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


A fatwa has been issued by Mumbai-based Raza Academy, against filmmaker Majid Majidi and Indian music composer A R Rahman demanding all Muslims to reject their film titled, Muhammad: Messenger of God, which is the first trilogy based on the life of Prophet Mohammad.


A week ago, the group had written to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding a ban on Majidi’s film.

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The fatwa said that Islam prohibited from depicting the picture or visual of the Prophet adding that the film made a mockery of Islam.

Moreover, the Sunni organisation also has issues with non-Muslim actors, who have been cast for some key roles in the film.

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Iranian Director-Majid Majidi
Iranian Director-Majid Majidi

The fatwa adds that the Muslims working in the film, especially Majidi and Rahman, have “committed sacrilege by making such a movie and will have to read the ‘kalma’ again and also solemnise their marriage all over again.”

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Rahman has not reacted on this issue so far.

The film, which was released last month in Iran was also screened at Montreal World Film Festival on 27 August.



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