Greek Mythology Literature - Can We Read it for Leisure?
  • Question:

    Is it permissible for us Muslims to read books which contain material like Greek mythology for fun?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    A Muslim generally acquaints and relates themselves to matters that would benefit their physical and or spiritual life, while being conscience of the Almighty.

    It would be mubah (allowed) if the believer, out of curiosity, education or research, reads books connected to Greek mythology or other un-islamic topics, provided they are not having a negative impact on their religious beliefs or practices.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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