The true story of Prince Abdul-Rahman, stolen from West Africa and sold into slavery on a plantation in Mississippi in 1788. His battle for freedom over forty years attracted the support of men such as President John Quincy Adams and he eventually became the most famous African in America. Abdul-Rahman survived the harsh ordeals of slavery through his love of family and his deep faith as a Muslim.
Spain was once home to Muslims, Christians and Jews living together and flourishing. Their culture and beliefs intertwined and the knowledge of the ancients was gathered and reborn, the very seeds of the Renaissance. Cities of Light explores the causes that destroyed the one civilization of pluralism and interfaith cooperation that for a few centuries lit the Dark Ages in Medieval Europe.
Featuring live stand-up performances by Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss and Mohammed Amer as well as behind the scenes sequences highlighting the individual comedians. The trio poke fun at Muslims and non-Muslims alike and their comedic material plays with stereotypes to invite people to think outside of their fixed cultural perceptions.
The pilgrimage of all pilgrimages is the way to Jerusalem. In 2011, four pilgrims from Switzerland took him under their feet: Franz Mali, Esther Rüthemann, Hildegard Aepli and Christian Rutishauser. Pilgrimage means getting involved in the simplest life, hospitality and rejection, foreign languages and cultures, and above all, pilgrimage is a spiritual path.
In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive. American mother and Indian Muslim father, she was an extremely unusual British agent. After her network collapsed, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris.
In our post-9/11 world, a greater understanding across cultures is more important than ever before. Let’s explore and celebrate the richness of the world’s Islamic art and architecture and peer into extraordinary palaces and mosques, decorated with exquisite gardens, ceramics and paintings, the interplay of light and space, the sheen of delicate textiles, of gold and silver work and precious gems.
Inside Islam explores a major Gallup opinion poll which asked Muslims from Indonesia to South Asia, to the Middle East, as well as minority communities in the US and Europe, what they thought about issues such as Gender Equality, Terrorism, and Democracy. It is presented by Islamic scholars and the Gallup members themselves who give context and try to provide explanations for the results.
This is the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.6 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad's story unfolds, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America's estimated seven million Muslims to discover how they follow Muhammad's example.
The film views the struggle of Zia Rahman, a determined but ailing man, who sets out to build a mosque in his community. Against post 9/11 fears that threaten the project, a coalition forms that includes a Priest, two Rabbis, and a Buddhist, who join in support. Together, they succeed in building the mosque, revealing the best of American ideals at one of the most difficult times in its history.
This gently funny film follows portfolio manager Monem as he enrols in an open-minded flying school, soon drawing the attention of the FBI. With his wife Iman, these modern-day Americans cast off stereotypes, refusing to succumb to victim-hood despite being denied privileges afforded by most other Americans. Watch Monem work towards his goal, engaging his wife, family and community in the process.