Acting the Sahaabah and the Tabi`oon

Question: What is the ruling on taking on acting roles as prophets (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them), the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet), and the Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet)?

Answer: First, what is customary in plays is considered as amusement and an embellishment of speech and actions to attract the attention and hearts of the audience and to overpower their feelings. While doing this the actors twist words of those they are portraying, misrepresent them, or make additions to them… read more here.

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