Refresh your faith with these 10 soulful Islamic movies this Ramadan [WATCH]

Many Islamic movies offer rich information about the religion of Islam, Muslim practices, and the history of Muslims. 

Films to watch to learn about Islam and Muslims.

Some argue that watching movies is not approved of in the Holy month of Ramadan. Though, does the same ruling apply if the films are being watched as a means of learning and not entertainment?

Many Islamic movies offer rich information about the religion of Islam, Muslim practices, and the history of Muslims. 

If you’re interested in learning about Islam and Muslims, here’s a list of Islamic films you should add to your watch list today:

1. The Message

Director: Moustapha Akkad

Storyline: The film follows the journey of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). It details how he became a messenger of Allah and the initial hardships he faced while spreading the message of Islam. 

Platform: Netflix

2. Muhammad: The Messenger of God

Director: Majid Majidi

Storyline: This Iranian movie presents the childhood of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). The movie has been nominated for an entry as a Foreign Film at the Oscars.


3. BILAL: A New Breed of Hero Movie

Director: Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal

Storyline: This movie teaches Muslims core Islamic values of toheed (monotheism) and shahada (theism). Based on actual events, the plot follows a young boy fighting for his right to religious practice. The movie shows how the boy protects his family from prosecution over their religious beliefs.

Platform: Netflix

4. The Muslims Are Coming

Director: Negin Farsad Dean Obeidallah

Storyline: This comedy documentary tells the story of Muslim American comedians as they tour across the US.

Platform: Amazon Prime

5. Malcolm X

Director: Spike Lee

Storyline: The movie shares the story of Civil Rights Movement activist and Muslim African-American Malcolm X.

Platform: Amazon Prime

6. Mooz-lum

Director: Qasim Q Basir

Storyline: This indie film follows the life of a Muslim-American family that is changed forever after the 9/11 attacks.

Platform: Netflix

7. Fetih 1453

Director: Faruk Aksoy

Storyline: This Turkish period drama follows Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Khan’s conquest of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Byzantine. The movie details how he turns Istanbul into the capital of the Ottoman Caliphate.

Platform: YouTube

8. Mohammad: Legacy of a Prophet

Director: Michael Schwarz

Storyline: The PBS documentary presents the life of the Muslim Prophet (PBUH) based on a historical record. This short film is used as an important tool by the Muslim community in the West to teach people about Islam.

Platform: Amazon Prime

9. Islam: Empire of Faith

Director: Robert H. Gardner

Storyline: This documentary series details the history of Islam, starting with the birth of the Prophet (PBUH) and the early Caliphates to the Crusades and the Ottoman Empire and Safavid dynasty.

Platform: DVD.

10. Inside Mecca

Director: Anisa Mehdi

Storyline: The documentary follows the journey of three pilgrims from Malaysia, South Africa, and the United States as they travel to Mecca for Hajj.

Platform: Amazon Prime

*The article first published in ProPakistani.

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  • Oh God…ye Islamic movies hen? You dont even know the difference between “Islamic” and “muslim”… pathetic

  • انتہائی افسوس کی بات ہے کہ آپ لوگ رمضان میں بھی فلمیں دیکھنے کو ترجیح دے رہے ہیں اور اس کی ترغیب دے رہے ہیں ایمان تازہ …فلمیں دیکھنے سے نہیں قرآن پاک پڑھنے سے اور عبادت کرنےسےایمان تازہ ہوتا ہےے

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