Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Life of Muhammad: PBS Broadcast

PBS will air on Tuesday, August 20, a new 3 hour documentary on the life of Muhammad. It was first produced for the BBC in 2011. According to this review in the Washington Post, Rageh Omaar, a Somali-born journalist, narrates the series.  The Post says that it portrays the Prophet in a  "respectful and positive light."

The first hour that  airs Tuesday  examines Muhammad's early life and marriage.  The second part examines the Prophet's "Night Journey to Jerusalem" and his war with the Meccan tribes. The final hour looks at  Muhammad's later life, the Sharia law code and the concept of jihad.

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