Iranian Embassy Extends Support To AR Rahman, Slams Fatwa

| September 16 , 2015 , 12:48 IST
ar rahman fatwa After A.R. Rahman’s response to the fatwa issued against him by the Sunni Raza Academy, the Iranian government has extended its support to the Oscar winning music composer. The fatwa has been issued in a protest against Majid Majidi’s upcoming flick, “Muhammad: Messenger of God’, which is about the life of Prophet Mohammad. According to an English daily, the Iranian embassy in India issued a statement to the film and Rahman stating, "The film of Majid Majidi is an artistic work and any opinion about it should be expressed only after seeing it... launching hot discussions before seeing the film may be wrong, illogical and incorrect". ALSO READ: AR Rahman On Fatwa Against Him: No Intention To Offend Anyone "No insult has been committed to Islamic values in the film... The system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from the very beginning, has always been the standard bearer in the defense of Islam", the statement further added. It also highlighted the Islamic Republic of Iran's own strong credentials when it comes to issues relating to the Muslim faith. AR Rahman, who has hit the right notes with each of his compositions with examples like “O rey chhori” and “Tum tak”, said that the conflict should be solved with grace and dignity, rather than resorting to violent methods.