The Jewel of Medina

The Jewel of Medina A isha bint Abi Bakr is the daughter of a rich merchant from Mecca in the harsh exotic world of seventh century Arabia at the time of the foundation of Islam When she is married to the Prophet Muhamm

  • Title: The Jewel of Medina
  • Author: Sherry Jones
  • ISBN: 9780825305184
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A isha bint Abi Bakr is the daughter of a rich merchant from Mecca in the harsh, exotic world of seventh century Arabia at the time of the foundation of Islam When she is married to the Prophet Muhammad at the age of nine, she must rely on her wits, her courage, and even her sword in a struggle to control her own destiny and carve out a place for herself in the community,A isha bint Abi Bakr is the daughter of a rich merchant from Mecca in the harsh, exotic world of seventh century Arabia at the time of the foundation of Islam When she is married to the Prophet Muhammad at the age of nine, she must rely on her wits, her courage, and even her sword in a struggle to control her own destiny and carve out a place for herself in the community, fighting religious persecution, jealous sister wives, political rivals, and her own temptations As she grows to love her kind, generous husband, her ingenuity and devotion make her an indispensable advisor to Muhammad Ultimately, she becomes one of the most important women in Islam, and a fierce protector of her husband s words and legacy.Extensively researched, The Jewel of Medina evokes the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past At once a love story, a history lesson, and a coming of age tale, it introduces readers to the turmoil that surrounded the birth of the Islamic faith through the eyes of an unforgettable heroine.

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