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How Was Prophet Muhammad Pro Entertainment?

Would the Prophet (PBUH) Enjoy His Time with the Youth?

Well, the following hadith will shed some light upon this topic.

Ibn Maajah (144) narrated from Ya‘la ibn Murrah that they had gone out with the Prophet (PBUH) to a meal to which they had been invited, and there was al-Husayn playing in the street.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) came in front of the people and stretched out his hands, and the child started to run here and there.

The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) made him laugh until he caught him.

Then he put one hand under his chin and the other on his head and kissed him.

This hadith displays the importance of being warm and loving to the youth, which has many benefits.

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One of the benefits is the spread of love and peace in the community.

What About Theater?

The Prophet (PBUH) would also enjoy live shows. The following hadith demonstrates an example of such shows.

Ahmad (24334) narrated that ‘Aa’ishah said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said on that day – i.e., the day when the Abyssinians played in the mosque:

“The Jews should know that there is room for leisure in our religion. I was sent with a tolerant, monotheistic religion.”

Since Islam is a complete and perfect way of life. Henceforth, when it comes to everyday life, there are guidelines put down by the Creator for one to follow.

By doing this, one is not constricting oneself in this vast atmosphere; rather he/ she is freeing oneself from the harm that can come from such kinds of entertainment.

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As one follows the guided form of entertainment, one has fun and, along with it, gains the pleasure of the Creator, Allah (swt).

Everything that is a part of this world will one day be gone.

And the real goal of Muslims should be to seek the pleasure of their Lord.

As that was also the main goal of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

“Say (O Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)):

“Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.” (Al-An ‘aam 6:162).

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This article is from our archive, was published on an earlier date and highlighted now for its importance.

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