How Islam Influenced Western Culture (Islam Religious Documentary) | Timeline

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How Islam Influenced Western Culture (Islam Religious Documentary) | Timeline 4.5

This feature-length documentary examines Islam's rich and significant contribution to western art and culture

Presenter and art critic, Waldemar Januszczak, sets out on an epic journey of discovery across the Muslim world from Central Asia to the heart of the Middle East and beyond.

He reveals a world of awe-inspiring architecture, spectacular Islamic treasures and a host of artists and craftsmen, bringing the largely unknown and fascinating story of Islamic art and architecture to the attention of the public. Documentary first broadcast in 2005.

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Produced by ZCZ Films Limited.

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I met some really good people while serving as a soldier in iraq, some day I wish to return and tour the ancient sites

Author — Frank Hartman


Who is here in 2020, heartbroken over Damascus and the fate of Syria?

Author — Alayna Gould


When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died. And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
Hosea 13:1‭-‬3 KJV



The journalist is so amazing and we can feel his good intentions and love of art. 👍🏽 hats off

Author — M M


Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Isaiah 45:21‭-‬25 KJV




26:35 Very much true. Islamist extremists (like Wahhabis) may say something else without citing any evidence from the Islamic sriptures.

Author — Musab Ibn Ashraf


Beautiful! A side of the Islamic culture I'd never seen before. (The media never shows the good stuff) How could u not want to learn and understand more about everything after this documentary?

Author — Brandon


before the advent of prophet muhammad the world was in black and white, after him it changed into Eastman color.

Author — mohammed abdul bari Khan


Finally, a documentary that tells you in the first ten seconds what date he is filming the show.

Author — Anita Mitchell


My advice to every non-Muslim
Do not believe what you hear about Islam
in the media.

And I swear to Allah
We don't want to occupy Europe
We have enough land 😂

Author — abdullah alshehri


Amazing, fantastic, astonishing... thank you very much indeed for sharing such great thing. The human kind is very special when he wants to

Author — Motorhead Banger


To think that I was only 4 years old when this documentary was broadcasted and only 19 when I watched is 🤯.

Author — Torgo Nudho Raj


"Words turned into art" Nice.

Author — Scarlett Cook


Man, just appreciate the history here. It’s got nothing to do with current geopolitics. It’s just history



leaving the comment section on is brave LOL

Author — Azmah153


the journalist is so good, every words he said makes it so interesting and beautiful.

Author — keyme


Fantastic documentary. Great to see Syria pre-war period and its beauty.

Author — Shaan Shakil


First university is located in Morocco  University of Karueein not as mentioned in this film in Egypt.

Author — mustapha oizaz


Much of my art skills, as told by many professors particularly five of the top art historians and professors at MDC and FIU, has Islamic and Asian influence. They aren't that far off. I do admire the art from such cultures. Wonderful to see a documentary talk about Islamic art without bringing up politics or cultural bias. ^_^ Also, thank you Timeline for posting and sharing these documentaries.

Author — Juci Shockwave


I was able to see the common floor between the 3 god books! Guys they name from the same one creator ☝️

Author — R N