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Nostradamus
12-08-2018, 05:57 PM
So I'm writing a novel there I will intergrate 2 minor figures from Judaism and Islam. They are stranded and become friends but after a while the Islamic figure asks for ending his life, so the jew are reluctantly doing so. It's an act of mercy killing.

I know that there's some tensions between Jews and Muslims and I don't want to offend anyone. So is it cool to just write it or do I have to ask for permission by the Al-Azhar University? Because I will get this novel published and I don't want a fatwa like Salman Rushdie.

Or can I withdraw their names and just hint about who they are with attributes and stuff like that? There will be a lot of symbolism so the novel wouldn't work with normal people, it has to be Jewish and Islamic figures.
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azc
12-08-2018, 06:27 PM
I advise you to visit mosque/islamic centre and meet Islamic scholars and discuss this matter with them.
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Nostradamus
12-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by azc
I advise you to visit mosque/islamic centre and meet Islamic scholars and discuss this matter with them.

Am I welcome to a mosque? What do I do if the scholar or imam gets angry on me?
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azc
12-08-2018, 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Nostradamus
Am I welcome to a mosque? What do I do if the scholar or imam gets angry on me?
No, I don't think if anyone will get angry if you visit them for discussing this matter
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