Monday, February 9, 2009

The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones

The Jewel of Medina, by Sherry Jones
An imaginative telling of the story of A’isha, one of the wives of the Prophet Mohammed. Its really a story about growing up and finding oneself, amid strictures and rules. A fascinating look at how women were involved in early Islam, and how some of the strictures surrounding women perhaps happened. The author does take a few liberties, and takes later traditions and mixes them in, so its not as accurate as one would like. She does have a bibliography and a good Q&A as well.

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