Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
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I was disappointed by Hollywood because of their movies which stereotyped Muslims as terrorist, paedophiles and girl beaters. But when i heard about this anime, i was surprised! The animation is cool, the storyline has the mix of Oliver Stone and the Quran. I recommend it a 8/10. This anime is about the life of Muhammad and how Mecca has transformed from a pagan city to a holy Islamic town. If you're an anti-Muslim but wants to know the truth about Islam, then go see this movie. You wont be disappointed. Director Richard Rich has followed the syariah law in order to create a nice movie. Thank you Rich and may Allah bless you.
Allah Hafiz and Salaam.
This film briefly depicts the tale of Prophet Muhammed PBUH.
The film has been made in consideration into Islamic law so fortunately there is no character that actually represents Prophet Muhammed PBUH.
It is fantastic insight to the times and the story of Islam. It mentions a few wise words and teachings the prophet has given to all.
This film is a very good learning tool for those who ignorant of Islam and those think they acted islamcally but are not.
There are a few errors but they can be overlooked as they are minor: Muhammed PBUH is the prophet to the people or mankind and is messenger of God. In the film it states Muhammed is Gods prophet. A minor error I know but an error never the less.
I felt the writer should have informed the audience the Muhammed PBUH was illiterate yet he spoke these words that were beyond his abilities.
The story tells us that they visit the cousin of Lady Khadija but they do not inform the audience he is a Christian scholar and that the prophets arrival was prophesied and Christians were expecting him.
Great all round.
I doubt if this will ever appear on Saturday In America or UK as a prime time movie because it spreads the truth to Islam and that will never be tolerated.
The animation is good, the music is really nice. The movie is almost similar to the movie "The Message", but this movie is shorter and with less information.
I recommend this movie to be watched by everyone who wish to know as a start how Islam began. And also some of what Islam truly teach and commands.
I wish that there will be more movie like this to be accomplished.
I recommend this animation to those who wants to start to know about the last prophet of humanity and to continue and search about the story in more details and then come back and argue(if there is any arguments left).
The animation is not very good, the movement is weird, and the camera keeps going backward and forward in an unsettling way. I recommend it ONLY for children who want to know about Islam, if you are an adult who would like to know something about how Islam started, then go see "The Message" which although still has the same problem, but it's more suitable for mature audience.
The Prophet is shown in a kind and compassionate way and his journey of delivering the message of worshipping the One God allows the viewer to embark on this adventure and intrigues them to find out more about the details of what actually did happen.
The movie is suitable for young children with eager minds allowing them to develop skills in character analysis and subtleties of conversation, this is a family film and one most enjoyable to watch on a cosy day in.
Both the movie and IMDb are based in the United States of America where tolerance towards homosexuality IS THE LAW and marriage to children is ILLEGAL. It doesn't make any sense that the movie producers don't make use of these laws to freely produce a realistic depiction of Mohammed without fear of those who are hateful towards gays or without fear of those who defend underage marriage.
Since the movie doesn't cover any truth about Mohammed whatsoever it must get the lowest rating possible. A 1 out of 10.
Be that as it may, quite a lot of human strife, misery and suffering can be found therein, but it's good to learn that Christians did not have a monopoly on sadism, and that others than the white man were capable of holding men in bondage and torturing them to death on a whim, even if that is not quite the position today, on the campuses of Western universities at least. Although this is a propaganda document, it's probably no worse than sitting through a church service. No mention here at all of suicide bombings or beheadings, but that is of course an entirely different breed of Islam.
I rated it so highly, though, because I thought it so effectively portrayed Islam as someone growing up in Islam would be introduced to it. This is something, I think, that we would do well to expose our own children to, not to convert them, but to show why Muslims believe as they do.
When many of us look at Islam, we look it as a historical phenomenon, as a force which arose 1500 years ago, conquered a good portion of the world, and with which, now, we have relatively bad relations. We look at it as far more a political force, than we do as a religious faith.
By contrast, growing up in America, a nation 70% of which calls itself Christian, even those of us who don't consider ourselves Christian think of Christianity as a faith, not a political force. We recognize that Christians use politics to achieve their goals, but we credit that their goals stem from their faith.
We do so because we grow up learning the Christian faith. We know all the stories about Christ in the Manger, all the stories about Bethlehem and the Star. We know all about the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and Jesus Christ Superstar--even if we do not accept these things, we recognize them as the manifestation of Christian faith. And we understand those stories as speaking to the principles of the faith.
By contrast, many of us think that Islam is an excuse for political behavior, that its religious tenets--such as jihad--exist only to justify the political behavior. What "Mohammed, The Last Prophet" does so successfully, I think, is to introduce the principles that a kid growing up in a Muslim country would learn through their stories even as children growing up in America learn Christian principles through their stories.
If our next generation of children can be shown that Islam is not only a political force, but, rather, a faith shared by millions based on a commonality of stories, much akin to the same sort of Christian stories American children are learning from their parents and communities, then there will not, I think, be in the future the same sort of hostility towards Islam that so many Americans fear and evince.