Saturday, 20 April 2019

Why April Fool Day Is Haram In Islam





Question

Is April Fool day a major sin in Islam?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah (swt)

Islam denounces events like April Fools’ Day which is based on immoral actions. It’s popular among the Muslims and non-Muslims society that April is the month of intimidation, deception, lies, peoples are sending messages or even calling to put fear in someone heart or make him laugh in the name of April fool. It is important for people to know that such immoral behaviour is not Islamic, and not morally sound.

Allaah the Most High says: "And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from the Path of Allaah. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie"

(Qur'an 6:116)

"O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers"

(Qur'an 49:11)

1. Narrated by Abdur-Rahman ibn Abu Lailan (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) told us they were travelling with the Messenger of Allaah (Pbuh) One man fell asleep and some of them took his rope (as a joke), then he panicked. So the Messenger of Allaah (Pbuh) said, “It is not lawful for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim (even if it is for a joke).”

(Sunan Abu Dawoud)

2. Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Masud (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man will keep speaking the truth and striving to speak the truth until he is recorded with Allaah as a man of the truth. Lying leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to Hell fire. A man will keep telling lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allaah as a liar.”

(Sahih Bukhari)

3. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)  warned against mocking people and hurting their feelings, because that is the path that leads to hatred and grudges.



(Sahih Muslim)

4. Narrated by Mu’aawiyah ibn Haydah  (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Woe to the one who speaks and tells lies in order to make the people laugh; woe to him, woe to him.’”
(Sunan at-Tirmidhi)

5. Narrated by Abu Huraira (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three: Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie, Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise) and If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.

(Sahih Bukhari) 

Allah knows best.

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