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by Sherry Jones

eBook The Sword of Medina: A Novel download ISBN: 0825305209
Author: Sherry Jones
Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1 edition (October 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 432
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
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The Jewel of Medina is a historical novel by Sherry Jones that recounts the life of Aisha, one of Muhammad's wives, from the age of six, when she was betrothed to Muhammad, to his death.

The Jewel of Medina is a historical novel by Sherry Jones that recounts the life of Aisha, one of Muhammad's wives, from the age of six, when she was betrothed to Muhammad, to his death. Although the novel was originally scheduled for release in 2008, the publication run was canceled by Random House due to concerns about possibly inflammatory content. Domestic and international publication rights were subsequently picked up by other publishing houses.

The Sword of Medina is a work of fiction. All characters, with the exception of well-known historical figures herein, and all dialogue, are products of the author’s imagination.

Since the publication of her controversial first novel, The Jewel of Medina, Sherry Jones has spoken to audiences around the world on censorship, freedom of speech and the many issues around fictionalizing the lives of historical figures. The Sword of Medina is her second novel.

The Jewel of Medina is a work of fiction. COVER IMAGE: The Queen of the Harem (oil on canvas) by Max Ferdinand Bredt (1868–1921) used with permission of the Bridgeman Art Library. MAP: Kat Bennett, 360Geographics.

Sherry Jones' historical novel, "The Jewel of Medina," was killed by Random House over vague warnings of a Muslim . But that was in 2008.

Sherry Jones' historical novel, "The Jewel of Medina," was killed by Random House over vague warnings of a Muslim backlash. Her . ire by extremists.

The Sword of Medina book. Sherry Jones is an American journalist and internationally best selling author of the controversial "The Jewel of Medina" and other historical fiction novels about women's power. She is also a speaker on issues including women's rights, free speech, and Islamophobia. Her forthcoming novel, JOSEPHI Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Book in the Medina Series). Before dying, Muhammad left his jeweled sword, al-Ma'thur, to A'isha, telling her to use it in the jihad to come

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Like everyone else in the umma, each of us had an opinion that all the arguments in Hijaz wouldn’t change. And the cunning of a fox, Raihana scoffed. Habibati, no man gives jewelry like that unless he wants something in return. Or unless he has already procured what he desires, Maymunah said with a sly, sidewise glance. Saffiya opened her mouth to protest, but Umm Salama cut her off. It is not necessary to be unkind, she said calmly. Uthman is a man of honor.

And, sword fighting requires the kind of skill that comes only from a life-time of training and fighting. The fight scene was simply preposterous. The Jewel of Medina" disapointed me because its protagonist spent most of the book being either annoying or vicimized-oftem both at once! I'm all for femminist leanings in historical women, because I don't think resisting oppression is anything new. But A'isha never really rang true to me as a woman of the seventh centruy.

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Before dying, Muhammad left his jeweled sword, al-Ma'thur, to A'isha, telling her to use it in the jihad to come. But what if the jihad is against her own people? After 20 years of distrust and anger, can A'isha and Ali come together to preserve the future of their people and their faith--or will their hatred of each other destroy everything Muhammad worked to build? This climactic sequel to the controversial [i]The Jewel of Medina[/i] returns to 7th century Arabia to discover whether, after fighting a civil war, a people can ever truly heal.
Comments: (7)
Jieylau
First of all I must thank Sherry Jones for introducing me to A'isha.
What a remarkable woman!
After finishing "The jewel of Medina" I've made a quick search on the web about her and found out many of the events on the first book actually happened, even those which didn't occur at exactly at the age the author portrays in the book (A'isha's age of course). That made me love the book even more. this is what reading should do to you, open your horizons and make you wish to know more on the subject.
The thing is after you know a little more your expectations rise.
This was what happened to me with "The sword of Medina". There are again true facts surrounded by fiction, but here I missed the relevance A'isha had on the second caliphate . During her father's caliphate it was expected, since she was family, but from what I have read on the web, she also had a role as political consultant to Umar, the second Caliph. As for the third caliph, Uthman, as portrayed in the book, she did not agreed with his politics which she view as going further away from Muhammad's teachings although she would later condemn his assassination( this is also portrayed in the book). Again, as in the book, this will lead to the "Battle of the camel" and A'isha's loss of the battle to Ali.
In the book A'isha retreats to a secluded life teaching the qu'ran, and again this is true, but I have also read that although she did that she continued to influence many who were involved in politics.
I can well see that.
Despite not having the same impact on me as "The jewel of Medina" I still enjoyed the characters and story very much, yet I've missed these little things... but I give it 5* in Amazon because I didn't just like it, I liked it very much.
Quellik
Too boring to finish. The first volume of this book was mildly interesting (as well as being stomach-turning), maybe a 2-star; but this book is a complete waste of my time, and I'm quitting half-way through. (VERY rare for me to do.)
Bajinn
As someone who has limited exposure to the Muslim religion, I found this book to be extremely interesting. While some would dwell on the violence and the intrigue in the book, I was more drawn to the devotion and the beauty that seemed to underlie the story.
Dakora
Great Book! I love books that are set in different periods of history and this book did not disappoint!
Captain America
This is the second of this author's books concerning Medina. Actually, THE JEWEL OF MEDINA was her first and I would recommend that it be read first. The premise of this series is to show life in the time of the very beginning of Islam. The writer takes us from the first prophet, Mohammed through the 4th leader of the "church". Because she has done this in the format of a novel, I fell in love with the heroine , the very down to earth Prophet, and his harem. I learned a lot about the culture of the times, the history of the times and even after this the second book, my heart was very sad to say goodbye to these marvelous characters. This was a Great read.
breakingthesystem
This book was okay. I bought it as a follow up to the first book. The storyline was not as in depth as I would have liked. Overall, it was a quick read.
Yanki
This book is a great follow up to the JEWEL OF MEDINA. You will learn about what happens to Islam and the people after the death of Mohammed. I hope there is a third book to follow up the SWORD OF MEDINA.
This author's books would make a great HBO series.
The her first book was better in giving a background of the inner workings of Mohammed and his followers. I did not finish this sequel book. L.Engel