TEHRAN (Iran News) – For the kind information of my addressees, I should hereby mention that recently a movie with the title of “The Lady of Heaven” in genres of drama, action and historic has been screened worldwide. The movie was screened by Enlightened Kingdom Company in December 2020 concurrent with the mourning days of the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Zahra (AS) the youngest daughter of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it draws many attractions.
The film narrates the journey of an Iraqi child who has painted the picture of the significance of patience and resistance in the war-hit Iraq after 1,400 years by following the life of Hazrat Zahra (AS). The plot of the story shows that after losing his mother, the child finds himself in a new home, where a loving grandmother narrates the historical story of Hazrat Zahra (AS). What the movie is trying to show is to picture Hazrat Zahra (AS)’s sufferings and comparing it with the story of a girl in the 21st century.
The movie has been directed by Eli King and produced by Hussain Al Shammeri. Ray Fearon, Mark Anthony Brighton, Denise Black, Oscar Garland, Chris Jarman, Alex Hughes, Sami Karim, Dimitri Andreas, and Lucas Bond are the major actors who starred in the movie.
According to some assumptions, the director of the movie Eli King is a Los Angeles-based Australian-born actor and singer of Egyptian descent who has starred in movies like “Heartbreak High”, “Cedar Boys” and “Where’s My Money?”
The script of “The Lady of Heaven” has been written by Sheikh Yasser Al Habib, the Kuwaiti Shiite cleric, who is one of the controversial clerics and one of the elements in charge of demarcation between Shia and Sunni, and probably with having a mission to create a rift among Islamic sects. The sheik was not for some time in the spotlight of the media but suddenly on November 3, 2020, and by publishing his video clip in the YouTube re-emerged and in the clip, he explained the reason behind his absence, claiming he was busy with wring the script of this movie.
On the significance of the movie, its producer Al Shammeri has said that so far over 250 movies have been made on Jesus, 120 movies about Moses, 80 movies on other prophets, 40 movies on Buddha, and 9 movies on Mary (mother of Jesus) but no film had been made about the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Accordingly, in the video clip which was published on YouTube on December 17, 2020, Sheikh Yasser unveiled other dimensions of this movie and went through the sensitivities in the religions. In some parts of the clip, he says, “Today I feel very well so that I cannot express it. I think an effective job has been done.”
For making this movie it has been tried very much that everyone by watching the movie can feel the authenticity of the event. In this movie, special effects and professional musicians have been used as its makers have done their best to paint the picture of Hazrat Zahra (AS) as it has been depicted in the history books and this is of the miracles of technology as today technology talks in the world. The movie has tried to show all characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) like his physical appearance, behavioral properties, his personal properties like the way he sleeps, eats, sits or stand up, walks …. In painting the picture of the Prophet, producers have done so carefully that any examiner is stunned. For example, one of the characteristics of the Prophet which has been said about him is that he had 17 white hair strands on his noble face. All these delicate points have been regarded in making the film and this is the difference between this film with other ones which have been done so far.
Of course, this point should not be disregarded that Sheikh Yasser had no script writing experience in the past and therefore one cannot consider his technical views expert ones. But on the other hand, spending a huge budget on the film whose source of finance is not yet known has made the film a fully modern and praiseworthy one. The movie “The Lady of Heaven” can be a source for understanding the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and at the same time, it can lead to taking stands by Sunni ulema because the intention of the screenwriter and presence of famous and expensive actors in the movie and above all the background and divisive approach of Yasser Al Habib has increased the ambiguities regarding this movie.
In the past, Yasser Al Habib had no problem in insulting Sunni and even Shiite intellectuals for his historical revelation in criticizing the caliphs of Islam, and by writing the totally insulting book of “Obscenity: The Other Face of Aisha” he recklessly went through criticizing and insulting the wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Now he has produced the movie which includes the most sensitive issue among the Islamic sects. And this vigilance emphasizes us to watch out and not to consider any seemingly positive voice as an insider and we should be aware that the satanic elements in the UK have always gained from the division among the Islamic sects.
- source : IRAN NEWS