Laughing is an Attribute of Allah
Fatwa No: 371923

  • Fatwa Date:4-3-2018 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 17, 1439
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Question

Asalamo AlaikumDoes ALLAH laugh? And is it mentioned in some of the hadiths?Question 2:A muslim does not have to talk inknowledgeably about islam, right? So Do I have to verify even my tawhid that I learned from scholars that I trust and I have to go see which hadith or Quranic statement they use as a reference? Do I have to verify everything? Also the Information that I am certain about?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is proven in authentic Ahadeeth that laughing is one of the Attributes of Allah; He laughs in a manner that befits His Majesty and Greatness.

Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Allah laughs at two men, one of whom killed the other but they both enter Paradise.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Ibn Khuzaymah, who is known as the leader of all the Imams, mentioned this Hadeeth in Kitaab At-Tawheed (the Book of Tawheed) under chapter: ‘Stating the confirmation that our Lord, Almighty, laughs: “Without describing how He laughs, and His laughing does not resemble to the laughing of the creation, and vise-versa.

As for your second question, our policy is to answer only one question per time from each questioner. So kindly send your question in again and make sure you state it in clear words so that we understand exactly what you are asking about, in order to provide you with the proper answer.

Allah knows best.

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