Teaching moral values through the film, "Children of Heaven"

A review and qualitative analysis of Islam as a way of life

Mansoureh Ebrahimi, Kamaruzaman Yusoff, Hussin Bin Salamon

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Abstract

Islam’s moral instructions for exemplary conduct as referenced in AlQur’ān are replete with precious family values that form an essential framework for the stabilization of all family units. This study clarifies Islam as a ‘way of life’ with a focus on the Iranian film “Children of Heaven” (1997, written and directed by Majid Majidi), which depicts moral values that continue to inspire children all over the globe. The film particularly highlights family values as emphasized in the Qur’ān with regard to children who perform the ‘best possible’ deeds for the benefit of their parents. The lessons shared by this production were examined and compared with passages in the Qur’ān using a simple qualitative survey. Our findings significantly demonstrate that “Children of Heaven” beautifully illustrates moral values that are worthy for the guidance of all children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume6
Issue number2S1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ali
  • Children of heaven
  • Majid majidi
  • The qur’ān
  • Zahra

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Teaching moral values through the film, "Children of Heaven" : A review and qualitative analysis of Islam as a way of life. / Ebrahimi, Mansoureh; Yusoff, Kamaruzaman; Salamon, Hussin Bin.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2S1, 01.03.2015, p. 331-335.

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Ebrahimi, Mansoureh ; Yusoff, Kamaruzaman ; Salamon, Hussin Bin. / Teaching moral values through the film, "Children of Heaven" : A review and qualitative analysis of Islam as a way of life. In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 2S1. pp. 331-335.
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