Reading the right literary fiction provides entertainment, aesthetic delight, instills or cultivates empathy, and opens profound psychological insights. Some works describe or prescribe styles of language use, which can be useful too. Depending on an author’s knowledge, intention and skill, a work of fiction could even contribute to the eternal well-being of those who read it – God willing.
Similarly, reading the right Islamic (educational) book can be a joyous experience elevated by the authenticity and lucidity of the writing.
To offer young readers a high quality alternative to commercially-driven publications, Zaynab Books LLC has involved in its editorial process experienced Muslim educators who are traditionally trained in the Islamic sciences, and sensitive to the needs of Muslim children and their families, their communities, and their contexts.
A legal opinion from Al Azhar University on the permissibility of fiction