Fatwa against A R Rahman and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi for film on Prophet

The fatwa, issued by Raza Academy, demands that Muslims reject Majidi’s film titled ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’ — first of the trilogy on the life of Prophet Mohammad.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 11, 2015 9:58 am
A R Rahman, Fatwa, Iranian filmmaker, Majid Majidi, A R Rehman Fatwa, Prophet Mohammad film, Majid Majidi fatwa, mumbai news A Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group has issued a fatwa against celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and Indian music composer A R Rahman.

A Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group has issued a fatwa against celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and Indian music composer A R Rahman.

The fatwa, issued by Raza Academy, demands that Muslims reject Majidi’s film titled ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’ — first of the trilogy on the life of Prophet Mohammad. Last week, the group had written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking a ban on Majidi’s film.

In the fatwa, they cite as the reason the Prophet’s word that no visual or picture of him be created or kept. The fatwa claims the film makes a mockery of Islam, and professional actors, including some non-Muslims, have been cast in the key roles.

The fatwa adds that the Muslims working on the film, especially Majidi and Rahman, have thus committed sacrilege and will have to read the kalma again and also solemnise their marriage again. Despite repeated attempts, Rahman remained unavailable for comment.

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    BarbARYANS
    Sep 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm
    Even though AR Rahman is a convert from Hinduism, I welcome this fatwa for the same reason. - a brahmin Douchebag. Come on barbARYANS, it's time to bash Islam to satisfy your filthy ego.
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    R K
    Sep 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm
    "Rahman remained unavailable for comment" that is expected. What comment will he make when he knows biggest mistake of his life? By becoming A. R. Rahman from A. S. Dileep Kumar, he just joined the biggest terrorist group in the world known as Islam. He deserves fatwa. Muslims just know one thing and that is to kill people. They kill people of other religions. They kill people of their own religion. Muslim is just another name of Shaitan.
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    Unfreedom
    Sep 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm
    Were religions meant to do this? is the question!
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      Aadhapagal
      Sep 11, 2015 at 10:36 am
      I am pretty sure most of the muslims dont even care of Fatwa these days, these guys just want some attention, before being a Muslim AR Rehman is an Indian and india is a free country where we can do whatever we want the only Law we need to abide with is indian law-This is coming from one of my muslim friend
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        Anand
        Sep 13, 2015 at 9:16 am
        It is better to be coward than killing innocent people in the name of J i h a d and A l l a h. R K just wrote the truth. When 99 out of every 100 terrorists in the world are from Muslim community, it is correct to say Muslims are terrorists.
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          anil
          Sep 11, 2015 at 10:41 am
          Oh..oh..oh.....Fatwah..Fatwah..Fatwa...AAhhhh....ufff....
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            Human
            Sep 12, 2015 at 9:33 pm
            Fatwas should be banned in secular India ..its for the arabs s.
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              Ashutosh Shukla
              Sep 11, 2015 at 11:51 am
              Now I am at a loss to understand how Islam works- who is authorized to issue Fatwas- i was under impression it was only clerics- imams and Khomeini. Now a Raza academy issues a Fatwa- what is its legal validity how many people follow RAZA- and grounds issued makes no sense. Quote-In the fatwa, they cite as the reason the Prophet’s word that no visual or picture of him be created or kept. The fatwa claims the film makes a mockery of Islam, and professional actors, including some non-Muslims, have been cast in the key roles. -unquote -is vague- first Prophets word no visual or picture to be kept - what is Koran then it is his writing or his words then film makes a mockery of Islam- how not clear -if criticism is mockery then Islam and its prophet has been criticized by the west many a times - and actors are non Muslims is it also stated in any Hadith or does Koran say that only Muslims can make mockery of Islam. Remember Salmas Rushdie Satanic verses was issued a Fatwa years ago and that made the book a instant hit. If any one was supposed to be offended it should have been Bachchan or hi Family - all because the main character eat pork and drinks wine the Fatwa was issued - Authors is hale and hearty and book was a big hit. It was banned in India to protect Muslim sentiments- but think it is a bog joke these Fatwas and the sentiments. As for Rehman- not sure if he is a practicing Muslim but he a musician par excellence and has no parallel and think such personalities are above religion or Fatwas. In any case no one cares!!!
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