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A celebration in which people speak lie, play jokes and mock in the name of entertainment. This
ugly practice of lying, which is considered to be merely a humor, is known to have caused great
harm to many. Even trauma and deaths. Still this dishonest tradition is not only practiced among
the common masses, but also newspapers and magazines participate in it by publishing false
news and untrue stories on the first day of April!

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Lying is a characteristic of hypocrisy and Allah's Messenger {SAW} strictly forbade lying at all
times. He {SAW} said:

           

[Saheeh al-Bukharee]

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Moreover, he {SAW} has specifically cursed the person who lies to make people laugh, he said:

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[Abu Dawood]

The above Ahadith show the gravity of participating in the false tradition of April Fool, which
the Western tradition appreciates and encourages claiming that it brings joy and amusement,
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Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abi Laylaa said: ³The companions of the Messenger of Allah {SAW} told
us that they were traveling with the Messenger of Allah {SAW}. A man among them fell asleep
and some of them went and took his arrows. When the man woke up, he got alarmed (because
his arrows were missing) and the people laughed. The Prophet {SAW} said: c  
   They said, ³Nothing, except that we took the arrows and he got alarmed.´ The
Messenger of Allah {SAW} said: '  %   %   
 

[Abu Dawood]

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Muhammad {SAW} has also described the severe punishments for the liars and said: '(
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[Sahih al-Bukhari, vol: 8, no: 118]


May Allah protect us from indulging ourselves in such dishonest activities and may
He give us the strength to withstand such practices when they tend to infect our
Muslim Society. Ameen!