Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) smiled often and would make jokes with members of his community. For example, An old woman came to our Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) and said: "O Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) that I will enter Paradise." Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) said jokingly, "O Mother of so-and-so, no old women will enter Paradise." The old woman went away crying, after hearing from Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw). Then Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) sent one of his companions to tell her that, she will enter Paradise by becoming a young lady, because the Paradise is for only young people.

Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) said: "Do not laugh too much, for laughing too much deadens the heart." At another place, Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) said: "If you knew what I know, you would laugh little and weep much."

Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said: Avoid incorrect jokes and humors, as it is the cause of enmity and grudge. Also Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said: The believers laughter should be only a smile. At another place Imam Jafar as Sadiq (AS) said: Beware of joking, because it causes rancor and drives into malice. Joking is the lesser revilement.

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