No Joke, April Fools’ Day is Condemned by Islamic Fatwa

Unless the whole episode is an elaborate joke, reports are true that the Pharisaical Islamists of Eqypt's dar-al-iftaa issued a fatwa, or edict, against April Fools' Day, saying that lies are forbidden in Islam, meaning among Muslims, even in jest. Lies to all those who are not approved Muslims is fair game, by the way, under the provisions of takfir. (Facebook photo)

Egypt Independent – Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the government’s principal Islamic legal institution for issuing fatwa edicts, warned Monday against April Fools’ Day.

“Do not participate in April Fools’ Day. The Muslim is not a liar, even if the lie is a joke. It is agreed that lying is banned in Islam, and it is deemed unequivocally ugly. There are many evidences for this in Islam,” Dar al-Iftaa said in a Facebook post.

One of these evidences is . . . the Messenger of Allah said, “There are three signs of the hypocrite: When he speaks, he lies, when he makes a promise, he breaks it and when he is trusted, he betrays that trust.”

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