Wednesday, November 28, 2012

List of Western Films about the Prophet Muhammad

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List of Western Films about the Prophet Muhammad
Epigraph: "If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and outstanding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad?"  Alphonse de Lamartine, Foreign Minister of France, 1848 
The Mosque of Medina, first built by the Holy Prophet Muhammad in 1 AH

Here, we present a list of films about the Islamic prophet, Muhammad from Wikipedia.  Muhammad is the messenger of the monotheistic Abrahamic faithIslam. Like JesusMoses and others before him he is regarded as an integral part of the history of Islam by Muslims worldwide. Numerous films and documentaries have been made about Muhammad. Films produced in the Middle East are not listed here as there are very few depictions of Muhammad in the Arab states owing to certain customs.
Two new modernized films are currently being produced, considered the "second of their kind" (referring to western films respecting the portrayal of Muhammad).[1] According to some sources it will be an adaptation of the original 1976 film The Message in which Anthony Quinn starred as Muhammad's uncle Hamza ibn 'Abd al-Muttalib.[1][2][3][4] Film producer Barrie M. Osborne is attached to produce a new movie about Muhammad. The film is financed by a Qatari media company and will be supervised by Yusuf al-Qaradawi.[5]

Michael H. Hart

"My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels." [The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History]

Montgomery Watt

"The more one reflects on the history of Muhammad and of early Islam, the more one is amazed at the vastness of his achievements…study of his life may contribute to a fresh appraisal and appreciation of one of the greatest of the sons of Adam." [Muhammad at Madinah]

Karen Armstrong

"If we could view Muhammad as we do any other important historical figure we would surely consider him to be one of the greatest geniuses the world has known." [Muhammad – A Biography of the Prophet]
Watch the first movie, in the list: The Message: Mohammed: Messenger of God (A movie)

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