Yasir Qadhi – Guidelines for Humor and Joking in Islam

Yasir Qadhi
AI: Summary © The Profit System of the United States discusses the importance of humor in Islam, including its importance in being a good Muslim and the Profit System's reality. The process of " warning you against excessive laughing" is not allowed in Islam, but it is necessary for comfort and respect in religion. The Profit System advises that while jokes and pranks are allowed, it is not allowed for a believer to bring fear into the hearts of another person. The importance of entertainment in our religion is emphasized, and the Profit System's reality is discussed. The importance of humor in our religion is emphasized, and the Profit System's reality is discussed. The importance of entertainment in our religion is emphasized, and the need for individuals to enjoy life within their limits is emphasized. The importance of entertainment in our religion is emphasized, and the need for individuals to enjoy life within their limits is emphasized.
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on my bed? My dear brothers and sisters in Islam. As we are all aware, our shedding our religious law dictates each and every facet of our personal life and our social interactions. And in today's I will examine one of the facets of that social life and cultural interactions that is somewhat of a more light nature. And that is what does our Shetty I say about joking and being humorous with one another within our faith tradition. Believe it or not, even this topic has been discussed in so much detail that will lie as I sat down to write this, I realized that even this one whole book can be made into two or three holdovers. But of course, we don't have the time for that. So I will

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summarize what some of our scholars have said about the Islamic guidelines and requirements about what our own tradition says about being humorous within one another, about cracking jokes and lightening up the mood. There are in fact specific treatises and books written by our scholars of Islam about this one topic, and why would they not write books when it is narrated in dozens of ahaadeeth that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam regularly lighten the mood and was humorous and yes, even cracked jokes. Do you know that in a Shama Timothy, which is the most authentic and the most famous book that describes the characteristics of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam by

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a mama Timothy, Timothy has this famous sooner he also has a book called Shama, Shama in the characteristics of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has an entire chapter entitled, The chapter of the jokes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is in our most standard orthodox mainstream book about the characteristics of Rasulullah sallallahu Allah He was sending him and so I Bahati the prophets of Salaam said, write down my statements write down the Hadith. And Abu huraira said, Dr. rasulillah. But sometimes you joke with us, sometimes in the color Tomasi. Runa, you're joking with us? Meaning Do you want me to write down your jokes as well, and the prophets are

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sort of held on to his tongue. And he said, octobe write down everything that comes from Allah de la ilaha illa, who I swear by the one that there is no god besides Him. Nothing comes from here other than the truth, meaning, even the jokes of the prophets, I seldom have moral benefit, have wisdom, and today, we'll discuss some of them. And you will see each and every one of them actually has some wisdom, some benefit to it, sometimes even theological benefit. We learn from the jokes of our solar system. But the point here, Abu huraira, the law one wanted to ask our messenger of Allah, You are joking with us so often do you want me to write those jokes down as well? What does that demonstrate

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that it was the constant characteristic of Rasulullah Salaam to be humorous to be gentle, and that is because being gentle, being humorous, is a part of the perfection of luck. It is a part of being the perfect associated companion. We all know there are those people amongst us. They're always morose, they're always they're always frowning. They're always serious. We don't like being around them. Our processing was not like that. Our Prophet Muhammad Hassan was the best of the people was the savior of the children of Adam, and as a perfection as an asset. I never saw anybody smile more than the Prophet so seldom, he's always smiling as the perfection he would laugh as His perfection.

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He would even be humorous and crack jokes. And all of this he did Salalah while he was setting them to legislate unto us that this

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is a part and parcel of our religion of Islam. And so many of the humor of the Prophet system is narrated. And typically, most of the humor and if not all of it, our Prophet system would use double meanings, because he never said a lie. He never said them said a lie. So what were the humor, what was the humor of the process, he'd use a phrase, he used the word, the meaning that comes to mind is not the meaning that is intended. But both meanings are permissible by the language. And there are so many instances of this on site at times, he would name somebody something as as as a point of being funny or as a point of being humorous. Or as a point of earning the heart of this person by

