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Islam: Empire of Faith (DVD). Islam: Empire of Faith is the epic PBS documentary that uncovers the history of Al-Islam from its beginnings in Mecca and Madinah in the 7th century to the glory of the Ottoman Empire 1,000 years later. The demonization of Islam by the West has a long history, stretching back to the First Crusade at the end of the 11th century. This documentary redresses the balance by showing the riches of Islamic culture and the vital role played by Islam in preserving and building upon ancient wisdom from East and West at a time when most of Europe was stumbling through the Dark Ages. Muslim physicians, mathematicians, and astronomers stretched the boundaries of human knowledge, and Muslim architects created some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Actors: Ben Kingsley. Directors: Robert H. Gardner. Writers: Jonathan Grupper. Producers: Robert H. Gardner. NR (Not Rated). PBS DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005. Run Includes Exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Islam with producer's commentary . . . A stunning tour of ancient Islamic architecture with producer's commentary. Time: 160 minutes.