Contemplating suicide

Q: I am a revert. I have sent a question before asking about divorcing my husband. Mufti Ebrahim said I should stay in the marriage. My husband is having relationships with other non muslim women. Takes them on coffee dates. Compliments them etc. I have gone to the Jamiatul ulama SA and my husband just says what they want to hear but he doesn’t change his ways. They also don’t follow up. Can I commit suicide? I’m tired of lies, fake Muslims and him.


A: Committing suicide is haraam in Islam. It will not save one from the difficulty and hardship one is experiencing, instead it will only increase one’s agony and pain. The one who gives up hope in life and takes his life by committing suicide is in actual fact jumping from the frying pan into the fire. He is trying to save himself from the trivial worldly hardships through killing himself, but becomes deserving of the wrath of Allah Ta’aala and the severe punishment of the hereafter.

We advise you to refer your problem to a senior Aalim who deals with these types of marital problems preferably an Aalim who knows your husband and will be able to explain to him his marital obligations and responsibilities.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)