The historical drama, “Omar”, tells the story of Omar Ibn al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him), a close companion of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and influential ruler who oversaw the radical expansion of the Islamic empire in the 7th century.
While one may not necessarily associate Iran with hip-hop, host Diego Buñuel checks out an underground rap show in Tehran, featuring a performance by a local mullah's son.
With a huge following and representatives from more than 30 countries, Diego attends the.Read more
Originally aired on PBS, this first of three episodes in the documentary Islam: Empire of Faith recounts the history of the religion of Islam, from its beginning in 622 A.D. as a small desert sect led by the prophet Muhammad, to its zenith hundreds of years later.Read more
Originally aired on PBS, this second of three episodes in the documentary Islam: Empire of Faith recounts early Islam's thirst for knowledge. Muslims of the time saw "no insurmountable contradiction" between faith and natural laws. According to this program, the Islamic empire sent scholars throughout the world to gather all the knowledge of.Read more
Originally aired on PBS, this last of three episodes in the documentary Islam: Empire of Faith covers the history of the expansionist Ottoman Empire and its ambitious sultans through the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. As Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley explains, a key successful aspect of the Ottoman method of.Read more