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Islam: Empire of Faith (2000)

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Islam: Empire of Faith is a documentary series, made in 2000, that details the history of Islam, from the birth of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire. The first episode ... See full synopsis »

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Robert H. Gardner
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Ben Kingsley ... Narrator
Michael Sells Michael Sells ... Self
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Islam: Empire of Faith is a documentary series, made in 2000, that details the history of Islam, from the birth of the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad to the Ottoman Empire.

The first episode deals with the life of Muhammad, the second with the early Caliphates, Crusades, and Mongol invasion, and the third with the Ottoman Empire and Safavid dynasty.

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Trivia

People in the bazaar are speaking in Farsi (Persian). See more »

Goofs

The final episode states that Suleiman died in 1561. Since he ordered what is now known as the (Great) Siege of Malta in 1565, this is clearly wrong. His generally accepted date of death is 1566. See more »

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Referenced in NCIS: You Better Watch Out (2012) See more »

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Good but Doesn't Cover Enough
27 December 2003 | by CaeserOct0See all my reviews

This is a very good documentary and shows the more fair image of Islam not commonly seen in the West, of a religion that was flourished in culture, science, and art. It also shows its more violent parts in history. Nevertheless, I find that it ends all too abruptly and it fails to comment on any contemporary issues about Islam, which I guess would have made this documentary too long.

If you are interested in Islam, find yourself a copy of this and watch as it is entertaining and informative.

Especially at this time, it is necessary for Western audiences to learn more about Islam.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Empires: Islam - Empire of Faith See more »

Filming Locations:

Iran

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Gardner Films Inc. See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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