The Message (Arabic: الرسالة Ar-Risalah; also known as Mohammad, Messenger of God) is a 1976/1977 film an id Quranic epic directed by Moustapha Akkad chronicling the life and times of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Released in Arabic (1976) and English (1977), The Message serves as an introduction to early Islamic history. The film was nominated for Best Original Score in the 50th Academy Awards, composed by Maurice Jarre.Cast Anthony Quinn as Hamza. Irene Papas as Hind. Michael Ansara as Bu~sofyan. Johnny Sekka as Bilal. Michael Forest as Khalid. André Morell as Bu~Talib. Garrick Hagon as Ammar. Damien Thomas as Zayd. Martin Benson as Bu~Jahl. Robert Brown as Utbah. Rosalie Crutchley as Sumayyah. Bruno Barnabe as Umayyah. Neville Jason as Ja'far. John Bennett as Ibn~Saloul. Donald Burton as `Amr. Earl Cameron as Najashi. George Camiller as Al-Waleed. Nicholas Amer as Suhayl. Ronald Chenery as Mus`ab. Michael Godfrey as Bara'. John Humphry as Ubada. Ewen Solon as Yasir. Wolfe Morris as Bu~Lahab. Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Heraclius. Leonard Trolley as Silk Merchant. Gerard Hely as Poet Sinan. Habib Ageli as Hudhayfah. Peter Madden as Toothless Man. Hassan Joundi as Kisra. Abdullah Lamrani as Ikrimah. Elaine Ives-Cameron as Arwa. Mohammad Al Gaddary as Money Lender.