Lying To Make People Laugh
The Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “Woe be to him, woe be to him, woe be to him, he who utters a lie to make people laugh.” [Musnad Ahmad]
“Woe be to him” means, “There is death for him, there is destruction for him.”
The Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) warned death and destruction for the one who lies to make people laugh. Lying is cursed whether it is done seriously or jokingly. We have to be very cautious to completely uproot this great evil from our habits.
Lying is cursed because it is the foundation of hypocrisy, the pillar of hypocrisy, the leader of hypocrisy and the outcome of hypocrisy. He who can safeguard himself from lying will Insha-Allah be able to save himself from hypocrisy.
[Sunan Abu Dawood Book 41 No.4972]