History of April Fools in Islam [2019 – 2020]

Origin of April fool

This day is celebrated by people across the world on 1st April, every year. It is the day when you are allowed to mercilessly prank your friends, family members, and co-workers.

Most of the people celebrate this day but they don’t even sure what started the celebration of April Fool’s Day.

The references can be found as early as the 1500s but these accounts are infrequent and not very detailed.

Most popular theories said it began around 1580 in france during the reformation of the calendar before france adopted the Gregorian calendar they celebrated new years for eight days beginning on march 25th and engine on april 1st.



When they switched calendar systems the eight days moved from April 1st to January 1st. because they didn’t have the internet, phones, social media, and a mail system.

All of the people didn’t hear about this change until years later those that did not hear about the change continued to celebrate the new year in April and this refused to celebrate it out of billion those that had been informed of the change and adjusted their calendars begin to make fun of these fools who are uninformed.

This harassment evolved into traditional playing pranks on the first day of April and then spread to other countries.

Howevery, april fools day was already established in England which didn’t switch calendar systems until 1752, also people were already engaign in pranks and lightheartedness around this time of year long before the French switched to their calendar systems.

Such as in the case of the ancient roman festival of hilaraya modern celebrations of april fools day have slightly different traditions depending on the country you are in. But, they all have a similar theme of pranking and humiliating individuals.

In France, They try to tape an image of a fish to your back without giving a clue that you notice.

In Portugal, they throw flour at you, and in England, you are only supposed to pull jokes until noon if you pull jokes on the afternoon you were called an April fool.

Why Islam Prohibited Muslims to Celebrate April Fools Day?

When you say the Kalima which is also said as Shahadat in Islam, you are a Muslim. The meaning of that kalima is that you believe in Almighty Allah, and also agrees on Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the last messenger of Allah.

The detail description for the above two lines is that every person has to obey all the prohibition and restriction said by Allah to the Muslims, and obeys all the habits of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).

In Islam, Allah has ordered all the Muslims not to lie in their life’s whatever the conditions would be. Islam always dislikes all the Muslims who intentionally or unintentionally lie to anyone.

In April fool, people use to lie and make fun of each other. Although, there are different Muslims too who also celebrates this day, and are unaware of it. So, all those who are reading this please stop celebrating these man-made days. 

Follow the guidelines of Kalima, and keep yourself away from the activities prohibited in Islam.

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