Punishment for committing suicide

Q: If a Muslim commits suicide, will he or she go straight to Jahannam?

A: Suicide is a major sin in Islam. Severe warnings have been sounded in the Mubaarak Ahaadith for the one who perpetrates this grave sin. The one who takes his life through committing suicide, then until Allah Ta'ala does not forgive him, his punishment in the fire of jahannum will be that he will continue to inflict the same type of pain upon himself that was experienced at the time of committing suicide.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)