From the Lighter side of Islamic History
Humorous Anecdotes - From The Lighter Side of Islamic History [Volume 1] It is proven from authentic hadiths that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) occasionally indulged in good light-hearted humour. This compilation contain humourous anecdotes recorded in classical Arabic sources. Ali ibn Abi Talib mentioned: ''Amuse the hearts and engage in some light-hearted wit because hearts tire as bodies do.'' Ibn al-Jawzi mentioned: ''Ulama always expressed an interest in light-hearted humour and would lift the spirits of others because humour relaxes the soul and relieves the hearts of its burdens.''