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
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
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 people's circumstances.
And Allah is the Source of Strength.