The Life of Muhammad (PBUH) – Episode 3

July 26, 2011 at 10:02 am 1 comment

By Mohammad Shakir

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

For a show that is one hour long, it covered a multitude of topics. Rageh Omar looked at the later period of Prophet Muhammad’s life as well as focusing on the Qur’anic revelations that form the basis of Sharia and the contemporary understanding and application of Sharia. Time was also devoted to the marriages of the Prophet especially to Aisha (RA). Most importantly the show gave a greater understanding of Jihad as a struggle rather than today’s misconception of “holy war”.

This show however reiterated that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a man of peace. In the words of the documentary, “His greatest conquest was through peace, not war”.

Another point which I hope viewers got for the show was one about the context of the period in which the Prophet lived and how verses and instructions in the Qur’an related to the context in which they were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) .

All three shows have had a variety of contributors and commentators, who hold a variety of views. The BBC is beholden by a charter to show balance within their news and current affairs output.

As I mentioned in a post about the last episode, we should focus on the positives from this series. It has shown the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to a mainstream audience. It has shown and addressed controversial aspects with balance and poise. It may be seen that some don’t agree with points that commentators on the show holds, but much like Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); we should look past this, as all people are allowed to hold their own views.

I hope that with Ramadan upon us, all Muslim aspire to message that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) left for us and the Qur’an and Sunnah.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Aki  |  July 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

    The documentary missed out a lot of points that i know would have appealed to all people around the UK, but in all it was a great thing for BBC to show. Many Thanks on behalf of the Muslims


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