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The Jewel of Medina (original 2008; edition 2008)
by Sherry Jones
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Born Aisha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam.
Extensively researched and elegantly crafted, The Jewel of Medina presents the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past, during a time of war, enlightenment, and upheaval. At once a love story, a history lesson, and a coming-of-age tale, The Jewel of Medina provides humanizing glimpses into the origins of the Islamic faith, and the nature of love, through the eyes of a truly unforgettable heroine.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:30:08 -0500)
Set against the backdrop of seventh-century Arabia, a fictional portrait of A'isha, the child bride of the prophet Muhammad, describes how she battled religious persecution, jealousy, political rivals, and temptation to become Muhammad's trusted advisor.
(summary from another edition)