If not normal (majnoon) commits suicide, what will happen to him in the Akhira ?
Question: If someone who is crazy and not normal (majnoon) commits suicide, what will happen to him in the Akhira? This person’s parents are Muslim. Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
An insane person whose parents are Muslim will also be considered Muslim. It is mentioned in a hadith that the Prophet ﷺ said, “The pen has been lifted from three people (i.e. they will not be held accountable for omitting those things which are obligatory for adults, e.g. prayer, fasting, etc., nor will they be considered sinful for doing something which is prohibited in Islam): the one who is sleeping until he awakes, the child until he reaches puberty, and the insane one until he is able to understand.” (Abu Dawud: 4403) From this hadith we can deduce that the insane person referred to in the query will not be taken to task for committing suicide on the condition he was insane whilst perpetrating this act (i.e. he was unable to distinguish between right and wrong)1. Furthermore, there is hope that he will be from the people of Jannah (Paradise).
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham
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