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I Struggle with Thoughts of Disbelief and Suicide

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about despair and contemplating suicide from being a lone Muslim. I struggle with thoughts of disbelief and suicide. I have non-Muslim family members and feel so guilty when I spend time with them during Christmas and so on. I feel ashamed about telling them I am Muslim, because of […]

Insanity, Suicide, Kufr, and the Need for Scholars

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani untangles certain recurring misconceptions regarding insanity, suicide, kufr, how these misconceptions arise, and how to dispel them through knowledge. I’ve been told that people who suffer from mental illness may be exempt from certain aspects of Shari‘a. If that’s the case, why is suicide punishable given that a lot of people that […]

Contemplating Suicide Because No One Will Marry Me

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil answers a question on how to deal with suicidal thoughts and feeling despair about not being able to find a marriage partner. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I pray five times a day but feel like my life is coming to an end. Allah has not given me […]

Transcend This World – Imam Zaid Shakir

We should be a joyous people. All this stuff has happened out there. Islamophobia and all this other stuff is happening. Depression, suicide, we went through the whole gamut and the first khutba. We still should be a joyous people, because we have faith in our heart, because we have belief in the Hereafter, because we know no matter how bad things get in this world, if we patiently persevere, if we struggle and we forge on, then we’re opening the gates for unimaginable bliss for the rest of eternity.

Why Should I Be Grateful to Allah for Being Created in This Painful World?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If this world is designed to break our hearts why do we have to be grateful for being created? When we wake, why do we thank Allah for returning us back to this painful world? Every night I sleep in the hopes that I don’t wake. […]

How to Deal With a Verbally Abusive Father?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaykum, Throughout my childhood, I witnessed my father beat my mother. I have reach the point of hitting him. I regret this so much and have asked him for forgiveness, but he continues to verbally abuse me to the point where I want to commit suicide. What […]

Why Are Those Who Commit Suicide Punishable in Islam? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Why are those who commit suicide punishable in Islam? Answer: Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]

My Suicidal Thoughts Are Coming Back and I Have No One to Trust. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I had to endure a very difficult life. I ended up with severe mental problems. I sought help and after several years of treatment I felt better. I am now in the military and I can feel my suicidal tendencies coming back strong. I can’t trust any of my […]

Is Suicide Permissible to Prevent Exposure of Sensitive Information during War?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I know terrorism is impermissible (haram), but following events in Madrid, is it permissible for a Muslim soldier to commit suicide when captured to stop the release of information to the enemy? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Those people are not “Muslim […]

Doubts, Difficulties, and Suicidal Thoughts

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: as salamu alaykum Recently my iman has been very low. The only thing that prevents me from killing myself is the knowledge I have about suicide in the Islamic perspective. It seems unfair, I didn’t choose to exist. I have made dua to Allah so many times to give […]