on August 26, 2011
This novel is about the Prophet Muhammad's favourite wife, Aisha, and her life in that role, as well as the birth and spread of Islam in Arabia. I think this was a wonderful book to read and amazingly written. The only negative point I noticed was that the novel seems very biased in favor of Islam. The author portrays the birth of Islam as splendid and peaceful, especially amongst the Muslims themselves, and has a very biased perspective on who Muhammad really was. I suspect this being because the author is a Pakistani Muslim himself. I personally felt The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones to be a much better novel about the same woman, as it is much less biased and more realistic.