Defense: I have heard that laughing too much makes the heart difficult. Is it correct?
It has been narrated in the hadith that laughing too loudly kills the mind and destroys the radiance of the face. As the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,
إيَّاك وكثرةَ الضَّحك ؛ فَنَّه يميت القلبَ ويذهب بنورِ الوجه
“Beware of laughing out loud. Because it kills the heart and destroys the brightness of the face. ” (Musnad Ahmad etc. Sheikh Albani called it Sahih)
The point here is to laugh out loud. It is harmful in many ways. But sometimes laughing out loud is not to blame. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sometimes laughed out loud. But he smiled most of the time.
🌀 Umar ibn al-Khattab. He said: "A person who laughs out loud makes his sense of personality diminish."
Imam Mawardi in his famous book Adabud Deen Wad Duniya said:
"The habit of laughing out loud makes people inattentive to important tasks, scattering and frightening the mind in times of various problems and crises, and the one who laughs out loud too much does not have a sense of self-worth and personality ...."
ও It has also been scientifically proven that laughter is one of the leading causes of heart attacks in humans. Because when a person laughs out loud, the tension in his veins increases and the blood pressure in his body increases. If it is too much, it can lead to sudden heart attack and even death.
So it is important to maintain a balance in the case of laughter. Especially gentle smile enhances the beauty of human personality. Scholars have identified smiling as one of the ways to build an attractive personality. It is good for both body and mind. That is why the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) described the smile in the hadeeth as charity.
Narrated Abu Jarr: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
Smile on your brother's face for charity
"If you smile in front of your other brother, it will be considered as charity." (Sahih Tirmidhi, H / 1958) And he himself smiled most of the time and lived a happy life.