وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ ۚ قُلْ أَبالله وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
And if you ask them, they will surely say, “We were only conversing and playing.” Say, “Is it Allah and His Signs and His Messenger that you were mocking?” [at-Tawbah: 65]
When the hypocrites were confronted with their mocking statements, they replied that they were just joking. The above verse is Allāh’s reply unto them.
Wisdom is the lost camel of the Muslim. If need be, we are obliged to obtain wisdom even from the creatures who mock Allāh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم and ensure that no aspect of their evil is to be found amongst ourselves. The sad reality is that despite major and obvious distinctions, Muslims too are guilty of mocking the sacred. Some introspection would do us good.
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