Heart and Soul

  • Al-Ghazali - The Alchemist of Happiness

    Exploring the life and impact of the greatest spiritual and legal philosopher in Islamic history, this film examines Ghazali's existential crisis of faith that arose from his rejection of religious dogmatism, and reveals profound parallels with our own times. Ghazali became known as the Proof of ...

  • Rumi Returning: The Triumph of Divine Passion

    A biography of the great Sufi poet of Love. Filmed on location at Rumi's shrine in Konya, Turkey, and showing the magnificent mosques, architecture, ruins and gardens of Turkey. Featuring the ecstatic dance ritual of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey that Rumi inspired.

  • Cairo in One Breath

    The Adhan is a 1,400 year-old oral tradition in the process of unprecedented change in Cairo. After 60 generations, thousands of individual muezzins are being replaced by a single voice broadcast from a radio station to wireless receivers as part of a plan put into effect by the Mubarak regime. A...

  • The Furthest Mosque

    Following the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) recommendation to journey to three mosques - (in Makkah, Madinah and Jerusalem), this film sets out in the company of British bass player Danny ‘Hamza’ Thompson to discover the reasons why the last of these three holds such an important place in the hearts ...

  • I Heart Quran

    Muslims all over the world turn to the Quran everyday to provide themselves with guidance and encouragement in following their faith. We meet four ordinary people who share with us their favourite verse and how they contextualise it, interpret and understand it - in their everyday life. Words of ...

  • Polishing the Heart

    A documentary about the "Ghazali Children's project" a worldwide initiative to bring Al-Ghazali's teachings to children. After a decade of work with a dedicated team of scholars, we see the project in action and hear from teachers, parents and children about its transformative impact.

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  • Dervish, A Spiritual Sojourn

    Dervish shows a journey to find the tomb of forgotten Sufi master Abu Hashim Madani. Hazrat Inayat Khan traveled from Hyderabad to New York following his guidance, directed to unite East and West with the harmony of music and to spread Sufism. This film captures Sufi traditions and their influenc...

  • The Journey of Hajj

  • When Rumi Meets Francis

    In a world troubled by violence, Pejman Tadayon, an Iranian musician who lives in Italy, expresses through music his conviction that what brings us together is far more important than what keeps us apart. Through his music, he evokes two personalities from the 13th century: Islam's sufi poet Jala...

  • The Hands of Time

    For centuries, clockmakers held an esteemed position in Muslim society as the artisans who build and repair the various instruments of time, an honoured profession, sadly now in decline. In this thoughtful and spiritual documentary, two clockmakers reflect on the intimate relationship that a mast...

  • Inside the Prophet's Mosque

    Ahmad Al Shugairi learns more about Al-Masjid An-Nabawi, the main attraction sites of Al-Madinah, the traditions of its people, and the developmental projects in accordance with vision 2030, to contemplate the great efforts behind developing Al-Madinah Al Munawara while preserving its historical...

  • The British in Mecca

    Every year, over 20,000 British Muslims travel to Mecca to perform the annual hajj. This documentary was recorded during the 2008 Hajj and captures this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the holiest city in Islam.

  • Circling the House of God

    Dr Martin Lings, a writer and scholar revered all over the world, performed the Hajj, or pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in 1948. Using unique archive material, he recollects his experiences along with his insight into its historical background. The original beauty and simplicity of the Hajj...

  • Inside the Haram

    Ahmad Al Shugairi takes you behind the scenes and explores the Haram al-Sharif in Mecca, one of Islam's holiest sites and the direction in which
    Muslim pray five times a day.

  • Descending With Angels

    Islamic exorcism or psychotropic medication? Descending with Angels explores two different solutions to the same problem: namely Danish Muslims who are possessed by invisible spirits, called jinn. The film compares two systems of treatment that despite differences both share a view of healing as ...