Writing poems in praise of a person who passed away

Q: Is it permissible to write a poem for a person who dies? A scholar died recently and poems are published to remember and grieve for the loss. Is it allowed to do such things in Islam.

A: As long as there is no exaggeration and lies.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)