Life of Muhammad
This series charts 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 travels to the place of Muhammad's birth to retrace the actual 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 to his subsequent military and political successes and failures - through to his death and his legacy.
The Seeker (#101) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam, the program examines Muhammad's birth and early life, his first marriage to Khadijah at the age of 25, and how he received the first of the revelations that so profoundly affected both his life and the lives of those closest to him.
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The Holy Wars (#102) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
Omaar shines a light on key events in Muhammad's life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem - one of the holiest cities in Islam, his escape 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 8-year war with the Meccan tribes, which some claim has led to the historic enmity between Muslim and Jewish people, while others that it is the creation of Israel and modern politics.
- KQED World: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 6:00am email reminder