Islamic Fiction Definition

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.

Islamic Reminder
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.

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5 Responses to Islamic Fiction Definition

  1. erumspen says:

    This is a very interesting blog. If you can, please link to my blog:

    http://erumspen.wordpress.com/

    I am in the process of writing a series of Islamic “romance/chick-lit” novels. My goal is write a series of books for Muslim women who would like to read clean and fun book that focus on love stories, without the sorts of things found in the secular versions of romance novels.

  2. Alliosn Knight-Khan says:

    Salaams Erum. We cannot get into your website unless you give us leave. I was blocked.

    I am also working on a pre Islamic time travel romance novel. Keep up the good work. I just picked up a romance called “Sheik’s Girl.” So if Americans can make money, why not Muslims?

    Romantic books are like a happiness pill. This category of fiction outsells all others.

    I wish this website would allow us a page to post the first few pages of our novels and then it would pique the interest of the reader. How bout it?

  3. As Salaam’Alaykum Alliosn

    As you can see I have put a lot of work into creating this site to promote published Islamic fiction books and authors in support of literacy. From your brief description, the story you are working on would not ‘fit’ within the description of Islamic fiction. Please read the Definition posted at this site. The purpose of this site is not to introduce new writers and their work.

    You could easily create your own blog and publish your work on it and then invite people to visit. They could then leave comments if they chose to do so. You could also go to one of the social networks such as Facebook and create a writing group or a group just for your writing and invite friends to join and discuss writing romantic novels with you. May Allah guide you with your writing.

    I live in the USA. I am Muslim. I write and I publish IF books. Many Muslims also happen to live in the USA – North America…but if you check the book listings and look up the authors in a search engine you will see that many of the authors live in many countries. And just so you know this fact most do not get rich from their published work.

    Salaams
    Widad – Site Owner

  4. Allison Knight-Khan says:

    Wa laikum Salam wa rahmatulahey wa barakatahoo,

    Excellent advice. Very helpful. Jazakallah for your help and your facebook suggestion. Jazakallah asinaw jizaw.

  5. May Allah help you to spread authentic Islamic knowledge and revive the sunnah as well as hold on the rope of Allah as the companions of our Prophet Mumuhammad {saw} held it.

    If you have time, please visit my site :

    http://albasairislamicmedia.wordpress.com/

    It will be a gift gor me if you give me any suggetion.JAJAKALLAH KHAYR.

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