Sallah, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is a Muslim festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. This is a time for celebration, feasting, and spending time with loved ones.
For many people, watching movies is a popular way to relax and unwind during the Sallah break. Whether you’re in the mood for an action-packed adventure, a heartwarming family drama, or a thought-provoking documentary, there are plenty of great movies to choose from.
As Muslims worldwide celebrate Sallah, many will take a well-deserved break from work or school. Watching movies is a great option if you’re looking for ways to pass the time. There are movies for every taste and mood, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent gems.
Whether you’re in the mood for a light-hearted comedy, a spine-tingling horror movie, or a powerful drama, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this festive season.
Grab some popcorn, kick back, and binge these movies we listed below:
Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor (2018)
This animated film tells the story of a young boy named Allahyar who befriends a Markhor, a wild goat species found in Pakistan. Together, they go on an adventure to save the animal kingdom from a hunter.
Written and directed by Uzair Zaheer Khan, the visually-enchanting animated feature is packed with inspiring lessons, lives up to its promise, and paints the world in beautiful colours, such that one of the film’s actors explained in an interview that the film has the potential to restore faith into humanity.
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015)
This animated film tells the story of Bilal, a young boy who becomes a warrior and fights for freedom and equality. It is based on the true story of Bilal Ibn Rabah, a companion of Prophet Muhammad.
Premised on faith, Bilal tackles the mature themes of slavery, prejudice, persecution, forgiveness, and idol worship.
The Message (1976)
This historical film tells the story of Islam’s origins and the life of Prophet Muhammad. It stars Anthony Quinn as the uncle of the Prophet and is directed by Moustapha Akkad.
“The Message” follows Muhammad’s era as a prophet, starting with the early beginnings of Islam in Mecca. “The Message” focuses on the persecution of Muslims and the battles and hardships they endured to worship freely and peacefully.
The movie summarises the history of Islam’s origin, Muhammed’s life, and Islam’s influence on other world religions and raises questions about women’s rights in Islam.
The Kite Runner (2007)
This drama film tells the story of a young boy named Amir who grows up in Afghanistan and is haunted by his past. It is based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini.
Director Marc Forster and screenwriter David Benioff took their time to provide the best screen representation possible of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel.
“The Kite Runner” touches the heart and the mind – something increasingly rare in any movie not made with the express intention of winning Oscars.
My Name is Khan (2010)
This drama film tells the story of a Muslim man with Asperger’s syndrome who goes on a journey to meet the President of the United States and clear his name after being wrongfully accused of terrorism. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
Directed by Karan Johar (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham), “My Name is Khan” captures the sad reality of Muslim immigrants in post-9/11 America.
This is a thriller film that tells the story of three childhood friends who became involved in the Palestinian resistance movement. It is directed by Hany Abu-Assad.
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