Al-Islam and Suicide
Suicide is strictly forbidden in Al-Islam. From the Islamic perspective ALLAH is the author of life and it is only He who could take life or tell human beings what conditions a life should be taken under. As human beings we don't own our lives, ALLAH does. As such we don't have the authority to take it. Suicide is disrespecting ALLAH and being ungrateful for the life He has given us. Today we are led to believe that while Islam strongly condemns suicide, somehow Muslims have become the best promoters of it. As a result of conflicts in Muslim countries, suddenly we have suicidal Muslims rising up all over the world in absolute disobedience to the teachings in their religion. Oddly enough in Iraq, Israel, India and other countries, non-Muslim perpetrators were caught faking suicide bombings to be blamed on Muslims. So what does the Qur’an and Hadiths say about suicide and what has been the example of Muslims throughout history regarding using suicide as a technique in war? Are Muslims really responsible for all the suicide bombings that the media is blaming them for? This section will address these questions and many more.
One of the biggest Israeli propaganda myths is the invention of 72 virgins as a Muslim reward for suicide. This has been repeated to the western world so often that most people accept it as fact. The media wants us to believe that there cannot be anything wrong with Israelis – who must be seen as eternal victims – to cause anyone to commit suicide as a means of striking back at them.