Muhammad: The Last Prophet
|Muhammad: The Last Prophet|
Promotional film poster
|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|
|Distributed by||Fine Media Group
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 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.
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.
- List of films about Muhammad
- List of animated feature-length films
- List of historical drama films
- Princess of Rome
- Moving images of the Islamic experience LA Times, retrieved 27 November 2013