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    Mar 29, 2010
    April Fool

    In some foreign countries – kaafir countries – there is the well-known custom of April Fool, which happens of the first day of April. Some Muslims are imitating them in this, thinking that it is permissible to tell lies on this day… what is your opinion on this belief and on this custom?


    Praise be to Allaah.

    Lying is not permissible at all, at any time.

    And it is not permissible to imitate the kuffaar and to be like them, on this day or on any other,

    because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.”

    From the fatwaas of Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan in al-Shaqaa’iq magazine, no. 32, Safar
    Taking Part in April Fools Days Pranks

    I would like to know if we are able to take part in April Fool's Day jokes and if not, why not. Jazakallah.

    You know better whether or not you are able to take part in any activity. We do not know your physical or social conditions.
    Whether you should is another matter. There the question is why do you want to take part in it? Think about it, research it, ask those who do urge or encourage you to do so. Why? When you do, you will discover that real fools are the persons who foolishly follow this practice while they have no idea why they are doing it.

    A Muslim does not follow the mob. He, or she, never does things simply because other people are doing it. He is a thinking, reflecting, person who does not waste any of his time in doing things that will not bring him any benefit in the hereafter or in this world.

    In contrast, in Jahiliyya societies people do things simply because others are doing it. They blindly follow whatever the media or the mob tell them is the latest in thing or cool idea. That is why Qur'an says that they are deaf, dumb, and blind. They are like animals. Rather they are worse than animals.
    "Many are the Jinns and men we have made for Hell: They have hearts wherewith they understand not, eyes wherewith they see not, and ears wherewith they hear not. They are like cattle,- nay more misguided: for they are heedless (of warning)." [Al-A'raf 7:179]

    Islam liberates you from the Jahiliyya society. Indeed it would be tragic if someone, instead of cherishing it, were to question this liberation.


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