Abu Zubair Harrison
Shaikh Abdul-Azīz ar-Rājihī (1) on Suicidal Acts of “Martyrdom”(2)
Many people talk about acts of “martyrdom” that are carried out in Palestine and other places. So what is the ruling of actions like these?
Regarding such actions, I heard the honorable Shaykh Abdul-Azīz Ibn Bāz, may Allāh have mercy on him, pass a religious verdict that they are considered nothing but suicide and that it’s forbidden for a person to strap explosives to himself and then detonate them because this is suicide combined with murder.3
1 ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī: One of the leading scholars and instructors of Saudi Arabia today.
2 This fatwā was taken from a book called “al-Fatāwá al-Shar’iyyah fī al-Qadhāyā Al-‘Asriyyah,” a collection of various rulings by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-Ḥusayn.
3 Taken from his explanation of al-Ibāanah al-Sughrá by Ibn Baṭṭah