Manners of Driving

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعـد

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MUSLIMS ON THE ROAD

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From the rapid pace of development and change the modern world continues to see, it is from the blessings of Allāh given to mankind through which they continue to benefit and enjoy the results from these technological and scientific advancements. Less than two hundred years ago and before the advent of the motorised vehicle, mankind was (still) riding beasts of transport such as horses and donkeys and cattle. We continue to engineer and produce a wide range and variety of motor vehicles that are better, stronger, faster and more efficient – in the form of cars and motorcycles – and other than them.

Allāh سبحانه و تعالى Said in His Magnificent Book:

وَالْخَيْلَ وَالْبِغَالَ وَالْحَمِيرَ لِتَرْكَبُوهَا وَزِينَةً ۚ وَيَخْلُقُ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

“And (He has created) horses, mules and donkeys, for you to ride and as an adornment. And He Creates (other) things of which you have no knowledge.” [Surat an-Nahl: 8]

All Praise and Thanks is for Allāh, by Whose generosity and blessings we enjoy the ease of social mobility today. With the provision of many modes of transportation, we need to continually show our gratitude through upholding all the noble and praiseworthy characteristics that Islam imbibes in a person. From amongst these attributes is being responsible and exemplifying best of manners in everything that we do. The Messenger of Allāh صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” [Saheeh al-Bukhari, 4/759]

For those of us who drive or ride any type of transport, we need to remember these encompassing words of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم – From the manners and etiquettes of driving, the following are amongst the most crucial points we need to understand and implement…

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Muslim Manners of Driving

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