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Film on Namaz, graves and Intercession launched successfully.Watch it online now!!!

Posted on May 31, 2010 04:46:51 PM

“The Witness” was a film mainly sponsored by brother Zamir Afzal. It was launched in the UK and elsewhere at the end of last week and got a tremendous response. You can watch this film online below Read the rest of this entry »

Why do we offer Namaz/Salat? Behind the scenes of my new film “The Witness”

Posted on May 29, 2010 07:44:32 PM

When I was given the mandate to make a film on Namaz and Azaab-e-Qabr I was really scared… I was scared because I did not want to make a typical film that just shows punishment in the grave. Such films were already there online and the challenge was to stay away from that and come up with something different.

After many sleepless nights and numerous brainstorming sessions with our creative team we decided to focus on the question “why namaz?”

During our sessions we stumbled upon the startling fact that most of us did not really know why we prayed namaz in Arabic and not in Urdu or English. After that we conducted a small survey and realized that this was a question to which very few had any answer at all.

The most common answer was that we offer namaz in Arabic because we recite the Quran in our Namaz. Since the Quran is in Arabic we offer our salat (Namaz) also in Arabic.

But why do we recite the Quran in our Namaz? Can we not offer Namaz in our language without reciting the Quran in our Namaz? Nobody seemed to know….

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Tomorrow may be too late. Watch trailer of new film “The Witness”.

Posted on May 16, 2010 01:32:12 PM

Tomorrow may be too late. This is what brother Zamir Afzal had in mind when he gave me the mandate to make a film for him on the topic “Namaz and Adhaab-e-Qabr” (Namaz and punishment of the grave). His idea Read the rest of this entry »