Suicide and Islam

  title={Suicide and Islam},
  author={David Lester},
  journal={Archives of Suicide Research},
  pages={77 - 97}
  • D. Lester
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Suicide Research
ABSTRACT Much of the research on suicidal behavior in Muslim countries has been simple descriptive studies of samples of completed and attempted suicides. Despite this, and despite the possible under-reporting of suicidal behavior in countries where such behavior is illegal, suicide rates do appear to be lower in Muslims than in those of other religions, even in countries which have populations belonging to several religious groups. Rates of attempted suicide, on the other hand, do not appear… 
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