A Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim group has accused Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi of blasphemy for their upcoming film Muhammad: Messenger of God.
The group of Raza Academy has issued a fatwa demanding Muslims to reject the first film of the trilogy on the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as no visual or picture of him can be created or kept, reports Indian Express.
The fatwa further added all the Muslims involved in the making of the film, especially Rahman and Majidi have committed blasphemy and are required to recite kalma and solemnise their marriage again.
The group has written to the Home Minister and Maharashtra Chief Minister to seek a ban on Majidi’s film as it is a mockery of Islam and has casted non-Muslim actors in key roles.
However, Rahman has yet to confirm the news as he remained unavailable for comment despite several attempts.