Kuwaiti producer , Nayef Al Rashed Recently produced a 30-episode serial “Sins Have A Price” against shia community.The serial highlights a form of marriage, known as “temporary marriage”, particular to Shia Islam under which a man and a woman may wed for any period of time from just an hour to 99 years. This form of marriage is banned under the Sunni branch of Islam. Sunni and Shia activists and lawmakers in this Gulf emirate, which is Sunni-ruled but has a significant Shia minority, have called for the programme to be banned as an insult to Shias.
Deputy secretary general of the Shia Justice and Peace Alliance Abdulwahed Khalfan said the serial also depicts “temporary marriage” as a form of prostitution.
“It deliberately shows as if our girls are practicing prostitution…. It contains derogatory scenes against Shia sacred places and leaders,” Khalfan said.
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The serial entitled “Sins Have A Price” is due to air on the Dubai-based Saudi-owned Arab MBC station during Ramadan.
The Prime Minister of Kuwait has vowed to try to stop the broadcast of a TV serial deemed derogatory to Shia Muslims.
The assurance came during a meeting between Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah and some members of parliament who warned that the serial, scheduled to be broadcast in the forthcoming fasting month, incites sectarianism.
Talking to AFP, leading Shia MP Adnan Abdulsamad, who attended the meeting, said: “The prime minister assured us that the issue will be resolved. Our understanding is that the government will use its good offices to stop the serial.”
Meanwhile, a number of Saudi Shia clerics and intellectuals have sent a letter to MBC channel’s chief Walid Ibrahim demanding him to stop the derogatory program broadcasting.
Those who signed the letter were:
Sayed Monir Sayed Adnan Al-Khobbaz, Sayed Hasan Al-Awami, Sheikh Ghalib Hamad Sheikh, Muhammad Alabidan, Sheikh Jafar Ar-Roba’a, Sayed Haydar Al-Awami, Sheikh Hussein Albayat, Sheikh Abdulkarim Jabail, Sayyed Muhammad Alawami, Sheikh Hussein Al-Ayesh, Sheikh Abdulmohsin An-Namar, Sheikh Hussein Almostafa, Sayed Ahmed Alawami, Sheikh Salih Shahab, Sheikh Ahmed Alqatri, Dr Riyadh Almostafa, Dr Adnan Ash-Shakhs, Kadhim Ash-Shabib, Sheikh Muhammad Abo-Zed, Sayed Sharf As-Saidi, Abbas Ash-Shamasi, Jihad Al-Khonezi, Mansor Ar-Ramih, Sayed Alvi Musa AlHussein, Engr. Nadir AlKhonezi, Engr. Jassem Hilal Aal-i-Talib, Talib Almatavea, Abdullah Alkhamis, Sheikh Abdulwadod Abozed, Foad Nasrullah, Assam Ash-Shamsi, Muhammad Hammad, Engr. Ali Sombal, Engr. Hussein Abbas and Shakri Ash-Shamasi.
Kuwaiti PM Seeks to Axe ‘Derogatory’ Shiite TV Serial
Kuwait’s premier Monday vowed to try to stop the broadcast of a TV serial deemed derogatory to Muslim Shiites, as stones were thrown at two stations set to air the programme during Islam’s holiest month.
The assurance came during a meeting between Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah and some members of parliament who warned that the serial, scheduled to be broadcast in the forthcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, incites sectarianism.
“The prime minister assured us that the issue will be resolved. Our understanding is that the government will use its good offices to stop the serial,” leading Shiite MP Adnan Abdulsamad, who attended the meeting, told AFP.
The serial entitled “Sins Have A Price” is due to air on the Dubai-based Arab MBC station during Ramadan, which is expected to start on Thursday.