Suicide attacks and Islamic law

Suicide attacks are a recurrent feature of many conflicts. Whereas warfare heroism and martyrdom are allowed in certain circumstances in times of war, a suicide bomber might be committing at least five crimes according to Islamic law. The author examines such attacks from an Islamic jus in bello perspective.

About the author

Muhammad Munir

Dr. Muhammad Munir is Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Law, Faculty of Shari‘a and Law International Islamic niversity, Islamabad.