DOCUMENTARY: Through the Lens of Muhammad’s Life

Through the Lens of Muhammad’s Life:

How the Example and Teachings of Muhammad Shape Islam Today

For the vast majority of Muslims, the example and teachings of Muhammad are the final authority for Islamic beliefs, practices, and interpretation of the Quran. This documentary traces the origin of modern Islamic doctrines and practices from the life of Muhammad himself. It also explains some of the apparent contradictions we find in Islam (e.g., between peace and the use of violence), and will enable viewers to better judge the legitimacy of assertions made by Muslims and Islamic groups who claim to represent “true Islam.”

Topics covered (43 minutes):

1. Muhammad’s Authority [1:41]

2. From Peaceful Persuasion to Violent Extremism [5:31]

3. Magnanimity, Generosity, and Mercy [11:05]

4. Jihad (Holy War) for the Cause of Islam [15:37]

5. Jews, Christians, and Pagans Under Islam [20:25]

6. The Roots of Jewish Hatred [24:07]

7. Marriage and Women [30:51]

8. Slavery in Islam [36:32]

9. The Enigmatic Muhammad [39:14]

This video was produced as a voluntary, non-profit, project. It is released to the public at no charge. Visit the Producer’s Blog @ http://scienceetcetera.blogspot.com/

Be sure to download the eight page, Descriptive Chronology of Muhammad’s life (with Glossary) before you watch the documentary: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4_1PiGE3abidTdqdE9qd0k1TFk/view

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