“Omar”, the most important drama series produced in recent TV history in the region, chronicles the life and achievements of one of the most important icons in Islam. (MBC)
Religious and historical shows are known to be fixtures on television during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, however, viewers this year will be eagerly anticipating to break their fast watching a ground-breaking series which chronicles the life of the second Righteous Caliph (thani al-Khulafa’ al-Rashidin), Omar ibn al-Khattab, also known as the Great Farooq.
what's unique about this is that the characters of the Companions of the Prophet are potrayed
while previously it was banned to portray them
merely for reasons that the person who play the role of something holy to muslims
might play another role of theif or something etc etc
i have no idea how they settled that and decided to ok it with some object it
but the series is successfully carried on regardless
in my opinion that's a good thing and good step forward
i can't wait for the first episode today
he's one of my favorite charcters in islam and probably all sunni muslims too
Edited by Knight Of Shadows, 20 July 2012 - 06:38 PM.