Rahman cancels Delhi showPublished: September 14, 2015
Days after a Muslim organisation issued a Fatwa against him for scoring music for a film on Prophet Mohammed, Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman has cancelled his Delhi show, which was slated to be held on Sunday.
“The last minute cancellation was due to the fatwa,” sources said, though there was no official confirmation from Rahman.
Raza Academy, a Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group, has issued the fatwa against 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?”