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Movie on Prophet’s daughter sparks outrage, why?

Whereas India is coping with the outrage in opposition to BJP nationwide spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remarks on the Holy Prophet Muhammad, the UK has additionally discovered itself within the eye of a storm in the same case.

Over the previous few weeks, the UK has been seeing protests and demonstrations in opposition to the theatrical launch of the British epic historic drama movie The Girl of Heaven.

The movie which was launched on June 3, depicts the story of Girl Fatima, daughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Since then, the movie has sparked world outrage and was denounced by international locations like Morocco, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, and Iraq.

Moreover, a well-known cinema chain within the UK, Cineworld, pulled all screenings of the movie following an enormous protest of round 200 individuals outdoors the theatre.

The movie has additionally led to the removing of an imam as a authorities advisor to the UK authorities for inciting violence and protests.

What’s The Girl of Heaven about?

Earlier than stepping into the explanation for this world outrage, it is extremely essential to know what’s The Girl of Heaven about?

Written by a Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Yasser al-Habib, The Girl of Heaven is about Holy Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Girl Fatima.

The movie begins in modern-day Iraq, the place a younger boy named Laithi is adopted by a girl named Fatimah after his mom dies within the warfare. As a way to encourage Laithi, Fatimah narrates the story of Girl Fatima and her lengthy battle.

The movie implies that there are similarities between the actions of revered early-Islamic figures like Abu Bakr and Umar Ibn-al-Khattab with these of the Islamic State group in Iraq (ISI). The movie’s synopsis additional goes on to name Girl Fatima the ‘first sufferer of terrorism’.

In line with a report in Sky Information, the chief producer of the movie Malik Shlibak cleared the air and stated that the movie solely highlights the lifetime of Girl Fatima, her struggles, and the journey she went via.

Why the outrage?

Regardless of Malik Shlibak’s clarification, outrage in opposition to The Girl of Heaven has not but died down and goes sturdy. The movie is dealing with a extreme backlash as Muslims are deeming the movie to be ‘racist’ and ‘blasphemous’.

There are two issues with the movie that doesn’t sit proper with the Muslim neighborhood together with:

1. The visible depiction of Prophet Muhammad and his daughter Girl Fatima

Although no actor has performed the position of Prophet Muhammad or Girl Fatima and all the photographs are reportedly computer-generated, it’s nonetheless an issue for a lot of. The Muslim neighborhood appears down upon the visible depiction and considers it to be blasphemous.

2. Depiction of  Abu Bakr and Umar ibn al-Khattab

The Muslim viewers is angered over the unsuitable depiction of the primary caliphs of Islam Abu Bakr and Umar Ibn-al-Khattab. In line with many critics, the portrayal of the caliphs is just like the members of the Islamic State group of Iraq (ISI).

Protests over The Girl of Heaven

Ever because the launch of the movie, the UK is seeing mass demonstrations and protests in opposition to it. In truth, on June 5, greater than 200 individuals gathered outdoors a well-known cinema chain in Broad Avenue, Birmingham, and urged the theatre to cease the screening of the movie.

Comparable protests are being carried out throughout the nation.

A petition has additionally been arrange by a person named Muslims UK and is now signed by greater than 126,000 individuals, asking for the movie to be faraway from the large display screen. It stated that the movie precipitated “heartache”, “unfold false info on Islam”, and “straight disrespects” Prophet Muhammad.

Not solely has the movie precipitated protests, but in addition led to the dismissal of an imam as a authorities advisor. The BBC reported that Qari Asim was faraway from his position as an Islamophobia guide to the UK authorities for endorsing the marketing campaign to ban The Girl of Heaven.

Though the movie is being opposed by many, there’s a small part of the neighborhood which helps The Girl of Heaven and believes that it have to be launched because it tells the actual story of Girl Fatima’s struggles.


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Written by VK Team

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