The Mantle of the Prophet

The Mantle of the Prophet

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Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and Politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, and the dramatic events of the 1979 Revolution, this enthralling account paints a vivid picture of contemporary Iran, while providing a panoramic survey of Muslim, Shi'ite and Persian culture from the Middle Ages to the current day. From the ancient time of Zoroaster to the world of Khomeini, this sweeping saga interweaves biography with history, politics and religion to offer new levels of understanding into Irana€™s past, present and future. Written with feeling, sympathy and clarity, this revised edition includes a new chronology detailing events in Iran from the revolution right up to the present day and Ahmadinejada€™s controversial regime.a€œLook, if we learn to say a#39;I intenda#39; before we do a good deed, our hearts get used to doing good deeds. ... Parviza#39;s mother was cooking another batch of samanu in an enormous pot placed on bricks next to the Aladdin brand kerosene stove, anbsp;...

Title:The Mantle of the Prophet
Author:Roy Mottahedeh
Publisher:Oneworld Publications - 2014-10-18


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