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Can muslim visit church or temple
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the Quran or Sunnah which explicitly prohibits a believer from visiting a church or a temple, if one indeed wishes to do so; what is categorically prohibited and forbidden is that a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day worships anyone or anything other than Allah Subhanah, regardless of whether such worship takes place in dedicated place of worship or elsewhere.
There is absolutely no harm if a believer wishes to merely visit a church or a temple.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,