“I live in the western and eastern worlds and try to love all people for what they are, without judging them. I didn’t direct or produce the movie ‘Muhammad (PBUH), Messenger Of God.’. I just did the music. According to reports, a fatwa was issued against Rahman and well-known Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi for their involvement on the movie on the life Prophet Muhammed. A Mumbai-based Raza Academy issued a diktat asking Muslims to reject the film. As per a news report, the group’s general secretary Mohammed Saeed Noori said: “We are against the title. People may use it in a bad manner if they don’t like the film, which will mean an insult to the Prophet.”
The musician, who is known as the ‘Mozart of Madras’, also note”My decision to compose the music for this film was made in good faith with no intentions of causing offence,” he shared.
Rahman, who has hit the right notes with each of his compositions with examples like “O rey chhori” and “Tum tak”, went on to add that the conflict should be solved with grace and dignity, rather than resorting to violent methods.
“We are indeed fortunate and blessed to live in a country like India where religious freedom is practiced and where the aim of all communities is to live in peace and harmony sans confusion and violence. “Let us set a precedent in clearing conflict with grace and dignity and not trigger violence in words or actions,” he added. It was also speculated that an event, which was schedule to be held in Delhi on Sept 13, was cancelled due to the fatwa fallout. (IANS)