Author, Osman Kartal is pleased to announce the release of his new book, The Prophet’s Scribe. History and religion combine in this prophetic novel.
Legend has it that an unconventional monk, Sergius, lover and champion of the people, helped shape the life of the only man to have ever founded both a religion and a state, the Prophet Mohammed. According to ancient and forgotten tales, it was Sergius, sometimes referred to as Bahira, who first hailed Mohammed a prophet and who scribed the suras that form the Koran.
Drawing on a wealth of historical sources, some of them little known, Osman Kartal has written a dramatic, fictionalized account of the relationship between Sergius and Mohammed. His novel paints a compelling picture of the passionate and turbulent times in which the Islamic religion was founded, bringing order to the desert regions and beyond, and vividly changing the whole course of history.
“This is the love story of all time, between man and God, between man and woman,” Kartal says. “It displays total devotion and ultimate betrayal.”
Kartal hopes that “The Prophet’s Scribe” uncovers the truth of how closely aligned Islam is to Christianity, thanks to the relationship between Sergius and Mohammed. This novel gives a seemingly forgotten Christian monk, who played a major role in writing the verses that make up the Islamic holy book, the Koran, the spotlight he has deserved for hundreds of years..
The Prophet's Scribe
Author: Osman Kartal
Published: February 2012
About The Author
Osman Kartal is an international scholar who specializes in history and religion. While he splits his time between Istanbul, London and New York, he has worked for a number of governments and other organizations across a spectrum of activities.
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The Prophet's Scribe is available for purchase online from the publisher, Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
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