When the Muslim world is in turmoil because of the "Innocence Muslims," Iran is preparing to release the film " , Messenger of Allah." For this film - this is a first in the history of Muslim cinema - shows an embodiment of the Prophet, However, scientists believe that religion degree representation of the prophets is strictly prohibited. [This prohibition is widely accepted in Sunni Islam, especially in its Wahhabi Saudi Arabia. It is less pervasive in Shiite Islam, .]
Iran has already produced films from other prophets, for example, Joseph, , or Solomon, but many political analysts believe that in reality, it is an assault via satellite waves against the Sunni Muslim world.
"The Iranians to mix religion many Persian traditions that have nothing to do with Islam," says Sidqa Fadhel, a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia. "They do it for political purposes, especially directed against neighboring countries." "Iran wants to export its Shia," adds the researcher Mihna Al-Hobail. .
On the other hand, said he, Iran had punished those who participated in the filming of the series Saudi Omar, broadcast on Saudi television during the last Ramadan. This series annoyed Iran because it showed that Omar had good relations with the family of the Prophet. [The second Caliph Omar, at the beginning of the Muslim era. He is revered by Sunnis, but hated by the Shiites, who see it as usurper of power. However, the Shia venerate Muhammad's family, saying that the power should fall to Ali, cousin of the latter. This series caused a hitch the first between Saudi Sunni and Shiite Iran.]
Another project is supported by Ahmed Al-Hashemi, a producer in Qatar. "There has been confusion between the video insulting to Islam, which was recently posted on YouTube and my own movie," he says. This is to show the truth about the Prophet to respond to attacks and distortions which it is subject in the West. It will not show the Prophet nor his companions. It will be a blockbuster hollywodienne, which has the support of Barrie Osborne, producer of Lord of the Rings and The Matrix, said Al-Hashimi. This will be the second of its kind after the film " Message" [shot in Hollywood in 1978, by , this film has the distinction of never showing the hero - that is to say Muhammad.] peace be upon him.