FORBIDS HONOUR KILLINGS AND
WE MUST ALL WORK TO ERADICATE THIS
Ramadhan Foundation today expresses its total condemnation of honour
killing in light of today’s guilty verdicts in the Mahmod trial.
We express our deepest sympathies and prayers to the victim and her
family, there can never be any justification of this murderous act and
we must all stand up against this evil whether from minority or non
is clear guidance from the holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet
Muhammad (PBUH) that forbids forced marriages and the killing of people
in this horrific way. The Prophet came to liberate women and it
is he who put a stop to the burying of baby girls that was carried out
at the time. Islam affords rights to all people in
these circumstances and those that force others into marriages are
criminals. In this time of misrepresentation and demonisation of
Muslims we urge people not to judge our faith based on the actions of a
Ramadhan Foundation will shortly be publishing a pamphlet on forced
marriages that will deal with the Islamic guidance that forbids these
issues and how we can plan to eradicate this criminal and evil act.
Ramadhan Foundation accepts this is a very small problem in our country
and we must all work together to eradicate it. The role of
Mosques, Muslim scholars and organisations are to debate, confront and
eradicate those that try to justify this sort of activity. We
urge all those in authority to speak up and create a coherent
initiative that deals with these issues.
Shazad Anwar, Chief Executive of the Foundation comments:
are horrified at this case and wish to make clear that the illegal
practice of forced marriages and honour killings are not from Islam and
Islam specifically condemns and forbids them. We offer our
deepest sympathies to the victim’s family and welcome today’s verdict.
Ramadhan Foundation today calls on all Mosques, Imams and Muslim
organisations to speak up and confront these issues; only with this
essential debate can we send the message that this can never be
will shortly be publishing expert guidance on why Islam forbids this
behaviour, how we confront those that practice these issues and we can
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. Based in Greater Manchester and working to also
establish the platform for human unity amongst our
communities in the UK.
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