Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman, along with Iranian filmaker Majid Majidi, has been accused of blasphemy. The accusation comes from a Mumbai-based Sunni Group called Raza Academy for working on the movie ' Muhammad: Messenger of God'.
The fatwa not just against Rahman and Majid. The Raza Academy believes that every Muslim involved with the project has committed blasphemy and is required to re-recite the Kalma & solemnise their marriages again.
Raza Academy also wrote to the Maharashtra Chief Minister & Home Minister seeking a ban on the film. In the fatwa, they said that no picture of the Prophet should be created or kept. They believe that it is a mockery of Islam and casting non-Muslim actors in key roles adds to it.
Rahman has so far been unavailable for comment.
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