With regards to going beaches, is it totally haraam for one to visit such places or can discretion be made whereby the timings in which one visit the beach? For instance if one goes to the beaches at a very early timing when the crowd is at its minimum, or sometimes no crowd at all. Is this allowed or should one totally abstain from these beaches?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
One should use discretion in going to the beach. When it is quiet and the crowd is minimum then one can go at this time. As you have mentioned, early in the morning is good since there is hardly anyone at this time.
It is not totally prohibited to go to the beach. It is just a matter of the crowd, the open mixing and the indecent type of dressing that are seen.
And Allah knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan