The Life of Muhammad: a timeline

As the BBC series The Life of Muhammad, presented by Rageh Omaar, draws to a close, we take a look at the prophet's life.

read more 25.07.2011, Monday

Is Muhammad a force of good?

The Life of Muhammad: Part 1 aired recently on BBC 2, Nafe Anam looks at whether it redefines modern narratives around Islam and the Prophet.

read more 20.07.2011, Wednesday

Masters of Time: The Smith of Derby prayer clock

The idea for the Smith prayer clock came after the company’s chief designer, Kevin Litchfield, visited Saudi Arabia. There, he noted the Islamic devotion to time and that almost exclusively, prayer clocks were digital. “We don’t do digital, but make clocks that are pleasing to the eye,” he said.

read more 20.07.2011, Wednesday

The Life of Muhammad exposed our own ignorance

TV review: The Life of Muhammad: In this spy thriller with Rageh Omaar, a BBC journalist travelled to the Middle East to hunt down a religious leader whose appearance is unknown.

read more 19.07.2011, Tuesday

British Museum to stage exhibition dedicated to hajj pilgrimage

Collection will include historic and contemporary objects that 'journey to the heart' of Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

read more 19.07.2011, Tuesday

Live Ramadan Webcast celebrates life of Prophet Muhammad globally

Prominent scholars and performers will address global audiences in their living rooms via the CelebrateMercy live webcast during the month of Ramadan.

read more 13.07.2011, Wednesday

'Life of Muhammad' gave a broad overview of the Prophet of Islam

TV review: Life Of Muhammad saw Rageh Omaar give a thorough introduction to a prophet and a religion that most of us know very little about. 

read more 13.07.2011, Wednesday

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