Prophet Muhammad (SAW) laugh and smile

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Prophet Muhammad (SAW) laugh and smile

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Generally, the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam smiled but there are occasions where it is reported that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahi Alahi Wasalam laughed as well.

‘A man broke his fast (intentionally) during Ramadhan.  The Prophet of Allah commanded him to free a slave or fast for two months for feed sixty poor people.  He said: “I cannot provide it”.  The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam told him to sit down.  Thereafter, a huge basket of dates was brought to the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam.  He said “Take this and give it as sadqah.”  He said: “O Prophet of Allah, there is no one poorer than I”.  The Prophet of Allah thereupon laughed so that his canine teeth became visible and said: “Eat it yourself” ‘.  (Sunan Abi Dawud p.332 v.1)

As mentioned above, the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam usually smiled.  Saaiduna Aaisha Radiallahu Anha said, “I never saw the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam laugh fully to such an extent that I could see his uvula.  He would only smile…”  (Sunan Abi Dawud)

Saaiduna Jabir bin Samurah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Simak bin Harb asked Jabir bin Samurah Radiallahu Anhu “Did you sit in the company of the Prophet Of Allah?” He said “Yes, very often he used to sit at the place where he observed the morning or dawn prayer till the sun rose or when it had risen; he would stand and the (companions) would talk about matters pertaining to the days of ignorance, and they would laugh while the Prophet of Allah Sallalhu Alahi Wasalam smiled.”  (Sahih Muslim)

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Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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