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By Lesley Hazleton

In this gripping narrative background, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic tale on the center of the continued competition among the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the scoop now greater than ever.
Even as Muhammad lay death, the conflict over who might take regulate of the recent Islamic state had all started, starting a succession situation marked via energy grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam used to be embroiled in civil battle, pitting its founder's debatable spouse Aisha opposed to his son-in-law Ali, and shattering Muhammad’s excellent of unity.
Combining meticulous examine with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the risky intersection of faith and politics, psychology and tradition, and background and present occasions. it's an critical advisor to the intensity and tool of the Shia–Sunni split.

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