Author: Al Makin
Representing the Enemy: Musaylima in Muslim Literature
Year of Publication: 2010
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. XVI, 315 pp., num. fig. and graphs
This work claims that Musaylima served as a prophet for his own people in Yamama in more or less the same way as the Prophet Muhammad in Mecca and Medina. However, unlike Islam, Musaylima's religious movement did not survive. Here, a complete story of Musaylima - his claim of prophethood, qur'an (reading), religious activities, followers, opponents, and defeat - is reconstructed.