Ruling Regarding Funny Lectures So That The Youths Can Like Islam And Its Call – Shaykh Salih Fawzan

Scholar: Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Source: alfawzan.ws/node/12894
Date: 1431-08-21/2010-08-01
Reference: Maktabah Darulhadith.com
aFatwa.com (site is down)

Question: Is it a correct method to call towards Islâm through funny lectures so that the youths can assimilate and like the call (Da’wah) and the straight path?

Shaykh al-Fawzân: Religious matters should not be mixed with these factors. The religious matters are serious, determined, and elucidative. They should not be mixed with comedies and entertainment. This has been introduced by some people who wrongfully deem themselves to be callers.

The messenger (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did not call the people by way of these matters. He recited the Qur’ân unto them. He called them, ordered them and forbade them. He did not offer them comedies and similar tasteless matters that are used these days by those who subscribe to the Da’wah.