The Life of Muhammad

2013, TV Show

The life of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, is chronicled in this three-part documentary, which also delves into the practice of Islam in the modern world.

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Free | Xfinity Posted: 7/8/2014

This is 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. 1) The Seeker: This film examines Muhammad's birth and early life, his first marriage to Khadijah, and how he received the first of the revelations that so profoundly affected both his life and the lives of those closest to him. 2) Holy Wars: Omaar shines a light on key events in Muhammad's life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem, his life-threatening departure from Mecca, the establishment of the Constitution of Medina that recognizes the rights of all people (Jews, Christians, and pagan tribes) living in that city, and the war with the Meccan tribes, with implications on the world today. 3) Holy Peace: The final film investigates key events during the later part of the Prophet's life, including the introduction of a moral code known as sharia and the concept of jihad, explores Muhammad's use of marriage to build alliances, and looks at the key messages included in his final sermon.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Chart the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world. In a journey both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar travels to the place of Muhammad s birth to retrace the footsteps of the prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his prophetic role, from his flight to Medina and the founding of the first Islamic constitution.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Examine the evolution of important concepts, including the moral code known as Shari a and jihad. 8/20/2013

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

In part 2, review key events in Muhammad s life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem and departure from Mecca. 8/20/2013

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Premiered: August 20, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The life of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, is chronicled in this three-part documentary, which also delves into the practice of Islam in the modern world.

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