Before becoming the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed was a simple man of flesh and blood who started life as a poor orphan in the Arabian city of Mecca. Through his union with Khadija, he became a prosperous merchant and caravaneer. He was visited by God at the age of forty to become a Prophet and visionary statesman. The Silence of Mohammed is the story of "this exceptional man" (Bachi). Based on historical fact and legends, the novel presents a fictionalised account of the life of Mohammed told by four key characters: his first wife, Khadija; his closest friend, Calif Abu Bakr; the fiery warrior, General Khalid; and his last love Aisha.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
A profound, beautiful and magical book -- Sholto Byrnes Independent With the grace of tales, The Silence draws a subtle portrait of the Prophet of Islam as seen by those closest to him Le Nouvel Observateur A beautiful account where tradition and critique intertwine L'Express Salim Bachi's language gives us the sense of ancient tales, the perfume of great Arabic poetry and classic chronicles Le Nouvel Observateur