Tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shapes the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to ... See full summary »
Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In ... See full summary »
The story of the origin of Islam is well known, or is it? Unlike Jesus, its founder The Prophet was a real person, there is credible evidence that he existed, and in spite of the revealed truth of its central message, there is no suggestion either that he was in any way more than human or possessed supernatural powers. Yet in recent years, both Christian apologists and especially mainstream historians focusing on the early years of Islam have come to some controversial and for Moslems disturbing conclusions.
Tom Holland is an historian who has published major works on the Romans, but when he turned his attention to the Arabs he concluded that much of what we thought we knew about Muhammad and the beginnings of Islam were not traceable to either the man or his contemporaries.
In this documentary he covers similar ground to his lectures which you can find on YouTube, but with the added attraction of jaunts in the desert and discussions with other scholars. You don't have to be any sort of academic to appreciate "Islam: The Untold Story", though you will probably appreciate it more if you don't attend mosque.
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