Truthful Jokes Are Permissible
Question:As long as we are not mocking the religion, are we permitted in Islam to make jokes?
A: As long as you are truthful in your humor, and as long as you do not go to excesses, humor, witticisms, and jokes are permitted in Islam.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ showed humor, but he would only speak the truth.
But if you lie when you make a joke, remember this Hadith: Woe to him who tells lies so that others may laugh ...woe to him, and again woe to him. [Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhi and others]
– Shaykh Abdulazeez Bin Baz, Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 291
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