Some of the kuffaar (infidels) call this day All Fools' Day,
as it is known to the English. That is because of the lies
that they tell so that those who hear them might believe them
and thus become a victim for those who are making fun of him.
Many of us celebrate what is known as April fool or, if it
is translated literally, the "trick of April". But
how much do we know of the bitter secret behind this day?
When the Muslims ruled Spain, approximately one thousand
years ago, they were a force that could not be destroyed.
The western Christians wished that they could wipe Islam from
the face of the earth, and they succeeded to some extent.
They tried to limit the spread of Islam in Spain and to put
an end to it, but they did not succeed. They tried numerous
times and never succeeded.
After that, the kuffaar sent their spies to Spain to study
and find out the secret of the Muslims' strength which could
not be defeated. They discovered that adhering to taqwa (piety
or consciousness of Allah) was the reason.
When the Christians discovered the secret of the Muslims'
strength, they started to think of strategies to break this
strength. On this basis they began to send wine and cigars
to Spain for free.
This tactic on the part of the west produced results, and
the faith of the Muslims began to weaken, especially among
the young generation in Spain. The result of that was that
the western Catholic Christians subdued the whole of Spain
and put an end to the Muslim rule of that land which had lasted
for more than eight hundred years. The last stronghold of
the Muslims, in Grenada, fell on April 1st, hence they considered
this to be the "trick of April."
From that year until the present, they celebrate this day
and consider the Muslims to be fools. They do not regard only
the army at Granada to be fools who are easily deceived, rather
they apply that to the entire Muslim ummah. It is ignorant
of us to join in these celebrations, and when we imitate them
blindly in implementing this evil idea, this is a kind of
blind imitation which confirms the foolishness of some of
us in following them. Once we know the reason for this celebration,
how can we celebrate our defeat?
After knowing this reality, let us make a promise to ourselves
never to celebrate this day. We have to learn from the Spanish
and adhere to the reality of Islam and never allow our faith
to be weakened again.
I say: it does not matter what the origins of April fool
are. What matters more is knowing the ruling on lying on this
day, which we are sure did not exist during the first and
best generations of Islam. It did not come from the Muslims,
but rather from their enemies.
The things that happen on April fools' day are many. Some
people have been told that their child or spouse or someone
who is dear to them has died, and unable to bear this shock,
they have died. Some have been told that they are being laid
off, or that there has been a fire or an accident in which
their family has been killed, so they suffer paralysis or
heart attacks, or similar diseases.
Some people have been told about their wives, that they have
been seen with other men, and this has led them to kill or
divorce their wives.
These are the endless stories and incidents that we hear
of, all of which are lies which are forbidden in Islam and
unacceptable to common sense or honest chivalry.
We have seen how Islam forbids lying even in jest, and it
forbids frightening a Muslim whether in seriousness or in
jest, in words or in actions.
This is the law of Allah in which is wisdom and care for
And Allah is the Source of Strength.