The Seeker

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Duration: 1 hour

In a ground-breaking first for British television, this three-part series presented by Rageh Omaar charts the life of Muhammad, a man who - for the billion and half Muslims across the globe - is the messenger and final prophet of God.

In a journey that is both literal and historical, and beginning in Muhammad's birthplace of Mecca, Omaar investigates the Arabia Muhammad was born into - a world of tribal loyalties and polytheistic religion.

Drawing on the expertise and comment of some of the world's leading academics and commentators on Islam, the programme examines Muhammad's first marriage to Khadijah and how he received the first of the revelations that had such a profound effect both on his life, and on the lives of those closest to him.

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  • The Grand Mosque

    The Grand Mosque

    Presenter Rageh Omaar at the Grand Mosque Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Credits

Presenter
Rageh Omaar
Producer
Faris Kermani
Director
Faris Kermani

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