Laughter (spiritually) kills the heart
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Question: What is the extent of the authenticity of the hadeeth:
«Laughter (spiritually) kills the heart and removes the (spiritual) light from the face»
...and is it correct that it has been authenticated the Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) laughed until his molars (teeth) were visible?
The authentic hadeeth is:
«Beware of too much laughter, for indeed it (spiritually) kills the heart»
...and it is an authentic hadeeth and all praise is due to Allaah (alone) as I have made mention of it in ((as-Saheeh al-Musnad mimmaa Laysa fis-Saheehayn)). And it has been authentically reported that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) laughed until his molars were visible, however, this was not something regular, rather it was rare. Generally, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) would (only) smile.
Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee
Ghaaratul-Ashritah 'alaa Ahlil-Jahli was-Safsatah - Volume 2, Page 109