Imitating Cartoon Characters

Fatwa ID: 03209

Answered by: Maulana Muqtaur Rahman​

 

Question

If a Muslim used to watch the cartoons 'He-Man'.

The character He-Man becomes powerful and transforms into a super-powerful man. He does so by holding up facing the sky or holding aloft his power sword and proclaiming/shouting, "By the power of Grayskull…"

Does a Muslim become a kaafir If he imitates, copies, jokes or just verbally says these words by pointing into the sky,"By the power of Grayskull" (with no intention of believing in these words or meaning)?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

Answer:

 

We need to be watchful of our speech and actions at all times. As the prophet (PBUH) has mentioned: “Surely Allah will overlook for my nation that which whispers/occurs in the heart until it is acted upon or uttered.”[1]

The scholars have agreed upon the imitation of kufr in the form of joke or unawareness is the same[2] and will be held accountable. The basis of this would be derived from the saying of Allah: “And if you ask them, they will surely say, "We were only conversing and playing. Say, "Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?”[3]

Therefore, one should sincerely repent and have high hopes in the mercy and forgiveness of Allah. He states: Say, "O My servants who have sinned against themselves, do not despair from the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the All-Forgiving, the Most-Merciful."[4]

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1] Bukhari – 6664

[2] Rooh Al-Ma’ani, v10,p131 (Dar Ihya Turath)

[3] Surah Tawbah – v65

[4] Surah Zumar – v53

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