Publisher/Manufacturer: Discover Islam
Product specifications: Documentary DVD Set
Item type: DVD
Discover Islam 6 DVD Set
We, Discover Islam, have produced six documentaries on Islam. The purpose of these documentaries is to dispel the most popular misconceptions about Islam and portray it, and American Muslims, as part of the American mainstream. A set of these videos can be made available to every Islamic center and student organization in North America. Sets could also be distributed to Public libraries, schools, churches and civic organizations. The format of these videos enables any Muslim community to quickly and efficiently disseminate information about Islam, with particular attention to the audience and issues being addressed.
Each film has been professionally produced (comparable to some of the good documentaries one might find on PBS or Discovery Channel) and includes interviews of well known scholars like Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Professor John Esposito, Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick , Dr. Umar Faruk Abdallah, Sister Lisa Killinger and Imam Jowhari Abdelmalik amongst many others. Also interviewed are numerous active Muslims and a variety of church leaders across the US.
The individual documentaries (and their accompanying booklets) are as follows:
African Americans & Islam
A short film on African Americans capturing their history - starting from the time of the Prophet in Makkah to their inhumane enslavement and systematic removal of religion.
Islam: An American Faith
This film aims to dispel that myth that Islam and America are not compatible, many on both sides feel that there is a great divide and that America can never reconcile with Islam and Muslims cannot live in peace with America.
Islam: Faith and History
Women In Islam
This 24 minute film ably addresses the esteemed position, rights, responsibilities and roles that Muslim women have in an Islamic society.
Islam: Faith and History
This approximately 30 minute film deals with the basics of Islam: from the Oneness of Allah to the various Prophets, especially focusing on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) - his life and message.
Islam: A Faith Hijacked
In less than 24 minutes, the tragedy of September 11th and its impact upon Islam and Muslims is discussed. Terms like Jihad; Holy War; Rules of Engagement; Just War; Stereotyping; and Terrorism are dealt with thoroughly.
Christians & Islam
This documentary explores Islam from the viewpoint of a Christian. Common aspects between the two faiths are discussed: belief in the same One God; same prophets and similar stories; Muslim belief in various previous revelations etc.
Watch trailers for the documentaries --