Qatar to produce USD 1bln movie on 'Prophet Mohammad's life, teachings'
A Doha-based media company has planned to make a 1 billion dollar epic movie based on the life and teachings of Prophet Mohammad.
The firm named Al Noor Holding said that the movie is endorsed by Islamic scholars, including Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.
It said the film would be in seven parts and would be produced according to the highest international standards using the most sophisticated technical and audio-visual systems, Gulf News reports.
The company said that the team of experts has finished writing the scenario after overcoming a series of artistic and dramatic challenges.
The approval of leading Muslim scholars was necessary for the company to move ahead with the movie production, the firm added.
"We are aware of the fact that this (film) is a difficult and a challenging task," Al Noor Holding said in September.
"This is why we have consulted many famous Islamic scholars, among them Dr Al Qaradawi, who will guide us on the Sharia aspect of the film," the firm added.