Is going to the beaches haram?

Assalamu Alaikum,


Q: Is going to the beaches haram? Even if it’s going early in the morning and leaving before the big crowd comes in…Is it still haram?
Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

A: Going to the beach is not haram, when one does not go for haram purposes. Seeing that at certain times, there are crowds of people who are not dressed properly and, at times, there is a lot of music etc., one should refrain from going at these times. One can go when it is more private.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.