“It is clear from many hadith that the essence of noble character is not to givetakleef (not to trouble, annoy, hinder and inconvenience anyone). A Hadeeth states that one should not remove the staff (stick) of a brother lest he becomes annoyed. This should not be done intentionally or jokingly. Due to the annoyance caused, such joking is forbidden.” – Hazrat Thanwi (RA)