Ali lives in the most advanced city in the world: Baghdad. He wants to be a scholar and contribute to the Golden Age of Islam.
his reality TV parody introduces AD900 Baghdad and the typical occupations for both men and women, touching on how women were respected but lacked influence in early Islamic society.
Two Islamic merchants, Jafar and Salma, are signed up for this makeover show parody.
Children are introduced to traditional male and female attire and fashion accessories as a merchant and his wife prepare to take up a prestigious invitation to the House of Wisdom in Baghdad.
Bonus fashion tips fill in background to the society, such as the importance of modesty, how to keep cool, and following the teachings of the Qur'an.
An ancient Islamic nomad is giving up his camel-hair tent and has designed his own ‘forever’ family home to settle in Baghdad.
He explains his reasons for a lifestyle change and why its facilities make Baghdad his city of choice.
He talks viewers through his design, his tools and the building’s sometimes ground-breaking features, such as its air cooling system.
Its size and exclusive family use place it in the mid-range of Islamic accommodation
Through this popular reality TV parody, children gain an insight into early Islamic inventions.
Harun Al-Rashid, Fatima, Usma and Al-Buruni form the panel of steely potential investors with dinar to present to Muslim inventors, if they can impress the panel with their products.
The products are real Muslim innovations circa AD900.
They include innovations in jewellery:
Al-Khwārizmī, the Persian mathematician, astronomer, geographer and scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad with his a decimal counting system set to influence world mathematics.
Al-Rāzī, a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medical science, who presents his ground-breaking surgical ideas including early anaesthesia.
Contrasts are made with British civilisation at the time.
This cooking show parody introduces children to early Islamic food.
A-Razi prepares goat stew
Ahmed makes a fish dish drink
Aisha uses traditional flavours to enhance her lamb dish and prays it will be well received
These three chefs complete for the privilege of cooking for the Caliph’s Eid celebrations.
Who will impress the judges with their imaginative use of ingredients and spices?
The film mentions a variety of ingredients, both popular and brand new to Baghdad at the time.
It shows cooking methods and spices used to enhance the dishes.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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