The Scholar’s Union calls for banning the film “Mohammad: The messenger of God” in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Islamic Scholar’s Union calls on halting ‘Mohammad: The messenger of God’ film in one of Erbil’s cinemas, stating that the film has been produced in Iran and is being shown in Kurdistan without referring back first to the KRG’s religious scholars.  reads a statement issued by Kurdistan Islamic Scholar’s Union.
The Scholar’s Union has officially asked Ministry of Culture to halt showing the film, because the high committee of Fatwa in Kurdistan has made the decision over unsuitability of the film in a meeting.
The high committee of Fatwa in Kurdistan Region has also issued a letter regarding acting the role of prophets and messengers, stating that directing and broadcasting such art products is considered illegal by Sharia law and untruthful, and artworks should totally avoid acting roles of the prophets. 
“Acting the role of prophets by any actor will diminish the prestige and respect of those prophets in the heart of Muslims, because as seen before in many dramas, the actors will play other inappropriate and unsuitable roles in other dramas” reads the letter. 


By H.G. Hassan

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