Abul-'Abbaas Moosaa ibn John Richardson
(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Joined: Sep 2002
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful...
From the lowly traits of jaahiliyyah is the act of a person laughing at someone who passes gas.
The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) referred to this and said: ıııı ıııııııı ıııııııııı ıııııı ıııııııı "Why would one of you laugh at something he himself does?!"
It was collected by al-Bukhaaree (4942) and Muslim (2588), on the authority of 'Abdullaah ibn Zam'ah (may Allaah be pleased with him).
An-Nawawee said in his explanation of Saheeh Muslim, "This is a prohibition of laughing at someone who passes gas aloud. What is binding upon a person (who hears another pass gas) is to ignore it and continue talking or doing whatever he was doing without paying it any mind, as if he has not even heard it. And in this hadeeth are good manners and a nice way of interacting with people."