Fatima's Touch: Poems and Stories of the Prophet's Daughter by Tamam Kahn

By Tamam Kahn

Fatima’s contact is exclusive. Biographies of Muhammad can be found, yet there's little or no in English on Fatima—the Prophet’s youngest daughter—her existence and relations. The be aware “Islam” takes up loads of area in global occasions this present day, so it'll keep on with that there are various who're eager about the founding father of Islam and his well-known daughter, Fatima al-Zahra. How was once she raised? Why was once she referred to as the “Mother of Her Father?” How have been she and her relatives taken care of after Muhammad’s demise? The Sunni/Shia clash originated with a fight for political strength and try and exclude Fatima’s husband and sons from guiding Muhammad’s fans. This marked the beginnings of a relations quarrel soaked in deadly bitterness that maintains at the present time. various histories inform Fatima’s lifestyles, one from the Sunni and the opposite from the Shia. This ebook weaves the telling in addition to addressing the earthly and heavenly perceptions of the lady who's Fatima. From the preface: “I write to affix this contentious family members throughout the quiet energy of poems. Poetry has a fashion of nudging experience and that means within a circulate of phrases, the best way water runs below the wasteland sand—to eco-friendly an oasis.”The short prose narration and comments that precede every one poem supply the reader a greater knowing and appreciation of the poetry that follows. if you happen to wish a tutorial trip, Fatima’s contact bargains direct hyperlinks via historians and hadith (traditional sayings of the Prophet). The resources are from traditionally trustworthy books and papers. for info and translation, Kahn referred to as upon Islamic student Dr. Arthur Buehler, (PhD Harvard, recipient of Fulbright and Rockefeller grants,) who has been accumulating and translating the cloth on Fatima for the final six years, and sharing it along with her.

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