Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Humor in Islam

Islam is a complete code of life, which covers each and every sphere of human life. Humor is also a part of disposition of a human being and it is impossible to believe that life of holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) may not have covered this very important aspect of life.Though, the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) disapproved the excessive laughing but the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) used to smile and express humorous feelings. Following are some Ahadiths which cover this particular aspect of the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).

The Holy Prophet (May peace be upon him) said, “The man who narrates something to make other laugh will be hurled to hell.”

However, such respected scholars of the religion forget this hadith which states:-

“One who tells a lie to make others laugh will be hurled to hell.”

The combined reading of the above two ahadith makes it abundantly clear that though the humor is not prohibited in Islam, however, making false statement for the purpose of making others laugh is strictly prohibited. While discussing the disposition of the Holy Prophet (SAW) his companions (raziyallaho anho) says that his light discussion used to adorn worried faces with pleasant smiles. His delightful discussion makes the congregations pleasant and charming. There are many instances of his enchanting disposition, some of which are as under:-

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