Is it permissible to depict the Sahaabah in movies and plays?

Question: 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… read more here.

Ruling on acting as Sahaabah in school theaters?

Question 4: What is the ruling on acting the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet, may Allaah be pleased with them) in school theaters?

Answer: The Council of Senior Scholars previously reviewed this question and issued a decree as follows: 

1. Allaah (Exalted be He) has praised and set clear the high status of the Sahaabah. Thus, acting any of them on stage or on the screen is contrary to this Divine praise and is detrimental to the high status and honor which Allaah has bestowed upon them… read more here.

Is it permissible to act the messengers and prophets?

Question 2: Dear brother, Shaykh `Abd-al-`Azeez ibn Baaz I am a director and scenario writer for cinema and theatre, I recently thought of producing a new movie entitled (A Man from Babel), which is about the life story of Prophet Ibraaheem (Abraham, peace be upon him). After reading the book written by Tunisian writers and other nationals, I wrote the scenario and the script for the movie. Then, I heard in the Saudi Educational Centre in Tunisia that the Deputy Minister of Information is visiting Tunisia to attend a meeting held by the Arab Broadcasting Corporation, so I welcomed him.

Answer: It is not permissible to act the messengers and the prophets, which will be necessary to film their stories. Thus, it is not permissible to do so, as it would result in much wrong. A decree was issued by the Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia about this issue which included the prohibition of this matter… read more here.