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.
November 11, 2007 at 11:02 am
mcritic…. i don’t think the problem with this program is simply th relative value of historic accounts. This one has badly acted and the sets are poor… overall I think it is amateurish. Very crude…. i am offended that this kind of shit is thrust upon us day in day out…. I’m sure a better job can be done to convey this story as a film.
November 10, 2007 at 11:37 pm
mcritic. no problem bro. but the program is broadcast as religous program. not historical program.
November 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm
what to do.. people even think arabic is a divine language! as simon said… ignorance.. and indoctrination .. are responsible for this!
November 10, 2007 at 2:47 am
Maybe you guys should enjoy the program for what it is; a historic account, rather than giving it divine powers. And history is often written in different ways. Some say it was 6 million Jews and others say it was more like 60 thousand. So what if this program isn’t accurate.That program isn’t a fatwa unless you make it and it’s not meant to be a fatwa. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.
November 9, 2007 at 10:46 pm
I don’t have anything nice to say about this program.All I know is that it is not the fault of the people that they should think anything related to religion is holy or divine. This mentality is created in us at a very young age.It is all part of the indoctrination. When the meaning of verses are read out on TV and radio the echo/reverb/delay effects get an extra boost to make the sound appear frightening and unnatural. Almost as if it is coming down from the heavens. We think twice before throwing a piece of paper written in what appears to be Arabic script – it could be part of the holy book. We listen to the Seerat and this load of rigmarole over and over and never question it…simply because we feel it is divine. If you ask me, the sole reason why people should think like that is because we’re not aware enough. We are simply ignorant.
November 9, 2007 at 8:03 pm
well, jesus speaking to a crown on a hilltop, eh? what a sensitive scene… I think this program is really crude, even if its meant to promote something highly refined. I think the silence from the minister and the ‘supreme’ can only be taken as an endorsement of this program. I think the people who enjoy watching it engage with it only for its sensory appeal and nothing sacred. But then perhaps this says something about how depraved we are as sensory creatures….I think the ‘suprem’ is responsible for muddling the minds of a lot of us who grew up in the last 30 years, what do you say? Of course some of us are a little luckier then other on working through this to some clarity.
November 9, 2007 at 6:11 pm
Of cause, when u dig for the smallest invisible things, people begin to consider you as unconvinsing and outrageous. Besides, we all keep different view points. Its best when left alone, particularly aspects relating to religion. Those topics are very sensitive, and you think atleast a hundred times before you say a word. C’mon let the religious people have their say, and we don’t interfere. (Now, you may begin to think, if am a believer? hehe, I am)