Assalamu Alaikum, Insha'Allah everyone on IA is well. Something has been bothering me for quite some time and it is the whole idea of going on holidays for the sake of enjoyment. This is a growing trend amongst practicing married couples and I am wondering what your opinion is on the matter. I firmly believe that these things are excessive and Islamically unfounded, which is also the opinion of Sh. Al Munajid from IslamQA. There is a brother I know that holidays with his young family to different countries every year (mostly to Morocco), whilst he remains unemployed. There is also another trend; a group of married couples going on retreats in places like Devon, where it's obvious that they are holidaying, but with some Islamicness to it, such as talks given by each person etc. A group I know did this only a few weeks ago, and now some from that group are planning on going to Morocco in a few months, each with their wives. My family was offered to tag along, we refused. There was another brother that had accompanied a convoy that was on its way to the Sryian-Turkish border to hand out vital aid, whom upon returned spoke of heart-softening stories of what he experienced. This brother had gone to Turkey for a week's holiday with his wife and young children a week after he came from his charity work. The sad part is that the Houla Massacre took place whilst he was enjoying the sun. In times of great difficulties this Ummah faces and the desperate need for cash donations in places like Burma and Syria, I cannot see how anyone can cough up thousands of pounds to go on holidays.