"e;Finally, we get to meet the first women of Islam. Thank you for this brave book."e; -Coleman Barks, author of Essential Rumi, and other books on the great Persian Language poet
"e;Brilliant and illuminating . . . awesome in the depth of its research, the grace of its prose, and the beauty of its poetic voices."e; Alicia Ostriker, author, poet, and Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University
"e;Poet, historian and mystic, Tamam Kahn captures the voices and hearts of women you will never forget. I would gladly sit at these women's feet night after night to hear their stories. "e; -Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles
Untold demystifies the most influential women at the dawn of Islam: Prophet Muhammad's wives. They are presented in all their variety, among them, Khadija, a successful merchant and his only wife for twenty-five years; Umm Salama, who helped forge an important peace treaty; Rayhana and Safiyya, two Jewish captives; and there are others. This unusual book combines short biographies with meticulous research. The reader enters seventh century Arab culture and the first moments of what came to be a new religion. This book is powerful women's storytelling.