The Silence of Mohammed

The Silence of Mohammed
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ISBN10:
1906548242
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Pages:
334
ISBN13:
9781906548247
Goodreads Rating:
2.86
Published:
September 1st 2010 by Pushkin Press

Based on historical fact and legends, this fictionalized account of the life of Muhammad was nominated for the prestigious Prix Goncourt Before becoming the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad was a simple man of flesh and blood who started life as a poor or-phan in the Arabian city of Mecca. Through his union with his first wife Khadija, he became a prosperous merchant and caravaneer. He was visited by God at the age of 40 to become a proph-et and visionary statesman. In an attempt to allow Muslims and non-Muslims alike the chance to form their own opinion of the Prophet Muhammad, Salim Bachi presents the fictionalized story of this exceptional man told by four key characters--his first wife, Khadija; his closest friend, Caliph Abu Bakr; the fiery warrior, General Khalid; and his last love Aisha, who became his wife at the age of nine.