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The Scholar & the Tyrant


This heart-warming movie was played at Texas Dawah. It is an excellent production by a group of young brothers in Houston’s Southeast area (the youth group called SEMY). Sit down with your family and enjoy… (hat-tip to MuslimObserver blog)

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  1. sincethestorm

    May 4, 2007 at 8:39 PM

    The bloppers were hilarious!

  2. SrAnonymous

    May 5, 2007 at 7:28 PM

    That was a great story. The 2nd scene was really touching.
    The end was climactic.

    Now we know the story better, since this dramatization. Jazahumullahu khayra.

    But please, lose the bloopers, it was a total anti climax and a tad adolescent.

    I’m sure, with even more practice, these guys could pull off a great production with better sound and a more realistic tent and tyrant. But the rest of the sets were produced really well and the acting showed a lot of effort.

    Just wondering….
    What does Shaykh Waleed say about portraying Sa’eed ibn Jubayr? Like some ppl would say we shouldn’t put a face to our heroes of Islam…Just wondering.

  3. Amad

    May 5, 2007 at 7:33 PM

    SrAnon: Sh. Waleed was right there watching it, and approved of the play. I cannot vouch for his agreement with every bit of it, but he would have probably said something if he had an issue with it.

  4. inexplicabletimelessness

    May 5, 2007 at 10:15 PM

    As Salaamu alaikum,

    Here is the actual conversation that occurred between Hajjaj and Sa’eed ibn Jubayr, may Allah be pleased with him.

    I liked the video mashaAllah. :)

  5. abu ameerah

    May 5, 2007 at 11:41 PM

    interesting video…

  6. umm

    May 6, 2007 at 10:39 AM

    I cannot understand the accent-going way too fast for me.

  7. Niqaabis

    May 6, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Maa shaa Allaah

    That was an excellent video

    I also think the bloopers should be removed, it kinda kills the mood

    Baarak Allaahu feekum

  8. Reem

    May 7, 2007 at 10:14 AM

    Me and my brother watched it and it was v. good, about the bloopers, your right, Niqaabis, first your crying or your sad, then when the bloopers come you start laughing and that’s how it ends, laughing.

  9. Amad

    May 7, 2007 at 3:04 PM

    I have an idea… whoever doesn’t want to ‘spoil’ the emotions, don’t watch the bloopers… shut the video down as soon as it ends… simple as that ;)

  10. AnonyMouse

    May 7, 2007 at 3:32 PM

    I loved the whole video! Including the bloopers! :D

    It reminded me somewhat of a play that I and several other girls did at our old Islamic centre… except that while this one was serious, ours was a comedy. Still, there was a serious point to it…

    I love the bloopers… they’re half the fun! :)

  11. Bintmuhammed

    May 9, 2007 at 2:50 PM

    MasahAllah…that was good, bloopers were funny…it cant be a movie without the bloopers.

  12. Reem

    May 11, 2007 at 11:09 PM

    I watch the bloopers but i put the sad part afterwards then close the movie after the sad part finishes so it ends sad

  13. Amad

    May 12, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    It’s ok to be sad and happy… that’s life :)

  14. shahgul

    September 7, 2008 at 12:50 AM

    Strange! Only Allah knows what he will accept and what He will reject. We don’t know how we are going to begin and how we are going to end.

    The other side of Hajjaj Ibn Yusuf was that he sent 5000 riders under the command of Muhammed Ibnul Qasim to what is Pakistan today. He did so, just because some Muslim sisters had been taken captive by the Hindu Raja Dahir, at sea. The story goes that they sisters had cried out to go and tell Hajjaj to come and rescue them. Hajjaj responded immediately by sending out troops and freeing the sisters.

    Muhammed Ibnul Qasim was only 17 at that time. He not only conquered Hind, but set up a just system of government that established a society free from oppression. This caused a major reversion to Islam, and opened Hind.

    Hajjaj later called Bin Qasim back to Iraq and tortured him to death.

    Allahu aalim, this is not from a History book. This is just how the legend goes.

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