Fiction and the Sacred Law

Last year I wrote about science fiction as a vehicle for Islamic didacticism and better futures. This prompted several people asked whether there were any fatwas that support this. The image below shows a fatwa from Al-Azhar concerning stories that include fictional elements. The basic gist is that it is permissible provided one does not declare an established fact (especially a religious fact) to be false. (And Allah knows best.)

Al-Azhar fatwa on fiction