Q 1: I found in one of your Fatwas regarding travel to the land of disbelievers a Hadith of the Messenger (peace be upon him) stating:
I am not responsible for any Muslim who stays among polytheists.
My question is: Is the Prophet not being responsible for those Muslims mean that he, (peace be upon him), will not intercede with Allah for the Muslims who live in the lands of the disbelievers with no legitimate excuse?
resides in non-Muslim countries with no legal reason and does not emigrate to Muslim countries to practice his religion though able to do so, is exposing themselves to punishment and wrath of Allah as mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and Prophetic Hadith.
(Part No. 26; Page No. 93)
Q 2: We know a religious brother
who wants to travel to Italy to visit his brothers there in order to maintain family ties. Is maintaining family ties considered a legal reason for this person to travel to the land of the disbelievers
If the person who wants to travel to the land of the disbelievers needs to travel, for example, to maintain ties of kinship which is obligatory, can avoid temptation and guard his Islamic obligations, it is permissible for him to travel. However, he must not stay there for long.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.