The Land of God
The Land of God is the fifth novel for the Egyptian writer Ahmed Mourad. its first edition was published in April by Dar al-Shorouq. The genre of the novel is historical literature, and it is the second of this genre for the writer after his novel "1919". The novel is approximately 400 pages. The events take place 250 years before the birth of Christ, during the Ptolemaic rule of Egypt, and its hero is a young priest named "Kay" who faces a conspiracy woven by the head of the royal elite, the Jew "Mordecai", regarding the obliteration and falsification of Egyptian history, in favor of Jewish ambitions in Egypt.
About the story
The novel sheds light on many facts that were missing from the minds of ancient Egyptian history, which were subjected to falsification. It draws attention to many historical facts that the mind did not stop at for a moment. For example, the name Pharaoh mentioned in the Qur’an is not a title or position but a person's name, like the names Haman and Qarun. If his agents were mentioned by their direct, abstract names, then why should it be assumed that Pharaoh was mentioned by his position or title without his name? The novel also sheds light in a focused manner on the faith of the Egyptians as it emphasizes that the Egyptians are not polytheists or idolaters, but are monotheists according to the religion of the Prophet Idris (who was named in the pharaonic history Osiris), and for his glorification, statues were erected to him, and temples that tell his story and the story of his unification to God, the Earth, and the heavens, and the story of his struggle with his brother, Seth, the envoy of evil, and the spreader of corruption. The Egyptians in the novel The Land of God are called the Gyptians, not the Egyptians, and their land is called Egypt. They are the owners of the land of the Nile and the Delta, as well as the land of turquoise Sinai. The novel also mentioned the Jews, according to the time of the novel in 250 BC, and describes them as trying to falsify history by concealing what they did with the Prophet Moses, claiming that they are God's chosen people, and striving to seize the rule of Egypt through a precise plan, the details of which are touched in the novel.
About the writer
Ahmed Murad, writer, photographer and graphic designer. Born in Cairo in 1978. He graduated from the Lycée El Horreya school before joining the Higher Institute of Cinema, Department of Cinematography. He graduated in 2001. His graduation films, "The Wanderers - The Three Papers - and On the Seventh Day", won awards for short films in festivals in England, France, and Ukraine. His novel "Vertigo" (2007) was published, and it was translated into English, French, and Italian, and was converted into a series in 2012, and his novel "Diamond Dust" was published by Dar Al-Shorouk in 2010, which was translated into Italian, in addition to the novel "The Blue Elephant" published in 2012.
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