Friday, August 6, 2010

All Joking Aside

"There is no humor in Islam," a humorless Ayatollah once famously intoned. The Khalid bin Walid mosque, which serves Toronto's large Somali community, would appear to second that emotion, advising the faithful to knock it off with the yucks:

Resisting the urge to laugh as much as possible, as well as tying to stop others from laughing. There may be a gathering where the people are accustomed to laughing and chortling most of the time. So the Muslim must first suppress his own laughter, just as he suppresses a yawn, then he should advise the other people present and help them to control themselves. It takes a persuasive, determined and serious person to do this. There is a lot of goodness in people, praise be to Allaah, and they are ready to respond to the one who wants to reform them and improve them. This can be achieved in a number of ways, such as telling them how bad it is to laugh and make others laugh, because it can lead to lies and falsehood when the “comedian” cannot find a true story to tell, so he makes up a tale from his imagination to make people laugh. This is the kind of person who was warned by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Woe to the one who talks and tells lies to make people laugh… woe to him, woe to him!” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7136). It can also make him an unstable person who is held in low esteem by others, because the person who makes people laugh is despised by them, even if he thinks otherwise. They have no respect for him at all, and the same applies to the person who laughs too much.
Anyone else think that that's part of the trouble; that if "youts" were permitted the safety valve of laughter to let off steam they wouldn't be as tempted to, say, run off and join the jihad? We might want to build that into a strategy for combating radicalism--finding ways to make the lads "lighten up."

5 comments:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Real Party People eh?

scaramouche said...

Sure. They love to play Pictionary (so long no one draws any pics of Mo) and "Truth or Dare".

Rose said...

The only Muslims I've seen laugh are apostates and T. Fatah, Islam is a joyless blood sucking mercyless belief. Laughter might relieve the hatred thus no laughter must be allowed in Islam.

Xanthippa said...

Wasn't it that Canadian burka-babe with square glasses that said something just like this a couple of years ago in the Meritimes?

Something about there being nothing but duty in Islam.....

Jim R said...

They laughed pretty hard even danced, another supposed no-no, when the World Trade Towers came down. Don't remember any admonishments coming from on high about this.

I rather think there are "Allah Approved" laughing and dancing. And I rather think these normal and 'human' displays of joy are allowed for celebrations of truly evil and despicable attacks on actual humans.

This f--king religion is truly a sick and depraved one.