Catch 'Haram' on GMA Primetime Starring Dingdong Dantes, Kylie Padilla and Glaiza de Castro. "Haram" is an upcoming teleserye on GMA slated on October 2012. This is the first time that Kylie the daughter of Robin Padilla will star on GMA's PRimetime show while her co-stars Dingdong Dantes and Glaiza de Castro have done a few before this.
What is Haram? The Arabic term ḥaram has a meaning of "sanctuary" or "holy site" in Islam. The Arabic language has two separate words, حرم ḥaram and حرام ḥarām, both derived from the same triliteral Semitic root Ḥ-R-M. Both of these words can mean "forbidden" and/or "sacred" in a general way, but each has also developed some specialized meanings. A third related word derived from the same root, حريم ḥarīm, most directly corresponds to English "harem". This article covers the word ḥaram (with short vowels in the singular form). wikipedia
GMA-7 management has decided to put on hold the production of its upcoming primetime serye "Haram" starring Dingdong Dantes and Kylie Padilla.
Read below statement from GMA-7:
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 alsoabout 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 decidedit is best to shelve Haram for now."