Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states the following: “I do not recommend Muslims to watch this film or any other film depicting the life of Allah’s Prophets and certainly not those that are not based on authentic sources. We are not supposed to support or promote falsehood in the Name of Allah and His Prophets and Messengers. The movie “The Passion of Christ” is an exaggeration and dramatization of certain alleged events in the life of Jesus (peace and blessings be upon him).
The concept of his crucifixion is totally false. It never occurred because Allah says very clearly in the Qur’an: “And concerning their saying, ‘We killed the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s Messenger.’ They killed him not, nor crucified, but it appeared so to them. Indeed, those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it. They have no (true) knowledge about it except that they follow conjecture. Surely, they did not kill him. But Allah did take him up unto Himself. Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.” (An-Nisaa’: 157-158)
However, if someone has sound knowledge of Islam and wants to correct the misconceptions of others and for this reason wants to watch this film, he/she is allowed to do so. In general, we should discourage Muslims from watching this type of film.”