Suicide is a grave sin and forbidden in Islam. The reason is that God is the Creator of all human life and His divine right in giving and taking life cannot be violated. Human beings have been entrusted their lives by God and are obligated for their care and safe keeping. While God forbids suicide, He also assures His servants that turning to their Creator when misfortune should befall them will bring them out of every misery. In Chapter 4, verse 30, of the Holy Quran, God says:
“And kill not yourselves. Surely, Allah is Merciful to you.”
A person that chooses to end his life foregoes his chance to receive the mercy of his Lord because he has died in the act of crime. The Holy Quran reminds us consistently that God has promised great reward for those that bear hardship with patience.