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Can a muslim visit non-Muslims worship house?

Dear brother I had recently visited new delhi, where a friend took me to the LOTUS TEMPLE, which is the worship house of bahai religion, of which I was not aware, so this question stuck my mind, and I want to know is there any harm in visiting it?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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There is absolutely no harm or sin, If a believer wishes to visit the non-Muslim worship houses, he is absolutely at liberty, as there is nothing in Islam that does prohibit a believer from visiting any temple, any church or any other worship place. What is prohibited in Islam is 'shirk', i.e. worshiping anyone/anything other than Allah. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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