Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim.
“All praise be to Allah, who has guided us to Islaam, gifted it to us, and made us part of the best community.
We ask Him to make easy for us what pleases Him, and to keep us away from what He despises.”
I, Norédine Allam, author and artist of the Muslim Show series, and director of BDouin Publications, announce publicly my repentance to Allah (glorified He is) for all of the errors that I have committed since the beginning of my career.
Allah permitted me to meet some great brothers who had the goodwill to advise me (in private) about my doings.
These people have made me aware of the mistakes in my work, and the danger to which I was exposing myself had I continued on this path (of “realistically” portraying living beings).
It was this realization that led me (in October 2014) to completely change my style, to now only drawing dark silhouettes, or animated objects (ex. cars with eyes).
Today, for this reason, I dissociate myself from all my previous works that are not drawn in this way, whether that be the first 3 volumes of Muslim Show, or other commercial works of this type.
I also separate myself from all previous comic works on which I have collaborated with other publishers, like Albert René, Dargaud, Soleil, or M6 (Astérix, Léa Parker, Ghetto Poursuite, Jules Verne, etc.)
Aside from the graphic aspect, the above-mentioned works also held the important fault of containing ideas incompatible with the principles of Islam.
I have also become aware of the need for a complete change in editorial direction.
This is why I have decided to dedicate the majority of my time on entertaining, educational and informative projects (all the while continuing to produce “mini comics” promoting proper, Islamic behaviour).
And finally, I have decided no longer to comment publicly on current politics.
I am grateful to Allah for allowing me to make this repentance, and for granting me a wife with sound advice, and sincere companions.
I am grateful for Studio BDouin for their patience and trust.
I am grateful for all those who, from the beginning, were trying to advise me of these points.
I am grateful for the readers who, whether in agreement with this decision or not, have chosen to continue to support BDouin’s publications.
May Allah guide us to the correct path, and grant us a true and sincere understanding of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.
19 Dhul-Hijjah 1436 (Saturday 3rd October 2015)
NOTE: Thank you in advance for sharing this message as far and wide as possible, to help me correct my wrongdoings. Barak Allahu fikum.