Thursday 16 Thu al-Qa‘dah 1440 - 18 July 2019

Ruling on playing the role of a kaafir or the shaytaan


In religious drama series we often see people playing the role of mushrikeen and speaking their words. What is the ruling on speaking the words of the mushrikeen?


Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible under any circumstances. The Muslim should not make himself resemble a kaafir or mushrik who is an enemy of Allaah and His Messenger, and of the Islamic religion. Neither should he make himself resemble the Shaytaan or Iblees who is the enemy of mankind. It is not permissible for a Muslim to do such things and speak the words of kufr by playing the role of Abu Jahl or ‘Utbah ibn Rabee’ah or any such person. And Allaah knows best.

Source: Fataawa Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Humayd, p. 20

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