Friday, November 13, 2009

Serial Documentary (13) on the Life of the Prophet

Filmed in Lahore, Pakistan, 2009

In April 2009 Baytunur received a grant from an individual donor to produce a documentary on the life of the Prophet. Researched, conceived and directed by the Baytunur team this documentary currently stands at the post-edit stage.

The Serial Research:

1.The Life of Muhammad, A translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Seerat Rasul Allah by A.Guillame, OUP, Karachi, 1990. [Urdu: Seerat Rasool Pak (s.a.w.) berawayat Ibn-e-Ishaq, translated by Allama Muhammad Athar Naeemi, Maktabah Nabawiyya, Lahore, H.1421]

2.The Life of Muhammad, By Muhammad Hussain Haykal, translated by Ismail Ragi A. Al-Faruqi, Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 1999. [Urdu: Hayaat-e-Muhammad (s.a.w.) , Muhammad Hussain Haykal, Alhamd Publications, Lahore, 2007 ]

3. Muhammad, His life based on the earliest sources, Martin Lings, The Islamic Texts Society, U.K., 1991. [Urdu: Hayaat-e-Sarwar-e-Kainaat Muhammad, Martin Lings, translated by Syed Moinuddin Ahmed Qadri, Progressive Books, Lahore, 1994.]

The Serial Format: 

The total programme duration is 20 minutes shot all on location at various mosques and maqams of Lahore, Pakistan.

The format of each episode is in the broad sequence of A Narration from the life of the Prophet (on the selected topic from one particular book) given by a narrator followed by one focal point of the narration which Scholars expand and give further insight on.

The Narrators:
  1. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz, Architect, Lahore
  2. Dr. Marium Rafat, Lahore

The Scholars:
  1. Suheyl Umar, Director, Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Lahore 
  2. Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri, Jamia Rizvia, Model Town, Lahore 
  3. Dr. Ejaz Akram, LUMS, Lahore 
  4. Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed, LUMS, Lahore 
  5. Dr. Basit Koshul, LUMS, Lahore 
  6. Allama Shehzad Mujadidi, Editor Fiqh Batin, Lahore 
  7. Dr. Naumana Amjad, Punjab University 
  8. Dr. Nasir Afghan, IBA, KArachi
  9. Syed Rizwan Zamir, University of Virginia, USA

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