When it comes to watching islamic history tv shows or movies, people tend to go for the content which keeps them hooked to screens. Intentionally or unintentionally, you tend to learn something from the shows you watch. In today’s world, it is very difficult to find movies that are informative as well as entertaining. There are many movies that are based on historic events, and people learn by watching those movies. With time and developing skills of direction and storyline, the movies are becoming interesting day by day.

If you are someone who’s constantly in search of quality Islamic content to look at and revel in at the same time as getting enlightened about religion, the following list of movies presents you with a compilation of top Islamic TV shows which include various tales based on Islamic history and teachings that aren’t only enjoyable but additionally informative. 

1. Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014-2019)

The series includes the story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire created by Mehmet Bozdag and directed by Metin Gunay, with main leading stars including Engin Altan Düzyatan, Esra Bilgic, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun and others The series includes 150 episodes.

Ertugrul Ghazi is a historically determined courting returned to the thirteenth century, who belonged to the ‘Kayi tribe’ and fought for his religion, conquering many lands withinside the manner of Allah. He turned into a warrior whose strength, notion, loyalty and sturdy non-secular perception constantly helped him flow ahead with one aim: to defeat the enemies and set up peace and brotherhood all over, through inculcating perception in regulation and justice.

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Even though the series was released some time ago, but it gained popularity in recent years. This Turkish series isn’t only famous in turkey, but it is famous among people worldwide. According to IMDb votes, the series is rated 8.0/10 by the audience. This show would definitely be a part of the top Islamic tv shows list. This series also shows us the fashion sense of that era.

Its effective depiction of Islamic rituals and scripting, which frequently consists of phrases of information from Ibn ul ‘Arabî (A great Muslim philosopher), has helped it to carve out a unique vicinity withinside the entertainment industry. Therein lies its worldwide attraction to not only Muslims but also for people who have an eye for good work. I’d place the series first in the list of top Islamic tv shows.

2.  BILAL: A New Breed of Hero

This movie is directed by Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal. It is an animated movie having the storyline of a younger boy preventing his proper spiritual practice. how the boy protects his own circle of relatives from prosecution over their non-secular believes. The movie teaches us Muslims centre Islamic values of toheed (monotheism) and shahada (theism). The movie is based on the real-life events of bilal, who was the first muazin that gave azaan in mecca. According to IMDb, the movie is rated 7.9/10 by the audience.

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3. The Message

An old yet famous and informative based on life on Hazrat Muhammad(S.A.W) is one of the top Islamic tv shows. This movie not at all essentially depicts the prophet himself but outlines his story through narrating the hardships faced by the prophet, him preaching the religion of Islam. bullying of the most basic Muslims, their break away from Mecca to Medina and their eventual prizewinning return to Mecca under the Prophet’s leadership. The drama film is directed and produced by Moustapha Akka, whereas the cast includes Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest, André Morell and many other actors playing main and side roles. The film was released in 1976 and became the talk of the time among Muslims and Non-Muslims. People watched it on a large scale and learned many things from it. It helped people to change their viewpoint on Islam.

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The director does a brilliant occupation of introducing us to a religion that many of us are not greatly aware of. Except for the entire refusal aspects that have been made up by the western media, connecting terrorism and shari, as an alternative,

The movie gives us the basics of Islam. I won’t point it out as a mistake that we don’t go with Mohammad on screen. It barely makes the divine acquaint with Mohammad drawn stronger. I suppose Akkad finished the respectable resolution to style the film.

4. The Imam

One of the top Islamic TV shows Starring Salloum Haddad, Mehyar Khaddour, Qasim Milho are the series “The Imam”.

An Islamic tv series based on the life of Hazrat Imam Bin Hanbal from the beginning of his life including his family, social life, his scientific work and his forensic work on the life of Muhammad (S.A.W) and Quran, Islamic events and conquest. It also includes the biography of 4 imams.

The drama unfolds and tells us about the events of Hazrat Imam, his travelling and about him returning back to Baghdad and studying Islamic law. The series is rated 9.1/10 on IMDb.

5. Kingdom of Heaven

The movie directed by Ridley Scott, casting Martin Hancock, Micheal Sheen etc. also depicts the Islamic side including Salahudin Ayubi.

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A critical analysis of the movie is given below by famous critic Roger Ebert:

“The first thing to be said for Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” is that Scott knows how to direct a historical epic.

The second thing is that Scott is a brave man to release a movie at this time about the wars between Christians and Muslims for control of Jerusalem. When you’ve made both sides angry, you may have done something right.

The Muslim scholar Hamid Dabashi, however, after being asked to consult on the movie, writes in the new issue of Sight & Sound: “It was neither pro- nor anti-Islamic, neither pro- nor anti-Christian. It was, in fact, not even about the ‘Crusades.'” And yet I consider the film to be a profound act of faith.”It is an act of faith, he thinks, because for its hero Balian (Orlando Bloom), who is a non-believer.” All religious affiliations fade in the light of his melancholic quest to find a noble purpose in life.”

6. Lion of the Desert

One of the top Islamic tv shows is the movie “Lion of the Desert” directed by  Moustapha Akkad, Written by David Butler, H.A.L. Craig and Paul Thompson with Stars Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger is based on historic events by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives. Between two worlds, a conflict for freedom happened in the African desert. This movie is a historically accurate tale approximately the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance in opposition to the Italian oppressors from 1911-1931. The movie depicts the strong and accurate characteristics of a leader.

Movie review was written by Fredric and Mary Ann Brussat on page “Spiritually practice.”

Lion of the Desert is an operatic film photographed, acted, and orchestrated in the grand manner of Lawrence of Arabia. The cinematography of Jack Hidyard is handsome and rich in its variety of landscapes and panoramas, Maurice Jarre’s music accentuates the film’s many dramatic battle sequences and the touching scenes of individual pain, loss, and momentary joy. Especially fine in this regard.

7. Fetih 1453

Fetih, a Turkish action film produced by Faruk Aksoy, Servet Aksoy and Ayşe Germen. With main leads as Devrim Evin, İbrahim Çelikkol, and Dilek Serbest, the film is based on occasions surrounding the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in the course of the reign of Sultan Mehmed II.
The first part of the movie displayed how the leadership of the Ottoman Empire became weakened with the demise of Sultan Murad II.

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A strong subject that ran through most of the film was the idea of jihad and martyrdom. Whenever Mehmed II or Hasan addressed the Ottoman army, they would stir the emotions and momentum by bringing up the noble act of jihad and the virtues of dying as a “shaheed”.
The film’s religious overtones with a walk-on part for the prophet Muhammad, predicting the old Roman capital would in the future fall to the faithful – have attracted a new, observant audience to cinemas. It depicts Ottoman glory in an Islamic context, and it succeeded to a certain degree.

A page wrote a review about the movie in such words:

I think the director of this movie wanted to show too much in too little time. So it gives the impression that is a gathering of scenes and episodes and it may be hard to follow for the people that do not have a historical background. My personal remarks are mainly about the historical accuracy of the events and the propaganda and Turkish heroism.”

Now that you have the list of Top Islamic TV Shows to watch this year, what are you waiting for?

Grab your kids and settle on the sofa to let these soulful movies and TV shows reach your core in every way possible!

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