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Swimming In The Dead Sea

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Please advise me if it is permissible to swim in the Dead Sea in the Middle East?

A: Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa

The Dead Sea is said to be the place where the punishment of Allah Ta’aala came upon the people of Lut (A.S).As such it is a place to take lesson from and it is Makruh to make this a place of recreation and entertainment.Hence, one should avoid swimming in the Dead Sea and also using products made from the Dead Sea unless it is due to a medical necessity.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept.


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