Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to watch movies about Islam?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from South Africa, in:
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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
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Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Saheb of South Africa responds to the question: Is it permissible to watch movies about Islam?

The Prophet has cursed and declared keeping and creating portraits and animated images as haram (forbidden). A so-called Islamic movie might not contain music, etc. but undoubtedly it portrays animated images which are unlawful, therefore it will be unlawful to view such movies.