The film “The Lady of Heaven”, which tells about an aspect of the life of Lady Fatima al-Zahra, peace be upon her, and the darkness she was exposed to, sparked a wide debate among the Western audience during its screening in the largest cinemas in the Irish capital Dublin, and left great impacts on the hearts of viewers.
The reactions were shocking after learning about what actually happened to Lady Al-Zahra, peace be upon her, after the death of her father, the Messenger of God, peace be upon him and his progeny, among them is the reaction of an African Muslim man, who left the cinema weeping, as he asserted that “such darkness was deliberately hidden by Muslim scholars, and this is what makes me sad for Lady Zahra, peace be upon her.”
The African man appeared in a video clip posted on social media, crying in front of the camera and saying with anguish, “How can the daughter of the Prophet, peace be upon her, be beaten in such an aggressive way?”
The man complained of the silence of Muslim scholars in the face of this painful incident, which has been kept silent and hidden from Muslims for hundreds of years.
The Lady of Heaven was produced in Britain in 2021, and it presents real aspects of the life of Lady Al-Zahra, peace be upon her, and the darkness that befell her during her life and after the departure of her father, the Messenger of God, peace be upon him and his progeny. The film got great reactions from the audience after it was shown in a number of cinemas in America, Britain and Ireland.