New Delhi: In a shocking development a fatwa has been issued against noted music composer A R Rahman and famous Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi over their film on the life of Prophet Mohammad.
A group of leading Sunni clerics have issued a fatwa against the film titled 'Muhammad: Messenger of God' in response to a query put up by Raza Academy over their allegations that it presents Islam in bad light and that muslims have rejected this film. The Ulema were asked to set out the religious position on the recently released Iranian film 'Muhammad: Messenger of God'. Calling such visuals representations a mockery of religion, the fatwa calls upon all the Muslims to strong;y protest against the making and release of such movies.
The group even alleges in the fatwa that the title of the film is objectionable as people might use it in a wrong manner which insults the Prophet. The Raza academy, which initiated the fatwa also alleges that the actor working in the film have charged money for it and the nature of their character can be questionable too.
The fatwa even asks them to read kalma again and solemnise their marriage once more. Further it urges the muslim community to condemn the film and stage protests against its screening, reportedly. The Raza academy is even seeking Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's intervention in banning the film in India.