Is it a sin to go to non-Muslim countries?

The Details of the Question

- Is it permissible for a Muslim citizen (or leader) go to non-Muslim land arbitrarily?
- Today, many Muslims reside in European countries and America; are they regarded to commit haram?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

It is permissible for a Muslim - no matter what his post is - to visit non-Muslim countries that are not actually at a state of war with his country and that have a certain security and safety agreement.

What matters is whether a Muslim lives in accordance with the Islamic faith, decrees and ethics, no matter what country he is in.

Accordingly, if he can practice comfortably the Islamic customs and traditions, fulfill his deeds of worship and obligations easily, set an example to the people around him and show the beauty of Islam, it is permissible for him to go there even if there is no obligation; he will receive thawabs for his good intentions.

However, if he is to suffer materially or spiritually, it is definitely not permissible for him to go.

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Is it permissible for a Muslim to live in a non-Muslim country?

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