Acting the part of Sahaabah (Companions) (in plays, films or movies etc)

Question 100: Is it permissible to depict the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, peace be upon him)? We perform plays and we stopped showing one of them in order to know the ruling in this regard.

Answer: Depicting any of the Sahaabah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is prohibited as this makes them liable and an easy target for contempt and insult. It may appear to contain some benefits but it will lead to great harm. In such a case; when harm outweighs benefit, the ruling is impermissibility. The Council of Senior Scholars issued a decision that prohibits this... read more here.

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