Is It Permissible to Jokingly Call Someone a Khariji?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I had a question regarding what is considered “mocking” and what isn’t. Is it haram if someone were to jokingly call someone a ‘khariji’? Is this considered istihza (mocking)? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, It is halal as long as it is clear, and not condescending. There is […]

Has My Father’s Joke Made Him a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Once I was leading my father in prayer and I accidentally said something in English. I have since repeated the prayer but when I asked him about it he jokingly told me not to worry as Allah does not speak English. Is my father Muslim after this joke? Answer: […]

Making Fun of Friends and Educational Material with Foul Language

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salamu alaikum 1.Is it permitted to make jokes about a friend’s weight or the way a person eats if this person is not hurt by this kind of humor? The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The believer can do no worse than belittle his brother”. Does it mean […]