NOVEL ON PROPHET’S MUHAMMAD’S WIFE IS AN ATTEMPT TO WHIP UP HATRED
The Ramadhan Foundation strongly condemns Jewel of Medina novel as an
attempt to belittle, spear one of the greatest woman in Islam Aisha
(RA). We believe that these types of novels or books do nothing to
promote understanding between faiths and respecting the symbols and
figures of faiths, we are not against freedom of speech but believe that
freedom comes with huge responsibility.
We further strongly condemn the violence and terrorism that has been
used this weekend against the Gibson Square Publishing House, whilst we
passionately oppose their plans to print the novel, trying to use
violence is against Islam and we urge all Muslims to remain peaceful and
within the law.
Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Foundation comments:
“I am disgusted at the novel and the plans by Gibson House to publish,
this serves no purpose and does little to promote understanding between
communities – indeed attacking the central figures of Islam under the
guise of freedom of speech is
patronising and the world sees their attempt to belittle our faith.
I also strongly condemn the thugs that used terrorism against the
publishing house; they do not represent Islam or Muslims and violence in
any form cannot be justified and we urge the Publishers to withdraw
We urge all Muslims to remain calm and peaceful but be under no illusion
our faith is constantly under attack and we will not remain silent – we
urge Muslims and those people of faith that are disgusted at this novel
to unite and launch a peaceful campaign to protect the honour of all
faiths and their figures.
I once again urge the publishers to stop publication and not promote
hatred against Muslims”
Notes for editors
Ramadhan Foundation is the UK's leading Muslim youth organisation that
is working for peaceful co-existence and dialogue for all communities.
in Greater Manchester and working to also establish the platform for
human unity amongst our communities in the UK.
Shafiq is the Chief Executive of the Foundation, aged 29 and active
campaigning for a positive image of Islam and Muslims in the UK.