Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Humor in Islam

Our Holy Prophet (SAW) used to smile to such an extent that his pre-molar teeth became visible. Nonetheless, laughing frequently is disliked because, “excessive laugh makes the hearts lifeless.”

The above ahadiths make it abundantly clearly that the Holy Prophet (SAW) liked humor very much. Similarly, his companions and other sages of the Islam liked human as it evident from the following quotes:-

Hazrat Ali bin Abi Talib says, “Keep your hearts pleasant and seek some share of knowledge for it because hearts get tired just as body gets tired.”

Hazrat Zahri states that a men used to sit in the company of the companions of the Holy Prophet (SAW). When companions narrated him sayings of prophet and he got tired of it, then he said to them, “Ears get loosened and like to hear interesting things. So now we should start humorous and poetic literature.”

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