“Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” – A Film Created and Produced by Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe

Originally aired on PBS to a word-wide audience exceeding 150 million people


Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s) changed world history in 23 years and continues to shape and inspire the lives of more than 1.4 billion Muslims around the world.

Simerg is pleased to make available for its readers around the world a link to the film, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, that was originally aired on PBS to a world-wide audience exceeding 150 million people.  The internet age is a blessing of our time that, through outstanding movies such as this, we are able to learn more about the wonderful and noble qualities of  Prophet Muhammad. In his Presidential Address to the Seerat Conference in 1976, His Highness the Aga Khan had asked:

“In the face of this changing world, which was once a universe to us and is now no more than an overcrowded island, confronted with a fundamental challenge to our understanding of time, surrounded by a foreign fleet of cultural and ideological ships which have broken loose, I ask, ‘Do we have a clear, firm and precise understanding of what Muslim Society is to be in times to come?’ And if as I believe, the answer is uncertain, where else can we search then in the Holy Qur’an, and in the example of Allah’s last and final Prophet?”

 His Highness continued:

“The Holy Prophet’s life gives us every fundamental guideline that we require to resolve the problem as successfully as our human minds and intellects can visualise. His example of integrity, loyalty, honesty, generosity both of means and of time, his solicitude for the poor, the weak and the sick, his steadfastness in friendship, his humility in success, his magnanimity in victory, his simplicity, his wisdom in conceiving new solutions for problems which could not be solved by traditional methods, without affecting the fundamental concepts of Islam, surely all these are foundations which, correctly understood and sincerely interpreted, must enable us to conceive what should be a truly modern and dynamic Islamic Society in the years ahead.”

Some of these examples from the Prophet’s life come alive through this ground-breaking PBS film, which takes the viewers from the ancient Arabian sites where Prophet Muhammad’s story unfolded to the homes, mosques, and workplaces of some of America’s estimated seven million Muslims. The Los Angeles Times called the film “a candid, thoughtful, flowing, visually stunning film,” while The Catholic News Service commented that the Prophet’s biography offers viewers fresh insights into the spiritual foundations of Islam.

Readers can watch a preview of the film as well as the the full-length movie by clicking  on the following image:

Please click for links to full length movie and excerpts

3 thoughts on ““Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” – A Film Created and Produced by Alex Kronemer and Michael Wolfe

  1. Big deal, after cheating and lying for centuries now what are they trying to prove? That Ismailism is Islam? The first an excellent Video called ‘Message’ on Muhammad SAWS was made years ago. There are numbers of youtube and TV Islamic programs that no Ismailis are interested in it, because they are most hateful of Islam. When I see Islam in the Jamat Khana temple then I would believe that Agakhan is genuine in his work, until then I cannot accept his frauds. Salaam/peace.

    • Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, does not have to prove anything. Hadith thaqalain with the events at Ghadir-e-Khumm are sufficient historical attestations about the Imamat.

      If you have confidence in your belief, then there is no need to use hate-mongering language against fellow human beings. This has become extremely common over the years with you. I would recommend that you focus on your spiritual well-being, and not feel threatened by the beliefs and actions of the Ismaili Muslim community who under the guidance and leadership of Imamat contribute to the well-being of millions of Muslims and non-Muslims around the world in the true spirit of Islamic ethic and brotherhood.

      Thank you.

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