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Well versed.

Anonymous demonstrates a profound ignorance of the Islamic position on the relationship between destiny and human freewill ('Destined', GDN, March 24).

Verse after verse in the Quran, hadeeth after hadeeth exhorts believers to behave in a way which is responsible and respectful to others and the environment in which we live, and to avoid carelessness, recklessness and foolishness with the lives and well-being of others.

Properly understood, this in no way interferes with the sovereignty of God. Rather it is, according to Islam, a criterion by which God will judge our deeds. Islam says God is with those who are patient, forbearing, gentle, kind and merciful, not those irresponsible, impatient, foolish and reckless.

I can never understand why so many people here seem to think that this does not apply to the way people drive on the roads.

Introducing the Islamic ethics of roadcraft as part of driver education in Bahrain should make our roads a lot safer.


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Date:Mar 29, 2010
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