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PostSubject: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:09 am

Assalamu alaikum,

Insha'Allah this will benefit us as we write with the intention to please Allah aza wa jal and bring benefit to this Ummah.



Writing fiction stories
My question is, is writing Islamic based fictional stories which are meant for da'wah, islaahi and creating awareness among the Ummah, especially the youth, by using the imagination, sinful in Islam?
In other words is it sinful to imagine words, ideas and situations? And what's the difference between folklore and this kind of modern writings?


Praise be to Allaah.

If it is made perfectly clear that this did not really happen, and that the story is being told just to give an example, then there is nothing wrong with that, but one should be careful to ensure that the style, contents and goal are beneficial and that the story helps to explain something about Islam and serves as a effective means of teaching and guiding people. We ask Allaah to grant you strength



Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (d.157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Patiently restrict yourself to the Sunnah and pause where the people paused, say what they said and avoid what they avoided. Take to the path of your Salafus-Saalih, for indeed, what was sufficient for them, is sufficient for you."

Related by Imaam al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee’ah (p.58) and also al-Bayhaqee in Madhkal ilas-Sunan (no.233).


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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:27 am

Assalamou aleikoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatou

barakallahu feekee for this . I have always wondered if it was ok. Now, I have peace of mind. barakAllahu feekee
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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:46 am

As Salamu Alaikum

Jazaki Allahu Khaira Masha Allah is nice to start the section with a Fatawa.

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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:46 pm

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salaam 

We may need to ask further about fiction due to these two fataawa:


Writing fiction

The seventh question of Fatwa no. 6252
 
Q 7: Is it permissible for a person to write fiction stories, which are all lies, for children to read and learn from?



A: It is Haram (prohibited) for a person to write such false stories. The stories mentioned the Qur'an, the Sunnah and other factual stories suffice and serve as moral lessons.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.



The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'


Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz


Here is the question that was posed to Sheikh Abdullah al Ghudayan hafithahullaah as mentioned on the blog of brother Mustafa George hafithahullaah http://salafee.multiply.com/journal

3. Are childrens books that contain fictional stories permissible?
Ans. If these stories carry correct moral meanings, then they are ok.


And this one:

Question: What is the ruling regarding reading or writing fictional stories and those which arouse the imagination? And if some of them [aid in] rectify[ing] social problems, then is this permissible?

Response: Fictional stories are from lies which occupy the time of the writer and the reader without benefit, so abandoning busying oneself with them is preferable. And if writing and reading [fictional stories] occupies oneself from that which is obligatory then this [fictional stories] is prohibited. And if it occupies oneself from that which is recommended then this [fictional stories] is disliked. In any case, the time of the Muslim is valuable, so it is not permissible to spend it in that which there is no benefit.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan
ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataaawa al-Mu'aasirah - Pages 644-645
al-Fowzaan - ad-Da'wah 1516, Jumaada al-Oolaa 1416AH


May Allaah guide us to that which pleases Him and may He forgive us our mistakes...ameen.


Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (d.157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Patiently restrict yourself to the Sunnah and pause where the people paused, say what they said and avoid what they avoided. Take to the path of your Salafus-Saalih, for indeed, what was sufficient for them, is sufficient for you."

Related by Imaam al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee’ah (p.58) and also al-Bayhaqee in Madhkal ilas-Sunan (no.233).
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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:25 am

Wa Alaikum Salam 

barakAllahu feekee  for the fatawa dear sister red cherries 



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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:34 pm

As Salamu Alaikum 

Wa feki barakallaah. Insha'Allaah, we will have an answer about this in the near future; it is being followed up on.


Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (d.157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Patiently restrict yourself to the Sunnah and pause where the people paused, say what they said and avoid what they avoided. Take to the path of your Salafus-Saalih, for indeed, what was sufficient for them, is sufficient for you."

Related by Imaam al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee’ah (p.58) and also al-Bayhaqee in Madhkal ilas-Sunan (no.233).
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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:38 am

As Salamu Alaikum 

BarakAllahu Feeki  for following up on this issue. wub 


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PostSubject: Re: Fatwa about writing Fiction   Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:12 pm

salaam 

Wa feki barakallaah! wub 


Imaam al-Awzaa’ee (d.157H) - rahimahullaah - said: "Patiently restrict yourself to the Sunnah and pause where the people paused, say what they said and avoid what they avoided. Take to the path of your Salafus-Saalih, for indeed, what was sufficient for them, is sufficient for you."

Related by Imaam al-Aajurree in ash-Sharee’ah (p.58) and also al-Bayhaqee in Madhkal ilas-Sunan (no.233).
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