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  • 8 Responses for "Laughing is not Haram – University of Florida – Mar. 28, 2009"

    1. Obaida Abdul-rahim March 27th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

      Jazakallahu Khairan Amir for posting this.

      Just a note, the event is MARCH 28th, not April 28th. Ya3ny, it’s tomorrow.

    2. under cover sis March 27th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      oh to be living in Americaa! Love each of the artists!
      May Allah reward them for their efforts and continue to bless them with creative floows!

    3. abufatu March 27th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

      126. Laughter

      252. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Laugh little. Much laughter kills the heart.”

      253. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Do not laugh a lot. Much laughter kills the heart.”

      254. Abu Hurayra said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went out to a group of his Companions who were laughing and talking. He said, ‘By the One in whose hand my soul is, if you knew what I knew, you would laugh little and weep much.’ Then he left and the people were weeping. Then Allah Almighty revealed to him, ‘Muhammad! Why did you make My slaves despair?’ The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Give good news, guide people and draw near to one another.'”

      this is from al-adab al-mufrad of imam al-bukhary (rahimahu Allah)

    4. Usman Akhtar is COnfused. April 2nd, 2009 at 7:07 pm

      There is also a hadith where Aisha radhiallah anha says that no one ever smiled more than the Prophet Sallalaahu alayhi wassalam.

      It’s about context, that’s why you have to be careful when you just quote a hadith or a verse of Quran, you have to understand the full context, to understand its meaning.

      And the btw, it says you should laugh little, not that laughing is completely haram. But abusing dunya pleasures – even laughing – takes you away from the thought and focus of Allah Subhanuatala

    5. abufatu April 2nd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

      do you seriously think that now is the time for the muslim ummah to be laughing?I read once that Imam Ali radia Allahu anhu while in kufa as Amirul Mumineen after salatul Fajr would sit sadden at missing the Prophet (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) and his companions( radia Allahu anhum) and then He would describe them their worship fasting and fighting fi sabili Allah, and say how he did not see their like amongst the people. We are in a state of delusion if we think that any other way but their way will lead us to salvation. The Prophet(salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam) had the most beautiful of smiles. He smiled not laughed most the time. What happens at comedy shows is laughter not smiles. Also I know there is a context to everything but ? do you think that the sahaba(radia Allahu anhum) ever asked themselves about the context of and order of their beloved (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam), no they rushed to implement it.by Allah’s mercy that is why they are who they are.

    6. Usman Akhtar April 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

      “do you think that the sahaba(radia Allahu anhum) ever asked themselves about the context of and order of their beloved (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam), no they rushed to implement it.by Allah’s mercy that is why they are who they are.”

      I agreed with everything you said up until that line. The sahaba radhiallahu anhum EXPERIENCED THE CONTEXT of every revelation of a verse of Quran, and lived every hadith. They had the deepest knowledge and were the best of people BECAUSE they knew the entire context of everything the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wassalam said.

      like i said before, that’s why you have to be careful when you just quote a hadith or a verse of Quran, you have to understand the full context, to understand its meaning. Infact the Sahaba who knew the most hadith and understood the deepest meaning of the hadith transmitted very few hadith because they were afraid that they would misrepresent it. That’s why there are very few hadith narrated by the 4 rightly guided Khalifahs radhiallahu anhum.

    7. abufatu April 2nd, 2009 at 11:23 pm

      Yes the sahaba (radia Allahu Anhu) witnessed the context of divine revelation and prophetic tradition what i tried to say is that they rushed to the obediance of Allah and His Messenger(salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam)while men of this world with families, trades etc.. their life was the life of the hear after and they lived for it. did history see them gathering in poetry circles or the like to amuse each other? Thank you for your inshight Usman may Allah accept your deeds and raise your rank. Ameen

    8. Usman Akhtar April 2nd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

      Yeah i agree, like i said before, laughter in excess keeps you attached to the dunya and away from Allah, its the same reason why music, movies, tv, video games, fictiitious literature is all considered haram/makruh to some, because it is just a distraction.

      In French, the word for entertainment is divertissement, which includes the latin word divert, like diversion in english. And that’s what entertainment is by the nature of the word, a diversion from what is really important, a way to distract yourself from life, and its purpose.

      And I do agree with you abufatu, that we shouldn’t hesitate to follow the quran and sunnah, but the way you first said it didn’t make much sense. I had that subtle hesitation too, trying to explain all of the scientific benefits of different sunnah to non-muslim friends, like siwak/miswak, wudhu, halal food, etc, when I should’ve been doing those things purely for the sake of allah subhanuatala.

      It is an existent problem in the youth today, including me.

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