mohammed and his own tribe the uraysh The people of Medina were obliged to all help if one were attacked except if it was an “internal” dispute Mohammed had already exiled two Jewish tribes and the last remaining Jews in Medina decided that as this was an internal dispute they should stand asideThe Jews were framed accused of standing aside from the “battle” because they were helping the enemy the Prophets own tribe All the men were beheaded and all the rest sold into slavery 900 were claimed to be executed and it took three days Asked how to separate men from boys they were told that if they had pubic hair they were to be executed The booty in this case was great homes vast date palms etcThe whole event is probably myth but far too many Muslims literally believe it It’s all there in Muslim literatureAnother lost opportunity to set the record straight Otherwise I uite enjoyed the book

epub Ð The Story of Muhammad ó Lesley Hazleton

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam and the world he inhabitedand remade Lesley Hazletons new book Agnostic A Spirited Manifesto is out now from Riverhead Books 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 eyewitnes Lesley Hazleton is a great writer if you are looking for a fiction story This really isn't a biography of the Prophet peace be upon him but a personal fiction based prose Hazeltonunfortuantly has given too much personal opinion along with selected hence why female infanticide was rampant because it could mean the daughter could ultimately marry an enemy and many other social implications2 She claims Abu Taleb used the prophet for work and menial tasks and she says he took him on all his trade caravans because he wanted his nephew to do the menial work Not so the fact is Abdul Al Mutalib the prophets grandad gave the prophet into the care of eldest son and reuested for him to never let him out of his sight and to take special care of him and for this reason his uncle took him along on all expeditions3 She mentions Waraa bin Naful the prophets first wife Khadijas brother very briefly and claims he was part of Hanif group without proper explanation It is fact that Waraa was aged sage and wise man and practising christian and an expert of the authentic christian & jewish scriptures and he knew the signs of the prophet that was to come She attributes none of this to Waraa in the early chapters4 She changes the oral traditions relating to the first revelations to her opinion She states that the Prophet may have been in an altered state of mindAt this fairly early stage of the book with all these opinions and factual errors I could not continue with the bookIn all fairness it is difficulty to understand the story of the prophet for the non religious westerner who has no understanding of the unseen and who does not believe in miraclesThe opening verse of the uran says this book is for those who believe in the unseen So how can one penetrate the religion without any sense of belief in the unseenIt really is a shame because this could have been an excellent book if it were not for her opinions and important factual omissions

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The First Muslim The Story of MuhammadS 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 First of all I really appreciate the hard work and amount of research did by author Lesley Hazleton to write about prophet MuhammadI really make a point to read about the Prophet be it any author not just by a Muslim author Non Muslims author provides a different perspective to the story of Prophet This book was no different Lesley tries to present the story in believable manner The miracles or super natural events in the biographies from earlier biographers are shown as something that happens in the mind However it was irritating to see that the author from 21st century tries to think what someone from 7th century could have thoughtThis particular biography is not rosy as seen in biographies from other Muslim authors Although she seemed a bit biased against Prophet Muhammad specially during war against Jewish community Watering down the betrayal and treason from the Jewish community she presented Prophet as a villain and barbaricFrustrating to see was the praise towards Abdullah ibn Ubay who was the biggest hypocrite to core He is presented as someone who is at par with the Prophet a firm believer highly capable as a leader If one gets to know about that man from other sources one would understand that is not a caseI am not sure why many important parts were skipped Battle of Badr and Trench was not explained in detail What went in the negotiation in the treaty of Hudaibiya was also not told Also irritating to see was the book is not divided properly in clear chapters