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using a gentle name a sweet name, that a name that would make make the person love. The prophet SAW Selim, and a symptomatic the young child unnecessarily Malik was seven years old, when his mother said that I'm going to give you an S all day long, he'll be your servant. So he gifted and this was not a slave. He gifted. The mother gifted the time of Ennis, that, throughout the day, you'll be with the process of them come home at night to our house. So unece would spend 10 years with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he tells us that at times, he would he was a child, he's seven, eight years old, the process would tell him to do something, and he would be going on his way

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and people would children would be playing. So he'd stopped to play, but he wouldn't listen. So he would do what every child does. So the next time the Prophet system gave him a command, he said, Yes, Elaine. Oh, you have two ears. Listen to him about to say two, he called us Oh, you have two ears, meaning you didn't listen to me last time. Make sure you listen to me this time. And it says that I had a younger brother. I had a younger brother, who would have a pet of a bird. This bird in Arabic is called New Hire. It's a small little bird with red stripes on it in it. And this bird fell sick. So the child took it and took it as a pet. He took it as a pet and he would carry with it all

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the time. And this was a young boy of maybe four years old, five years old. One day the process of saw him crying in the corner. So he asked us what is the matter with your brother? So he said his Nola died, his little pet died his little boy. And you know, typically this little boy is not addressed in the audience. I'm in the process and wouldn't say anything to him because you know, he's a four or five year old boy. So in front of everybody to make the boy feel so special to make the boy feel as if he is being paid attention in front of everybody the process of addressed this little child and he invented for him a cornea, he made for him a cornea, which is not something you

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do for a five year old. That's what you do for an adult but to make the boy feel special. And he said that famous phrase which was reported in Bahati. Yeah, about Romania. My father nowhere. Oh, father of Romania. This little boy is not the father of anybody. His name is Amaya about Romania. Just be joyful, get some humor. Yeah, about Romania. What happened to your little bird. So here, it's not quite a joke, per se, but it's being somewhat humorous. It's like lightening the moment so that this child feels consoled, so that the child feels this is Rasulullah sysm, addressing me in this big audience where Abu Bakar Omar are sitting, and he's taking time out and smiling at me and

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saying, Yeah, about Oh, man, my father knows about me what happened to a little bird in order to calm the child down. And it is also reported that in fact, the processor actually said what we would call jokes, and the famous highly desirable hottie as well. And we dealt with that a man came and he said, O Messenger of Allah, I, you call to go out on an expedition, I volunteer, I'm going to join the expedition and I will go with this force, but I don't have any camel. So you will have to give me a camel to write on. Now. In Arabic. A baby camel is literally called what I do now a baby camel. When you want to say a baby camel. There's no word baby. You say what I do knock. So the process of

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them said I don't have any thing to give you other than what I do now. What I do now, the child of a camel and the man said O Messenger of Allah What will a baby camel do for me? Because what you understand from what I do now is a baby. And the profitsystem said wasn't every child wasn't every camel borne by the previous camel isn't every child what to do Napa? So what to do now, linguistically it means that the offspring of a camel but it's understood to mean the baby of a camel. So when the process is that I only have a baby camel what to do now but he understood a little camel and the process of them then joke with him said and what is a camel except the child of

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another camel isn't every child what to do. Napa isn't every Campbell what to do Napa? And of course, there's the very famous story that we've all heard of growing up and it is an authentic idea. It's an authentic idea that when the processor was sitting with the Sahaba an old lady hobbles up, and she said Yasuda Allah make dua that Allah causes me to enter agenda, make dua that Allah causes me to enter agenda and you know,

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You see this sweet old lady? You see this lady you know she has such a sweetheart word not so the Prophet says and wanted to cheer her up. How did you cheer her up? By saying something that was true and yet humorous. It was true and yet it was a joke. He says, oh, all mother or aunt or lady or an unfallen Haven't you heard? old ladies will not enter agenda? Haven't you heard? Didn't didn't somebody teach you this? old ladies shall not enter agenda. So the heavy says farewell wallets. You know, she started like, raising her voice what what's going to happen now? How am I going to enter Jannah? And so the profitsystem said, didn't you read what Allah says in the Quran? In shut na hoona

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insha Allah Hoon, Karen Reuben a taraba, we shall bring them back and recreate them in national ninja. And we will bring them back to be young, beautiful maidens. Oh falana omy falana. Allah azza wa jal will not cause you to enter agenda as an old lady, you will come back to being at the prime of your youth at the most beautiful, the most beautiful, then Allah will cause you to enter agenda. Now imagine if the process of didn't say this humorous, he just went straight to the point, you will intergender it's not as good. It's not as uplifting even she the happiness she would feel after the joke is much more than if the process of simply said that usual antigen. Rather than saying you're

