Question: Is it sinful to lie about the azan being called? Is it sinful to laugh about the prayer?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
Yes, it is sinful to lie about whether or not the azan had been called.
If someone is genuinely mocking the prayer or laughing at its obligatory nature, then it would be sinful to laugh with them. However, if they just say that they wished the prayer was not obligatory on them, that they wished that they had already prayed, or that they were excused from praying, then it would not be sinful.
We have to remember that we all make mistakes and that we should all be trying to do better things. It is also important to avoid people who make you say bad things or laugh at Islam.
“O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak true and direct words, He will amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.” [Qur’an, 33: 70-71]
“O you who believe, fear Allah, and be in the company of the truthful.” [Qur’an, 9: 119]
I pray this helps.
[Ustadh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.