Hadith on Suicide: Praying over a Muslim who kills himself

Jabir ibn Samurah reported: A man killed himself and the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did not pray over him.

Al-Tirmidhi said, “The people of knowledge disagreed on this issue. Some of them said that the Muslims should perform funeral prayers over every person who prayed towards Mecca, including the one who killed himself. This is the opinion of Sufyan al-Thawri and Ishaq. Ahmad said that the Muslim leader does not perform funeral prayers the one who killed himself, but he is prayed over by others besides him.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1068

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ سَمُرَةَ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَتَلَ نَفْسَهُ فَلَمْ يُصَلِّ عَلَيْهِ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

قال الترمذي وَاخْتَلَفَ أَهْلُ الْعِلْمِ فِي هَذَا فَقَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ يُصَلَّى عَلَى كُلِّ مَنْ صَلَّى إِلَى الْقِبْلَةِ وَعَلَى قَاتِلِ النَّفْسِ وَهُوَ قَوْلُ الثَّوْرِيِّ وَإِسْحَقَ وَقَالَ أَحْمَدُ لَا يُصَلِّي الْإِمَامُ عَلَى قَاتِلِ النَّفْسِ وَيُصَلِّي عَلَيْهِ غَيْرُ الْإِمَامِ

1068 سنن الترمذي كتاب الجنائز باب ما جاء فيمن قتل نفسه لم يصل عليه

1068 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي