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Laughter - Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)

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Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Laughter should be like salt in a curry or chutney with food. Too much salt or only chutney is not going to be desirous. So within limits if a person laughs or makes others laugh, this is not sinful. In fact, to put happiness into the heart of another is a Sunnah which draws rewards.
However, too much of laughter is spiritually harmful. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) cautioned us:  
‘Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter deadens the heart.’[1]
The trend of frequenting comedy shows and paying for hours of laughter and entertainment, the content of which is shameless and indecent is not at all condoned. In fact, it is Haraam. In these days, many comedy shows target Islam and the beautiful Sunnah. Islam becomes the brunt of mockery. This is extremely dangerous for a person’s Imaan.
Allah Ta’ala, the All-Wise, did not create us for a useless purpose, that we squander valuable time in worthless – nay, in destructive past times:
"Did you then think that We had created you in jest, and that you 
would not be brought back to Us (for account)?"
[surah Al-Mu`minoon 23 : 115]


[1] Ibn Majah

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