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.