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Below are some suggested films from the Films on Demand database on Islam.
Introducing the dramatic story of the rise of Islam and the life of the prophet Muhammad, this program covers the revelation and early writing of the Koran, the creation of the first mosque, the persecution suffered by the first Muslims, and the major battles fought by Muhammad and his followers to establish their new religion. Viewers learn how the religious, cultural, and political expansion of Islam overwhelmed the territorial control of Persia and Byzantium—creating a new empire that ranks among the largest in history. Distributed by PBS Distribution. A part of the series Islam: Empire of Faith. (54 minutes)
The word “Islam” can be translated as “surrender,” meaning that Muslims strive to serve God and live according to his will. This program provides a Quranic biography of Muhammad, Islam’s founder, and a guide to main Islamic beliefs. Through conversation with a young follower, viewers learn about the Five Pillars and the observance of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. The video also touches on the Shia/Sunni split and the role of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus as prophets. Filmed on location in Australia, Indonesia, Lebanon, and Jordan. A part of the series Let’s Look at World Religions. (22 minutes)
Three part series - The extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever. In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his humble 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.