Teaching children about Shakespeare

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am a qualified secondary English teacher. Is it permissible for me to teach Muslim children about Shakespeare and the fictional content of English literature? I am worried that I will be accountable to Allah Ta’ala for what I teach to children.


A: To teach any literature that will disrupt and confuse the mind is incorrect.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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