1400 years ago, a humble merchant who could not read or write changed the face of Arabia. Today, his influence has spread to all corners of the world including the United States. This is the story of Muslims have passed from generation to generation for 1400 years. It is a story about the merchant, husband, father, statesman and warrior, who considered the last prophet … the greatest legacy that continues to shape their lives today.
His father died before birth, and his mother died when he was only six years. However, protected by a powerful man, he made a good start in life, established a profitable business and married well. And then, at the age of 40 years, was transformed. A man who could neither read nor write, he announced that he was the prophet of God. His name was Muhammad, and in the next 23 years would bring peace to the warring pagan tribes of Arabia and establish the new religion of Islam, which today has 1.2 million followers.
Three years in the making, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet travels in the footsteps of the prophet in the desert of Arabia and the holy city of Mecca where much of the story of Muhammad unfolded. “There are between six and seven million Muslims here in America, where Islam is the country’s fastest growing religion, but many Americans are completely unfamiliar with the life story of the remarkable man who founded this religion 1400 years ago, “says producer / director Michael Schwarz.