A boy in my neighbors commited suicide yesterday due to continuous torture by his teacher. He was just 16 and was an innocent kid. What does Islam say about kids who suicide?
Suicide in Islam is never acceptable (even during times of war). There are several conditions that have to be met for Allah to punish those who commit such act:
- Person must have reached puberty
- Person is sound of mind
- Person knows that doing such thing is forbidden and the ruling associated with it.
If the person meets such conditions, you can check out the following Hadiths to see what the punishment can be:
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be throwing himself down in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever drinks poison and kills himself will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron will have that iron in his hand, thrusting it into his belly in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5442) and Muslim (109)
Narrated from Thaabit ibn Dahhaak (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever kills himself with something will be punished with it on the Day of Resurrection.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5700) and Muslim (110).
Suicide is one of deadly or major sins as Mr.Makarem Shirazi says in the link bellow:(Its in persian)
He says that suicide is not accepted, like firing your own estates just because of this reason that you are destroying your own life.
in the answer of the question that "will they be forgiven by god or not?" he says: maybe god bless them.