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Etiquette of Joking

Allah's Messenger, peace be upon him, said to his companion Hanzala, who thought that life should be free from fun and entertainment and that he committed hypocrisy when he played and jested with his wife and children: "But, Hanzala, refresh your heart from time to time." (Muslim). Here the Holy Prophet explained to the man that permissible fun and self-refreshment is desirable for the human soul to regain its activity and liveliness. He peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, also taught them the rules of conduct as regards to joking, when asked about his joking with them, by saying which meaning of is translated as: "Yes, but I speak truthfully." (Tirmidhi).

Once an old woman came to him and said: O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah for me to be admitted into Paradise. He peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, said which meaning of is
translated as: "No old woman will be admitted into Paradise.". On hearing this she went away crying. He said: "Tell her that she won't be an old woman when she goes into Paradise.". Allah, the Exalted, says which meaning of is translated as: "Lo! We have created them a (new) creation and made them virgins, lovers, friends." (The Qur'aan, Chapter Al-Qamar, 54:35-37).

Allah's Messenger's jokes were not limited to words, they included acts as well. Anas Ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, said, A bedouin called Zaher used to bring presents from the desert to the Prophet peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, and the Prophet peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, used also to supply him with provisions on leaving. He peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, said about him which meaning of is translated as: "Zaher is our 'desert' and we are his 'city'". The Holy Prophet loved him, though he was ugly-faced. One day, the Prophet, peace be upon him, came to him from the back unawares. Zaher said: Release me. Then he looked behind him and recognized the Prophet, so he pressed his back against the Prophet's peace and pleassings of allah be upon him chest. The Prophet peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, called out: "Who purchases this slave?". Zaher said:"O Messenger of Allah, You will find me not sellable". The Prophet peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, answered which meaning of is translated as: "But to Allah, you are not sellable, or he said: To Allah, you are so dear." (Tirmidhi).

A joke should not involve any hurt or insult to any Muslim. Allah's Messenger peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, said which meaning of is translated as: "No Muslim is allowed to scare another Muslim." (Abu Dawood). He also said: "Nobody should take (Muslim) brother's belongings." (Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi).

Joking should not drive a Muslim to lie in order to make others laugh, as understood from the Prophet's peace and pleassings of allah be upon him, words which meaning of is translated as: "Woe to him who lies when speaking to make people laugh. Woe to him! Woe to him!".

 

 


 

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