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We know that it’s necessary to manage stress in order to live a peaceful life. So, you definitely need a form(s) of entertainment in your life. Some Muslims think having fun is Haram, but that’s not true. There are several ways you can entertain yourself in Islam.

Although it’s very easy to fall into Haram forms of entertainment, do you know that there are halal forms, too? In this post, we’ll expose you to halal entertainment options for families that you can indulge in.

13. Nature walk

Taking a nature walk is another form of entertainment that you can use to appreciate Allah’s (SWT) creations. You can also draw and paint while at it.

12. Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding is another hall entertainment option that you can engage in. It seems like an exotic sport, but it’s still a form of relaxation. You can rent a horse and try to ride it around to learn and enjoy the process.

11. Cycling

Are you a fan of bicycles? You can cycle around your home or on the street as a form of exercise and also compete peacefully with the other members of your family.

10. Going out for dinner 

Eating out is one of the best halal entertainment options for families. It’s a way to bond with one another, dressing up and choosing the best halal restaurant to visit. You can even make it an enjoyable task by allowing your families to select some halal restaurants; then you pick the best. Also, it’s an avenue to enjoy sumptuous halal dishes. Not only that, but you can also explore dishes from other cultures, like the Qatayef in Egypt and Lapis Legit in Indonesia.

9. Swimming 

Do you have a swimming pool in your house? Then, you have an entertainment option at your fingertip. Create a pool party for you and your family with a halal theme, and you can enjoy yourselves. It’s a good way to cool off, especially in the summer. Also, the preparation can be very interesting. And if you don’t have the luxury of a swimming pool, you can visit a pool that’s exclusive to a family. 

8. Staying Fit

Going to the gym in a bid to meet your body goals is another halal entertainment option for families. Islam has placed great significance on Fitness and exercise, so you must take care of your health. Furthermore, if you can’t go to a gym, get a few gym equipment like dumbbells, weights, skipping ropes, etc., that can develop the connection you have with your family.

7. Games

Are you searching for halal entertainment options for families? Try games. You can play board games or card games. Moreover, you can even play interesting video games and follow Islamic jurisdiction. Examples of intellectual board games you can engage in are scrabbles, monopoly, carrom-board, etc. You can also explore adventurous games like treasure hunt, paintballing, etc.

6. Hiking

Hiking is evidence that there’s light at the end of the dark tunnel. It can teach you patience if you believe in the result. Most times, there’s always a beautiful view after going through hours of hiking. You and your family can go hiking, have fun on the way, connect deeply with nature and wait patiently to see the beautiful sight in the end.

5. Picnic

Picnics are always fun and exciting. You can choose a place surrounded by trees and other natural elements. Then, get everything you need for the picnics, from food, drinks, games, and other fun activities. It’s really entertaining and halal!

4. Traveling

If you have the means, you can explore different countries with your family. You can visit different mosques around the world, visit Islamic countries to learn more about the roots of Islam, visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah, etc. There are various options on where you can visit to entertain yourself. 

3. Experiment with food

Cooking alone can seem like an arduous task to some people, but cooking with people? It’s never boring! You can divide the tasks between your family for an easy and fast cooking experience. Some recipes you can try include Mediterranean dishes, Turkish dishes, Malaysian dishes, etc. You can even try out baking and smoothies.

2. Read together

Reading can be fun, especially when you’re reading with those you love. Besides, Islam emphasizes seeking knowledge, so it’s essential that all Muslims inculcate the habit of reading. You can explore different genres, from the stories of the prophets to various reading materials.

1. Explore your creative self.

There are several creative activities that you can take up for fun. It can include painting, knitting, sketching, artwork, etc. You can also involve children in creating greeting cards and Islamic decorations for the house. Exploring your creative self can include painting art for your room, calligraphy, or even designing an Eid invitation since Eid al-Fitr is near.

    Bottom Line

    There are several halal entertainment options for families that many people need to learn about. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to educate you on amazing fun activities you can engage in. Check out our list of activities, and let us know if we missed any!