Synopsis by Sally Barber
The Arabs is a ten-part series created to provide an understanding of the ongoing conflicts within the Arab world by offering an honest look at the history, culture, and society influencing Arab life past and present. Arabs speak for themselves to portray a vivid picture and present keen insight into the fabric of their people. Part six, The Arabs: Ways of Faith, looks at the life of an elderly sheikh living in Umduban in Central Sudan. Small groups of pilgrims make their way to the sheikh in hopes of finding new knowledge. They discover the far-reaching power of the Islam religion. Other programs in the series are The Arabs: Family Ties, The Arabs: The Making of the Arabs, and The Arabs: The City Victorious?