Most Talked About Movies about Islam on the web

These movies might not have had the huge budgets enjoyed by “Fast and Furious 7”, “Hobbit” “Casino Royale” and others nor have they had strong presence at the Oscars, but one thing that is fascinating  is the ability of these movies to still remain evergreen. Here are the most talked about Islamic movies on the world wide web;

1.       The Message (1976)


                                                                                                               


The film follows Muhammad starting with Islam's beginnings in Mecca in which the first Muslims are persecuted for their beliefs, the exodus to Medina, and ending with the Muslims' triumphant return to Mecca.

A number of crucial events, such as the Battle of Badr and Battle of Uhud are depicted, and the majority of the story is told from the point of view of peripheral individuals such as Hamza ibn `Abd al-Muttalib (Muhammad's uncle), Bilal and Zayd (two of the Prophet's closest companions), and on the other side Abu Sufyan (the leader of Mecca) and his wife Hind bint Utbah (initially, enemies of Islam who later become Muslims themselves).

  

2.       Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002)

    

                                                                                                                  


Three years in the making, the documentary tells the story of the seventh century prophet who changed world history in 23 years, and continues to shape the lives of more than 1.2 billion people. The film takes viewers not only to the Arabian desert and ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad's story unfolded, but also into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America's estimated 7 million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad's example.

 

3.       Malcolm X (1992 film)


                                                                                                                          


The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his criminal career, his incarceration, his conversion to Islam, his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his later falling out with the organization, his marriage to Betty X, his pilgrimage to Mecca and reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and his assassination on February 21, 1965. Defining childhood incidents, including his father's death, his mother's mental illness, and his experiences with racism are dramatized in flashbacks.

 

4.       When the Moors Ruled in Europe (2005)