BBC: Andrew Marr’s History of the world

Pure journalism in it entirety, which is free from biased reporting, from prejudice and stereotypes, has always been claimed by the leading media platforms. But, in actuality never been provided. Not surprising given that most of the media avenues are either in the control of Zionists, or influenced by them some way or other. With this is mind, i was somewhat pleasantly surprised to see BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr’s History of the world programme’, Episode 4 ‘into the light’, being otherwise.The programme is a,

series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew reaches the Middle Ages, when Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America.

Not only does Andrew Marr, BBC’s political front-man tries to report the golden age of Islāmic era as it is, true in its glory and advancements it had made. But, he also allows room to make some comparisons between the two leading empires of the time. The Christians and the Muslims. Drawing comparisons to the stack difference between the two of the worlds religions. Summing up how the christian west was in the depth of its darkest days. In the abyss of confusion, filth, and anarchy. A group of people in total truth, mostly unlettered and uneducated, save only few clergy men who managed to back-stab people on their way to the top of the priesthood hierarchy.

A Europe which had her optimism frozen.

Literally and metaphorically. Europe was a freezing continent, which caused most of its inhabitants to look depressingly at life and take what came along and not trying to improve their standards of living.

Europe would eventually destroy the enlightened Muslim Spain. Passing on the torch of learning, and science to the christian world.

Remarks such as this about Muslims or Islam, is almost alien today. People have become transfixed assuming ‘Muslims are backward and an ancient group of people. Hell bent on destroying learning, science and cultures’. Some would even find it surprising to learn it was in fact the Muslims who gave birth to the western Europe as it is today.

At the same time as this was the going on in the christian west. The Muslim east or, the “young, inquisitive Islam”, was living in luxury, advancing in science, maths and most of the other fields of study. Gathering together all the world ancient knowledge and combining them to learn new knowledge and evolve them into a better understanding of environments, life and culture. The Islāmic civilization was living in its golden era. It had reached, through research, education and advancement in science, to its peek. An empire unrivaled with any of the earlier empires which had graced the earth.
Andrew Marr, also draws on the distinction of the Islāmic empire compared to the previous world empires, whom only pillaged, murdered and oppressed people into submission. Whereas the Islāmic empire embraced people, allowed people to learn and to research different sciences. Something which was for hundreds of years, banned in the christian world. Programmes such as this, are a rarity. Something which gets missed for the most part by the public. In episode 4 of ‘Andrew Marr’s History of the world‘, we get to learn about forgotten Muslim historical figures. Figures which the greedy west, tires to bury under the gravel of history. We here the introduction of Mensa Musa, a fourteen century African Muslim king, from Mali. A king who was so rich, he would give out free ‘pure gold bricks’ to the public every day!

…every time you pick up a mobile phone. Remember there is a Uzbek Muslim hidden it somewhere

This sums up nicely Andrew Marr’s presentation on the Islāmic golden age. It’s service and the benefits it had given to humanity. It was Al hirizmi, who gave the world algorithms, which is the basis of all computing calculation in the world today. In effect the work and leaps made in science during the Islāmic golden age, is the reason we have mobile phones and all the other technological break thoughts. Without which we would mostly likely have been still living in the dark ages. I am an avid lover of history. This is a brilliant programme to watch and grow one’s general understanding of life. How we live the lives of the ancient, go through the same circles they went through, and despite how ‘advance’ we like to think of ourselves to be. We are doing nothing new but only regurgitating what the previous nations had said before us. Only to realize how close we are to the ancients. Andrew Marr presents history as it is, undiluted and free from orthodox views, which tone down the influence of the Islāmic era on world stage. Allowing people to see through the annals of history and feel what it must have been like to live in 11th century Europe or 15th century Baghdad at the height of its glory and scientific advancements.

By ServantofAlMalik

Islam is in the spotlight now more than ever before and this has caused people to question the faith itself and none more so than the new-age modernists muslims, largely from the convert western countries who are hell-bent on reforming Islam and its traditional values. This blog is a small space in the vastness of the internet where the fight to preserve, uphold and dignify the traditional inherent human values, are proactively argued against the onslaught of modernist propaganda and hate. Covering topics from current affairs to life-enriching inspirations, though to the traditional teachings of the pious and the awliyah of the past and the present. If you would like to contribute to this blog, or become an author of articles then why not contact me on

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