I feel deeply sorry for all of the victims of terrorism attacks around the globe, including in Jakarta, Indonesia.
To make it clear, those acts is totally far from Islam Ideology.
Let us see from the poor bomber point of view who might be brainwashed by someone behind the scene. I feel sorry for him because most of them just think they are right, and only listen without criticism from the main actor.
Islam strictly forbids suicide for any reason.
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:”من قتل نفسه بشيء في الدنيا عذب به في الآخرة
Narrated from Thabit bin Ad Dahhak, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever killed himself in the world with anything, then Allah will punish him by that same thing on the Day of Judgment.”
It is also explained in the Qur’an:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَكُمْ بَيْنَكُمْ بِالْبَاطِلِ إِلَّا أَنْ تَكُونَ تِجَارَةً عَنْ تَرَاضٍ مِنْكُمْ ۚ وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُمْ رَحِيمًا
O you who have believed, do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly but only [in lawful] business by mutual consent. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful. (Q.S. An-Nisaa: 29)
and in another verse:
مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَٰلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا ۚ وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنْهُمْ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. (Q.S. Al-Maaida: 32)
So, these kind of acts are totally different with slain in Allah’s way (shaheed). These are some examples which considered shaheed in Islam:
- Moslems who are killed defending his religion (They are not intending to kill themselves)
- Moslems who are killed defending his property/land in Allah’s way (They are not intending to kill themselves)
- Women who died after giving a birth
- Those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, and are then slain or die (for example: a father who leave his home in order to support his family in Allah’s way, inshaaAllah)
Islam derived from the root word ‘Salam’ which also derives the word peace and safety.
Hopefully millions of moslems around the world who spread peace messages don’t covered up by irresponsible acts of fewer people who always highlighted by world’s media.