Apr 30, 2022 | Aqidah (Belief)


Assalaam u alaikum,

I wanted to know if there is ever a situation in Islam if suicide is accepted. What if a person keep getting away with a crime in this world and you cannot get justice.


We pray that Allah the Almighty eases your situation.

Allah the Almighty is Al-‘Adl, which means that He is The Most Just. When we look at justice we have to consider this world and the next world as a continuous system. If a person has been wronged in this world and they were never compensated for the injustices suffered, then Allah The Just, will for sure ensure that the person is compensated for their injustices in the next life. This compensation can take many forms such as punishing the oppressor or rewarding and forgiving the oppressed. The following statement of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) should elaborate how some forms of injustice are dealt with in the next life.

The Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said: “Do you know who is bankrupt?” The companions responded, “The one without money or goods is bankrupt.” The Prophet said, “Verily, the bankrupt of my nation are those who come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers, fasting, and charity, but also with insults, slander, consuming wealth, shedding blood, and beating others. The oppressed will each be given from his good deeds. If his good deeds run out before justice is fulfilled, then their sins will be cast upon him and he will be thrown into the Hellfire.”

This narration informs us that if a person has oppressed another then on the day of judgement they will have to give their good deeds to them. If they run out of good deeds they will be burdened with the sins of the oppressed. This is just one narration in this regard. Hence, it will be incorrect to assume that you will not be compensated in the next life for any injustices you may have suffered.

As for committing suicide this is not the solution to your problem and neither is it permissible in Islam. It is important that you do not lose hope in the Mercy of Allah the Almighty as he is aware of the difficulties that you are going through and He is the one who in reality can help you find a way out.

As our role is primarily one of religious advice there will only be so much advice that we will be able to provide you with. You must get in contact with health care professionals who can, based on their experience, guide and assist you through your situation.

صحيح مسلم (4/ 1997)
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: «أَتَدْرُونَ مَا الْمُفْلِسُ؟» قَالُوا: الْمُفْلِسُ فِينَا مَنْ لَا دِرْهَمَ لَهُ وَلَا مَتَاعَ، فَقَالَ: «إِنَّ الْمُفْلِسَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي يَأْتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِصَلَاةٍ، وَصِيَامٍ، وَزَكَاةٍ، وَيَأْتِي قَدْ شَتَمَ هَذَا، وَقَذَفَ هَذَا، وَأَكَلَ مَالَ هَذَا، وَسَفَكَ دَمَ هَذَا، وَضَرَبَ هَذَا، فَيُعْطَى هَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ، وَهَذَا مِنْ حَسَنَاتِهِ، فَإِنْ فَنِيَتْ حَسَنَاتُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يُقْضَى مَا عَلَيْهِ أُخِذَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُمْ فَطُرِحَتْ عَلَيْهِ، ثُمَّ طُرِحَ فِي النَّارِ

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel