Item Details

Islam, Empire of Faith [electronic resource]: The Messenger

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Introducing the dramatic story of the rise of Islam and the life of the prophet Mohammad, this program covers the revelation and early writing of the Koran, the creation of the first mosque, the persecution suffered by the first Muslims, and the major battles fought by Mohammad and his followers to establish their new religion. Viewers learn how the religious, cultural, and political expansion of Islam overwhelmed the territorial control of Persia and Byzantium-creating a new empire that ranks among the largest in history.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 06, 2009.
Variant Title
Messenger
Related Title
Empires (Television program)
Series
Islam: Empire of Faith
Islam, Empire of Faith
Contents
  • Enduring Spirit of Islam (1:03)
  • Listen to the Call to Prayer (0:41)
  • Islamic Civilization: A Grand Achievement (2:05)
  • Mohammad: Sacred Beliefs (1:44)
  • Mohammad: Orphan (1:02)
  • Mohammad's Clan: Oral Tradition (1:20)
  • Warfare and Conflict: Grim Reality (1:43)
  • Kaaba: Place of Peace (1:14)
  • Mecca: Crossroads of World Trade (1:39)
  • Mohammad: Flair for Trade (1:14)
  • Mohammad: The Trusted One (0:54)
  • Mohammad's Vision: Beginning of Prophetic Career (1:52)
  • Divine Unity: Intellectual Idols (1:02)
  • Implications of One God: One People (1:06)
  • Verbal Expression: Commanding Cultural Force (0:49)
  • Koran: Preserving the Word of God (1:03)
  • Koran: Power and Tenderness (1:27)
  • Koran: Avoiding Visual Depictions of God (1:25)
  • No Devotional Images of the Prophet Mohammad (1:01)
  • Opposition to Mohammad Grows (1:17)
  • Apocalyptic Imagery: Threat to Social Order (1:13)
  • Mohammed: Object of Persecution (1:20)
  • Mohammad in Yathrib (Medina) (1:26)
  • Hijra: Journey to Yathrib (1:00)
  • Medina: City of the Prophet (0:56)
  • People of the Book (0:52)
  • First Mosque: Devotion and Ritual (1:13)
  • Prayer Toward Mecca (1:10)
  • Mohammad's Victories: Evidence of God's Hand (2:50)
  • Mecca Falls to Mohammad (2:04)
  • Iconoclastic Act of Prophetic Violence (1:53)
  • United Under the Banner of Islam (2:22)
  • How Did They Do It? (1:12)
  • Harmony and New Vision in Islam (1:52)
  • Arab Engineering: Running Water (1:39)
  • Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock (1:54)
  • 632 AD: Death of Mohammad (0:51)
  • Mohammad's Message: Humanity Transformed (2:02)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2001.
Publisher no.
  • 41003s Films Media Group
  • 41004 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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