I am watching the Muhammadhu Rasoolu-Allah drama series on Television Maldives (TVM) again this afternoon. This particular moment of the episode is showing Jesus speaking to a crowd gathered around him on a hill top. Ofcourse, Jesus is not shown!
Sitting here at home and watching it, I am not quite sure whether this program is a deliberate attempt to undermine Islam in the minds of young people or a lazy sheikh’s idea of spreading the word of Allah.
I am a hundred per cent sure that the program is not divine, but that is what is happening. If you say a word against it, people start to think that you are against Islam. I don’t know whether the program has been “approved” by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs for viewing by the public as an instrument for the promotion of Islam. Yet they haven’t so far made any comments to the public nor said anything about it.
You might ask why I don’t inquire about it from the Supreme Council. I have my reasons. When the “loabeege dharubaaru” program was aired over Voice of Maldives, to celebrate the month of Ramadan, I wrote letters to the minister responsible for VOM and the head of Supreme Council and so far has had no response after a decade.
In addition, I can remember reading in the media that a frustrated businessman who expressed his dissatisfaction with how justice was meted out to him, in several words unbecoming of such a person and the occasion (out of his frustration), has been meted out with a sentence of several months; for the wording of his letter to the “Supremo” of the Supreme Council.
Expression of disgust with the Supremo is meted out harshly, as seen here.