The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Page No. 94 - 99

Abstract: The scenario of road accidents, now-a-days has reached an alarming level that leads towards fatalities and loss of lives. This situation haunts dreadful imageries for every road user. Among notified causes are the attitudes and actions of the drivers, such as reckless driving, impatience as well as self-centeredness along with disobedience to the road and traffic regulations. This negligence ultimately brings misery to the mass as it affects innocent lives and their families. This study suggests solutions for road users to apply the ethics of road usage as introduced by Islam. The teachings of Islam involve guidance and regulations that would lead towards beautification of characters and personalities in all walks of life. It also inculcates the atmosphere of love, affirmation and cooperation. Islamic ethics outlined clear ethics of road usage that need to be upheld by all mankind. This is due to the fact that the public, in particular road users have the rights to utilize the roads and highways. Islam is indeed against any actions leading towards any form of hazards for the road users. This study clarifies and outlines these ethics from the Islamic perspective.

How to cite this article:

Wan Zulkifli Wan Hassan, Jamsari Alias, Aminudin Basir Ahmad, Khalim Zainal, Nazri Muslim, Azizi Umar and Hasnan Kasan, 2013. Ethics of Road Usage from Islamic Perspective. The Social Sciences, 8: 94-99.

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