Consider this ayah from Surat Ash-Sharĥ:
فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ
- So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship].
- Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labour hard,
- So when you are at leisure, (i.e., not o) then labor,
This has been translated a number of different ways, but they all convey the same basic message: When you're not working you should either "stand up [for worship]" or "labour hard".
According to this ayah, can I conclude that having a vacation* is discouraged in Islam? If so, to what extent (e.g haram, or makruh) would this be discouraged?
In addition, if there are any ahadith explaining this issue, they would be very much appreciated.
* By vacation, I mean stopping constructive work and taking time off just for rest and relaxation. For example, even though your work or school can give you some time off, you can still do some constructive work on your free time, so my question isn't about that. I am asking about the situation where you go to a place for a while to do nothing but rest, or staying at home doing nothing (still doing obligatory ibadat though).