Will debut at number one in Berkeley, everywhere else, not so much.
DOHA – Following repeated insults by Western media on Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), a Qatari-base company is planning a movie series about the life of the Muslims’ spiritual leader.
“The team of experts has finished writing the scenario after overcoming numerous artistic and dramatic challenges,” chairman of Alnoor Holding Ahmed Al-Hashemi said in a statement cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The seven-part series will have a budget of $1 billion.
It will be produced in English and will be translated into several different languages “to correct the wrong image Western societies have of Islam,” the company said.
A host of prominent Muslim scholars are helping in producing the film, including Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS).
“We are aware of the fact that this (film) is a difficult and a challenging task,” the company said in September.
“This is why we have consulted many famous Islamic scholars, among them Dr Al-Qaradawi, who will guide us on the Shari`ah aspect of the film.”
The movie follows repeated insults of the prophet by western media.
In September, massive protests swept the Muslim world over a US-made film insulting Prophet Muhammad.