What is Islamic Fiction?
Islamic Fiction refers to creative, imaginative, and non-preachy fiction literature written by Muslims who intend for readers to learn something positive about Islam and benefit from reading an Islamic fiction story. Islamic fiction incorporates religious content and themes in the stories and may include non-fictionalized historical or factual Islamic content with or without direct reference to the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Islamic fiction may also include modern, real life situations and moral dilemmas.
Islamic Fiction does not include ‘Harmful Content’: vulgar language, sexually explicit content, unIslamic practices that are not identified as unIslamic, or content that portrays Islam in a negative way.
Please Note–Differences in Islamic Practices and Teachings
While Islamic knowledge presented in Islamic Fiction may be taken directly from the Holy Qur’an and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), as well as from Islamic history, not all of the Islamic content in these books will be considered factual or acceptable by all Muslim readers. This is due to differences between a Muslim reader and the writers, editors, and publishers with respect to personal practices, beliefs and knowledge, as well as the influence of his mathab, culture, and tradition.
Determining the accuracy and permissibility of Islamic content is the responsibility of every adult Muslim reader. This may differ according to individual differences in madhab and practice. All Muslim parents, guardians, teachers, and school administrators must determine whether a book’s content is halal for their children and students. This Islamic Reminder holds true for all materials a Muslim reads.
Note– that content on this blog referes to English language Islamic Fiction.