FictionWriting
Is the writing of fiction allowed and if so are there any limits that are employed to restrict writing about certain elements?

I am not referring to blasphemy or the likes as Salman Rushdie was accused of. Rather I am inquiring about basic fiction writing. As an English major I would like to know what I can and cannot do in writing about things other than religion.

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Liyakatali Takim,

Professor Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Canada.

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Liyakatali Takim, Professor Liyakat Takim is the Sharjah Chair in Global Islam at McMaster University in Canada. Answer imported 7 months ago

Writing of fictions or novels is permitted provided they do not go beyond the bounds of shari'a. So, for example, writing a novel which could clearly lead to lustful thoughts or acts is haram, so is writing any form of material which is insulting to Islam or God, the Prophets, and Imams.