Imitating Sahaba (Radiyallahu Anhum) in plays


  1. In madrasa Jalsa is it permissible for children or adults to do a play where they act as a Sahabi R.A or a pious elder?
  2. If it isn’t permissible what is the reason?


A: The kitaabs of aqaaid have recorded that if people enact a play for the sake of entertainment where one person assumes to be a great aalim or a mufti and people are referring to him for deeni issues and he is answering them then these kitaabs say that all of them have become kaafir. For further details refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَمَن يُعَظِّم شَعـئِرَ اللَّـهِ فَإِنَّها مِن تَقوَى القُلوبِ ﴿الحج: ٣٢﴾

وكذا لو جلس على مكان مرتفع وحوله جماعة يسألونه مسائل ويضحكونه ويضربونه بالوسائد يكفرون جميعا (شرح العقائد ص117)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)