Ketika Cinta Bertasbih

Apr 4th, 2008, in IM Posts, by

The film "Ketika Cinta Bertasbih" and not hurting the feelings of religious minorities.

In the wake of the success of the Islamic film Ayat Ayat Cinta SinemArt Pictures will shortly produce a screen version of another of Habiburrahman El-Shirazy's novels, this time Ketika Cinta Bertasbih (When Love is Blessed by God).

Ketika Cinta Bertasbih
Ketika Cinta Bertasbih, book.

The producers of the film are currently going about to important Muslim organisations like Muhammadiyah and others seeking advice on how to handle the Islamic aspects of the film.

On 1st April they met with Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) leader Umar Shihab, who advised producer Heru Hendriyanto and director Chaerul Umam to avoid SARA issues, things that might upset minorities in Indonesia or cause division.


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Another MUI official present, Anwar Abbas, said the example of Ayat Ayat Cinta should be followed. When the character of Maria (Carissa Putri) converts from Christianity to Islam the saying by her of the Muslim profession of faith (syahadat) was not shown in the film - if it had been this would likely have hurt the feelings of Christian Indonesians, he said. [1]


28 Comments on “Ketika Cinta Bertasbih”

  1. avatar Andrew says:
    April 4th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I’m not sure what this one is all about… but if “Ayat Ayat Cinta” were about a Muslim converting to other religion, it would have been considered blasphemy.

  2. avatar Jen says:
    April 5th, 2008 at 6:18 am

    I’m still waiting for a movie conveying universal values and acceptance of differences.

  3. avatar Yugo says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    From now on, we’ve to support any movies that promote sincere values to the society. The effect of movie as a powerful media as we knew has to be directed to the right way. :)

  4. avatar Mach Jabber says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 3:06 am

    At least they realize the sensitive issue. Thought they just passed on without even thinking about it.

    I still think that if there’s a movie about a muslim converting to Christianity (or whatever else) in theaters, we’d surely be seeing some white caped army in the streets hours afterwards.

    But anyway, good job on realizing it. Improvements!

  5. avatar Oka says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I’m very interesting with religious & roman films like this. This is new trend in Indonesian film, at least, it’s better than horror & porn films.

  6. avatar Adie says:
    April 14th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I’m very waiting this movie, I hope KBC can be inspirational how to get romance relationship in moeslim for everyone who watching this movie.

  7. avatar ridhoyp says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Wow, i think this movie will be the great and cool movie !! like ayat – ayat cinta before. based on moeslim religion and romance? wow, i want to watch it!!

  8. avatar Deigi says:
    May 2nd, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    woooww!
    I think this movie will be the great!
    After ayat-ayat cinta , KETIKA CINTA BERTASBIH will be the best!
    I’m stiill waiting for this movie. :)

  9. avatar Nahla says:
    May 28th, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Salute for muslim entertain, it’s time to expand for syi’ar islam, keep originality of syar’ie OK,

  10. avatar tandi says:
    June 11th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Hiii asalamualaikum, So sweet, thanks to kang abik , Now i meet my self and very understand How Islam. I have experience in NII KW9.and i want to make a Novel from my story in NII KW 9.and You all moslems, i want support from you all, thanks

  11. avatar yuli says:
    June 29th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Hmhmhmhmmmm…………….Assalammualaikum,I think film of Ketika cinta bertasbih will be great!!! I will wait the movie…n I wait surprise from kang abik………………………Wassalam

  12. avatar Mohamad Zulkifli Noor says:
    July 5th, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Yes I agree with all what they says…but I want do somethink more, like be one of cast in ketika cinta bertasbih movie, would you recomend me? Please submit you support to my email address…thanks a lot.

  13. avatar Leena says:
    July 23rd, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Assalammu’alaikum.. I really surprise to hear that KCB get good respond from Egypt goverment.. So anyone of us can see the real background of the place based on novel and it’s extremely nice.. when I recall the story n I coherence it with the movie.. I can’t imagine if I watch God creature like Egypt combine with the religion movie consist of LOVE based on Islam as religion Subhanallah.. It will be so beatiful.. I really love it n I hope that the massage of story will be suitable with the novel..

  14. avatar Syed says:
    July 26th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Where can I get the ‘ketika cinta bertasbih’ novel?

