Hadith on Pranks: Prohibition of Frightening Another Muslim

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 5004
Narrated AbdurRahman ibn AbuLayla: The Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) told us that they were travelling with the Prophet (ﷺ). A man of them slept, and one of them went to the rope which he had with him. He took it, by which he was frightened. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: It is not lawful for a Muslim that he frightens a Muslim

  • This hadith, narrated in Sunan Abi Dawud, relates that while traveling with the Prophet (peace be upon him), a man slept and his companion took hold of his rope, causing him to be frightened. The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said that it is not permissible for a Muslim to intentionally scare or frighten another Muslim. The hadith highlights the importance of treating fellow Muslims with kindness, respect, and consideration. Muslims are encouraged to be mindful of their actions and avoid causing harm or fear to their brothers and sisters in faith. This includes avoiding any behavior or actions that could potentially cause distress or anxiety to others, even if done unintentionally. The hadith teaches Muslims to be compassionate and empathetic towards one another, and to always strive to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility within the Muslim community.