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The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abdallah Gheith ...
Mouna Wasef ...
Hamdy Gheith ...
Abu Sofyan (as Hamdi Ghayth)
Ali Achmed Taram ...
Mahmoud Said ...
Ahmed Marei ...
Mohamed Larbi ...
Ronald Chenery ...
Michael Godfrey ...
Mohammed Tawfik ...
Habib Ageli ...
George Camiller ...
Mounir Maasri ...
Bruno Barnabe ...
John Humphry ...


The story of prophet "Muhammad" and the delivery of the message of God "Allah".

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The story of Islam


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Release Date:

19 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al-Risalah  »

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


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2.35 : 1
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Although broadly sharing the same film unit (director, editor, etc.), Two different versions of the film (one in English and the other in Arabic), were shot simultaneously, scene by scene. Two completely different sets of actors shared the same set; once a scene had been established, one actor would play a character in one language, and then the whole scene reshot with his corresponding number speaking in the other language. The main (English) version was released as "The Message", while the Arabic version became "Al-Risalah". See more »


Narrator: Restore the deposit with its beneficiary, betrayed not that which betrayed you. The Messenger of Allah, that safety is on him, known as: You all are of the guards and persons in charge for your subjects. The Imam is a guard, and person in charge for his subjects. And the man are a guard of his family, and he are the person in charge for his subjects. And the woman are guardian in the house of her husband and she is responsible for his subjects. The servant is a guard of the goods of his master ...
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Referenced in The Making of an Epic: Mohammad Messenger of God (1976) See more »

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Magnificent movie
28 October 2000 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

The movie is directed by Mustapha Akkad one of the pioneering Arabic directors, and to me that is enough. The story of Islam put in its best form on motion picture. I recommend this movie to every one of all ages; especially people that would like to know or get a better understanding of haw the religion of Islam started.

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