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going to enter agenda, he actually was humorous with her. And she said, Oh, ladies don't enter agenda, and then gave her the good news, you shall enter agenda as a beautiful young lady as you were. That's how you're going to enter agenda. So this actually Hadith demonstrates for us the purpose of the humor of the Prophet system, that it is meant to make a point to uplift the cheerful spirit to make people feel better. And this is a part and parcel of our religion, that we're supposed to cheer people up, we're supposed to uplift the spirits. And at times, the best way to do that is through humor. It is narrated that a woman came to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And he said, Who is your husband? She said so and so. And the process of wanting to basically what we would call play a joke, but we said that he wanted to be humorous with the husband. So he said, Oh, I know your husband. He is the one who has a whiteness in his eye. Now the Arabic whiteness in his eye means a disease that causes the eye to go yellowish, okay. And the Arab say by all Phil, and this has something to do with the sickness, right. And the lady became shocked. No, no, that's not my husband. That's not the one my husband's fine. And the possum? No, no, I'm positive. He is the one that has the sickness by all. She understood sickness, but it's not sickness. So she went back

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home, because she thinks if the process of says you must be sick, and she began looking at her husband carefully, staring into his eyes, and the husband says, What's the matter with you? Why are you looking at me like this? So she said, the process that I'm said that you have a sickness by outlining, you have a sickness in your eye. And the husband understood because obviously that he understands what's going on. They have that relationship together. And he said, Yeah, oh, me. Fernanda, don't you see, there's more whiteness in my eye than darkness, right? meaning in his eyes, there's a whiteness, the whiteness of the eye. That's what the process is talking about. Once again,

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there, there is the feeling that imagine how special the husband would feel. Imagine that unique bond, that the husband will feel that the process of him is making me laugh in this manner. This is the purpose of Islamic humor. This is why we are supposed to be gentle, we're supposed to be easygoing, we're supposed to bring happiness unto others. And the companions as well, in fact, would return back the humor to the processes and when it was appropriate to do so in the most appropriate manner. When they understood that the process of his joking with them at times, they would be humorous back, ultimate respect, even in the humor, had it narrated that the Prophet system visited

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sohaib, a Rumi, the Roman, he was the Roman convert to Islam. So hey, but Rumi and sohei was very sick and he was not coming to the masjid. And so we expected him to be on his bed completely moaning and groaning when they came in, they found that he's sitting upright, and he's eating dates. But his sickness was there, one of his eyes was swollen. So the process would have joked with him and said, you are sick, your eyes are swollen, and yet here you are eating dates, meaning we have heard you're so sick, but now you're enjoying life, right? So he's being humorous, and you could see by the expression that the process was being humorous, and he said, Your eyes swollen up and you're still

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eating dates. So he said O Messenger of Allah, I'm using my other eye to eat. I'm looking at the other I'm using this I as I picked the dates up to eat. Now this is again imagine being so hype. Just imagine the feeling the relationship with the Prophet system, right? That he's getting

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cracking a joke at with me. And he's then responding back at us, we'll have loads the other I'm using this one, this one's swollen, I can still see what this one that's what I'm eating with. And so again, the point being all of this demonstrates that it is a part and parcel of our religion to bring this happiness unto others. In fact, it's not just words, our Prophet Sall, Allahu Allah, He will send them even went beyond just words, humor at times involves playing around with other people at times involves literally using your hands or doing things. And we have one of the interesting narrations here as well that our processor would play in and and and basically be jovial with the

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little children. Now we know this of course from many a hadith that he was the kindness to children, the one of the companions who died the very last of the companions, or one of the last, so he died around 100 hedgerow. Imagine 100 Digital, right, he says, and he and he, of course, all the processor has little child. He says, I still remember when the processor Sam came to our house into our neighborhood that he played with me and he threw some water from the glass that he had into my face, that he sprinkles some water onto my face. Now this is like, you know, you're teasing little children, you're you're just playing with them. So the child now becomes a Sahabi. He's now 90 years

