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What is the rulling wearing seatbelts, Good/Bad, Haraam/Halaal?

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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What is the rulling wearing seatbelts,

Good/Bad, Haraam/Halaal?

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2004/02/the_seatbelt_as.php

What is your response to the above article?

 

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Wearing seat belts

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.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 2 (part)

..Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancor: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment.

 

Dear and beloved brother, Islam does not at all prohibit the believers to obey any laws which are made in a civil society to help one another, or for the safety of one another, or for cleanliness, etc. All such good laws and practices must be honored by the believers; provided none of these man-made laws encourage sin and rancor and do not go against the clear guidance of Shariah.

 

Thus if members of a society enact a law which demands its citizens to stop at traffic lights, or zebra crossings, or observe speed limits, or wear seat-belts, etc..these laws of a civil society must be scrupulously honored by the believers for they are indeed for the general safety and betterment of society, and do not at all violate any of the Commands or Guidance of Shariah Law.

 

I have read the article you provided the url for, and frankly brother, the article must be taken for what it actually is: a view-point and opinion of one individual..and although we do not at all subscribe to the brothers opinion, every person has a right to his own opinion.and we should leave it at that!!!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs 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,

 

 

Burhan


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