The Legend of Timbuktu is a mesmerizing documentary that embarks on a
captivating journey to unravel the mysteries and rich Islamic history of the legendary
city of Timbuktu. Nestled on the edge of the Sahara Desert, this once thriving
center of knowledge and trade comes to life through a breathtaking story
about the ancient empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who became the first
Sub Saharan people to accept Islam, early as 850 AD. The incredible growth
and prosperity that followed was unprecedented, spawning generations of
great African Islamic civilizations.
From great leaders like Mansa Musa, who raised Timbuktu to new heights, to Mansa Abubakari, who crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America nearly 200 years before Cristopher Columbus, this cinematic exploratiion defines the enduring Islamic legacy of Timbuktu.
Produced by Muslim News Magazine TV in association with the International Museum of Muslim Cultures.