Muhammad: The Last Prophet

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Muhammad: The Last Prophet
Muhammad movie poster.jpg
Promotional film poster for Muhammad: The Last Prophet
Directed by Richard Rich
Produced by Terry L. Noss
Thomas J. Tobin
Mowafak El-Harthy
Written by Brian Nissen
Starring Eli Allem
Nicholas Kadi
Narrated by Brian Nissen
Music by William Kidd
Edited by Joe Campana
Production
company
Distributed by Fine Media Group
Badr International
Release dates
  • November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08) (Turkey)
  • November 14, 2004 (2004-11-14) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English, Arabic

Muhammad: The Last Prophet is a 2002 animated film and quranic epic[1] 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 film focuses on the early days of Islam and Muhammad.

Three prequels, Before the Light (relating to events in Arabia before the birth of Muhammad, with his grandfather, Abdul-Muttalib, as the main character), Salman the Persian (the story of Salman's quest for religious enlightenment) and Great Women of Islam (pertaining to the roles of women in Arabia before and after the birth of Islam) have been released, all directed by Rich.

In accordance with Islamic law and tradition, Muhammad and the first four caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali) are not depicted in the film or any of its prequels. Scenes that include Muhammad are shown from his perspective, with his words paraphrased by the narrator. The film has been approved by the Council of Al-Azhar Al-Shareef (Islamic Research Academy) and the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council of Lebanon.

Some characters, such as the main character Malek and the rest of his family, are fictional.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

List of cast members and characters of this film, as well as the prequels:

Fictional characters[edit]

  • 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

Historical figures[edit]

Reception[edit]

Review aggregator Metacritic has estimated an average score of 47 out of 100, based on the reviews of four critics.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moving images of the Islamic experience LA Times, retrieved 27 November 2013

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