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Friday, February 16, 2007

Is Fiction Nothing but Lies?

Lying is strictly prohibited in Islam, so many Muslims hesitate to read or write fiction, believing that telling stories is akin to fibbing. According to Sheikh Salman al-Oadah, however, fiction as a literary form does not constitute a type of lie. Read what he says here:

Does Narrative Fiction Constitute a Lie?

Of course, there are other factors to consider in fiction - such as whether a story promotes immoral behavior or leads people to sin. That is a separate issue needing more discussion. Here, Sheikh Sâmî al-Mâjid shares some views on this topic:

Writing Comedy and Ficticious Stories

I will post more articles by scholars as I find them.

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