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Am I Allowed to Write an Islamic Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel?

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Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


I was wondering if I am allowed to write an Islamic fantasy/sci-fi novel. That means adding Islamic morals and values to whatever I’m writing.


I pray you are well. Yes, writing such a novel is permissible as long as the content is within the realm of the acceptable. If you wrote it intending to include Islamic morals and values to benefit and positively influence others, it would be a continuous act of charity for you.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said. “When the son of Adam dies, his deeds end, except for continuous charity, knowledge which is benefitted from, and righteous children who pray for him.” [Muslim]

Before starting the project, pray a couple of units and ask Allah Most High for sincerity, success, and widespread benefit to Muslims and non-Muslims. It could make all the difference. Imam Bukhari used to have a bath and pray two units before adding a hadith into his famous collection. Look where his sincerity got his work.

May Allah grant you every success in both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
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