- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: First Run Features
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen
- (unspecified) - English
- Subtitles - English
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Filmmaker Antony Thomas explores the Muslim faith and its holy book, the Koran, in this thoughtful documentary. Talking one-on-one with practitioners of every walk of life, Thomas examines how more than a billion Muslims living in the world today relate to the sacred text of their religion.
The Koran is one of the most ideologically influential texts in the world, with over a billion Muslims following its precepts. Yet within this singular religious community there are profound differences in attitudes about peace, violence, punishment, forgiveness, and the status of women.
This eye-opening film goes deep into the heart of the Muslim world to explore the history and current state of Islam. It also delves into the personal lives of its subjects, who range from ayatollahs and grand imams to simple farmers and women living in veiled seclusion; their relationship with this holy Book reveals a complex, beautiful and often contradictory guide for humanity.