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Education, Mockery and Sarcasm

Islam has called to the mutual respect and esteem. According to the Islamic education, it is illicit to mock or debase others whether by words, deeds, or indication in order not to arouse animosity and discrepancy. God says:

O, you who believe! Let not one people laugh at another people perchance they may be better than they, nor let women laugh at other women, perchance they may better than they. And do not find fault with your own people nor call one another by nickname. Evil is a bad name after faith. And whoever does not turn, these it is that are the unjust.

Mockery, carping, and defamation bring on heart malice, rupture the bonds of mutual association, amiability and disobedience, and occasion God’s scorn. Mockers are surely wronging themselves and approaching God’s chastisement and castigation.

Adapted from the book: "The Educational System in Islam" by: "Baqir Sharif Al-Qireshi"

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