By DR.ABDUL RUFF Colachal, Independent Reseracher
Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (SAS) are the most revered in Islam, but the anti-Islamic world is working deadly against them in order to defame Islam. Anti-Islamic world has been dead against the Muslims and Islam and it has been causing one problem after another for the Muslims the world over. Veil problem, cartoons, stories, novels, etc, invented by the West to defame Islam, have done enough damage to Muslims and image of Islam as a peaceful religion. Terrorism plank has been utilized to the fullest possible extent to throw mud on the religion and kill and terrorize Muslims the world over.
America wants to reshape Islam and reform all Muslims. US-led West has been harping on new Middle East, freedom and democracy along with regime change in Arab world, in order to do any thing the anti-Islamic world wants to do with Muslims Islam, and Prophet (SAS). These nations have been making all out efforts defame Islam by promoting those Muslims who help the anti-Islamic world to slam Islam at low cost.
As a hidden policy against Islam, the Western rulers and media encourage cartoons and documentaries and films on Islam and Muslims. With a label of a “democracy’ the anti-Islamic world could do any thing they please with Muslims, while the Islamic world, especially the Arab world, to tow the line of the West by allowing nasty anti-Islamic projections.
Now the west is making efforts to produce films on Prophet (SAS) and generate endless controversies about religions and freedom _expression etc. A new film depicting the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad is to begin shooting soon, its producer has said. In keeping with Muslim tradition, however, the faces and voices of the Prophet and his companions will not be seen or heard on screen.
Focused only on pleasures and wealth, Islamic world seems to be sleeping over the anti-Islamic trends in the world affecting the Muslims all over the world. Visual media promoted terrorism and the West used this against Islam and Muslims. But Muslims are least bothered. Already the West has created documentaries, books and films defaming Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAS). The Messenger of Peace will be a remake of The Message, a 1977 film starring Anthony Quinn as Muhammad’s uncle. The events of the Prophet’s life took place primarily in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, now in Saudi Arabia. Producer Oscar Zoghbi said his team had “only the utmost respect” for the original film, directed by the late Moustapha Akkad. “But technology in cinema has advanced since the 1970s and this latest project will employ modern film techniques in its renewal of the first film’s “core messages”. They argue that in the 21st century there is a real need for a film that emotionally engages audiences on the journey that led to the birth of Islam. Are they really for Islam?
The West keeps the world busy by creating senseless controversies. The mistaken belief that Quinn was portraying Muhammad himself in the 1977 film sparked riots in the US in which two people died. In the film, though, the Prophet was represented by gentle organ music and, in scenes where he was present, by subjective camerawork that depicted the action from his point of view. Portrayals of Muhammad have triggered protests in recent years, notably in 2006 when Muslims around the world reacted angrily to satirical cartoons of the Prophet published in Denmark. Earlier this year, the planned UK publication of a novel about the Prophet Muhammad’s child bride was postponed over fears it might incite violence.
A new trend has emerged on Internet where a few self-interested guys create illusions to fool the world in the name o Islam. By using Internet form, even Muslim soft engineers are creating magical illusions to show Islam is a religion of magic and magical effect is a part of Islam. They are awfully wrong to play such mischief on behalf of Islam. Even sending spam to Muslims is not a good practice though many Muslim editors do it for fun.
Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAS) does not have a figurative image as He Himself did not let his followers and true believers believe in human worships. Unlike prophets other religions and gods, Muslims pray to Almighty directly without using any photos or films. As such it is against the spirit of Islam to make a film about their prophet, crating illusions about Islamic prophet. One is free to film about anything except on Muhammad (SAS). The anti-Islamic forces not realizing the true nature o Islam and its tenets, are trying to create tensions in the world by focusing on what is not permitted in Islam. This will undoubtedly generate confusion in Islamic world, fuel tensions between Islam and Christianity.
But why should the West harp on themes that hurt the religious and spiritual sentiment of Muslims? Don’t these so-called filmy “scholars” have any thing else to do in the world? Indian libraries are infested with the anti-Islamic stuff and books of “terrorism” occupy the central place in any research library in the world, including India, known for its anti-Muslim credentials. Indian universities have churned out not only anti-Muslim stuff, but also gnerated a chunk of terrorism specialists who live on writing about anti-Islamism.
Islamic world, particularly the Arab nations, most importantly Saudi Arabia which is the custodian o Holy Mosques, must raise their strongest protest voices against these anti-Islamic trends in films.
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