Egyptian Series Tackles Social Justice in Islam
Egyptian director Wafiq Wagdi will soon begin shooting his series Saif al Yaqin (Surety Sword) written by Taha Hussein Salem. The series tackles social justice as a thought, philosophy, and methodology in Islam.
The 30-episode series is set during the tenure of the Abbassin Caliphs including al Muatadhed, al Muktafi and al Muqtader in addition to the conspiracies in this era which witnessed the revolutions of al Zinj and al Karamitah. This is in addition to the emergence of al Hussein bin Mansour al Hallaj as an enlightened Sufi.
“The series focuses on important events and figures including Abu al Hasan al Basri who was one of the rich people in Baghdad and his three sons. The elder son broke away from his father and joined the Karamitah while the middle son was dreaming of becoming the Caliph poet. The younger son who became advocate of Hallaj and his call represented the viewpoint of the poor countering the rich people,” the writer told the daily al Hayat.
The series also sheds light on the wife of Muatadhed (Shaghab) who used to encourage him to be unfair in his regime while his last wife (Qatr al Nada), daughter of Egypt’s Ayyoubi ruler Khamarwi, used to encourage him to make reforms.
The series writer and director produced previously the smash hit series Awraq Misriyyah (Egyptian Papers) costarring Salah al Saadani, Hala Sudki and others -- Albawaba.com