Death due to reckless driving

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Q: If someone drives recklessly and dies when he/she is driving really fast, will it be counted as suicide?


A: If he intended taking away his life or he had an idea that this may be the consequence of such driving then it will be considered as suicide.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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