The Life of Muhammad

The Life of Muhammad

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Presenter Rageh Omaar visits the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.

Credit: BBC

Taking a journey that is both historical and relevant today, acclaimed journalist and author Rageh Omaar documents Muhammad’s life from his humble beginnings in Mecca, to his struggles with accepting his prophetic role, his flight to Medina, the founding of the first Islamic constitution and his subsequent military and political successes and failures — and to his death and his legacy. The three-part series The Life of Muhammad, airing Friday, December 5, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WXXI World, charts the extraordinary story of a man who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever.

Along with the historical narrative, the film addresses Islam’s role in the world today and explores interpretations of Islamic attitudes toward money, charity, women, social equality, religious tolerance, war, and conflict, providing a fascinating, timely, and unique insight into the Islamic faith.