GMA Network's statement on "Haram"
September 29 2012
"HARAM" is a story about the love of LUIS (Dingdong Dantes) a soldier who is of Christian faith for a Muslim girl, NADI (Kylie Padilla).
Eventually, the soldier will find out that this love is "haram" (forbidden); this is the reason why Nadi's family is strictly against their friendship-much more their union.
But because Luis's love is true, he wants to prove that he only has good intentions for Nadi. This pushes him to convert to Islam, so that his love for Nadi would no longer be forbidden.
This is the story of Haram.
A story, not just of a unique kind of love, but also about a Muslim family (Nadi's) and how they endeavor and strive to raise their children to be fitting and acceptable for Allah.
It is the show's intention to make the viewers understand why a relationship between a Muslim girl and a man from outside Islam is forbidden, a doctrine which is also present in other religious beliefs.
At the same time, the show aims to present the beautiful side and the dynamics of the Muslim family life in our contemporary times, and the dynamics of religious and cultural pluralism, with the desire to promote better understanding and mutual respect among people of various faith traditions.
But because of the current tense atmosphere all over the world and in solidarity and in respect to the entire Muslim Community, GMA 7 has decided it is best to shelve "Haram" for now.
We hope for everyone's understanding.