Hadith Reminders

Woe to the one who says something which is false in order to make people laugh! Woe to him, woe to him!

The Muslim is forbidden to joke and laugh about other people's values and honour. Allah says: "O you who believe, let not some people mock at other people; it may be that they are better than you…" (49:11). Nor is it appropriate for the Muslim to tell jokes based on what is untrue in order to make people laugh.

Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi