: Sep 23, 2017

While I am concerned about preserving the integrity of my work, family and reputation, I’m also genuinely concerned about the negative fallout of this unfortuna…

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While I am concerned about preserving the integrity of my work, family and reputation, I’m also genuinely concerned about the negative fallout of this unfortunate spiral on the larger community. I have a suggestion to those that feel there are victims whose rights we must stand up for. As I made clear in my statement I believe the interactions in question were based on mutual consent and there was no questionable intent behind them. If there are parties who feel otherwise and feel victimized, I am ready and willing to listen to them, be it though arbiters of their choice, attorneys and senior trusted members of the community. I understand the sentiment that people feel in that victims may be too afraid to come forward for many reasons but they have my word that they will be safe from public scrutiny.

I have never been given an opportunity to have these claims specifically brought to me and to respond to them in any attempt to resolve the matter. This is not about my reputation. This is to protect these alleged victims, my family and the ummah. If I am invited to such a meeting, I will not refuse.

Let’s allow for a theater free environment to examine all the evidence, cross examine it, discuss and debate it and then conclude. Let us get to the truth of this as I am weary of the way things have transpired. People knowledgeable in Islam should not be solving disputes through hearsay and a public spectacle. I am more than happy to defer to elders in our community as to how to move forward once fair process is given its due.

May Allah give us all sincerity, a commitment to justice and a desire to have our deeds motivated by the desire to do good and please only our Maker.

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