Smiling or Laughing when Hearing the Word Qayloolah
Fatwa No: 447418

Question

Salamu 3allaikum,If a person had to smile probably even laugh a little bit because of the Word Qailulah, what is the verdict?Please take in note that the person wasn‘t certain in this moment whether it is a islamic word or not. The person just guessed it and found out afterwards.This smiling/laughing was because of the sound of the Word. He didn‘t intend to Mick.

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.

There is no sin on the one who laughs or smiles when he hears the word Qayloolah (siesta), and this is not considered a mockery of the Islamic religion.

We advise you to ignore these whispers and not give any attention to them.

For more benefit on whispers, please refer to Fataawa 374308 and 356689.

Allah Knows best.

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