Thu 1 Saf 1435 - 5 December 2013
to public places in which there are evil things [munkaraat]
Is it permissible for me to go
on leisure outings with my husband and children to places like parks,
museums and exhibitions, without mixing or missing the prayers, knowing
that by necessity I will uncover my face in these places. Is it
permissible for us to accompany our children to beaches to swim, in spite
of the immorality in these places and the prevalence of nakedness and
permissiveness there? How should we respond to those who say that we are
forbidden to enjoy that which Allaah has created, and that a person cannot
lower their gaze to avoid seeing things that are forbidden by Allaah,
because they are so widespread in these places?
Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible to go to places in which
munkaraat (evil things) are widespread. There is sufficient enjoyment in
the things which Allaah has permitted for us, and we have no need of that
which He has forbidden to us.
From Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 12/361