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Film critique Essay: Watch the movie 'Monsieur Ibrahim' [Link Provided] and critique its religious themes and how these themes a
Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Monsieur Ibrahim: Film Critique Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. Discussion 3 III. Conclusion 10 Works Cited 12 I. Introduction This paper is a critique of the movie 'Monsieur Ibrahim' with a focus on the religious themes that were portrayed in the film, what the themes are and how those themes were explored and portrayed.
Interrelated themes include an expansive view of Islam that respects other religions and other faiths, and views all men with love and respect. They also include a cosmopolitan Islam that is embraces all, the prostitute, the Jew, the Orthodox, the Catholic, and the saint, with equal reverence and compassion. These themes meanwhile tie up with the theme of the differences between formal religion, doctrine, and churches on the one hand, and a personal and lived spirituality as typified by the Sufi spirituality of Ibrahim on the other. It is about how a personal spirituality that is grounded on an authentic view of God is also an authentic way of viewing the message of the Koran (Ernst; Siddiqui; “Monsieur Ibrahim”). II. Discussion The physical context is France, in a section of Paris where prostitutes ply their trade. The main characters play out roles as a Jewish teenager about to become a man. and as an old Sufi Muslim and store owner, who from the beginning seems to have a connection with the young man. He is able seemingly to read his thoughts. Their social and religious associations hint at a deeper reality that needs probing. Being Jew has social contexts, and so is being an “Arab” in France. Moises is Momo to Monsieur Ibrahim. The old man's name hints at his Muslim roots, and he does not hide it. ...
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