Muhammad: The Last Prophet
|Muhammad: The Last Prophet|
Promotional film poster for Muhammad: The Last Prophet
|Directed by||Richard Rich|
|Produced by||Terry L. Noss
Thomas J. Tobin
|Written by||Brian Nissen|
|Narrated by||Brian Nissen|
|Music by||William Kidd|
|Edited by||Joe Campana|
|RichCrest Animation Studios|
|Distributed by||Fine Media Group
|Running time||95 minutes|
|Language||English and Arabic|
Muhammad: The Last Prophet is a 2002 animated film and quranic epic produced by Badr International and directed by Richard Rich. The movie was released in limited cinemas in the United States and the United Kingdom. The movie focuses on the early days of Islam and Muhammad.
This film has been approved by the Council of Al-Azhar Al-Shareef (Islamic Research Academy) and the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council of Lebanon. Other films have been created by the same distributor and directed by the same person, Richard Rich, as prequels of this film, such as the following: Before the Light (relating to historical events that have taken place in Arabia before the birth of Muhammad, with his grandfather Abdul-Muttalib as the main character), Salman the Persian (film) (pertaining to the story of Salman's journey in seeking true knowledge of His One and Only God), and Great Women of Islam (pertaining to the roles of women in Arabia before and after the birth of Islam, with Nusaybah bint Ka'ab, Asma' bint Abi Bakr, and Hind Bint Utbah as the central characters). In accordance with Islamic law and tradition, Muhammad is not depicted in each of these films, and the same goes for his first four caliphs Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali. Every scene where he is present is shot from his perspective, and his words are paraphrased by the narrator.
Here in this film, some characters, who were not actual companions of Muhammad or even real historical figures, are made up, such as the main character Malek and the rest of his family.
The film follows Muhammad's first years as a prophet starting with Islam's beginnings in Mecca in which the Muslims are persecuted, the exodus to Medina, and ending with the Muslims' triumphant return to Mecca. A number of crucial events, such as the Battle of Badr, the Battle of Uhud, the Battle of the Trench, and the Conquest of Mecca are depicted.
List of cast members and characters of this film, as well as the prequels:
- Brian Nissen as Malek
- Catherine Lavin as Arwa
- Tiffany Johnson as Siham
- Mark Hunt as Jahm
- Catherine Lavin as Jalilah
- Lauren Shaffel as Huda
- Anthony Micheal Jr. as Hadi
- D. Hunter White as Amahl
Review aggregator Metacritic has estimated an average score of 47 out of 100, based on the reviews of four critics.
- Battle of Badr
- Battle of Uhud
- List of films about Muhammad
- List of animated feature-length films
- List of historical drama films
- Moving images of the Islamic experience LA Times, retrieved 27 November 2013
- Muhammad: The Last Prophet at the Internet Movie Database
- Muhammad: The Last Prophet at AllMovie
- Fine Media Group
- Images from the film