Prophet Joseph (TV series)

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Prophet Joseph
Prophet Joseph.jpg
Genre Religious
Created by Farajollah Salahshoor
Jamal Shoorjeh
Written by Farajollah Salahshoor
Screenplay by Farajollah Salahshoor
Story by Drama, History, Religious
Directed by Farajollah Salahshoor
Starring Mostafa Zamani
Mahmoud Pak Niat
Katayoun Riahi
Jafar Dehghan
Elham Hamidi
Rahim Noroozi
Leila Boloukat
Theme music composer Peyman Yazdanian
Country of origin  Iran
Original language(s) Persian
No. of episodes 45
Producer(s) Rasool Ahadi
Editor(s) Hossein Zandbaf
Running time Fridays at 22:00
Production company(s)
Distributor Serene Films
Original network IRIB TV1
Original release 27 December 2008 (2008-12-27)

Prophet Joseph (Persian: یوسف پيامبر‎‎) is a 2008 Iranian television TV series directed by Farajollah Salahshoor, which tells the story of Prophet Joseph from the Quran and Islamic traditions.[1] It is also set in the historical context of the Amarna period of ancient Egypt. They spent $2,000,000 for building cities and creating customs.

It was filmed in Persian but has been dubbed into Arabic in Al-Kawthar and there is also another version with English subtitles, which has and is currently being broadcast on IRIB.

In Pakistan, there is an Urdu dubbing available of this TV series. There is also an Azeri version for Azerbaijan.

Its Hindi-Urdu dubbed version named "Prophet Yousuf" is being telecast in India on Channel WIN from 19 June 2015. A Bengali dubbed version has been also telecast in SA TV of Bangladesh from 27th November 2016.


Prophet Joseph is a Persian-language Iranian mini-series originally broadcast in 2008, which tells the story of Joseph according to the Islamic tradition.


Prophet Joseph received generally positive reviews by Islamic world. The critical consensus is that the film promotes polygamy.

The director's daughter who grew up in a religious family criticized his father‘s work publicly, she believes that promotion of polygamy is planned by IRIB in Islamic Republic of Iran. (Iran TV.)[2]

She said, "… we are not monitoring anyone and everyone has his personal interpretation." She added, "I, as an normal audience, without considering my relation with the director, am very worried about the youths of this country and how the religion is defined for them, worried about the future of this generation, religion, morality and the Koran. What should youths choose?"

Salhashoor commented, "Polygamy had existed in past religions and theological schools. If for some reasons it has been changed is due to the modern world. The prophets and the Prophet's predecessors had second and third wives. It had been in the past and in many Islamic countries, there is still this culture though some Shiites want to revise it. There was polygamy in the past, I could not ignore the fact to please the feminists, again I emphasize that we do not promote polygamy. It is not our intention we just express a historical document."[3]

Katayoun Riahi an Iranian actress who played Potiphar's wife has resigned from acting after playing in this TV series. She said after experiencing the moral issues such as serenity, tolerance, respect and modesty, she could no longer endure any scene. She added: "I do not want to play anymore and I want to keep the sweetness of what experienced inside me forever."[citation needed][dubious ]


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  1. ^ Hamid, Naqib (January 30, 2013). "ANALYSIS: Sanctity and sensitivity". Daily Times. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Salahshur's daughter: "Polygamy promotion is planned in TV." Association of Iranian Women magazine. Revised on May 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Network of Iran - the Prophet Joseph is not made to advertise Ahmadinejad." Institute of press. Revised on May 15, 2009.

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