A meditation on the themes of love of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him), veneration of holy sites, grace and symbolism. This film tells the story of the meeting between the Prophet and a Christian monk named Bahira. The meeting happened in the shade of a tree.

Fourteen hundred years later, that same tree was discovered still alive in the northern deserts of Jordan. The only tree alive in hundreds of square miles of emptiness. This tree is a link to the life of the Prophet and a place of pilgrimage today …

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director, Mustafa Gouverneur.

 

About The Speaker

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Mustafa Gouverneur

Mustafa is the associate director of Fons Vitae publishing (www.fonsvitae.com), which publishes books on Islamic spirituality. He is also a documentary film director at Ten Thousand Films (www.10000.io), a media production company based in the US and UK. Mustafa has worked in film internationally for 20 years and directed a number of feature length documentaries in addition to The Blessed Tree. He studied Middle East Studies at the University of Cambridge and Law at SOAS, University of London.