  15. avatar tam2 says:
    August 17th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    I like 2 read the book. It makes me feel that we’ll find someone special in our life.
    because Allah..I’m waiting for that film also..It will be one of the greatest film in
    Indonesia…

  16. avatar Luna says:
    October 10th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Ketika Cinta Bertasbih is a great and the best story after AAC

  17. avatar Aisya says:
    October 16th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Salam.. well, ayat-ayat cinta is such a wonderful and great movie for me. I’m waiting 4 da next movie…from the movie, I learn many new things. It’s actually a very good story 4 teenagers especially. That’s the true way to fall in love.

  18. avatar Nadia Elaiza says:
    October 17th, 2008 at 1:53 am

    Assalamulaikum
    I’m grateful that we as muslims are really improving..and I hope this movie would be just as great as ayat ayat cinta movie, splendid indeed, thumbs up for the producer and the writer. We should recommend this to our muslim brothers and sisters.

  19. avatar Norys says:
    December 1st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I hope this movie is very good because I am very like this novel.
    So good luck…………………………!

  20. avatar ula says:
    March 9th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Asslamu’alaikum Wr.Wb.
    I very like this novel….
    Wish all the best, kang Abik…

  21. avatar cremona says:
    May 12th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I was very dissappointed with AAC movie because so many principles distortion from the novel. I hope this time the author won’t make the same mistake.

  22. avatar Astrajingga says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I’m very interesting with religious & roman films like this. This is new trend in Indonesian film, at least, it’s better than horror & porn films.

    Oka, I believe you’ll be a good film critic someday. I mean, just by looking at your range of film genre you watch all this time–from religious to porn–your knowledge about Indonesian film must be very rich.

    Care to elaborate more on the topic: Why religious film is better than porn film?

    I mean you didn’t say that porn film is bad, did you? Only that religious film is better.

  23. avatar vanila says:
    June 14th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    okay i cant really comment on the values presented in the film KCB but if the soundtrack by melly goeslow (ketika cinta bertasbih) was adjusted to suit both the film and the audience who will be watching it, then i’d say whether you are a christian or a muslim (or from any other religion for that matter) you will hopefully enjoy the movie.

    and to the above.. does she really have to answer that question.. obviously Religious movies are better than porn..?! i dare say you learn alot more from religious movies rather than porn…

    one question. on the KCB site, they’ve said that they will launch the movie in australia as well. would anyone know if Perth is included? and also im interested in buying merchandise like their tshirts, but i live in australia, would i have to order?

    Thanxxxx!

  24. avatar dhea says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    sepertinya film ini bagus…
    walaupun saya belum liat, tapi meliat antusias masyarakat menanggapi novel dan filmnya sangat wahhhh

  25. avatar Astrajingga says:
    June 15th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    and to the above.. does she really have to answer that question.. obviously Religious movies are better than porn..?!

    Yes, critically, not dogmatically.

    i dare say you learn alot more from religious movies rather than porn…

    Learn a lot from which relgious movies rather than which porn movies? There’re bad religious movie, and there’re good porn.

  26. avatar Kodew says:
    June 16th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I dont get too supprised reading most of comments saying this movie is great, best etc because some of my friends are ridiculuosly think that because the casts dressing up like arabs, the movie is totally a guidance to have a Islamic ‘pacaran’…lol….if we choose to follow the path that Islam forbidden ‘pacaran’ then there is no such thing is Islamic ‘pacaran’ ;)
    In my view the movie is like many other love stories but since the setting and casts are ‘arabish’, then people overjudge it to be ‘religious’ or best movie ever.

    And onething is why by the occurence of this movie some people trying to uplift the status of this movie by comparing it to porn and horror? How about comparing it with other love story movies?? or other inspiring social movies which I believe have alot more inspiring quality than this movie?

    Maturnuwun :)

  27. avatar eta says:
    August 17th, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Assalamualaikum..

    Excellent novelist, combination of special ingredients make it so in touch with our heart..
    Do wish to see this movie, sooner the better :-)

    Mabrouk!

  28. avatar Zakwan Zukri says:
    November 6th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    After ‘Ayat-ayat Cinta’,'Ketika Cinta Bertasbih’ is one of the Islamic movies that should be watched by all people,especially the Muslims.I think both movies are the best Islamic movies that I’ve ever watched in my life.



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