No, I got that.
But, it essentially is a take of the Quran and Hadith by another person and what might happen based on the Quran and Hadith.
The second someone is 'novelizing' what happens in the Quran and Hadith, he or she is adding his own interpretation of what they're saying and making a story of off that. Isn't that fictionalizing it when another person's imagination and interpretation is what we'll be reading. I get that it is based of Quran and Hadith, but it would still be someone else's conclusions and someone else's interpretation used to create the story in the novel.
It is like, if I took records and read up about WW2, and wrote a novel about how it would have been to be a part of it, despite not being a part of it, it would still be fictional, despite based on factual records and claims if you get what I'm saying?
I think so.
World War was an event that took place in the past. Day of Judgement hasnt. Its a future event that will take place and even though scholars interpreted the Qur'an and the Hadith ( the writer is also a scholar) the interpretation came from the direct text of the Qur'an which is not considered fictional and a direct source of Allah's communication with us.
That said, yes there are interpretation however they are not personal but they are derived from the knowledge of lingual, shariah and basic knowledge. The writer talks about a fictional depiction of a person who does not exist in reality but the event he is seeing are things tht will happen in the future as Muslims believe. Yes its his personal view but that is heavily referenced in the Quran
For example in Chapter 7:-
"For a moment, there
was a pause, accentuated by the profound silence all around. Then a
voice harsher and louder than even a thunderbolt said:
“I am The King. Where are the defiant? Where are the arrogant? Where
are the kings of the Earth?”
These words hit the ears of the people like a thunderclap. No one was in a
position to answer this question. If anything, people started to weep and
cry. My body started to tremble because of the sternness, firmness, and
ferociousness of the voice. I suddenly recalled every single occasion in my
life when I considered myself as powerful, mighty and in charge, even if
only within the confines of my home. I wished that the earth would split
open and I would hide in it. I wished I could somehow escape the wrath
of God. In a state of utter helplessness, I cried out:
“If only my mother had never given birth to me!”
You can find reference of these things in the Qur'an
Surah Nab'aa, last verse
Verily, We have warned you of a near torment, the Day when man will see that (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say: "Woe to me! Would that I were dust!""
Im sorry I cannot quote the exact verse but it also talks about the same thing which the writer quoted.
Then there is a hadith qudsi that talks about the similar scenario which can be found in Sahih Bukhari but my knowledge is very poor in quoting word to word hadith and I dont want to make a mistake so i cant quote one. But nevertheless, that's basically it I hope you would read it and find out why I am recommending it.
Those of you who have or are reading it let me know, I like to discuss it with people
Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). [6:162]