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Origin of april fool.

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Assalam Alaikun, i want to ask, what is the history of April fool? islamic perception of the April 1st?

 

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Origin of april fool

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: .what is the history of April fool?

As is only natural with all concepts of falsehoods, the origin of April Fool's Day commemorated by some amongst the ignorant on the 1st of April is obscure! There are several opinions regarding its origin, but none of them can be authenticated.


 

Some say it was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar, and referred to someone still adhering to the Julian Calendar which it replaced. In many pre-Christian cultures May Day (May 1st) was celebrated as the first day of summer, and signaled the start of the spring planting season. An Aprils Fool was someone who did this prematurely.

 

Your Question: .islamic perception of the April 1st?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 135:

135 O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts) lest ye swerve and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice; verily, Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 8:

8 O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah as witnesses to fair dealing.

 

Islam guides and commands its followers to always stand on the side of the Truth. Jokes and pranks are almost always based on lies and falsehoods, so that one may have a laugh at the expense of anothers mishap or misery invented from a lie; and the telling of lies is absolutely forbidden in the deen of Truth called Al-Islam.

 

And when lies are forbidden, it cannot be considered righteousness or piety in the least to allocate a day in the year where something which is forbidden would become permissible!!! The deen of Truth called Al-Islam has absolutely nothing to do with such a celebration or commemoration of lies and falsehoods, even for one single moment of a day!!!

 

April fool day is a day of celebration and commemoration of the ignorant who glorify the concept of lies and falsehood in the guise of jokes and pranks they play and have a laugh at the expense of their friends or loved ones. The believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day are sincere well-wishers to their friends and acquaintances alike, and there is absolutely no room for the concept of lies and falsehoods in the deen of Truth called Al-Islam, even for a single moment of one day!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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