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al-Risâlah (1976)

Director: Moustapha Akkad

Writers: H.A.L. Craig; Tewfik El-Hakim; A.B. Rahman El-Sharkawi; Abdel Hamid Gouda; Mohammad Ali Maher

Music: Maurice Jarre

Producer: Moustapha Akkad

Keywords: Drama, Biography

Dramatized, the Life of Prophet Muhammad, messenger of Islam. Produced with the approval of Egyptian clerics, although Saudi Arabia went to great lengths to prevent its being made. Does not depict the physical aspect of Muhammad. Moustapha Akkad, the director of this film and the most prominent Arab film producer in the world, was killed in a 2005 terrorist bombing at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Ansara
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Garrick Hagon
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