As a child, I used to laugh and run around. Joking and kidding each other were the norm, but the teachers of Islam whom I had come to know seemed sombre and didn’t think laughing was a grand idea.
Everything about the religion seemed serious, culling happiness at bay.
Many years later, I know for a fact that when new reverts come to Islam, many of them suddenly feel a paradigm shift in lifestyle that is not always positive. Although they find a lot of peace and serenity in this new religion, there is a persistent drone over how a Muslim should behave, without considering the questions “why”.
There’s the different dress-code, a constant need to be vigilant about their deeds. Some have to distant themselves from family and friends who are un-supportive.
Omar Regan’s Stand up Comedy at the YM Youth Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Don’t be a fool by participating in April’s fool. it is based on deception and lies, both of which are completely forbidden in Islam. The Prophet (pbuh) informed us that whoever cheats us is not a true Muslim, and whoever lies to make people laugh is cursed. – Dr Bilal
We have all heard the saying: “laughter is the best medicine!” Yes, laughter releases endorphins. A hearty laugh engages several muscle groups throughout the body. Sometimes we laugh so hard that our cheek muscles and abs hurt. That’s because they are contracted during laughter. After a hearty laugh, the body is left in a more relaxed state, and our mind and mood happy. So, lighten up and laugh it up as often as you can. If you have children have a tickle fight, a pillow fight or share some funny childhood story about yourself.
We can also easily find some funny family-friendly Muslim standup comedy on YouTube such as:
- Allah Made Me Funny
- Waseem MoeMoney: Hilarious Arab Muslim Comedian!
- Hani Al Madhoun: Humor U, BYU Stand-up Comedy – Mormon, Muslim
- If you like slapstick you can look for Laurel and Hardy classics
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