Is It Haram To Be A Tourist
Haram Tourist due to the blatant evil and the proliferation
of temptations in the nations indicated in the question,
it is forbidden to visit them purely for leisure.
Additionally, it is forbidden to take a vacation in an
Islamic country to a location where there are numerous
wicked deeds and were dissolute and irreligious
people frequent because doing so will cause the visitor to lose faith in his religion.
Tourism in its current form could scarcely be free
from Sharee’ah infractions, there is no doubt about it.
Furthermore, it is difficult to justify under Sharee’ah
the huge sums of money that tourists spend on plane tickets,
hotels, entrance fees, and the time and effort they waste
in tourist attractions, let alone the nakedness, and public immorality. Haram Tourist
In fact, according to scholars, unless there is an absolute necessity,
he observes wicked deeds that he is powerless to stop
and instead, feel anxiety that he may be seduced by them.
It goes without saying that a person’s time and wealth.
The Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam, said:
“The two feet of the servant will not cease (from standing before Allaah)
how he has spent it; about his knowledge: what he has done with it;
about his wealth: from which sources he has earned it, and how
[At-Tirmithi reported it on Abu Barzah’s authority and gave it
a grade of authenticity] Another statement made by the
Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam, was that “many
people waste two favors: Haram Tourist
health and free time.” [Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah have
mercy on him is reported by Al-Bukhari,
At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Maajah on his authority.]
Therefore, it is expected of a Muslim to invest
his time in activities that advance his faith and
worldly interests rather than engaging in
activities that are forbidden by Allah Ta’aala.
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