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    Asslaamu Alaikum wahrahmatullahi wabaraktuh guys! I am a revert as well as my friend who faced an undesirable situation a week ago. She is a very avid reader,
    especially of books such as Harry Potter (her favorite), Lord of the Rings, Grimm's Fairytales, etc. I will share her story and her input and I would like your own
    opinions as well. She visited a friend of hers (born into Islam) and brought one of her Harry Potter books with her and thought nothing of it. Her friend's older sister noticed it and told her to throw the book out in the garbage. My friend refused. The sister then screamed at her telling her she was a Kafir and told her to leave. My friend left and hasn't spoken to either sisters since. Now, magic is haraam and has been mentioned in both the Qur'an and the hadiths as being so. But reading a fictional book? My friend does not practice magic nor believe in it, but she just loves Harry Potter and the adventures of the characters. She is no way, shape or form, practicing magic nor want to in the least. What do you think about it? Should she continue reading these books if her intentions are pure? Also she has a
    7 year old son. Do you think she can show the movies to him and explain that its make believe? Jazak'Allah Khair in advance! :)

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    Re: Various books/movies. Showing it to your children or watching it yourself.

    Here is a link to someone asking a similar question: http://islamqa.com/en/pda/ref/islamqa/2898

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      Re: Various books/movies. Showing it to your children or watching it yourself.

      :wswrwb:, sister,

      The sister probably shouldn't have screamed, but such books are definitely haraam and should not be allowed in the home of a Muslim so I can understand why she was upset. When my eldest son was about 7 he went through a phase of going on about the dreaded harry potter and I had to be very firm with him to teach that any books about magic have no place in the Muslim household. There are many many mashallah books with high Islamic educational value, so why would your friend want to read books about haraam things?
      Allah is so Great and Merciful that although we continue to disobey Him, He still awaits for our repentance so that He may forgive us.

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        Re: Various books/movies. Showing it to your children or watching it yourself.

        Wow, calling a sister a kaffir because of a book, you got to love the adab of some people.

        There are many books to read from Islamic to educational and fictional too without any magic.
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        • #5
          Re: Various books/movies. Showing it to your children or watching it yourself.

          The way it was approached wasn't correct. However, I don't agree with reading books like that, because magic is forbidden and disliked by Allah, so why allow your children to read a book like that which involves or glorifies those type of things? (kids see those things as fascinating, we shouldn't encourage them that way)

          The sister prob didn't know, there is a way of giving naseeha.
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