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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 1 decade ago

Is suicide bombing permissible in Islam?

Islam condemns suicide as much as it condemns oppression and aggression against others. While the Muslims are commanded to stand for their rights and defend themselves, their properties and their freedom they are told to first resort to peace advocate tolerance and disregard the ignorant. The following verses from the Quran show how the Quran describes suicide, such an important issue in our life that was made the center of the conflict in the Middle East lately.

[2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.

[ 4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.

[ 4:30] Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.

Suicide bombing by young uninformed Muslim youths has been carried out almost routinely as a mean of revenge in the Middle East conflict. It is mainly done to avenge their oppression, occupation and loss of freedom they have been experiencing all their life. It is carried out by the youth who lost all the hope to a peaceful settlement as they witnessed their families, loved ones, neighbors, and the innocent bystanders die or tortured at the hand of a merciless occupying force. Despite these intolerable situation no permission can be found in Islam to avenge by suicide bombing or by targeting the innocent civilians. These young desperate Muslim youth have been taught what is NOT in the Quran, and what was never promised by God in the Holy book.

As the verses quoted above show, suicide in any form is condemned by God, no excuse given under any circumstances. The Quran does not promise Heaven (Paradise) to those who commit suicide but rather warn of condemnation to Hell. The promise of paradise or of virgin wives in Heaven for those suicide bombers and those who kill the innocent civilians has no basis in Islam and cannot be found anywhere in the Quran. These fabrications taught to these poor desperate Muslim youths originated probably from the man made books of Hadiths and Sunna that were condemned by God and by the prophet Muhammad himself who told his followers to follow ONLY the Quran.

Suicide is a state of disbelief and loss of faith that is condemned by God throughout the Quran. In the Quran, God commands the believers never to despair or lose hope and instead work for a brighter future.

[12:87] "....................... None despairs of GOD's grace except the disbelieving people."

We do understand the dire situation in which these youth live and we do have the full sympathy to their suffering and oppression , but we cannot agree with breaking God's commandment. Oppression is not a reason to break God's law, on the contrary oppression is a good reason to hold tight to these commandments and to show the world the true and peaceful face of Islam (Submission). If we break God's law we move ourselves away from His mercy and lose His support. We should know that it is by following God's law in the Quran we will gain dignity and sovereignty on our land while achieving peace, tolerance and love to the whole world around us. We have to believe that two wrongs will not make one right. Now after thousands of wrongs carried out by both sides in the conflict, no right emerged and will never emerge. Unless we go back to God's commandments in the scriptures, the Torah, Gospel and/or the Quran, there will be no success and no victory for any group. . All the scriptures call on the people to live in peace and harmony and to advocate tolerance. Victory as far as God is concerned is achieved by the guarantee of freedom and justice for all and not by the domination of one group or nation above another..

Quran urges the followers of Islam (Submission) to resort to peace first and whenever possible but they may fight the oppressors if peaceful means failed. Fighting does not include killing the innocent civilians and the least expecting people as this reflects the meanest kind of character and does not reflect the spirit and/or teachings of Islam (Submission.) These suicide bombers can contribute more and better for the society if they direct their efforts into teaching the world about their cause and work with their neighbors to strengthen their stand against oppression, or be a part of the peaceful solution of the problem they have been facing instead of being a reason for its failure.

The blame can be equally thrown at the oppressors who gave these youths no chance or HOPE to live in dignity and freedom. The world has to speak up against the oppression and occupation of the land and life of these people as well. No where in any divine or human law is a place for a group of people to live at the expense of oppressing others or occupying their homes, land, and life. Peace can only be achieved when mutual respect of human life and properties are achieved.

We should make every effort to educate our young and youth of the Quranic commandments and it is as important for the free world to make every effort to stop this aggression and oppression against a whole nation under occupation that find no exit from this desperate situation except by death or dying.

(8:61) "If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient."

(7:199) You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

(16:90) GOD advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed.

(49:13) O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.

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    Absolutely not!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, only the Wahabbis, Salafees and Deobandis seem to be doing this kind of work, suicide bombing ie. One of the worst bidaah committed by these people in the name of Islam.

    How sad and shameful!!

    The beautiful shariah of Islam has detailed and shown ways to put a stop to oppression and persecution. Even in matters of combat, for example, all laws have been laid out explicitly by the great imams of Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaah.

