Friday, April 2, 2010

No joking around! April Fool's Day is un-Islamic

From the Facebook page Hadith of the Day, which has over 348,000 fans:

(If you are having trouble reading that, it says "The Prophet (pbuh) said: Woe to the one who talks to make people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him." (Tirmidhi) Please remember and share this hadith for Muslims that take part in April fools day pranks, stunts and jokes, it has nothing to do with Islam.")

Below are some other comments on the same page:

* Also: on the concept of "April Fools Day"...
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”
This is obviously a kaffir "holiday" or tradition. We have to be aware that there is no other intention behind someone's "prank" on this day besides going along with what... the kuffar do, thus imitating them.

* Making jokes iz not part of our islamic teachings so y shuld we celebrate april fool

* May Allah avoid us from telling lies and making jokes. Ameen

Got to wonder what they'd think about an act like Fear of a Brown Planet.

Heaven forbid some people have to actually exercise their own judgment without having to rely on religion for every single decision they make.

You get this to some extent in every religion, and this kind of attitude is certainly not reflective of all Muslims. But let's be honest, Islam has a LOT of this kind of people.

Fortunately Islam also contains its share of sensible people too; unfortunately these comments were in the minority ...

* I'm pretty sure Allah can see our hearts and knows the difference between deceit and jokes. Muslims need to stop thinking Allah has a human thought process. Once again we're making something more serious than it should be.

* According to my understanding, this hadith means woe to those ppl who tell lies to make ppl laugh.. Meaning telling ppl lies, and they believing it. And the lies are very ridiculous, which makes them laugh. And the one who receives the lie, will think the lie as truth... April fools joke on the other hand, is different, because in the end, we tell... See More him/her that it was a lie. April fools joke is test of gullibility. After all, Allah SWT gave us brain to think, not just to receive information from outside sources without putting in much thought..

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that. Thank you for enlightening me :)