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5.0 out of 5 stars
Exceptional novel i Love it! but very hard to read!, 3 Sep 2010
An extra ordinary novel; it's not easy to read at all, you will need to re-read some chapters, so you can understand the author ideas and the connections between characters.
It demonstrates the fight between good and evil through two characters with muslim backgrounds, Gibreel and Salahdin. They fell from a plan after its crash but they survived (author here symbling to be born again) After they hit the ground Gibreel suffered from all time dreams putting him as Angel Gibreel and dreamt of his encounters with mohamed, while Salahdin transformed to a form of devil. Through the novel Gibreel dreamt of mohamed, Aeysha, and Imam (Symbol for Khomenie of Iran)
The author highlighted the event when mohamed admitted tht the devil once disguised as Angel Gibreel whispered to him some Verses of Quran which known in the Islamic history books as The Satanic verses.
The auther express his own opinion regarding Islam through the character of Salman El Farsy, the follower of mohamed who left him and ran away(it's not by chance the author choose name Salman for him)
The author professionally criticzed direclty many aspects of Islam through Gibreel dreams in the chapter of "Return to Jahilia" specially when he dreamt about Whores with mohamed's wives names.
Through the novel, Gibreel and Salahdin deeds would not let you decide who is evil and who is good. I think he meant there is no absolute evil and absolute good and you cant put them apart.