The First Muslim

The Story of Muhammad

Ranked #39 in Cardiology, Ranked #47 in Islamic Historysee more rankings.

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited—and remade.

Look out for Lesley Hazleton's new book, Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, coming in February 2016.

Muhammad’s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in...

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