Why all the parodies?
Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,
If you walk down any bazaar at an Islamic event, one thing you are very likely to see is Parodies. Honestly, if you saw a song called "Oh Mahood had a farm" with the exact same melody as "Old MacDonald had a farm" would you really be surprised these days? Unfortunately, not because copy & paste thing has become way too common. I don't understand why so many companies parody their products based on mainstream stuff instead of trying to think outside the box and come up with something original. I mean they just don't copy it but they copy it almost exactly and change just one small thing so it has a Islamic feel to it...but that's about it.
Now, I don't see anything wrong with copying a concept or technique and changing it but you have change it enough so it doesn't look like cheap knock off. If you like the concept of late night talk show, do something like that but with your own flavor to it. In other words, a talk show is a standard concept and each talk show has teir own style which makes them unique. On the other hand, copying the idea of Survivor and doing the exact same show with the same rules and same setup and calling it "Muslim Survior" is just plain chessy. But, if you take the concept of a reality show and people on a Island with different rules and maybe changing up some stuff to make it different enough so it doesn't look like a cheap imitation, then maybe that would work. There are so many talented and creative brothers/sisters out there so there is no reason why we can't come up with original ideas InshAllah. Do you know what I'm sayin'
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