The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ is an incitement towards religious hatred which deliberately attempted to provoke a population by targeting the symbol of their religious identity towards a reaction that may become the headline story for commercial and ideological media outlets. Muslims have come out into the streets in their thousands to register their protest and demonstrate their hurt and anger all over the world.
The ﬁlm is full of mockery and indecent slander. The content of the ﬁlm expounds upon misleading narratives and the entire spectacle of the ﬁlm, its release and content as well as the consequent worldwide reaction have presented a need for ﬁrm intellectual and public leadership to assist in steering the masses towards the true understanding necessary.
In this particular discourse, Shaykh Pirzada has provided an in-depth analysis of the entire issue surrounding this ﬁlm covering the following three main themes: realising the honour of the sublime Messenger, correcting the ﬂaws of the erred ﬁlm and addressing the concerns of the Muslim nation.
Also available in Arabic (Reality of the Film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and Challenges of the Twenty First Century (Arabic))
“The discourse presented in this book, full of clarity and supported by evidences and proofs, is one of the most powerful responses in defence of the Prophet of Mercy, Muhammad (pbuh), for it entails refutation of what is in this film offensive to the Prophet of Islam and to the Islamic nation, rather to all of humanity.
In addition, the discourse unveils the origins and essences of his (pbuh) greatness; so that humanity gains guidance through them in the present and for the future.”
– Professor Dr Muhammad ‘Abd al-Fadil al-Qawsi
Member, The Supreme Council of Senior Scholars of Al-Azhar
Vice President, The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates
Former Federal Minister for Religious Endowment (Awqaf) of Egypt