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old, actually, actually he was 100 or something when he passed away, says I still remember the process of coming and playing with me and throwing water from the mug onto my face. So again, this is like teasing the child running around with the child. So the fact the process of is even being what we would call basically playful with the children. And this is again, well reported, it is narrated that and this hadith is embodied by the way that

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Abu Bakar is Casa de came to visit his daughter Ayesha, and the Prophet system was there. And from outside, he hears Isha raising her voice at some irritation. I mean, husbands and wives, husbands and wives doesn't matter who they are, right wives, wives or husbands or husbands. Right? So I was raising her voice. And the processor is quiet. aboubaker becomes enraged. He says, allow me in so they let him in. And he begins rebuking Ayesha? How dare you raise your voice above the voice of the Prophet system? How dare you say and he kept on going and going. And he got in front of Arusha. And his hand began going up and down such that he felt he might even strike me. This is the father

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feeling anger that How dare you do this in front of the Prophet system? When it became very tense, the Prophet says and put his body in between and he put his hands to protect Artesia. So that bucket then eventually left. Then he said to OSHA, they've just been having not an argument, but you get the point back and forth. He says to Arusha, don't you see how I defended you from that man? Now this is humorous, we all get it. We all get it. We every husband here sees his playing with her issue. Don't you see how I defended you from that man, her own father, meaning how could you be yelling at me, and I'm the one defending you from aboubaker. And so many other incidents that take

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place, we have the story of Arusha again, Ayesha rhodiola, Juana was with the Prophet sallallahu, sallam, and soda and of course, so there was the eldest of the wives of the process. And the issue is, of course, the youngest. And so the visited, and he had cooked some food actually was a very, what would be considered to be an expensive dish, because there was meat in it. So when you have meat at that time, it's a very big thing. And it's called a zeal. It's a meat dish with bread type of stuff in it. So soda says, I don't want to eat. Ayesha felt, she's not eating because I cooked it

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that she's not eating because she doesn't trust my cooking, or she doesn't think my cooking is good. So she said, Well, ah, he that taco dinner, you will love you're going to eat it. And she said, Well, I'm not going to eat it.

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And the process of sitting in the middle, I said, you're going to eat it, or I'm going to put it into your mouth. She's getting angry. Now. She feels insulted that you've come to my house, I'm cooking food for you. And, and you know, between the CO wives, maybe this is even more so than it otherwise. So she feels something tension, like why aren't you eating? So so this is I'm not going to eat? So I should literally take some food and puts it on her mouth, puts it on her mouth, and the processor is not interfering. When this happens. So the loses her temper and the Profit System. He's sitting with his legs cross legged, right? When he sees that soda is going to respond. He lifts one

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knee up, and he says go ahead Your turn now. So so that literally takes the food and puts it on our issues face in anger and the Profit System is laughing at what is going on.

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Another point again is that he is allowing this humor, this is a part of life it happens. This is the reality that this type of relationship. Again, our profit system is the ultimate role model. And of course, my all time favorite story and everybody loves this story when they hear it. It is such a sweet and beautiful story. And it demonstrates the perfection of the lack of the Prophet so seldom is regarding that Sahabi who was actually not from Medina, he was a Bedouin, he didn't live in Medina. He was a Bedouin, he was from the Arab, but he was of the righteous Arab, and his name was za Hill. His name was Zaha, and he would come to Medina and always give the Prophet system something

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and the process would give him back they had a very good friendship together. But Zaheer was mocked by the other people, the other people made fun of him. He was short and they said he was ugly looking. And they said he was this and that, but the process of didn't care about this. He liked him a lot to the process and had a good relationship with him. One day, the process was walking in the sock. And he sees it and he hasn't seen it for a long time. And Zaha has not yet come to the masjid he has to sell some merchandise that is going to come to the masjid. So the process was pleasantly surprised that he is seeing Zion. So he walks from behind zire not informing him that he has seen

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him. And he's in the suit. Everybody's buying and selling saying who's gonna buy who's gonna purchase those days, everybody would have to scream, I have this I have that purchase this. So the Prophet says that I'm held on to him from the back. I mean, this is unbelievable. When you think about it, he is Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and this desire, you know, I, we tried our best scholars myself, we tried our best to look up about Zion, we only know three or four things about him. He's not one of the big famous Sahaba he's not like a robot cutter No, but he doesn't have a long history of of Katana, and we don't know much about him. But for some reason, there's something

