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Text of A.R. Rahman's letter

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

“This letter is for all those people, who have been aware of the recent events concerning me. I’m not a scholar of Islam. I follow the middle path and am part of traditiolist and part ratiolist 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. My spiritual experiences of working on the film are very persol and I would prefer not to share these. Mr. Noori, a member of the Raza Academy, has said in an interview featured in “The Bayside Jourl”, why he believes it is important to voice a complaint: Mr Noori: “See, as Muslims we have to do something about it since it is against our religion so that tomorrow, if and when e face Allah he doesn’t say that you didn’t do anything to stop this from happening. So we have to try”. My decision to compose the music for this film was made in good faith with no intentions of causing offence. Today there is a blur between the real world and the virtual world and I have taken aback to see that, for some years now, unethical, ucceptable and unkind remarks are made online concerning the Holy Prophet. These abhorrent comments are no doubt due to the lack of understanding. I have always felt that we must counter this reaction with love and kindness, and through the audio-visual media reach out to people who wish to broaden their understanding We are indeed fortute 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. Let us pray for forgiveness, and from our hearts bless those who suffer in the world and bless the country that we live in. To so pray is to reflect the noble and enlightened ture of our Beloved Muhammad (PBUH).”

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