Introduction to Muslim beliefs and practice
This video provides an introduction to Islam, its spread, the split between Shia and Sunni and the key beliefs and prayer. Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria. He describes the spread of Islam and the split between Sunni and Shia, and he meets Hassan, a local Muslim, and hears about the key beliefs of Islam. Hassan talks about prayer and demonstrates the prayer positions.
Khadija and the founding of Islam
This video looks at the life and role of Khadija in the founding of Islam is examined by Bettany Hughes. Khadija's early life and social position are outlined. Bettany discusses the depth of the relationship of Muhammad (pbuh) and Khadija with Professor Leila Ahmed of Harvard University. They look at Muhammad's transformation from man to Prophet and the central role of Khadija in this. They assess the importance of Khadija to the establishing of Islam in its crucial early days.