Laughing at people

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If something bad happens to someone then I laugh. I know in my mind that it is bad but I can’t control it.


A: It is impermissible to laugh at people as this causes embarrassment to them. This has been prohibited in the Qur’an and Hadith. You should reflect and ponder over the fact that if the same had to happen to you and others had to laugh at you, how would you take it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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