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Morocco bans controversial British film on Prophet’s daughter

British film 'The Lady of Heaven' pulled out from cinemas in Britain amid protests from Muslims

Morocco bans controversial British film on Prophet’s daughter

RABAT, Morocco

Moroccan authorities have banned a controversial British film about the daughter of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

In a statement, the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (MCC) said “The Lady of Heaven” film was banned from being screened or commercialized in Morocco.

The ban came hours after the Council of Ulema, Morocco’s highest religious authority, condemned the British film as a “flagrant falsification of facts” and a heinous “act which cannot be accepted by Muslims.”

The screening of the film, which portrays the Prophet’s daughter, Fatima al-Zahraa, was canceled in Britain amid protests from the Muslim community.

The controversial film was supervised by a Shia preacher notoriously known for attacking Prophet Muhammad, his wife Aisha, as well as the first two caliphs in Islam, Abu Bakr and Omar.

The film personally portrays the character of the prophet, which is strictly prohibited under Islamic teachings.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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