Is it permissible for Muslims to produce fictitious novels? Yes, Muslims may and do create fictitious books, albeit some express religious concerns about it. The hadith states that "no one has the authority to write any book but Allah", however this does not prohibit Muslims from writing on religious topics or even fictional books.
In today's world, with a large number of translations available from English into many other languages, it is easy for Muslims to obtain Bibles or other religious texts in these languages. There are also a number of quality works by Muslim authors available, such as those by Ibn Arabi, Rumi, and Hafez.
Ibn Arabi (1165-1240), a major philosopher and poet of Arabic literature, wrote several volumes of poems and philosophical treatises. His work El Islam reflects the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and is considered a seminal text in the development of modern thought. He was a follower of al-Ghazali and achieved great fame during his life time.
Rumi (1207-1273) was a famous Persian poet and spiritual guide who founded the Mevlevi order which survives today. His poetry and teachings have been widely appreciated and continue to influence people around the world.
Is it forbidden in Islam to read novels, fiction, and storybooks? Nothing in Islam prohibits the act of reading fiction and tale books. Reading is an important form of entertainment and education for people of all ages. The key thing is that you should be aware of what you are reading and how it affects your mind.
The main purpose of literature is to educate and entertain humans. Literature is the most effective tool for this purpose. If someone were to ask you what is written in the Qur'an, you would say: "The Quran is a book revealed by Allah to mankind." Fiction is also a way for humans to learn about other worlds and other cultures. Books allow us to explore different ideas and concepts without putting ourselves or others at risk. For example, Harry Potter has taught many children about magic schools and muggles (ordinary people who don't know anything about magic). Young readers can learn from fictional characters and apply what they learn in their own lives. As you can see, reading isn't just for entertainment; it has many other benefits as well.
In conclusion, reading is a great pleasure and has many advantages. It's not necessary for Muslims to avoid literary works because they are written by humans, not angels. What matters is one's intention when reading certain types of books.
It is only when these texts deal with religion that we get into problems.
The first thing to understand is that Islam has a very rich literary tradition. There are many classic works of Arabic literature that have been lost today, but which were important sources of knowledge and inspiration for medieval writers. Some of these books would now be considered novels, such as the tales of One Thousand and One Nights. Others would be history books, such as the memoirs of Abu Nuwas - a poet who was one of the most important figures in early Islamic culture.
As for writings about religion, there are some passages in the Qur'an that are difficult to interpret, so different schools of thought have developed over time to explain their meaning. These discussions often become very heated, and they sometimes turn into debates about the interpretation of Islam. Such interpretations can then be used by those who want to put pressure on Muslims to change their views or behave in certain ways.
For example, some people might use arguments about why certain interpretations are better than others to convince Muslim scholars that modern ideas on gender equality are not acceptable and should be rejected.