Despite the fact that Allah has assured mankind in the Holy Qur’an that verily, verily, after every difficulty comes ease(Q: 94 vs 5 and 6), yet some people have disregarded this, resorting to suicide because of challenges or even other inconsequential reasons.
However, Islam frowns at taking one’s life or lives of other people. This is forbidden.
First Allah has described suicide bombers as transgressors who will surely earn His wrath on the day of accountability. This is evident in Q:2 v 190 which says, “And fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but be not transgressive. Surely, Allah loves not the transgressors.”
However, suicide is outrightly forbidden in Islam because Allah(SWA) says in Quran chapter 4 vs 29 that, “Do not kill yourself for any reason whatsoever.”
Also, Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said, “Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron will have that iron in his hand, thrusting it into his belly in the fire of Hell forever and ever, as narrated by al- Bukhaari(5442) and Muslim( 109).
Also, when one of the great scholars in 1418, Faqeeh Shaykh. Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-uthaymeen(May Allah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on suicide missions, he replied, “We think that the suicide missions in which a person is certain that he’s going to die are Haram (forbidden acts). In fact, they come under major sins because the prophet of Allah (SAW) has said, “Whoever kills himself with something will be punished with it in Hell fire on the day of resurrection.”
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