TV matters: The Life of Muhammad

Next week, Rageh Omaar's BBC2 documentary The Life Of Muhammad makes TV history as the first biographical documentary to feature no visual images of the subject. This decision is for religious reasons – Islamic theology forbids depiction of the prophet – but such abstinence could usefully have a wider secular application.

read more 08.07.2011, Friday

London hosts the “Prophet of Mercy” Exhibition until 2012

Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki opened the permanent “Prophet of Mercy” Exhibition and the “Dialogue: The Future of All” conference organized by the Islamic Cultural Centre in London in cooperation with the WML-affiliated Global Commission for Introducing the Messenger (PBUH).

read more 30.06.2011, Thursday

Women Retake Islam: The Prophet -- And My Mother -- Would Be Proud

My first novel, Mother of the Believers, focused on Aisha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad. Aisha has inspired Muslim women for centuries. She was a scholar, a poet, a jurist, a politician and a military commander who led armies. And she was the one woman whom the Prophet was closest to, the one he chose to spend his final hours with, the one who cradled the Prophet's head as he passed away. And it was under Aisha's house in Medina that he was buried. But Aisha is not alone. There have been innumerable Muslim women who have changed the course of history...

read more 29.06.2011, Wednesday

BBC to show film on Muhammad's life

The BBC is to trace the journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad for a new series which is claimed to be a first for British television.

read more 21.06.2011, Tuesday

Hadith and Sirah Research Awards

The fourth of the annual Hadith and Sirah Research Awards Ceremony, hosted by IRCICA, was held on Saturday April 9th at Yıldız Saray in Istanbul, Turkey. Many prominent guests, such as the Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay..

read more 13.04.2011, Wednesday

International Seminar on Modern Trends in Sirah Writing

An international seminar on Sirah is being organised under the joint auspices of the National Sirah Study Centre, Islamic Research Institute and Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue, International Islamic University, Islamabad (26-28 March, 2011) to take stock of the different approaches to the subject, and to attempt critical surveys of the major studies on Sirah along with their theoretical underpinnings during the modern period 

read more 03.12.2010, Friday