Indian music composer A.R. Rahman has said that he did not intend to offend anyone when he composed the music for an Iranian film on the Prophet Muhammad.
Rahman was responding to a religious edict, or 'fatwa,' by a Muslim organization against him and the Iranian director of the film.
In a message on his Facebook page, Rahman says his decision to compose the music was made in good faith and with no intention of causing offense.
The Mumbai-based Raza Academy has ordered Rahman to reaffirm his faith. It has also demanded that the Indian government ban the screening of the film.
Rahman has composed music and background scores for about 130 Indian films. He received Academy awards for best song and original score for the film "Slumdog Millionaire."