Joking with friends and family

Q: Is joking with friends and family allowed? If yes please explain to us to what extent and with what type of relatives can we joke?


A: Joking is permissible provided one does not humiliate any person, nor cause pain to him. Similarly, in joking one should refrain from lies and deception.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)