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Ruling on reading stories that contain magic and fantasy

Ruling on reading stories that contain magic and fantasy
I am a student who is currently in England for my studies but Alhamdulilah I have no problem in practicing my religion, especially prayers. I know that reading storybooks involving magic and fantasy are not permissible especially given that they are a waste of time. However does reading them take one out of the fold of Islam since magic is kufr?


Praise be to Allaah.

Reading stories that contain magic and fantasy involves
things concerning which there are some reservations. 


They are spreading acts of sihr (witchcraft) and kufr, to the
extent that they become like ordinary behaviour in civilized societies; in
fact they depict such things as essential skills for individuals and
societies that can be learned. They often depict the magician as a good and
decent man who does good and spreads good among the people, and this is the
most dangerous aspect of the matter, where something evil is presented as
something good, where one no longer objects to it in one’s heart and no
longer feels that magic and its practitioners are something abhorrent, and
one no longer thinks of the seriousness of the sin involved before Allah. So
how about when such stories become widespread and children and youngsters
turn to them. 

These negative outcomes have recently led many western
education specialists to warn against the spread of magic stories in their
societies, and many schools have banned these books from their libraries.
There have been discussions about them in parliamentary debates in Britain,
after they discovered some of the dangers that may result from their
becoming widespread among people. 


In most cases, these stories teach their readers about types
of magic and sorcery and depict to them some of the secrets of magic, that
make it easy for any reader to apply them and indulge in them. This also
poses a great danger, because it may lead the reader to try to put into
practice what he has read. It is not just the matter of reading a story for
fun; rather there is the fear that some of these stories may influence their
readers so they may be bewitched or harmed because of reading these
incomprehensible words in these stories. 

Hence Muslims should beware of allowing their children to
read these stories, and societies should put a stop to the spread of this
aspect of culture; they should focus instead on things that are important
and beneficial in terms of science, arts and literature. 

In Fataawa Noor ‘ala al-Darb by Shaykh Ibn Baaz
(1/192) it says: 

I hope that you can explain the prohibition on using and
reading books of magic and astrology, because there are many such books, and
some of my friends want to buy them, and they say that if they are not used
for harmful purposes, there is nothing wrong with it. Please advise us, may
Allah bless you. 

The answer was: 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah
and his family and Companions, and those who follow him sincerely …  

What the questioner says is correct. The Muslims should
beware of books of magic and astrology, and those who find them should
destroy them, because they are harmful to the Muslim and cause him to fall
into shirk. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever learns a branch of astrology has learned a branch of magic... And
Allah says in His Holy Book about the two angels (interpretation of the
meaning): “but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things)
till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this
magic from us)’” [al-Baqarah 2:102]. This indicates that learning magic
and practising it is kufr. So the Muslim must oppose books which teach magic
and astrology, and destroy them wherever they are. 

This is what is required. It is not permissible for a seeker
of knowledge or anyone else to read them or learn what is in them. People
other than seekers of knowledge also have no right to read them or learn
what is in them, or to approve of them, because they lead to disbelief in
Allah. What is required is to destroy them wherever they are. And the same
applies to all books that teach magic and astrology - they must be
destroyed. End quote. 

To sum up: Just reading these stories is not kufr that puts
one beyond the pale of Islam, so long as that is not done with the aim of
learning magic and practising it. However what is required is to warn
against reading books of magic in general and to strive to destroy them if
possible, and to beware of reading them or distributing them.  

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