‘Hamza’ banned in ‘The Seal of the Prophets’
The Egyptian censors have banned the appearance of Hamza, the uncle of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), in the cartoon movie “Mohammed Khatam al Mursaleen” (Mohammed The Seal of the Prophets), after a notice of objection sent to the authority.
Asharq al Awsat has recently reported that censors informed the movie’s production company of the banning of some of the movie’s scenes where Hamza appears in, in response to the disapproval of the religious authorities at the Islamic Research Academy.
The Egyptian Islamic Research Academy, headed by Sheikh Said Agour, has sent a letter to the censorship authority objecting the appearance of Prophet Mohammed’s uncle and giving a list of names of Islamic symbols banned from screening or hearing in any work.
From its part, the movie’s production company has explained that “Mohammed Khatam al Mursaleen” was screened on several TV satellite channels and in many international festivals without the omission of any scenes, adding that it holds no responsibility for the copies distributed in the market.
The 15- minutes movie depicts the period of the emergence of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and all the events following till the consolidation of the message in al Madina al Munawara. - Albawaba.com
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