Fri 2 Saf 1435 - 6 December 2013
In some foreign countries – kafir (non-Muslim) countries – there is the well-known custom of April Fools, which happens on the first day of April. Some Muslims are imitating them in this, thinking that it is permissible to tell lies on this day… what is your opinion on this belief and on this custom?
Praise be to Allah
Lying is not permissible at all, at any
time. And it is not permissible to imitate the kuffar (non-Muslims) and to
be like them, on this day or on any other, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of
Allah knows best.
From the fatwas of al-Shaykh Salih Fawzan in al-Shaqaiq magazine, no. 32, Safar