Islam: The Untold Story

June 5, 2013 at 17:05

In this ground-breaking film, historian Tom Holland explores how a new religion – Islam – emerged from the seedbed of the ancient world, and asks what we really know for certain about its rise. The result is an extraordinary detective story. Traditionally, Muslims and non-Muslims alike have believed that Islam was born in the full light of history. But a large number of historians now doubt that presumption, and question much of what Muslim tradition has to tell us about the birth of Islam.

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  • Muhammad Qasim Zia

    It is not the first time that someone carried out this research. History is never absolute. To prove something you need a counter proof and this historian failed to do so. The Islam is spread all over the world. Everyday people convert to it. They don’t convert to Buddhism or Christianity or Hinduism. The Islam that spread in Arabian peninsula, North Africa, south Europe, central Asia, south Asia and India was not due to mere army conquests but people came to it. Islam never got defamed the way it did in past few decades and that credit goes solely to media and believing media to be absolute would also be an irrational thing. Not more than a few centuries ago , the Islamic empire spread over the world. And the proof of its existence and the existence of it in the early days of Islam can be found in books and museums that are mainly the source of historical evidence. The coins with Kalima written on it can be found in the Cairo museum. This documentary is thoroughly misleading and full of questions , the answers to which can easily be found. The maker has only tried to create suspense and confusion. The basis to modern research do start with doubt and then they create opinions with given facts, stories and evidences where the maker has utterly failed

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