Hadith on Joking: The Prophet’s Truthfulness in Joking

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1990
Abu Hurairah narrated: “They said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You joke with us?’ He said: ‘Indeed I do not say except what is true.’” (Hasan)’

  • This hadith from Jami` at-Tirmidhi is a narration from Abu Hurairah, who reported that some people asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) whether he was joking with them. In response, the Prophet (peace be upon him) affirmed that he only speaks the truth and does not say anything but what is true. This hadith highlights the Prophet’s honesty and integrity in his speech. It also emphasizes the importance of speaking the truth, which is one of the core values of Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was known for his truthfulness and sincerity in all aspects of his life, and this hadith serves as a reminder to Muslims to follow his example and always speak the truth.