The Rule of Repelling the Probable Harm, and how it can help us?

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Whether it’s Zaria Wasim, Halima Aden, Junaid Jamsheed or Sofia Hayat they all have disassociated themselves from their past life styles as they found this road leads nowhere. They all came from their and informed us that this road is dangerous to travel as this road is actually a stalemate and is closed towards the highest levels of perfection, it creates obstacles on the way to skies and never allows a person to move beyond material.

By Adv Qumber Rizwan Noori

A couple of days ago, I wanted to visit my family in Jammu, so I packed my bag up and started my car to leave for Jammu. While leaving, our newspaper delivery boy approached me and handed me the copy of newspaper. We hadn’t hitted the road yet that I started reading it and the news that gained my attention was; “The Jammu Srinagar Highway is not suitable for travel, it might be dangerous to travel during these days as its raining on higher altitudes”. This lead me to unpack my bag and sit inside under a blanket as I didn’t want to get in harm’s way.

The question that arises here is what lead me not to visit Jammu? Indeed it was my intellect that stopped me from putting my life in danger.

Now let me come to the rule of repelling the probable harm. The rule of repelling the probable harm is pure rational rule in which intellect dictates to stop oneself from the probable harm. As per this rule if there is a possibility of harm in anything and anywhere the intellect makes it obligatory on oneself to save himself from getting harmed. Undoubtedly no one on the crust of earth who possesses intellect will put his life in danger. The Rule of Repelling the Probable Harm is also the foundation of precautionary principle. As the rule is pure rational, there is no exception to it, it becomes universal and is applicable to every facet of life whether the harm or loss is material or immaterial, corporeal or incorporeal, spiritual or physical.

The world we are living in has adopted so many postures to itself and cinema is one of those or other things related to it, in short I would say glamorous world, you might be wondering that what connection it has with my topic?

Before answering the said question I would like to mention few personalities here to make my answer easily understandable.

Zaira Wasim, I think there might be hardly any person of my age living in Kashmir who might be unaware of her, yes Zaira Wasim an actress who worked in Hindi films and was awarded numerous awards including a Filmfare Award and a National Film Award. She was honoured with the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India. Zaira made her film debut with the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat in the biographical sports film Dangal (2016), which emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film, then her next film secret superstar again emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film. However she announced her “disassociation” from that life, by saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion. “This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of ‘Imaan’ (faith). While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my ‘Imaan’, my relationship with my religion was threatened,” she said.

In the very same way let me introduce you another personality Halima Aden a Somali-American fashion model. She is noted for being the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, where she was a semi-finalist. Following her participation in the pageant, Halima received national attention and was signed to IMG Models. The 23-year-old Halima has appeared on the cover of British Vogue, Vogue Arabia and Allure. She was also the first model to wear a hijab and burkini in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. However Halima also announced her disassociation from that life by saying she’s compromised her religion many times as part of her job – including missing prayer times set out in the Islamic faith or agreeing to model without a hijab on, using another item of clothing to cover her head. She added “The truth is I was very uncomfortable”.

Similarly we have Sofia Hayat as well, Sofia Hayat, a singer, actress and television personality. She participated in Bigg Boss 7 in 2013. In July 2012, Hayat was named the new “Curvy Icon” by Vogue Italia. In September 2013, Hayat named on the FHM sexiest women in the world list in position 81. However In June 2016, Hayat announced that she had embraced spirituality and become a nun. She adopted the name Gaia Sofia Mother.

Junaid Jamsheed who was famous Pakistani musician and singer also left the musical world by saying “Once I got into music, [my religious values] all got washed away… I had lost the concept of humility; I had lost a connection with Allah.”

The list is long but mentioning all of them is not possible as it will increase the length of the article that I don’t want.

Whether it’s Zaria Wasim, Halima Aden, Junaid Jamsheed or Sofia Hayat they all have disassociated themselves from their past life styles as they found this road leads nowhere. They all came from their and informed us that this road is dangerous to travel as this road is actually a stalemate and is closed towards the highest levels of perfection, it creates obstacles on the way to skies and never allows a person to move beyond material.

My dear brothers and sisters now as we have been informed about the status and the condition of the road of glamorous world whether it’s singing, modelling, acting or anything related to it who among us will travel on this road despite knowing the fact that it is dangerous to travel on. No, an intellectual brain will never allow us to do so. Based on The rule of repelling the probable harm which I have already mentioned is pure rational rule which will never allow a person to choose a way which could be dangerous for him.

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