Life of Muhammad: The Knowledge Factory showing BBC documentary

The use of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)’s imagery has been avoided.

Aroosa Shaukat August 06, 2011


A two-day documentary screening BBC’s Life of Muhammad (PBUH) has been organised by The Knowledge Factory (TKF). The first part of the documentary was shown on Friday at 9 pm.

The series has been produced by Aaqil Ahmed and directed by Faris Kermani, whose works include Seven Wonders of The Muslim World, Karachi Kops and Karbala: City of Martyrs.

According to the presenter, Rageh Omaar, an Al-Jazeera journalist, the series is an attempt to embark upon the historical journey through the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), from the Prophet’s (PBUH) birth, to prophet-hood and the following social, political and religious roles.

Omaar says that in keeping with the Islamic traditions, the use of Muhammad’s imagery and reconstruction has been avoided to depict his life. The documentary has been filmed at various locations in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Turkey, Syria, the UK, the US and Jordan.

Omaar said he hoped the series will illustrate how Muhammad’s life and legacy is as important today as it was a thousand years ago.

Omar Shah from the TKF told The Express Tribune that the event had been planned especially for Ramazan. He said that the aim behind the screening was to present authentic information. The screening had attracted more than 100 people on the event’s Facebook page by Thursday.

The second part of the documentary will be screened at the TKF tonight at 9 pm.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.


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