This review has opened my eyes.
” … the opposition grew, led by Abu al-Hakam (who is called Abu Jahl, “Father of Lies,” in the Quran), …” (p.12)
“Islamic tradition would later assert that there had been 124,000 such prophets, a symbolic number suggesting infinity.” (p.8)
Clear reflection of the mythological orientalist belief that Hadith is a later “invention”
“On one occasion his most intelligent wife,Umm Salamah, helped to prevent a mutiny.” (p.16)
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