    Fitna (Slander/Dissension/Upheaval/Chaos) happens when the works of our great recognised alims (scholars) of the past are not referred to and abided with, but we take the Quran and Sunnah and try to interpret it in our own foolish and deviated ways. May Allah Taala protect us all.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    we have to admit the follwing: 1-Suicide is haram in islam 2- it is forbiden to kill women (unless they are fightting againist muslims i.e. soldiers), children, old people or even plants Suicide bombing is a misleading term. i would like to recall the answer of "Atom74" and highlight the paragraph of the media effect. those who are controlling the world's media have an aggresive political accompanied with military agenda. it is hard to gather the whole world againist someone unless he is a common threat(i.e.terrorism). they used the islamophobia to target islam (to fullfil their agendas). the first step in utilizing this phobia is by classifying islam as a source of terrorism. this was done by bifferent ways, one of them was inventing the term "suicide bombing". many will say suicide bombing is not an invention it is a fact?????? i will say that to bypass misleading concepts things must be mixed up. resisting enemis is a right for everyone, but when it is called suicide noone will support it. the media is only showing the reaction not the action. did you ask yourself what makes a woman or man blows themselves? who lead them to this point? did they wakeup one day and say it is time to blow up some people? most of bombings are not suicide bombs, but are traps especially in markets. although the source of traps are usually unknown, the media always links the sources of suicide bombs with sources of traps. the reason will be obvious if we remembered the agents who were arrested in Iraq with traps and were set free by the invasion forces. most of the suicide bombing is againist military targets. very few are againist civilian targets (which is prohibited), but the media highlights these minorities and neglect the majority in conclusion, we have to differentiate between suicide wich is totally haram and resisting invaiders which is called nowadays "suicide bombing". i know this answer should be in a political zone, but i found it important to clarify this point

  • 1 decade ago

    Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives.

    There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden - and those who commit these barbaric acts are criminals, not “martyrs.”

    The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states: "Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind."

    (Qur’an, 5:32)

    Prophet Muhammad said there is no excuse for committing unjust acts: "Do not be people without minds of your own, saying that if others treat you well you will treat them well, and that if they do wrong you will do wrong to them. Instead, accustom yourselves to do good if people do good and not to do wrong (even) if they do evil." (Al-Tirmidhi)

    God mandates moderation in faith and in all aspects of life when He states in the Qur’an: “We made you to be a community of the middle way, so that (with the example of your lives) you might bear witness to the truth before all mankind.” (Qur’an, 2:143)

    In another verse, God explains our duties as human beings when he says “Let there arise from among you a band of people who invite to righteousness, and enjoin good and forbid evil.” (Qur’an, 3:104)

    The Prophet Muhammad, who is described in the Qur’an as “a mercy to the worlds” said: “All creation is the family of God, and the person most beloved by God (is the one) who is kind and caring toward His family."

    Quran

    2:256 There is no compulsion in religion,

    Source(s): www.todayislam.com
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Of course not.

    (2:195) You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.

    (4:29) O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.

    (4:30) Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.

    (12:87) "....................... None despairs of GOD's grace except the disbelieving people."

    (8:61) "If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient."

    (7:199) You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

    (16:90) GOD advocates justice, charity, and regarding the relatives. And He forbids evil, vice, and transgression. He enlightens you, that you may take heed.

    (49:13) O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.

    [Quran 7:28] They commit a gross sin, then say, "We found our parents doing this, and GOD has commanded us to do it." Say, "GOD never advocates sin. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?"

    [Quran 49:13]"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant. "

    [Quran 5:87] ... and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

    [Quran: 7:199] ......You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

    [Quran 6:151] "...... You shall not kill - GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand."

    [Quran17:33] "You shall not kill any person - for GOD has made life sacred - except in the course of justice. ....."

    [Quran 5:32] "......, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. .............."

    [Quran 2:256] "THERE SHALL BE NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION...".

    [Quran 60:8]"GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable."

    [Quran 8:61]"If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient."

    [Quran 4:90]"...... Therefore, if they leave you alone, refrain from fighting you, and offer you peace, then GOD gives you no excuse to fight them."

    Salaam

  • 1 decade ago

    Regardless that some portion of the Quran forbids such, muslims are ignoring those portions in favor of other portions.

    To say that they are not muslims is disengenuous as they believe they are muslims and their leaders believe they are muslims and their victims believe they are muslims.

    And after all, is not Islam merely a belief?

  • Rain
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Suicide is forbidden. "O ye who believe! do not kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you Most Merciful. If any do that in rancour and injustice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire..." (Qur'an 4:29-30).

    The taking of life is allowed only by way of justice (i.e. the death penalty for murder), but even then, forgiveness is better. "Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred.

  • 1 decade ago

    As mentioned by most people here suicide bombing is totally forbidden in Islam. People say its in the name of Islam but its not. Its the people that are wrong not the religion.

  • 1 decade ago

    Al Quada is just a crazy group that has nothong better to do. Al quada shouldnt even be called an extreme Islamic group because Islam has nothing to do with what they do.thats like saying atheist christian the two have nothing to do with eachother. they shouldnt be considered muslims. they think blowing themselves up will get them to Jannah,blowning themselves up will get the a one way ticket to the hell fire!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Suicide bombing is not permissible in islam, it is Said by the prophet mohammad SAW "there are four big sins; 1) ascribing partners with allah 2) disobeying your parents 3) swearing falsely 4) killing unjustly.

  • 1 decade ago

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