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in his o'clock something in him, the process of them really loves it. And so he held on to it from behind, and he holds on to him like this. And then in the middle of the souk, he says, Who is going to purchase this avid from me, you all get the double meaning abit here, who's going to purchase this avid. Now of course in the soup dabbed here would mean a slave, but when he is saying it, it means the worship of Allah and Enza is a worshipper of Allah. Right? Who is going to purchase this from me? This is what we would call a humorous prank. And it is our Prophet says I'm doing it. Man yesterday had an abdomen knee and Ziad becomes angry. Who is this playing this prank? Who is that?

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Because I mean, who wouldn't be irritated? Then he sees who it is what happens? The narrator says, Zaha just melted and became limp so that he could feel that his back could feel the skin of the Profit System, and that he could get the Baraka from the Profit System as much as possible. Immediately he lived so that he could feel the blessing adjusted of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then he said, here's what Allah, you want to sell me. But I'm going to come for a cheap price, what are you going to get for me? Right? I'm going to be and the reason he's making fun of himself because the people say bad things about him, you know how sometimes cruel people are and

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they would make fun of him for his expression or his facial features or whatever they they would say that he's not a handsome man that he is what not? And the Prophet says that I'm said, rather, you are very expensive in the eyes of Allah in the Quran de la de la Harlan, you are very expensive in the eyes of Allah. Now, this incident, if it doesn't humanize the process, and what will if it doesn't show us His perfection of a HELOC, then what will and that is why when our Profit System established this as a as a reality, then it is not surprising that we find the Sahaba the Tabby rune, the great Imams, every single Mama, Mama, Mama Shafi mom, American whatnot, we find from them

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as well, this type of humor, even in their fifth we find it here and there when they give fatawa. And again, much can be said time does not allow us to do so we find the same type of

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humorous pneus and gentleness in the greatest scholars of Islam. And in fact, many are the quotations from our scholars, that it is a part of being a gentleman, it is a part of being a good Muslim, that there is an element of humor, an element of of joking and whatnot. And that is why even some of the most classical authentic books of even political science of being a ruler and leader and my word is a great scholar in medieval Islam, and he has books about how to be a leader and how to he has sections in it. The etiquettes of joking if it hasn't been hit by the great scholar of Hadith avenal, Josie, all of these scholars, they actually wrote treatises in our times, we would call them

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joke books. They didn't have the genre back then. But they said the stories of

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foolish people, or they said that, you know incidents of humor. So they're having entire treatise these are printed, I have most of them at home by the way, they are printed, they are available, great scholars even hasn't even a Josie even about these are of the most authentic, serious scholars of Islam, but we see another side of theirs. And therefore brothers and sisters, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being humorous with being gentle with being joyful, but there are conditions, what are those conditions very quickly. Number one, there cannot be blatant lying. We are not allowed to lie or to deceive. And by lying what we mean here is to say something that is an

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intentional lie, you invent a fabrication about a devout Muslim about Zina and you just say something that is completely untrue. And the person doesn't even realize that Oh, and then you say, Oh, I was just kidding with you. No, it doesn't work that way. And by the way, as for the jokes that we say the standard jokes, there was a man or there's a rabbi, a priest, enema, that type of stuff. It's not quite lying, because you know that it is a fable. So that's not covered in the Hadith. But what we mean is you intentionally lie about somebody and the other person doesn't realize, and then you say, Oh, I was just joking. This is not allowed in our religion, as well. Obviously, it goes

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without saying that no joke can have anything that is haram inside of it, of backbiting, of slander, of lewdness of vulgarity. This is not of the lack of our religion. So we cannot have anything and it goes without saying that not nothing that is humorous, can have something intrinsically Haram in it as well. If the joke involves a prank or something of this nature, then it is not allowed to bring about terror upon a person, you cannot terrify a person, our Profit System said and edited and widowed, it is not allowed for a believer to bring fear into the hearts of another believer. So even as a joke, or as a prank, you cannot do something that will terrify the person. That is not

