Joking with lies

Reference: al-Haawee min Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-Albaanee – Page 390-391

Question: Is there a difference between intentionally lying and jokingly lying? And is it permissible for a person to lie jokingly?

Response: No, it is not permissible.

[So] all of it is judged (regarded) the same?

Yes, [it is] haraam. The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) only spoke the truth.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.