The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) – Episode 1

July 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm 4 comments

By  Mohammad Shakir

Last night, the BBC started their three part look at the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In case you missed it, it is available on BBC iPlayer here.

Fronted by Rageh Omar, who famously covered the war in Iraq for the BBC, the first show covered Prophet Muhammad’s birth and the majority of time in Makkah, including his marriage to Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) and the first revelation in Mount Hira.

Amongst the notable commentators that took part in the show included Ziauddin Saradr, Tariq Ramadan, Karen Armstrong and Robert Spencer.

I found it to be a balanced show, not shying away from the more controversial interpretations of Islam including terror attacks that have taken place over the past decade.

Much filming took place in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey as well as locations and mosques around the United Kingdom. The use of Quranic recitation despite being clichéd, did work to massive effect bringing flavour and depth to the programme.

Overall, the show laid some very solid foundations for subsequent shows. It was a good primer which gave an easy introduction into Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his character and his early life.

Let’s see what the next show brings.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rabia  |  August 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    can someone plsssss tell me who the qran recitor was on the programme?

  • 2. Rabia  |  August 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

    soz…. I mean to say-‘can someone plsssss tell me who the Quran recitor was on the programme?’

    • 3. zakathouse  |  August 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm


      I am not sure who the reciter was. I am unable to find an online record of who it was. Sorry.

  • 4. Rabia  |  August 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    oh right. . . well Jazakallah for telling me


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