The great harm inflicted by recklessness

There is a misguided religion that holds sway over the majority of people without them noticing it. This is a hidden religion that hardly reveals itself. This religion which dominates people’s attitudes and behaviors with no written doctrines at all is the religion of the ignorant. Unawarely many people adopt the principles of this religion and live by its commandments and prohibitions. However this false religion directs them to a crooked way of living while there is the possibility to adopt the morality which is hoped to please Allah and thus make them live a beautiful and easy life. One of the attributes of people who adopt this way of living is a blind courage which is distant from rationalism. We can also express this state of mind as ‘recklessness.’ There are different aspects of this deviant state of mind.


One of the most remarkable impacts of recklessness upon people is indifference. This base form of behavior displayed by members of the societies who do not live by the morality of the religion give them both mental and physical harm. In this mood people cannot recognize danger or even if they do, they simply do not care. For this reason in such societies deaths, injuries and material loss occur very frequently. For example;

Insistence to live in a building which is about to collapse and thus reported to be untenantable by the authorities rather than reconstructing it is one of the signs of heedlessness.

A flawed reasoning: Nothing will happen

Another attribute of people under satan’s instilment is their recklessness and imprudence. That is, they act on the premise that “nothing would happen.” For instance such people leave very young children alone at home, assuming that ‘nothing will happen to them” and then cause great material loss and loss of lives. In societies distant to the morality of the Qur’an recklessness is so widespread that people constantly hear the words like, “Never mind”, “Forget about it, nothing will happen” etc. from one another. Indeed due to this flawed rationale people hesitate to take any measures themselves or offer it to others since they avoid to be accused of being a coward. For instance those who work in a workplace with no fire extinction equipment refrain to demand the necessary equipment since they fear that other employees will mock them and imply that they act cowardly. However such reckless attitudes displayed only out of an unwise mindset generally result in harm coming to many people.  

Being cautious is Allah’s command

The consequences of recklessness may be various scourges, accidents or material loss in this world. Indeed our Almighty Allah Who creates man with the ability to think warns us in the Qur’an by the verse, “...but take every precaution...’ (Surat an-Nisa, 102). Consequently people must keep in mind that they may be give an account of the harms they give both to themselves and to those around them due to their reckless behaviors. The way to avoid it is to seek Allah’s good pleasure in every deed and to submit to Him. To those who submit themselves to Allah, He promises a beautiful, respected and honorable life:

Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl, 97)

2011-03-31 14:45:44

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