Suicide-Is it the End? What does Islam says about Suicide?

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Depression is real and Suicides are becoming common. Life can be tough, infact very tough but is Suicide the end of Problems ?

Allah says about Suicide in Quran,

And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful [Quran 4: 29].  

People who have suicidal thought need to reflect on the purpose of the life. Are we given a life so that we can have fun ? Are we not supposed to have any grief ? Are we not supposed to have any struggle? Sadly, there are People who acknowledge that life is not meant to be a bed of rose but they still say that they can not stand the struggle. They feel that if they end their life all the problem shall be solved. If you harness the suicidal thought and you feel like you can quit the game by ending up your life, you are wrong.

Thabit Ibn Al-Dahak narrated that the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] said, “Whosoever kills himself with anything in this world will be tortured with it on the Day of Judgment.

And there is another hadith,

It is narrated from Abu Hurayrah (R.A.), that the Prophet (S.A.W.) said:

“Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be throwing himself down in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever drinks poison and kills himself will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. 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 for ever and ever.” (Sahih Bukhari: 5778)

We all have problems. You simply do not know because everyone highlights their blessing and not the problems. Everyone has their own struggle. This life is a test and every one has a specifically designed question paper for him/her. All you need to do is have sabr and seek help from Allah.

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Allah is able to do all things. He is able to grow plants on rock, He is able to cause rain in deserts, He is able to remove the darkness of the night, He is able to make birds fly in the air,He is able to give Zakarriya Alaihe Salam a son in his old age, He is able to save yunus Alaihe Salam from the belly of a whale, He is able to cure Ayyub Alaihe Salam from illness, He can do anything.

We should always have hope in Allah. Allah does not burden a soul beyond he can bear. If your test is hard, because you are a good student. Allah swt even rewards his slave for a prick of thorn he endures seeking his pleasure. Always remember, Jannah is not easy. It is eternal bliss. You can not expect all the rewards of Jannah without sacrificing anything for the sake of Allah.

Allah says,

أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ (2)

وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ(3)

Do people think We will leave them saying we believe and they will not be tested. Verily we have tested the people in the past so that the truthful are known and the liars are known.(Qur῾an 29:2-3)

In another verse Allah Ta῾āla says,

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنْفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ (155) الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُمْ مُصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ (156)

Verily we will test you with fear hunger and by decrease in wealth, lives and fruit crops. Glad tidings for the patient ones who at the time of adversities say, Verily we belong to Allah and to Him we return.(Qur῾an 2:155-156)

The solution to the different Problems in life is not to take one’s life, rather, to be patient and seek assistance from Allah Taāla directly and if needed he may consult a psychiatrist.

Taking one’s life is strictly prohibited. Such a person will continuously be punished after death in the same manner he had taken his life. 

Life is a trust from Allah. Life is a test and if you pass it, the reward is beautiful. Have Sabr. Don’t give up. Talk to your friends and family, Talk to People who love you, Make new friends, Listen to Islamic lectures, read good Islamic articles, do something creative, do something that you love, Do dhikr of Allah, Read Quran and BE STRONG.

Take Care.

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3 Comments

  1. Motivation, support and care are the 3 major weapons that everyone needs in their life. If the man or woman lack support or care, they get depressed and gets no idea what to do. At last, they come in satan’s trap and think of ending their life.

    You’ve published a good article.. a brilliant message, indeed. 🙂

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