|类型/形式：||Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Mark Hufnail; Mitch Lodwick; Jim Milio; Melissa Jo Peltier; Nena Silverstone; Andrew Keresztes; Keith David; MPH Entertainment (Firm); History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
|注意：||Extras: Timeline of Islamic history.|
|制作人员：||Editor, Nena Silverstone ; music by Andrew Keresztes.|
|演员：||Narrated by Keith David.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|内容：||A common faith --
The prophet of Islam --
Acquiring an empire --
Sacred duties --
Threats to Islam --
The haj --
Women in Islam --
Redefining Islamic culture --
The nation of Islam --
Holy war --
A dynamic religion.
|责任：||directed by Mark Hufnail ; written and produced by Mitch Lodwick ; executive producers, Jim Milio, Melissa Jo Peltier, Mark Hufnail ; produced by MPH Entertainment, Inc. for the History Channel.|
It is the second largest religion in the world. Its name is derived from the word for peace, yet to many Westerners, it is synonymous with violence and terror. Widely practiced and equally widely misunderstood, Islam is a religion that has been at the heart of human experience for well over a thousand years. In the world after September 11th, it is especially critical to understand the origins and practice of Islam, and its role in the world today. This balanced, objective introduction to the great faith traces its roots back to the Hebrew Bible and explains the main tenets of Islam: the Five Pillars that all Muslims must adhere to. Discover what the Qur'an has to say about war, violence and suicide, and see how these words have been co-opted by extremists. Running time 93 minutes, with commentary from September 2001 for 9 minutes after.