Fatwa issued against RahmanPublished: September 12, 2015
Raza Academy, a Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group, has issued a fatwa against A R Rahman and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi for their film ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’.
As per the fatwa, Rahman and Majidi were “infidel” and their marriages “invalid”. ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’ is first of the trilogy on the life of Prophet Mohammad.
Besides urging Muslmis to reject the film, the fatwa also asked them to protest against such a film at the personal as well as legal level in order to get such people (Rahman, Majid Majidi and others involved in the making of the movie) punished.
Saeed Noorie, chief of Raza Academy, said, “We are against the title. People may use it in a bad manner if they don’t like the film, which will mean an insult to the Prophet. The actors have charged money to act in the film and they may have dubious character in real life. How can we Muslims allow such things to happen?”