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Drama series on Abu Hanifa presented to Afghan TV
Kabul, September 24, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Minister of Culture and Information Abdul Karim Khurram received Egyptian Ambassador to Afghanistan K. Sharaf here late Sunday.
The ambassador presented the minister with a donation of the popular historic and religious television drama series "Imam Abu Hanifa al-Nauman" to be televised on Afghan television.
The drama series narrates the life and times of the great seventh-century Imam, considered a paramount figure in religious interpretation and Islamic jurisprudence, and a beckon of Islamic moderation and founder of one of the principal sects of Islam adhered to by millions of moderate Muslims around the world.
A press release issued by the Egyptian embassy here said the donation was made at the request of the Afghan minister due to popular demand.
Commenting on the donation, the Egyptian ambassador said the drama reflected many of the true values of Islam, and was presented on behalf of the people of Egypt to the Afghans to further strengthen religious and cultural ties during the holy month of Ramadan.
The ambassador added the 37 hours of televised material was produced by the Egyptian Television and Radio Union under the strict supervision of Al-Azhar El Sharif in Cairo, and that further cultural contributions of this nature to Afghanistan were expected in the near future.