Friday, 11 September 2015 – 6:55pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk
According to a report in The Indian Express, the fatwa is issued against Iranian filmmaker Majidi’s upcoming film titled ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’.
  • Majid Majidi and AR RahmanMajid Majidi and AR Rahman

A Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group, Raza Academy, has reportedly issued a fatwa against filmmaker Majid Majidiand Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman.

According to a report in The Indian Express, the fatwa is issued against Iranian filmmaker Majidi’s upcoming film titled ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’. The film will be the first of the trilogy on the life of Prophet Mohammad.

The fatwa demands that Muslims shun the film as it makes a mockery of Islam. It also says that no visual or picture of Prophet be created in any way. The fatwa also claims that non-Muslim actors have been cast in key roles.

Raza academy wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking ban on the film last week.

The fatwa added that since Majidi and Rahman have committed sacrilege, they will have to read the kalma again and also solemnise their marriage again.