From a Whatsapp group Dicussion: April Fools Day

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  Against today….are you planning on:
Celebrating April fool’s day?!
Playing pranks?!
Lying to have fun?!

   You should read this first.

The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said: “

He is not from us who deceives us.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (3452) and Sunan Ibn Maajah (2224) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al Albaanee]

Mu’aawiyah ibn Haydah ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ said:

I heard the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ say: “Woe to the one who talks to make the people laugh and tells lies, woe to him, woe to him.” [Sunan
al-Tirmidhee (2315) and Sunan Abu Dawood (4990) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-
Albaanee].

Narrated `Abdullaah ibn as-Saa’ib ibn Yazeed
ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ : The Messenger o
Allaah ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ
ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said:

“None of you should take the property of his brother in amusement (i.e. jest), nor in earnest. If anyone takes the staff of his brother, he should return it.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (5003) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

Narrated `Abdul Rahmaan ibn Abu Layla: The Companions of the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ told us that they were travelling with the Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ. A man among them went to sleep, and another one of them went to the rope which he had with him. He took it, by which he (the one who was sleeping) got frightened.

The Prophet ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ said:

“It is not lawful for a Muslim that he frightens a Muslim.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (5004) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

   It goes  without saying then that this event of April Fools -which involves jokes and pranks intended to excite or scare the recepient, is against Islamic teachings and we should all endeavor to shun its celebration. May we be protected from the wrath of Allah and the calamity of straying from this path of Islam. Aameen.

Maasalam!
HSMx

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