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Author: 'Allaamah Shaikh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn Baaz
Answer: Praise be to Allaah.
Wa ‘alaykum al-salaam wa rahmat-Allaahi wa barakaatuhu.
There is no harm in joking by words and anecdotes, if they are truthful and real, especially if it is not done often. The Prophet used to joke but he would only speak the truth. If it is with lying, then it is not allowed. The Prophet said,
This was recorded by Abu Dawud, al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasal with a good chain.