Is it regarded waste to spend money on something taken up as a hobby?

The Details of the Question

Is it regarded waste to spend money (little/much) on something taken up as a hobby? For instance, a person is keen on mountaineering or photography; to what extent is it appropriate to spending a little or a lot of money on that field? Is it regarded as waste?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

A person's having such kinds of hobbies are beneficial for the health of the soul and the body.

It is permissible to take up hobbies moderately and spend money on them unless a hobby which is forbidden by religion is taken up and unless worship is neglected worships in pursuit of a hobby.

Being moderate changes according to the person’s financial situation and specific and general needs.

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