Lethal injection due to suffering

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Lethal injection due to suffering


Is lethal injection permitted in Islam to put somebody to death because they are suffering?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


It is prohibited and a major sin to kill someone in this manner. If someone is suffering, they should exercise patience, place their faith and reliance upon Allah Almighty and hope for reward.  

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

15 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1441 / 7 July 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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