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I would like to know what is the ruling regarding the funny videos/jokes/cartoons which are commonly circulated prior to Eid-ul-Adha?

Answer

Eid Al-Adhaa is one of the shi’aar (sacred symbols) of Islaam. Allaah Ta’aala says,

‎وَمَنْ يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ

Tradition: “And whoever honors the salient symbols of Allaah, then, indeed, it is from the righteousness of the hearts.” (Al-Hajj v.32)

Every aspect of Qurbaani must be deeply respected. It is haraam to make jokes of Qurbaani related issues. That is an expression of disrespect to a sacred symbol of Islaam and against the order of Allaah Ta’aala to respect the sacred symbols of Islaam.

Consider the following verses in respect to one who disrespects such symbols of Islaam,

‎وَلَئِنْ سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنْتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِئُونَ (65) لَا تَعْتَذِرُوا قَدْ كَفَرْتُمْ بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ

Translation: “Yet if you ask them (regarding the comments they made) they will, most surely, say, ‘We are only indulging in idle talk and lighthearted jokes.’ Say (to them), ‘Then, is it Allaah and His revered signs and His Messenger of which you were making mockery?’

Offer no excuse! For truly you have disbelieved after your belief (because of these jesting comments you’ve made).” (At-Tawbah v.65-66)

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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‎   المبسوط للسرخسي (6/ 178)

‎بخلاف الهازل، فإنه مستخف بالدين، والاستخفاف بالدين كفر

 

‎مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 695) ‎ومن أهان الشريعة أو المسائل التي لا بد منها كفر ‎إذا أنكر آية من القرآن واستخف بالقرآن أو بالمسجد أو بنحوه مما يعظم في الشرع أو عاب شيئا من القرآن أو خطئ أو سخر بآية منه كفر

 

‎فتح القدير (8/ 1)

‎لا يقال : يلزم عدم إكفار الهازل ؛ لأنه أيضا لا يعتقد ما قاله من الكفر هزلا والواقع إكفاره ؛ لأنا نقول : إكفاره بالاستخفاف بالدين والاستخفاف بالدين كفر

 

‎بريقة محمودية في شرح طريقة محمدية وشريعة نبوية (2/ 391) ‎ومن استخف بالمسجد أو بنحوه مما يعظم في الشرع كفر

 

‎شرح العقائد النسفية (ص: 193)

‎والاستهانة بها والاستهزاء علي الشريعة كفر

 

‎شرح الفقه الأكبر (ص: 167)

‎من استخف بالقرآن أو المسجد أو بنحوه مما يعظم في الشرع كفر

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