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The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad: And the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism

Barnaby Rogerson

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Prose: non-fiction, History, General & world history

A wonderfully vivid history of Islam after Muhammad's death - and the sequel to Rogerson's acclaimed THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

The Prophet Muhammad taught the word of God to the Arabs. Within a generation of his death, his followers, as vivid a cast of

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Praise for The Heirs Of The Prophet Muhammad: And the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism

  • A natural storyteller, [Rogerson] achieves his purpose not by viewing the first great schism of Islam from the outside, but by immersing his readers in the master narrative of events as these came to be viewed ... An absorbing narrative that captures the epic quality of an era to which Muslims of all persuasions look for inspiration - SUNDAY TIMES

  • THE HEIRS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD vividly illustrates how the debates, the decisions and the sometimes bloody conflicts that resulted from trying to discern God's will in the absence of God's Prophet ultimately gave birth to the varied and wonderful trad - GUARDIAN

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Barnaby Rogerson

Barnaby Rogerson is the author of the four much-admired editions of Cadogan's guidebook on Morocco, and with his wife Rose Baring the two on Tunisia.

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