Wednesday 5 August 2009

Muslim’s with Humour?!!?

Muslim’s aren’t exactly famous around the world for their humour which is a shame because I am sure that we have the same proportion of irreverent, cheeky, funny and probably humourless adherents as any other faith does. The news and media may not make it look that way, but I have come across enough funny Muslim’s to know we can have a sense of humour.

The exception for us is ridiculing any part of our faith as we believe that Islam is divinely inspired and because this would effectively place us outside of our faith as non-believers. This coupled with our love for our Creator and our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH –long version) is why there was such a passionate (though perhaps not the most well thought-out) response to both Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses and the horrible Danish cartoons ridiculing our Prophet (PBUH).

That aside, in recent years there is emerging some real Islamic humour with a message and one example of this is Musab Bora’s hilarious blog Mr Moo. A scroll back through his blog throws up such great finds as the very, very funny Muslim Lolcatz and his satirical The Islamicist which won the 2007 Brass Crescent Award for the blog most deserving of wider recognition.

Musab Bora's article in the Guardian - Muslims: a funny lot

Abu Hurairah said that the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, was told, “O Prophet of Allah, you are joking with us.” He said, “I only say what is true.” (Tirmithi)

1 comment:

  1. Hubs and I got to see Baba Ali at an Islamic convention a few years back. He had us all laughing pretty hard! I like that he he uses his humor to bring attention to things that muslims do, that we shouldnt be doing.