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    Writing a novel - allowed to use Islamic figures?

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    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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    Re: Writing a novel - allowed to use Islamic figures?

    I advise you to visit mosque/islamic centre and meet Islamic scholars and discuss this matter with them.
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    Allah (swt) knows best

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    Re: Writing a novel - allowed to use Islamic figures?

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    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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    Re: Writing a novel - allowed to use Islamic figures?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
    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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