Qandel Om Hashim  (1968)  Um Hashem's Lamp

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  • Movie
  • Egypt
  • 105 minutes
  • Released
    • Egypt
    • All Ages

Ismaeil is an ophthalmologist from El-Sayeda Zainab. When he notices that the number of his patients is increasing, he discovers that the reason is that they are using the oil from the lamp at the...Read more mosque of (Umm Hashim). He tries to warn them about it but they consider his warning an attack on their religious beliefs.


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Ismaeil is an ophthalmologist from El-Sayeda Zainab. When he notices that the number of his patients is increasing, he discovers that the reason is that they are using the oil from...Read more the lamp at the mosque of (Umm Hashim). He tries to warn them about it but they consider his warning an attack on their religious beliefs.

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Umm Hashim's Lamp is a film about finding the balance between modernity - in disguise of the Western-educated doctor Ismail - and tradition - the oil-lamp from the mosque. When...Read more Ismail returns to his own neighborhood Sayyeda Zaynab in Cairo after studying in Eastern Germany, he finds that it is hard to reconcile the strong popular beliefs of the people with his rational scientific approach to cures and illnesses.

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    • All Ages



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