Magdy Ahmed Aly
Ramzy Al Adl
Written by: Magdy Ahmed Aly, Ibrahim Essa
Cinematography by: Ahmed Bishary
Edited by: Soulafa Nour El-Deen
"A richly detailed, yet swift-moving credit sequence establishes the meteoric rise of preacher Hatem El-Shinawy (Saad), from humble religious halls to historic mosques and his own TV show. Sheikh Hatem stands out in a society influenced by fundamentalist views... From leading the prayers at a government mosque to becoming a popular TV celebrity issuing fatwas that deviate from the traditional religious rhetoric, he has amassed millions of fans."
Mohamed Zaki, "Egyptian film 'Mawlana' provokes outcry over view of religion and state". Reuters (online magazine)
Jay Weissber, "Film Review: 'The Preacher'". Variety (online magazine)