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Salamun 'Alaykum

The following question on writing fiction was kindly given by Dr. Takim.

Jazakallah.

Akil Karim
Acting Moderator for ABDG-A

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QUESTION:

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... 


ANSWER:

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.

Wasalaam,

Liyakatali Takim  




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