Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Fool's Day


In Islam we are clearly prohibited from making fun and mockery of any person even if it is just in jest!
Allah Most Wise says:
 "Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies." [Quran:40:28]
  "Curse of Allah upon those who lie." [Quran:3:61]
The Messenger of Allah(peace be upon him) is reported to have said:
 " I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even if its just for the sake of fun''[Hadith:Abu Dawud].
"The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he is entrusted with something, he betrays that trust."  (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 33; Muslim, 59) 
Hazrat Wasilah reported that the Messenger of Allah(peace be upon) said: "Do not display pleasure at your brothers misfortune."[Hadith-Tirmizi]
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: "They said, 'O Messenger of Allaah, you joke with us.' He said, 'But I only speak the truth.(Hadith-Tirmidhi, 1990) 
 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever imitates a people is one of them." (Hadith-Ahmad)
It was narrated by Mu'aawiyah ibn Haydah that he heard the Prophet (pbuh) say: 'Woe to the one who talks to make the people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him."(Hadith-Tirmidhi,Abu Dawood). 
When our Muslim Ummah is being disgraced and humiliated by the Kuffaar from East to West, how is it possible for a believer with even a minute degree of Imaan to engage in this evil custom of April Fool's Day! 
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