Fatwa ID: 02688
Answered by: Moulana Imran Mughal
Is reading novels, fiction and storybooks haram in Islam?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
If the content and material of the books being read are un-Islamic and promote themes that are distant from the religion then they should not be read. However, if there are books which help in gaining knowledge-whatever type it may be-and provide some sort of practical benefit then those should be read.
Written by Moulana Imran Mughal
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham