A systematic review of biomedical and psychosocial factors for suicide: An Islamic perspective

Suicide is a complex public health problem of global dimension with un-even distribution rates. The objectives of this review is to describe the concept of suicide, its causes and preventive measures in the light of the glorious Qur’an and ahadith/sunnah as the principal sources of Maqasid Al-Shari’ah in Islam. Descriptive study design was used to review the […]

Suicide among young Middle Eastern Muslim females: The perspective of an Iranian epidemiologist

Background: Recent epidemiological studies highlight that within Muslim-dominated Middle Eastern countries suicide rates are high or are increasing among young females. This paper discusses the most important reasons behind this trend. Methods: The literature review started using the PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) search engine, applying four keywords: suicide, young females, Middle East, and Muslim. The search strategy […]

Suicide response in American Muslim communities: A community case study

This community case study describes the experiences of two neighboring Muslim communities in the United States, following respective incidents of suicide. Case summaries are first presented to contextualize the community response to the suicides. Subsequently, the discussion highlights relevant cultural and religious factors that impacted the responses of mosque leadership, mental health professionals, and the […]

Review on epidemiology of suicide and its preventive legal implications in Islam and Pakistani laws

The scientific understanding of suicide has come a long way over the past few decades. Therefore, the legal systems in Pakistan must close the gap between law and science research into suicide has made significant progress in the last few decades due to this exact factor that influences to commit suicide is difficult to judge. […]

Associations of religiosity, attitudes toward suicide and religious coping with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 11 muslim countries.

Objective: The study investigated the associations of religiosity, religious coping and suicide acceptance to suicide ideation and attempts in 7427 young adults affiliating with Islam from 11 Muslim countries. Method: A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. We used F and χ2 tests and correlation analyses to report descriptive statistics. Multi-group path models […]

Suicidal behaviors among Muslim women: Patterns, pathways, meanings, and prevention.

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Suicidal behavior among Muslim Arabs in Israel.

Purpose: Countries with Muslim populations report relatively lower rates of suicide. However, authors have noted methodological flaws in the data. This study examined reliable rates of completed suicide, suicide ideation, planning and attempts among Muslims as compared to Jews in Israel. Methods: For completed suicide, information was extracted from death certificates (2003-2007); the National Emergency […]

The Relationship Between Suicide and Islam: a Cross-National Study


Customs and Traditions in Times of Death and Bereavement (3rd Edition)

This booklet provides general information on bereavement & funeral customs in different religions & cultures, including: the Blackfoot Confederacy, Buddhism, China, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Eastern Orthodox, Hinduism, Hutterite, Muslim, Jehovah Witness, Judaism, Mennonite, Protestant, Roman Catholic, & Sikhism. A glossary defines a number of terms associated with bereavement & funerals.

Female Suicide Rates in Ghizer, Pakistan


Suicide in a Cultural History Perspective, Part 3. Other Cultures


On Indirect Reciprocity: the Distinction Between Reciprocity and Altruism, and a Comment on Suicide Terrorism


Suicide Bombers


Suicide Bombers can be Stopped


Suicide and Islam


‘Can Culture Excuse Crime?’: Evaluating the Inability Thesis


Islam, Castoriadis and Autonomy

Chechnya’s Suicide Bombers: Desperate, Devout, or Deceived?

Suicide Terrorism: an Overview

Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Female Suicide Bombers


The Saudi Fatwah Against Suicide Terrorism


Top Muslim Clerics Endorse Suicide Attacks: a Challenge to the United States?


A Muslim Suicide