Untold A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad

ISBN-10: 0982324650

ISBN-13: 9780982324653

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tamam Kahn

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"Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book."—Coleman Barks"Brilliant and illuminating . . . awesome in the depth of its research, the grace of its prose, and the beauty of its poetic voices."—Alicia OstrikerUntolddemystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them a successful merchant, the leader of an army, two Jewish war captives, and a Coptic Christian diplomat. Here we see them, beautiful in their humanity, wily and wise, giving love advice, thwarting a rival's marriage, serving the poor, and saving a vital peace treaty.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Who do you think you are?
heart not dog (qalb not kalb)
a thousand and one nights
reading the Arabian Nights
Mawlud and the treasure
at the Zaki Hotel
the zikr room on Norwich Street
instructions for Jahiliyya
Khadija, the white shade cloud
the visitor
brocade (al-dibaja)
Muhammad comes to collect his salary
The family
Umm Kulthum: "mother-of-the-round-faced-one"
Ruqayya, wakened by the words
throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth
Khadija's lying-in
seeing more
Khadija visits Uncle Waraqa
Khadija's hair
the ban
'A'isha, matchfire in the backlight
Before widowhood
flame, 'A'isha
"My wives are like the brothers of Joseph."
'A'isha sees Juwayriyya
'A'isha: widow and warrior
owner's manual: the howdah
'A'isha discovers how war can be
honeycomb: after the year 632
Zaynab, the beautiful
unwrapped (al-kishaf)
Zaynab's wedding meal: a sonnet
swaying lamps
Zaynab and the people of the bench
Zaynab and the honey
Umm Salama, mother of peace
Hind in Africa: leaving the Red Sea
Hind's vision
Mecca and Medina
Umm Salama at Hudaybiya
Umm Salama tells of breaking the idols
Umm Salama's mourning ghazal
The Jewish Wives
People of the Book
lament for Hagar's daughters
the munafiqin
Rayhana, pouring out the wine
gold coin
Muhammad's sigh
Safiyya b. Huyayy
Safiyya's cat
in the tent
Safiyya's fall
interview with Safiyya
Mariya, from among the Christians
Muhammad and Christianity
Mariya leaves Egypt for Medina
Mariya's needle
why they complain about the Egyptian
in her garden Mariya has a vision
outliving him
The Other Wives
mother-in-law of Muhammad
Sawda: the stamp of approval
laughter in the dark of the moon
up until the Day Of Rising
Zaynab b. Khuzayma, mother of the poor
the other Zaynab
Hafsa, the Prophet's librarian
Hafsa's Qur'an
Juwayriyya, the little jewel
the thirst-quenching well (al-muraysi)
Umm Habiba, married by a king
watching her
Umm Habiba's father
Abu Sufyan scolds Ramla
no black mark
Umm Habiba's room
Muhammad's marriage challenges
on the porch
Asma', the unfortunate one
Mrs. Muhammad
Maymuna, the last wife
Maymuna and Muhammad
wife of the Prophet
The closing poem
how the story goes
Muhammad's wives and the year of marriage
Index of names
Works consulted
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