AR Rahman responds to Fatwa

AR Rahman Fatwa
AR Rahman Fatwa

Sultan on Indian Music, A.R. Rahman took his Facebook page to post that He has done music for Muhammed: Messenger of God for good purpose and not to offend anybody.

In the recent development, Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group has issued a fatwa against A.R. Rahman and Iranian Film Maker Majidi for working together for a film on Prophet Muhammad.

The Muslim group felt that composing and directing a film on Muhammad isn’t good. Because if it turns out be a disaster or some other thing then everyone will speak about “Muhammad’s film” and will knock it. Showing this as a reason the Sunni Muslim group had issued the fatwa for Muslims not to watch it.

“I didn’t direct or produce the movie Muhammad: Messenger of God. I just did the music. My spiritual experiences of working on the film are very personal and I would prefer not to share these,” the Oscar Winning Musician wrote on his Facebook.

He further added that “I am not a Scholar of Islam. I follow the middle path and am part traditionalist and part extremist. I live in the western and eastern worlds and try to love all people for what they are, without judging them.”

Raza academy on Friday of last week has issued a Fatwa against the Iranian Director Majid Majidi, A.R. Rahman and co-workers of the film. Saeed Noorie, chief of Raza Academy, said, “They have made a mistake and they must apologise.”

Rahman also quoted the words of Noorie, who gave an interview of why he believes it is important to voice a complaint, saying that “If we face Allah, he shouldn’t say that we didn’t do anything to stop this from happening.” To which Rahman countered by saying “What, and if, I had the good fortune of facing Allah, and He were to ask me on Judgement Day: ‘I gave you faith, talent, money, fame and health… why did you not do music for my beloved Muhammad film?”

Here is the letter posted by A.R. Rahamn in his Facebook.

AR Rahman Responds to Fatwa
AR Rahman Responds to Fatwa

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