Ibn Sirin on Fun: Companions would have fun, sing poetry

Qurrah ibn Khalid reported: I asked Muhammad ibn Sirin, may Allah have mercy on him, “Did the companions have fun?” Ibn Sirin said, “They were not but people. Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would have fun and compose songs of poetry.”

Source: Ḥilyat al-Awliyā’ 2437

عَنْ قُرَّةَ بْنِ خَالِدٍ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِمُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ رحمه الله هَلْ كَانُوا يَتَمَازَحُونَ فَقَالَ مَا كَانُوا إِلا كَالنَّاسِ كَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه يَمْزَحُ وَيُنْشِدُ الشِّعْرَ

2437 حلية الأولياء لأبي نعيم