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Monday, 2 September 2013

Is Suicide The Answer?

A response to any one who is suicidal!!!

Alhamdulillah, all praise belongs to  Allaah (SWT) Who has guided us into the magnificent fold of Islam. 

As a Muslim, we must believe in predestination, in essence whatever happens to us has been decreed by Allaah (SWT) even before He created us. 

We must strive to make peace with Allaah's decisions in our lives and be pleased with our conditions because verily Allaah decides the best for us.

I will share some verses and ahadith with you and in shaa Allaah if you give them a thorough insight they will be a spiritual healer.

Firstly, Allaah in His inimitable style says in the Glorious Quran that:

"Or do you think that you will enter Paradise, while there has not yet befallen you the like of what befell those who have passed away before you? Distress and affliction befell them and they were shaken violently, so that the Messenger and those who believed with him said: When will the help of Allaah come? Now surely the help of Allaah is nigh!" Quran chapter 2 verse 214.

This verse tells us that to enter Paradise, Allaah is surely gonna test us because even the best of creations faced more challenges than we ever will face in our entire lives.

Secondly, Allaah says in Suratul Ankabut verse 2:

"Do people think that they will be left to say, "We believe" and they will not be tested?"

Oh beloved brother and sisters, Allaah brings challenges our way proportional to how much He loves us, in essence the more trials the more likely closer we are to Allaah but with the condition of exercising a beautiful patience.

The Prophet (Pbuh) said: "No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allaah expiate a of his sins so for that," Sahihul Bukhari 

Can't you see that Allaah loves you by subjecting you to trials? Think and ponder. 

Hear this out!

The Messenger (Pbuh) was asked "who are those that are subjected to more trials?' and he (Pbuh) replied: "The Prophets, then the righteous.."

Aren't you pleased that Allaah tests you often which is a sufficient indication that you are beloved to Him?

Thirdly, Allaah loves those who observe patience when they are subjected to trials and tribulations. Hear this out:

"Verily, the patient will get their reward without it being estimated, without it being calculated. It can't be counted. One is waiting for reward for that one who is patient." Suratul Zumar.

Patience, oh my beloved brother upon your trials, upon your tests, upon your sadness, upon your hardships, Jannah is yours in shaa Allaah.

Lastly, SUICIDE is never an option for the believers. Allaah says: 

"...And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allaah is Most Merciful to you." Surah An-Nisa'i 4: 29

Oh my beloved akhi and ukhti, I'm pretty much sure that if this Hadith hits your eardrum you will run way from being suicidal to being a pious servant of Allaah who hopes to be patient in the tests he's meant to face in life so that he gets qualified for the lofty Gardens of Paradise.

In Sahihul Bukhari (5778) and in Muslim Shareef (109 and 110) it was narrated that our Master (Pbuh) said regarding suicide:

"Indeed, whoever (intentionally) kills himself, then certainly he will be punished in the Fire of Hell, wherein he shall dwell forever."

Imagine the Fire of Hell peeling off your skin violently and repeating that action for eternity as Allaah continues to renew your skin? Which is bearable? The transient trials of this world or the eternal punishment of Hell Fire ? 

Why consider suicide when the punishment of Hell is eternal? Nothing of this world was ever designed to be permanent. 

Are you financially handicapped that you are suicidal? Ever thought of the scorching and piercing Fire of Hell? 

Are you emotionally traumatized that you have lost hope in the Ever Merciful Allaah such that you are suicidal? 

The world is too trivial to warrant being suicidal. 

Our life is swinging on the pendulum of happiness and sadness and that's its rhythm. 

No matter what, being able to breath is a blessing that overwhelms all difficulties. 

May Allaah (SWT) reward us in our tests and may He equip us with the sufficient strength and wisdom to focus on His reward rather than being suicidal.

I Pray Allaah unite us in Jannah. Yours in Islam, Arc. Abdullah Musa Abdul.