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Assalaamualikum..

I have a doubt regarding writing fiction in Islam.Is fiction writing permissible in Islam? Will it lead to telling lies, since we create stories from our imagination and life?

If it is allowed what are the guidelines to follow?

PLs reply

Wassalaamualikum

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Fictional stories are permissible on condition there is nothing un-Islamic in such stories, for example,

Kufr (disbelief), Shirk (polytheism), immorality, indecency, vulgarity, etc.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mirza Mahmood Baig

Student Darul Iftaa

Jeddah, KSA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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