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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First Published on: September 11, 2015 4:31 am
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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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                    Raja
                    Sep 11, 2015 at 10:28 am
                    These people of Raza Academy have no logic in their opinions. Their understanding with regard to Islam is visible to all. They forbid to offer God's prayers behind a deobandi scholars. They are nothing but so called religious thekedar. In my opinion they have to 're-understand the Islam.
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                      Ultra Citizen
                      Sep 15, 2015 at 3:07 pm
                      Firstly how many mullahs have seen this movie before stating that it makes mockery of Islam. Secondly it is not the content in the movie which is making them uncomfortable but actually the people who made it. It is very political fatwa.
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                        Annu Chopra
                        Sep 14, 2015 at 4:39 am
                        ..Islam is a "selective" Zero tolerance religion. Let us see if they kill all those against whom fatwa has been issued. Btw, should hindus not kill aamir khan? Does Islam permit aamir khan to insult hindu gods? Why muslims are allowed to work in hindu movies or sing/compose etc hindu songs? Why no fatwa against salman khan for acting as a bajrang? Or exceptions can be made if muslims can make money by acting as hindus? Issue fatwas against all muslims in bollywood, yaar, if you are really serious about religion.?
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                          I_want Truth
                          Sep 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm
                          Where are my dear Freedom of Speech advocates? Why are you crawling and hiding under the cots and behind the closets? please come out in open and show your mettle like you did for the film PK. Show your power please. LOL. everyone of them will run with their tails hidden between their legs now. Freedom of speech is applicable only when Hinduism is bashed and only when Hindus oppose it. O.I have forgotten. Some of these people even defended the charlie hebbodo carnage as a rightful act. isn't it.
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                            Islam4foools
                            Sep 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm
                            BH@DWA SRINIVASAN JAIN WHERE ARE U NOW?
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                              Islam4foools
                              Sep 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm
                              Death to Editors for their selective mutism against Islamic terrorism
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                                Islam4foools
                                Sep 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm
                                I am sure Coward Rehaman will back track
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                                  Islam4foools
                                  Sep 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm
                                  K00tta, RaJdeep sardesai where the fk are you now?
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                                    Islam4foools
                                    Sep 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm
                                    NOw Secular Hindus will keep SELECTIVE MUTISM against these muslims and will attack movie, so that it wont offend muslims. SECULAR HINDUS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN ISIS
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                                      Islam4foools
                                      Sep 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm
                                      R@ND BURKHA DUTT KIDHAR HO TUM AB?
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                                        Islam4foools
                                        Sep 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm
                                        Violence can be the only language shameless editors will understand
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                                          Islam4foools
                                          Sep 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm
                                          When PK anti hindu LAnda AMir khan movie was released, entire presssutes defended that horrible movie which murders hinduism directly, even media houses(NDTV< CNN IBN, INDIATODAY, AAJ TAK etc etc,) supported right to offend to Hindus. and now when LANDA Uneducaated mullah musselman are issuing death threats, every one is keeping selctive mutism. THIS IS WHY ANY HINDU WHO WNATS TO BE SECULAR WITH ISLAM MUST B K*LLED
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                                            Eden R
                                            Sep 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm
                                            Muslims dint kill 180 million Native Americans to establish the US Federal Reserve & Govt on their dead bodies. The Muslims dint kill 50,000 Afghani civilians or 10 lac Iraqi civilians. Muslims dint kill 5 lac Syrian civilians and 20 lac Palestinians. Will you always see the war of the Muslims or will you ever see the war against the Muslims. Why point fingers when Jewish n Christian nations have done 1000 times worse!!!
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