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There Is No Harm in Humor, As Long As What You Say Is True

As long as we are not mocking the religion, are we permitted in Islam to make jokes?

As long as you are truthful in your humor, and as long as you do not go to excesses, humor, witticisms, and jokes are permitted in Islam. The Messenger of Allaah showed humor, but he would only speak the truth. But if you lie when you make a joke, remember this Hadith: Woe to him who tells lies so that others may laugh ...woe to him, and again woe to him. [1] And with Allaah is the facilitation to do what is right.

[1] Abu Dawud 4990, At-Tirmithi no. 2315 Sunan Al-Kubrah for Nasai 6/509 no. 11655.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 291
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