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Killing and Suicide: Islam and Buddhism, a Comparative Study

  • Muhammad Sulaiman Nasir Gomal University, D.I.Khan
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Gomal University, D.I.Khan.
Keywords: Killing, Suicide, Buddhism, Islam. comparative study

Abstract

The sanctity of human life is the core issue in almost all religions of the world. In the present world scenario, human beings are suffering a lot. Human life is at risk. The most important and precious figure in society is human beings as it is the greatest creature of Almighty Allah. Buddhism and Islam both emphasize the sanctity of human life. The stress laid by the teaching of Islam on the sanctity and respect of human life can be understood by the fact that Islam does not allow the killing of people who are not physically involved in the war. Islam also against suicide. Similarly, the teaching of Buddha has emphasized the holiness and sanctity of human life. According to the philosophy of non-violence in Buddhism (Ahimsa), Killing of human beings is far from Buddhist’s creed even they are against the killing of insects. In Buddhism, “The nonviolence is one of the five precepts of Dhamma, which form the right action, right views and right-thinking on Eightfold Path. This article focuses on the teaching of Buddhism and Islam, a comparative study regarding killing and suicide as these topics are closely related to the sanctity of human life.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Sulaiman Nasir, Gomal University, D.I.Khan

Ph.D Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abdullah, Gomal University, D.I.Khan.

Professor, Department of Islamic Studies

Published
2020-07-27
Section
Articles