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ISLAM EMPIRE OF FAITH/I
"tells the story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years--from the birth of the prophet Muhammad
to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor
Ben Kingsley, the program airs Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.
Divided into three segments, the documentary combines interviews
with scholars, historical re-enactments and an exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture to recount the rise of early Islamic civilization.