• Going to the Dead Sea for Tourism

    Yes, scholars do mention that the Dead Sea is where Allah’s punishment descended on the people of Lut (peace be upon him), and as such Muslims should not go there for tourism.

    The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his Companions were once passing by the place of Ashab al-Hijr, who were Thamud, the people of the Prophet Salih (peace and blessings be upon him). Our Prophet told the Companions, “Do not enter upon these recipients of punishment—unless you are crying—lest you be afflicted with what afflicted them.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

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