The latest Netflix TV show Messiah has caused a bit of stir on social media. The controversial thriller Messiah was branded as ‘anti-Islamic’ ahead of its premiere.
In fact, when the trailer of Netflix’s Messiah was released in 2019, Pakistani Twitter was in a fix as #Dajjal became one of the top trends on social media.
Now that Messiah has been premiered on Netflix, the masses have mixed reviews about the series.
The plot of the show is about a man who resembles the Islamic appearance of Hazrat Isa (AS) and claims to be a messiah after putting a raft of miracles on display.
It further goes onto developing how this extraordinary entity played by Mehdi Dehbi, is being investigated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Eve Geller (Michelle Monaghan), who believes this is part of a large-scale geopolitical hoax.
Have a look at how the people have reacted after watching the show
the story of messiah Netflix Season (antichrist) as the prophet muhammed exactly told ?
if Your muslim u don’t have to watch…#Messiah #Netflix #Muslim pic.twitter.com/TlBkUWsanC
— Attitude wali (@ATTITUDE_WALI_) January 1, 2020
People are furious at the latest project by Netflix
It shows a reckless Islamic-false-Messiah who speaks in Allah’s name and is against Israel.
The world is being ushered in to the greatest deceit ever! Mark 13:21-22
I usually follow end-times signs, but that is making me sick!
— (@SaraGraceAlone) January 1, 2020
Is the series actually more than what we see?
Say no to the #Messiah series of #Netflix because it is based on anti Islamic teaching
A series can not teach you the religional facts except wrong.
If you are a muslim you have to read the Quran and hadees of prophet Muhammad (SAW) about messiah dajjal and prophet jesus. pic.twitter.com/opRaMqNzGO
— ~H A M Z A (@hamza_chodry) January 2, 2020
However, some people lauded the plot of the series.
#PlotTwist What if Al Masih is really the Antichrist and Keon(which means King Of Kings) is Christ? 樂 Great series! Can’t wait for season 2. #messiahnetflix #Messiah pic.twitter.com/2tJW0TGEgW
— Ubax (@flowerlust333) January 2, 2020
People also dragged Iran into this controversy
— زَين (@zainshimari) January 2, 2020
A few users also stated that the series isn’t blasphemous or controversial
Half way through #Messiah, but still I haven’t found anything blasphemous against Islam or any other religion for that matter. Its seems like a well-put commnetay on the geopolitics and mainly CIA-led American politics #MessiahNetflix
— Abdul Majid Awan (@abdulmajidawaan) January 1, 2020
The show seems to be intriguing for some people
Messiah is really provoking and intimidating.
And for those following one of the Abrahamic religions who have just a simple idea of the subject prepare yourselves for a journey.
— امبراطوري Imperial (@poor_h) January 1, 2020
In Islamic theology, Dajjal impersonates the true messiah and is often described as having curly hair, being blind in one eye, and sporting the word “kafir” (“unbeliever”) on his forehead.
It’s still unclear where Messiah, which is streaming now, will go with the name, though we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.