The Life of Muhammad

The Life of Muhammad

DVD - 2013
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In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his flight to Medina to his subsequent military and political successes and failures, through to his death and his legacy.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2013
ISBN: 9781608838790
160883879X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ilovewhippets
Sep 05, 2017

A very well-done, interesting, historical, extensive Documentary! A real eye-opener! Much research was done, and many experts around the world commenting! Includes a digression of views on certain topics and historical acts! It would be great if there were more volumes done, to elaborate more on certain subjects, areas and certain times in history!
I highly recommend it as an Introductory and a Summary of the life of this Prophet!

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BlueHippo
Jan 16, 2016

I thought this was an excellent introduction to the life story of Muhammad and some of the basic tenets of Islam. There is discussion of the passages in the Koran which have been used to support violence, and also of Sharia Law. Would recommend this video to anyone who does not know much about this man or the faith as an introduction and a way of understanding that not everything that is done in the name of Islam is in keeping with what the Prophet actually taught.

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ms_mustard
Nov 09, 2013

very informative about how Islam was begun by Muhammad and the struggles and triumphs in his lifetime. As with Christianity and with Judaism, there are fault lines in Islam that have grown deep and wide over the centuries leaving large groups of believers who strongly disagree with each other and their roots. Having learned the history, I would now like to see a PBS series about the divides in these 3 major religious traditions and how that contributes to the state of conflict in our world today.

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Keogh
Aug 21, 2013

An informative and insightful documentary that looks at the life of Muhammed and the path of his followers since his death. Much about the Muslim faith, its history, contradictions, and beliefs are explored. The series gives the outsider more of an understanding into the complicated role it plays today, as well as the way it can be misinterpreted.

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sunafuu
Aug 21, 2013

I really loved the documentary, very informative.

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