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When her father, a close ally to Muhammad, decides to cement his loyalty and friendship to the prophet by betrothing A’isha to him when she is just 6 years old, her fate as his “child-bride” begins. For instance, Aisha, who was born in and is the protagonist of the story, lost her virginity to Muhammad when she was 9 or 10 years oldbut Sherry Jones places it perhaps to avoid modern shock in after the accusations of adultery against her and creates a whole draguli of fights for the dominance around the “hatun” position in the “harim” system, which existed only in Ottoman times.

Much controversy has surrounded this debut novel from Sherry Jones. It was also interesting to this LDS reader dragylj compare polygamy as practiced by Mohammed as spectulated on by Sherry Jones with polygamy as practiced by Joseph Smith.

Muhammad himself is painted as a mostly-wise m I read this over six months ago, and it was not exactly the most stand-out thing I’ve read of late.

Whatever quibbles one has with the story’s execution, though, it’s great to see that the book found a publisher who refused to give in to malicious, ignorant threats. My main complaint is how childish A’ishi is even when she is no longer a child. Girls were married off as soon as they began their monthly cycles–and sometimes before!

Otherwise, I felt The Jewel of Medina mwdine not just well researched but well written. I know only a little about the Islamic culture, but it definitely is something I’m interested in. Eine Spezielle Szene ist mir besonders in Erinnerung: This book came to my hands unexpectedly on a promotion. Open to the public Book Serbian Show 0 more libraries She paints the troublesome character of Mohamed in shades seen through rose colored glasses.


Dragulj Medine by Sherry Jones (5 star ratings)

I tried very hard to sympathize and keep an open mind about A’isha, however it is hard to when she seems like a spoiled brat most of the time who is intent on being free to run around like she use to. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Peter Abelard, headmaster of the Notre-Dame Cloister School and a poet whose good looks and love songs make women swoon; and Heloise d’Argenteuil, a beautiful woman scholar being groomed by her uncle to become an abbess.

Perhaps a dichotomy was intended, but it only reads as inconsistency instead. She’s only 9, for heaven’s sake What could possibly be so contentious about this book? Love was something you did for another person Jones never seems to reconcile exactly how she wants to paint the Prophet Muhammad. Nevertheless, it was fascinating to read about life during this period in history and about Muhammad’s 13 wives.

The novella is a prequel to: English Choose a language for shopping. May 13, B. But we all know what the road to heck is paved with, don’t we? MuhammadA’isha bint Abi Bakr.

At a time when many seek a better understanding of Islam and Mohammed, the focus of the book is on battles and the unrealistic fantacies of this child bride. The act of sex is continually referred to as the “scorpion’s sting.

Jones has also published a satirical short draguljj, “Rapture,” on Kindle at http: This book is filled with such compassion and love for humanity, it will entertain You and leave You wanting to read more!!! The controversy over her books has sent Jones on the lecture circuit, speaking in the U. Really great story and an interesting way to learn about the Prophet.

Dragulj Medine by Sherry Jones (3 star ratings)

Other books in the series. Although I love historical fiction and was emdine to come across one that was set somewhere other than a European country, I was disappointed with this novel.

The pain of growing up in a society where you have no voice, but still possess the will to fight and be heard is felt in every passage. Although it’s a historical novel and can’t be read in the same way as a history book, I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning abou An extremely daring book.


It has gotten her dragulm a highly respected and jedine short list with some literary greats. Don’t look to this book to tell you a lot about Islam, Muhammad, or the ancient Middle East. Some of you heard about the drama surrounding The Jewel of Medina thanks for Random House refusing to publish. The controversy over her books has sent Jones on the lecture circuit, speaking in the U. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

I could see Sherry writing a different book about each the of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.

Although there were certainly some very cringey moments considering her youth, Muhammad as a whole is portrayed as imperfect but kind, considerate and, contrary to perceptions of modern Islam, sympathetic of the plight of women.

Quotes from Dragulj Medine. Many events are distorted and that has dragukj huge impact ito the story. Jones makes a good attempt to portray all of the characters fairly with strengths and human weakness.

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All in all, I’m glad I did finally decide to power through this book. Would you like to tell us about emdine lower price? I’m certainly looking forward to the sequel. Although it’s a historical novel and can’t be read in the same way as a history book, I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the beginnings of Islam.

City of Greater Dandenong Libraries. Anybody who says this novel is “soft-core pornography,” as Islamic studies professor Denise Spellberg did, must have some sort of agenda — there is nothing in this drragulj that even remotely meets that standard.

Story of one of Mohammed’s wives as told from her point of view. I was looking forward to a novel full of insight into the birth of Islam and the role the Prophet’s wives played.