Commit Suicide

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Commit Suicide is one of the serious social issues in the world. Nowadays, suicide rate in Malaysia is become higher and higher. According to The STAR online, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said that the ratio of suicides was 1.3 for every 100,000 people from 2007 to 2010, but it added that it could be higher. Cases of commit suicide are increasing every year. The majority people who commit suicide were aged between from 24 to 44, which is productive age group. From the research, we could know that commit suicide is a social issue that cannot be ignored. In the others hand, according to an essay, Early Childhood Abuse Linked to Suicide Attempt, write by the New York’s researcher, Melissa Schorr, she said most of the adult had experience eight various serious experiences during their childhood which are sexual, physical or emotional abuse, divorce and separation of parents and witnessing domestic violence. Some of them also has affected by their family members who were mentally ill or criminals. In addition, the investigators found that there are 3.8% of the adults reported that they had attempted suicide in their lives. There are some perspectives between Islamic and Christian. Perspectives of an Islamic on commit suicide. In Islam, commit suicide is strictly prohibited to them. According to the Quran, “… do not kill or destroy yourselves, for surely God has been Most Merciful to you.” (4:29). The Quran mention that Muslim must always remember that God in times of suffering and pain and hope in God’s mercy and compassion to ease the suffering. Some countries consider suicide is a crime punishable by the legal system, such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan where Muslim is majority in these countries. Moreover, perspectives of a Christians on suicide that is self-murder and this is wrong. Some of the Christian said that suicide will lead to eternal damnation. Some believe people at risk of committing suicide need help, not condemnation. They believe that...
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