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Lesley Hazleton On The Story Of Muhammad

The First Muslim

More than 1.5 billion people around the world practice Islam, the world’s second largest religion. But relatively few people know and understand Islam’s most important figure, the prophet Muhammad. Journalist and author Lesley Hazleton describes Muhammad’s life as a “journey from neglected orphan to acclaimed leader — from marginalized outsider to the ultimate insider.” She joins us for a conversation about her new book, "The First Muslim," the story of a man whose ideas and beliefs continue to change the world.

Also this hour: we delve into defense spending with Todd Harrison of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Katy Sewall listens back to "The Shadow" to find out what evil lurks in the hearts of men and Sara Dickerman joins us with a weekly lunch pick.