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something that is a part of our religion. And as well of the conditions that our scholars mentioned that look at all of the incidents, I said to you of the Hadith of the Prophet system, every one of them. The end result was the person felt closer to the pseudo law system, the person felt better camaraderie, the person felt genuine who the person was cheered up. So if the joke offends, if the joke makes the person feel bad, if you have denigrated the person, then no, this isn't funny. And it is not something that allows jokes and humor should cheer people up, bring happiness to them, not make them feel bad. So once you've insulted somebody, don't say, Oh, it was only a joke. If the

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person feels insulted your fault, not the other person. And if and at times, it is possible that you say something and you intended as a positive joke, but the person you overestimated you made a mistake and the person is offended. in this situation. islamically It's your fault. You have to apologize and don't say, oh, take a joke, brother. No, you're the one who went beyond the bounds that said something that was a gray area, and the other person was offended. So it is your responsibility to clear up that misunderstanding and of the etiquettes as well of being humorous and joking is that it is done in the appropriate manner at the right time and place to go to extremes.

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To go too much is something that obviously goes against the etiquettes of Islam. Our Prophet solo seldom said, I warn you against excessive laughing, laughing too much, because he didn't say I warn you guys laughing are processing left excessive laughing all the time, joking laughing all the time. Because we have something serious to just the worship of Allah jokes as the scholars say, and this is an Arabic tradition and in an Arabic phrase and an English phrase. jokes are like salt to One's Food. This is an Arabic and in English jokes are like salt to One's Food, you add it to the right amount perfect. And this is the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim. Humor has its place. When you go

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beyond the bounds, then you lose the respect of the people and your status is demeaned, and you will be ended up offending people. So the process of saying I warn you against excessive laughing for excessive laughing makes the heart hard. And the final condition. And the final condition is that and the most important, really is that the joke not involve anything that is denigrating to Allah and His messenger to the religion of Islam. It is not just how long it is crucial to joke about Allah and His messenger. It's not just to sin, it is good for because a heart that understands who is a law and who is Rasulullah so seldom can never then be sarcastic against them. We in our

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tradition in our religion, there is no such thing as cracking humor against a law making fun of the messenger sallallahu sallam. This is

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Not Islam. This can only come from a heart that doesn't understand what it means to be sacred, what it means to be set to have sanctity. We do not joke about our mother. We do not joke about the kindness or the law or the purity of our mother will Allahu Allah and His Messenger deserve infinitely more respect and love them our parents do, there are things we do not joke about an of them are that which is of the Shah of the main points of this religion. May Allah subhana wa tada allow us all to follow in the beautiful footsteps in the genuine humor in the simple and that and the beautiful jokes of the prophets of Salaam and enjoyed his company and his humor in the Acura

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Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi lays out what the Sharia says about humour and joking.

Numerous Hadith are cited that support the humorous stance of the Prophet ﷺ:


  • The Prophet ﷺ used to joke with the small child of one of the Sahabah called Abu Umayr, who had a small bird he used to play with. One day he saw the child looking sad, so he said, “Why do I see Abu Umayr looking sad?” The Sahabah told him, “The nughar which he used to play with has died, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet ﷺ began to gently joke with the child, saying, “O Abu Umayr, what happened to the nughair?”


  • A man came to the Prophet ﷺ asking him to give him something to ride. The Prophet ﷺ jokingly said, “I will give you the offspring of a she-camel to ride.” He said, “O Messenger of Allah , what will I do with the offspring of a she-camel?” The Prophet said: “Are riding-camels born except from she-camels?”


  • Zahir was one of the Sahaba for whom the Prophet ﷺ had a deep fondness. One day the Prophet ﷺ came to him while he was selling some goods. He embraced him from behind. Zahir, unable to see who he was, said, “Let me go! Who is this?” Then he turned around and recognized the Prophet SAW and then he tried to move closer to him once he knew who it was. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Who will buy this slave?” Zahir said,”O Messenger of Allah, you will find me unsellable.” The Prophet ﷺ said, “But in the sight of Allah SWT you are valuable.”


Conditions and etiquette for cracking jokes:

  • There cannot be anything intrinsically Haram in it.
  • One cannot terrify the other believer with his jokes.
  • We should not laugh excessively as it deadens the heart.
  • It is Haram if we joke against Allah and His Messenger ﷺ.
  • There cannot be blatant lying in the jokes we make.


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