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Related from Abu Wilad al-Hannat who said: 'I heard Imam Saadiq (A) saying:

'He who kills himself on purpose will be in the fire of Hell abiding therein forever.' Imam al-Saadiq (A) said:

'He who kills himself on purpose will be in the fire of Hell abiding therein forever, for Allah, Exalted is He has said: {. . . and do not kill yourselves, surely Alla h is most merciful to you. Whomsoever does this out of enmity or oppression we will put him in a fire. This is an easy task for Allah.} 43 Related from Abu Basir, from Muhammad al-Baqir (A) who said:

'One of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (S) called Qarnan, who used to help his brothers well, was mentioned in front of the Messenger of Allah who said, when his name was mentioned, that he was of the people of the fire. Someone came to the Messenger of Allah and said that Qarnan had been martyred.

He (S) said: 'Allah will do with him as He wishes.' Then so meone came and said that he had killed himself. The Messenger of Allah said: 'I bear witness that I am the Messenger of Allah.' 44 Related from Abu Sa'id al-Khudari who said:

'We used to go out on military excursions together in groups of twenty. We used to divide up the work; some of us handled the baggage, others doing tasks for our companions, watering the beasts and making food, and another group used to go to the Prophet (S). It so happened that there was a man amongst us who used to do the work of three men; sewing, watering the animals, and making the food. This was mentioned to the Prophet (S) who said: 'This man is destined for the fire.

' We subsequently met with the enemy and fought with them. This man went out and took an arrow and killed himself with it. The Pro phet (S) said: 'I bear witness that I am the Messenger of Allah and His servant.'

Related from Najiah, from Muhammad al-Baqir (A) who said in a hadith: 'The believer will be tried to the utmost and will die to the utmost but he does not kill himself.'


43. The Holy Qur'an: Women (4): 29-30.

44. This is to indicate that the Messenger of Allah (S) had foretold of Qarnan 's position before receiving the report of his suicide from the people. That is the Messenger of Allah (S) knows the unseen by the will of Allah.

Adapted from the book: "War, Peace & Non-Violence" by: "Sayyid Muhammad Sadiq Shirazi"

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