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Khadija and the founding of Islam

Duration: 06:28

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 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.

Available since: Thu 22 Nov 2012

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Divine Women

Bettany Hughes uncovers the remarkable and neglected stories of women and religion.

First broadcast: 04 May 2012

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