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11 June, 2011

Ayaat and Ahaadith on Smile and Laughter

Jarir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Since I embraced Islam Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) never refused to see me and he did not see me but with a smile on his face.

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وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ

And that He it is Who makes (men) laugh and makes (them) weep.

Reference: Surah an-Najm (53:43)

 [2]

وَامْرَأَتُهُ قَائِمَةٌ فَضَحِكَتْ فَبَشَّرْنَاهَا بِإِسْحَاقَ وَمِن وَرَاءِ إِسْحَاقَ يَعْقُوبَ

And his wife* was standing (by), so she laughed, then We gave her the good news of Ishaq and after Ishaq of (a son's son) Yaqoub.

Reference: Surah Hud (11:71)

*the wife of Ibrahim (Peace be upon him)           

Note: The Ayah uses the word ضحك which is used for laughter, and if laughter was totally unIslamic, Allah would have condemned it. What is condemned is too much laughter, and an explicit narration on it is ahead.

[3]

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَبَسُّمُكَ فِي وَجْهِ أَخِيكَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَأَمْرُكَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهْيُكَ عَنْ الْمُنْكَرِ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِرْشَادُكَ الرَّجُلَ فِي أَرْضِ الضَّلَالِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَبَصَرُكَ لِلرَّجُلِ الرَّدِيءِ الْبَصَرِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِمَاطَتُكَ الْحَجَرَ وَالشَّوْكَةَ وَالْعَظْمَ عَنْ الطَّرِيقِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ وَإِفْرَاغُكَ مِنْ دَلْوِكَ فِي دَلْوِ أَخِيكَ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ

Sayyidina Abu Dharr (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Your smile before your brother is a sadaqah for you, and your enjoining piety and forbidding evil is a sadaqah. Your guiding one who is lost on the land is a sadaqah for you. Your leading the blind is a sadaqah for you. Your removing from the thoroughfare a stone, a thorn or a bone is for you a sadaqah. And, your filling with your bucket the bucket of your brother is a sadaqah for you.

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, the Book of Piety and Joining Ties, Classified as Sahih by al-Albani

[4]

مَا رَأَيْتُ أَحَدًا أَكْثَرَ تَبَسُّمًا مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Harith ibn Jazz narrated. I did not see anyone smiling more than Allah’s Messenger (SAW)

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Merits, Classified as Sahih by al-Albani

 [5]

مَا كَانَ ضَحِكُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِلَّا تَبَسُّمًا

Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Harith ibn Jazz narrated: Allah’s Messenger’s (SAW) laugh was only a smile.

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Merits, Classified as Sahih by al-Albani

Note: Allah’s messenger used to smile with dignity, and would never laugh loudly like people do nowadays.

[6]

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لَوْ تَعْلَمُونَ مَا أَعْلَمُ لَضَحِكْتُمْ قَلِيلًا وَلَبَكَيْتُمْ كَثِيرًا

Sayyidina Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Allah;s Messenger (SAW) said, “If you know that which I know then you would certainly laugh little and weep much”

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Zuhd (Piety), Classified as Sahih by al-Albani

[7]

سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ وَيْلٌ لِلَّذِي يُحَدِّثُ بِالْحَدِيثِ لِيُضْحِكَ بِهِ الْقَوْمَ فَيَكْذِبُ وَيْلٌ لَهُ وَيْلٌ لَهُ

Bahz ibn Hakim reported on the authority of his father from his grandfather that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “Woe to him whom recounts a tale to make people laugh speaking lies. Woe to him! Woe to him!”

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Zuhd (Piety), Classified as Hasan by al-Albani

[8]

ثُمَّ وَعَظَهُمْ فِي ضَحِكِهِمْ مِنْ الضَّرْطَةِ فَقَالَ إِلَامَ يَضْحَكُ أَحَدُكُمْ مِمَّا يَفْعَلُ

…Then, he (Prophet Muhammad) admonished them saying, “Do not laugh when somebody breaks wind. At what does one of you laugh at that which he himself does”

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Exegesis of Qur’an, Classified as Sahih by al-Albani

[9]

وَلَا تُكْثِرْ الضَّحِكَ فَإِنَّ كَثْرَةَ الضَّحِكِ تُمِيتُ الْقَلْبَ

Prophet Muhammad said: “…do not laugh much for much laughter causes the heart to die”

Reference: Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Zuhd (Piety), Classified as Hasan by al-Albani

[10]

عَنْ جَرِيرٍ قَالَ مَا حَجَبَنِى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- مُنْذُ أَسْلَمْتُ وَلاَ رَآنِى إِلاَّ تَبَسَّمَ فِى وَجْهِى

Jarir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Since I embraced Islam Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) never refused to see me and he did not see me but with a smile on his face.

Reference: Sahih al-Muslim, The book pertaining to Merits of companions.

[11]

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ زَوْجِ النَّبِىِّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ مَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- مُسْتَجْمِعًا ضَاحِكًا حَتَّى أَرَى مِنْهُ لَهَوَاتِهِ إِنَّمَا كَانَ يَتَبَسَّمُ - قَالَتْ - وَكَانَ إِذَا رَأَى غَيْمًا أَوْ رِيحًا عُرِفَ ذَلِكَ فِى وَجْهِهِ. فَقَالَتْ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَرَى النَّاسَ إِذَا رَأَوُا الْغَيْمَ فَرِحُوا. رَجَاءَ أَنْ يَكُونَ فِيهِ الْمَطَرُ وَأَرَاكَ إِذَا رَأَيْتَهُ عَرَفْتُ فِى وَجْهِكَ الْكَرَاهِيَةَ قَالَتْ فَقَالَ « يَا عَائِشَةُ مَا يُؤَمِّنُنِى أَنْ يَكُونَ فِيهِ عَذَابٌ قَدْ عُذِّبَ قَوْمٌ بِالرِّيحِ وَقَدْ رَأَى قَوْمٌ الْعَذَابَ فَقَالُوا (هَذَا عَارِضٌ مُمْطِرُنَا) ».

Narrated 'Aisha: I never saw Allah's Apostle laughing loudly enough to enable me to see his uvula, but he used to smile only. And whenever he saw clouds or winds, signs of deep concern would appear on his face. I said, "O Allah's Apostle! When people see clouds they usually feel happy, hoping that it would rain, while I see that when you see clouds, one could notice signs of dissatisfaction on your face." He said, "O 'Aisha! What is the guarantee for me that there will be no punishment in it, since some people were punished with a wind? Verily, some people saw (received) the punishment, but (while seeing the cloud) they said, 'This cloud will give us rain.' "

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari, The book of Prophetic Commentary on Qur’an

[12]

ولا تحقرن شيا من المعروف وأن تکلم أخاک وأنت منبسط

Prophet Muhammad said “…Do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face.”

Reference: Sunan Abu Dawud, graded as ‘Sahih’ by al-Albani, Narrated by Jabir bin Sulaym (May Allah be pleased with him)

[13]

لاَ تَحْقِرَنَّ مِنَ الْمَعْرُوفِ شَيْئًا وَلَوْ أَنْ تَلْقَى أَخَاكَ بِوَجْهٍ طَلْقٍ

Prophet Muhammad said “Do not look down upon any good deed, whether it is meeting your brother with a cheerful face”.

Reference: Sahih al-Muslim, Narrated by Abu-Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him)

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1 comments:

Bela said...

BarakAllah. A much needed reminder.

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