書名:AFTER THE PROPHET(ISBN=9780385523943)
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells thetragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunniand Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now morethan ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would takecontrol of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a successioncrisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue,and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war,pitting its founder''s controversial wife Aisha against hisson-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, Afterthe Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion andpolitics, psychology and culture, and history and current events.It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of theShia–Sunni split.
British-born Lesley Hazleton is a veteran Middle Eastjournalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times,Esquire, Vanity Fair, the Nation, and otherpublications. The author of several books on Middle East politics,religion, and history, Hazleton now lives in Seattle,Washington. She s about religion and politics .