The Life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) – Episode 2

July 19, 2011 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

By Mohammad Shakir

Last night, the BBC continued their series of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). If you missed it, you can watch here on BBC iPlayer.

The title of the episode  “Holy Wars”, is a bit of a misnomer, as less than half of the show focused on the battles in which the early Muslims fought.

This show began with a focus on a journey which took place in Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life, Al-Isra Wal Miraj (The Night Ascension), where the fundamental pillar of prayer was given to Muslims. The show also chronicled the Prophet Muhammad’s, Hijrah or migration to Yathrib (now known as Madinah) to create a new community following persecution in Makkah.

There was also a look at the building of the Masjid Al-Nabawi, the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah, which was a focal point for the community offering more than just a place of worship – but a place for education and celebration.

Being the BBC, there was a semblance of balance when discussing certain aspects of the Prophet’s life, such as his governance of Madinah, the battles of Badr and Uhud and the interaction with the Jewish tribes in Madinah.

We have to remember that everyone has different points of view and that the fact that this show has attempted to cover the events of Prophet Muhammad’s life in a context that the audience today could understand. While some may not agree with this, we should take the positives and look forward to what else the show has to offer.

Let’s see what the last show brings.

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