Finished reading “After the Prophet” by Lesley Hezleton. What I came to know from it is that, there are various untold stories of early Islamic history, which we were never told by any cleric or a teacher.
From the last stages of Hazrat Muhammad S.A.W life to after his departure, the unwanted rift between the Muslim groups.
How Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A chosen as the first Khalifa of the Muslims. From their Khilafa to their Shahadah, The transitions of Khilafat among the ‘Khulafa-e-Rashiden‘.
The uprising of Karbala Massacre, and the mysterious death of Hazrat Hasan R.A. Hazrat Hussain’s deserved rule to Hazrat Hussain Shahadat and the other mysterious facts such as the role of Marwan, who was supposed to be the aide of Hazrat Usman R.A, affected the whole Islamic History. The manipulation done by him, that caused the Shahadah of Hazrat Talha R.A and Hazrat Zubair R.A.
The tussle of power and divide in today’s middle east, with a taste of Iranian Revolution in 1979 and the split between Shia and Sunni. The cold war carried by America and its allies, and many other topics, that you will get to know about once you start reading After The Prophet by Lesley Hezleton.
Lesley has done an absolute justice with her pen. A MUST READ!