Before dying, Muhammad left his jeweled sword, al-Ma'thur, to A'isha, telling her to use it in the jihad to come. But what if the jihad is against her own people?
With the fate of her people at stake, A'isha will need to overcome the 20 years of bad blood between her and Muhammad's nephew, Ali. Will their desire to preserve the future of their people and their faith unite them--or will their hatred of each other destroy everything Muhammad worked to build?
This climactic sequel to the controversial The Jewel of Medina returns to 7th century Arabia to discover whether, after fighting a civil war, a people can ever truly heal.