Rushing Home for Iftar Leads to Accidents and Loss of Life

  • Publish date: Friday، 29 March 2024
Rushing Home for Iftar Leads to Accidents and Loss of Life

Reckless driving before iftar, driven by the rush to break the fast, has raised concerns about road safety and ethical conduct. Sharia scholars delve into the moral and legal aspects of such behavior, shedding light on its implications within the Islamic framework.

Scholars' Perspectives

Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Al-Tabtabai emphasizes the importance of maintaining composure and dignity, especially during fasting. He deems the haste displayed by drivers as inappropriate, stressing the need for adherence to traffic rules and caution on the roads, aligning with Islamic principles of worship and connection with the Almighty.

Risk of Accidents

Excessive speed and disregard for traffic rules increase the risk of accidents, particularly during the rush before iftar. Dr. Al-Tabtabai advises leaving early or waiting until after iftar to ensure safety, echoing the Prophet’s guidance on the importance of early breaking of the fast. Carrying dates for iftar in the car is suggested as a permissible alternative.

Media's Role

Dr. Al-Tabtabai underscores the media’s role in highlighting accidents as cautionary tales. Learning from others’ mistakes is crucial to prevent tragic consequences, including loss of lives and permanent disabilities due to reckless driving during Ramadan.

Ethical Considerations

Dr. Bassam Al-Shatti condemns behaviors like rushing and arguing, contrary to Islamic ethics, especially during Ramadan. He questions the disregard for God's call to avoid self-destruction, emphasizing the values of mercy and tolerance advocated by Islam. Driving fast contradicts these values and is deemed impermissible under Islamic law, labeled as sinful and disobedience to God Almighty.

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